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TitleSoftware for evaluating probability-based integrity of reinforced concrete structures
Author(s)Ferreira, Rui Miguel
Jalali, Said
Gjørv, Odd E.
Issue date2004
PublisherTech Science Press
CitationINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL & EXPERIMENTAL ENGINEERING & SCIENCES, Madeira, 2004 - "Advances in Computational & Experimental Engineering & Science : proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering & Science". Forsyth : Tech Science Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9657001-6-X. p. 1815-1820.
Abstract(s)In recent years, much research work has been carried out in order to obtain a more controlled durability and long-term performance of concrete structures in chloride containing environment. In particular, the development of new procedures for probability-based durability design has proved to give a more realistic basis for the analysis. Although there is still a lack of relevant data, this approach has been successfully applied to several new concrete structures, where requirements to a more controlled durability and service life have been specified. A probability-based durability analysis has also become an important and integral part of condition assessment of existing concrete structures in chloride containing environment. In order to facilitate the probability-based durability analysis, a software named DURACON has been developed, where the probabilistic approach is based on a Monte Carlo simulation. In the present paper, the software for the probability-based durability analysis is briefly described and used in order to demonstrate the importance of the various durability parameters affecting the durability of concrete structures in chloride containing environment.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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