Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...
Re: Service life prediction[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Service life prediction
- From: NRoselund(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 12:28:31 EST
Try getting in touch with the International Concrete Repair Institute 1323 Shepard Drive, suite D, Sterling Virginia 20164-4428. They have information on condition assessment of concrete structures, repairs, and means of extending the serviceability period of existing reinforced concrete structures. The ACI Materials Journal has had several relevant articles in the past few years. Authors and the references included with the articles should be very good sources of further information on concrete serviceability. One recent article proposes a method for modeling predicted time to corrosion cracking in chloride contaminated reinforced concrete structures. Concrete quality, workmanship, reinforcing steel cover, environment, and maintenance each have significant influence on the serviceability period of reinforced concrete. My rule of thumb is that reinforced concrete has a serviceabilty period of 100 years plus or minus a few decades. Nels Roselund Structural Engineer
- Prev by Subject: Service life prediction
- Next by Subject: SF Golfers?
- Previous by thread: RE:
- Next by thread: RE: Determination of Seismic Performance Category for a Specific Site