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Computers and Concrete   Volume 8, Number 5, October 2011, pages 511-524
Probability-based durability design software for concrete structures subjected to chloride exposed environments
Kyung-Joon Shin, Jee-Sang Kim and Kwang-Myong Lee

Abstract     [Full Text]
    Although concrete is believed to be a durable material, concrete structures have been degraded by severe environmental conditions such as the effects of chloride and chemical, abrasion, and other deterioration processes. Therefore, durability evaluation has been required to ensure the long term serviceability of structures located in chloride exposed environments. Recently, probability-based durability analysis and design have proven to be reliable for the service-life predictions of concrete structures. This approach has been successfully applied to durability estimation and design of concrete structures. However, currently it is difficult to find an appropriate method engineers can use to solve these probability-based diffusion problems. In this paper, computer software has been developed to facilitate probability-based durability analysis and design. This software predict the chloride diffusion using the Monte Carlo simulation method based on Fick
Key Words
    durability; corrosion; chloride penetration; service life; concrete structure.
Kyung-Joon Shin: Department of Civil Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea
Jee-Sang Kim: Department of Civil Engineering, Seokyeong University, Seoul, Korea
Kwang-Myong Lee: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea

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