Contemporary events have shown that buildings designed to modern day codes need to be able to resist accidental extreme actions such as impact, explosions, weather, chemical and seismic events. This is one of the reasons for the present reviewing of the Eurocodes used to design concrete structures. The definition of the use of concrete used in extreme environments is difficult, but extreme events are usually defined as those rare events which occur at the extreme ends of the statistical distribution in a particular situation. Often the clients who order the concrete structures are unable to determine the extremes of environments the concrete will encounter and rely on the designers and construction companies to be able to predict the service conditions.
Table of Contents
1. Recognising extreme environments
2. Extreme response of reinforced concrete framed buildings using static and dynamic procedures for progressive collapse analysis
E. Brunesi, G. Faga and D. Cicola
3. Use of calcium aluminate cements in H2S biogenic environment
François Saucier, Jean Herisson and Dominique Guinot
4. High cycle fatigue of concrete structures, in harsh environments; design and monitoring
M. K. Hovgaard
5. Validation of models for prediction of chloride ingress in concrete exposed in de-icing salt road environment
6. Evolution of corrosion parameters in a buried pilot nuclear waste container in el Cabril
C. Andradea et al.
7. Reactions of cements in geothermal wells
Neil B. Milestone
Professor John Bull is Head of Civil Engineering, Northumbria University.
Dr Xiangming Zhou is Reader in Civil Engineering at Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Brunel University.