This document aims to provide a basic understanding of the complex set of phenomena governing durability and long-term performance of concrete structures and how this forms a basis for service-life design. While consideration is given to concrete as a material, the focus is on the behaviour of the concrete structure and its interaction with its environment. This document should not only assist the designer to improve the future durability performance and reliability of concrete structures, but should also assist engineers involved with the assessment, maintenance and extension of life of existing concrete structures. The content in the book is also incorporated into a separate publication from fib, the International Federation for Structural Concrete, and is published in this separate volume in order to make it more widely available to concrete specialists and engineers worldwide.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of the Service-Life Design, Construction and Through-Life Care Process 2. Through-Life Performance, Whole-Life Cost and Sustainability 3. Mechanisms that may Cause Deterioration or Damage to Concrete Structures 4. Some Factors Influencing the Durability of Concrete Structures 5. Environmental Aggressivity 6. Recommendations in Standards and Codes Of Practice 7. Overview of Modelling of Deterioration Processes 8. Factorial Approach to Estimating Service Life 9. Service-Life Design Process and Considerations 10. Measures to Enhance Resistance or Avoid Reinforcement Corrosion 11. Measures to Enhance Resistance and Avoid Deterioration 12. Influence of Some Design, Execution and Workmanship Issues on Durability 13. Construction Quality Issues 14. Improving Durability 15. Condition Control 17. Monitoring of Durability and Performance 18. Examples from Practice 19. Potential Developments Influencing Service-Life Design
Chairman fib Commission 5: Structural Service Life Aspects and Chief Engineer Construction, BRE, UK