Concrete structures can be designed for durability by applying the principles and procedures of reliability theory combined with traditional structural design. This book is the first systematic attempt to introduce into structural design a general theory of structural reliability and existing calculation models for common degradation processes. It covers both the theoretical background and practical design for service life and includes worked examples which highlight the application of the design procedure and methods.
Preface. Introduction. Definitions and explanation of durability concepts. Methods of durability design. Examples of durability design by stochastic methods. Determination of lifetime safety factors. Structural durability design. Durability models. Durability for some degradation processes. Summary and conclusions. References. Appendix. Index.