Durability failures in reinforced concrete structures are wasteful of resources and energy. The introduction to practice of European Standard EN 206-1 represents a significant shift in emphasis on the need to explicitly consider each potential durability threat when specifying and producing concrete.
Fundamentals of Durable Reinforced Concrete presents the fundamental aspects of concrete durability including reinforcement corrosion, carbonation, chloride ingress, alkali-aggregate reaction, freeze/thaw damage, sulphate attack, chemical attack, cracking, abrasion and weathering. The background to the durability exposure classes in EN 206-1 is also explained. Future directions in performance-based specifications and mathematical modelling of degradation are presented.
This book will be of particular interest to specifiers applying the principles of the new European Standard EN 206-1 for the first time, to postgraduate researchers in mathematical modelling of degradation mechanisms, to undergraduates of engineering, architecture and building technology, and students of advanced concrete technology who require a concise source of reference on concrete durability.
Table of Contents
1. Framework for Durability by Specification 2. Probabilistic Approach to Durability Design 3. Permeability and Transport Processes 4. Corrosion of Reinforcement in Concrete 5. Carbonation 6. Chloride Ingress 7. Alkali-Silica Reaction 8. Freeze/Thaw Effects 9. Chemical Attack - Sulfates 10. Chemical Attack - Acid and Seawater Attack 11. Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures 12. Abrasion, Erosion and Cavitation 13. Weathering and Efflorescence
Mark G. Richardson