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Durability Design of Concrete Structures

Book Description

Comprehensive coverage of durability of concrete at both material and structural levels, with design related issues

  • Links two active fields in materials science and structural engineering: the durability processes of concrete materials and design methods of concrete structures
  • Facilitates communication between the two communities, helping to implement life-cycle concepts into future design methods of concrete structures
  • Presents state-of-the-art information on the deterioration mechanism and performance evolution of structural concrete under environmental actions and the design methods for durability of concrete structures
  • Provides efficient support and practical tools for life-cycle oriented structural design which has been widely recognized as a new generation of design philosophy for engineering structures
  • The author has long experience working with the topic and the materials presented have been part of the author's current teaching course of Durability and Assessment of Engineering Structures for graduate students at Tsinghua University
  • The design methods and approaches for durability of concrete structures are developed from newly finished high level research projects and have been employed as recommended provisions in design code including Chinese Code and Eurocode 2

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Preface
    1. Durability of Concrete Structures: State of the Art
    2. Durability Design: Multilevel Procedure and Challenge
    3. Modeling of Durability Processes: Common Basis
    4. This Book: Structure and Audience
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Part One: Deterioration of Concrete Materials
    1. 1 Carbonation and Induced Steel Corrosion
      1. 1.1 Phenomena and Observations
      2. 1.2 Carbonation of Concrete
      3. 1.3 Steel Corrosion by Carbonation
      4. 1.4 Basis for Design
    2. 2 Chloride Ingress and Induced Steel Corrosion
      1. 2.1 Phenomena and Observations
      2. 2.2 Chloride Ingress
      3. 2.3 Steel Corrosion by Chloride Ingress
      4. 2.4 Basis for Design
    3. 3 Freeze–Thaw Damage
      1. 3.1 Phenomena and Observations
      2. 3.2 Mechanisms and Influential Factors
      3. 3.3 Modeling for Engineering Use
      4. 3.4 Basis for Design
    4. 4 Leaching
      1. 4.1 Phenomena and Observations
      2. 4.2 Mechanisms and Influential Factors
      3. 4.3 Modeling for Engineering Use
      4. 4.4 Basis for Design
    5. 5 Salt Crystallization
      1. 5.1 Phenomena and Observations
      2. 5.2 Mechanisms and Influential Factors
      3. 5.3 Modeling for Engineering Use
      4. 5.4 Basis for Design
  6. Part Two: From Materials to Structures
    1. 6 Deterioration in Structural Contexts
      1. 6.1 Loading and Cracking
      2. 6.2 Multi‐fields Problems
      3. 6.3 Drying–Wetting Actions
  7. Part Three: Durability Design of Concrete Structures
    1. 7 Durability Design: Approaches and Methods
      1. 7.1 Fundamentals
      2. 7.2 Approaches and Methods
      3. 7.3 Life Cycle Consideration
    2. 8 Durability Design: Properties and Indicators
      1. 8.1 Basic Properties for Durability
      2. 8.2 Characterization of Durability‐related Properties
      3. 8.3 Durability Indicators for Design
    3. 9 Durability Design: Applications
      1. 9.1 Sea Link Project for 120 Years
      2. 9.2 High‐Integrity Container for 300 Years
      3. 9.3 Further Considerations for Long Service Life Design
    4. 10 Codes for Durability Design
      1. 10.1 Codes and Standards: State of the Art
      2. 10.2 GB/T 50476: Design Basis
      3. 10.3 GB/T 50476: Requirements for Durability
  8. References
  9. Index
  10. End User License Agreement