A numerical study of maintenance strategy for concrete structures in marine environment
Tee, K.F. and Li, C.Q. (2011) A numerical study of maintenance strategy for concrete structures in marine environment. In: Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering. The International Conference on Application of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP) (11). CRC Press, London, UK, pp. 181-183. ISBN 978-0-415-66986-3 (Hardback), 978-0-203-14479-4 (eBook)Full text not available from this repository.
Reinforced concrete structures located in marine environment are suscepitble to chloride induced steel corrosion in concrete, which causes severe structural deterioration and ultimately structural collapse. Corrosion-induced structural deterioration is a gradual process, consisting of a number of phases during the service life of reinforced concrete structures. These include corrosion initiation, concrete cracking, delamination and the ultimate collapse due to loss of strength of the structure. This paper presents a numerical method for developing a maintenance strategy based on risk-cost optimization of corrosion effected concrete structures during the whole life of service. The associated risks for concrete cracking, delamination and rupture are quantified based on Monte Carlo simulation. The proposed methodology can help the management in making optimal decisions concerning the intervention to ensure the safe and servicable operation of the structures. This will, in turn, result in better asset and capital utilization.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Title of Proceedings:||Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||concrete, corrosion, marine, strategy, maintenance|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Engineering|
School of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
School of Engineering > Infrastructure Management Research Group
|Last Modified:||01 May 2012 10:27|
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