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Title: Predicting Service Life of Steel-Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Chlorides
Author(s): Dale P. Bentz, W. Spencer Guthrie, Scott Z. Jones, and Nicos S. Martys
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 55-64
Keywords: binding, reinforcing bar, corrosion, cracking
Abstract:Although computer models for predicting the service life of reinforced concrete exposed to chlorides have been developed and enhanced during the past 15 years, there are many real-world considerations that complicate accurate and representative modeling of field structures. Recent advances in both concrete-specific models and general-purpose modeling platforms are permitting detailed investigations of the influences of many of these parameters. The article reviews these real-world considerations and provides some examples of how they are being addressed via advanced modeling capabilities.
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