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
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.