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A multi-environmental time similarity theory of life prediction on coastal concrete structural durability

A multi-environmental time similarity theory of life prediction on coastal concrete structural... A multi-environmental time similarity (METS) theory for durability assessment and life prediction is presented in this paper. The METS theory is able to connect the field inspections and the indoor accelerated tests by introducing a third reference site, which has certain service life and similar aggressive environment to the study objective. Thus, the correlation between the field inspection data and indoor test results in accelerated environments could be established which enable the prediction of concrete structures service life based on indoor test results. The theoretical model and experimental method of METS are presented in details in this paper. In addition, the application of METS theory in the practical engineering project is also presented. The predictions obtained from METS theory were compared with predictions obtained by other methods. It is shown that the predictions obtained from METS theory are reasonably accurate, creditable and convictive. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Structural Engineering Inderscience Publishers

A multi-environmental time similarity theory of life prediction on coastal concrete structural durability

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1758-7328
eISSN
1758-7336
DOI
10.1504/IJStructE.2009.030025
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Abstract

A multi-environmental time similarity (METS) theory for durability assessment and life prediction is presented in this paper. The METS theory is able to connect the field inspections and the indoor accelerated tests by introducing a third reference site, which has certain service life and similar aggressive environment to the study objective. Thus, the correlation between the field inspection data and indoor test results in accelerated environments could be established which enable the prediction of concrete structures service life based on indoor test results. The theoretical model and experimental method of METS are presented in details in this paper. In addition, the application of METS theory in the practical engineering project is also presented. The predictions obtained from METS theory were compared with predictions obtained by other methods. It is shown that the predictions obtained from METS theory are reasonably accurate, creditable and convictive.

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International Journal of Structural EngineeringInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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