Environment-Based on Experimental Design of Concrete Structures
In order to evaluate and predict the behaviors of concrete structures under the environmental conditions, such as temperature, chloride invasion and earthquake effectively, a new experimental method is presented which can evaluate the field performance of reinforced concrete (RC) structures by measuring the structure in the artificial accelerated environment. The method establishes the similarity-relationship of performance changing between the field and the accelerated environmental conditions by contrasting and analyzing the behaviors changing under both environments, and realizes the effective and exact estimate to the field structures from the indoor accelerated experiments. It brings forward a new way of thinking to test the RC structures under the environmental conditions. We explain the implemental process of the design by taking the experimental design of multi-environment time similarity methodology on RC structures under the chloride invasion as an example.
L. B. Jin and X. L. Xiong, "Environment-Based on Experimental Design of Concrete Structures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3143-3149, 2011