Dynamic Life Prediction of RC Structures on Multi-Environmental Time Similarity Method
Multi-environmental time similarity (METS) stepped forward for solving the key technique of service-life correlation of reinforced concrete (RC) structures exposed in artificially accelerated and real natural environment. Artificially accelerated tests and the similarity relationship between natural and indoor environment are used to estimate the prior information. Inspections of the real structure and concrete specimens are used to update the information and reduce the uncertainty in the service-life prediction. The progress of service-life prediction becomes dynamic and long-term.
W. L. Jin et al., "Dynamic Life Prediction of RC Structures on Multi-Environmental Time Similarity Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 220-224, 2011