Durability Life Prediction of Concrete Structure Based on Reliability


Article Preview

Probability analysis on the durable life of concrete structure under chloride environment is little known. Using the probability method based on the second Fick’s law, research work was carried out to investigate the distribution factors that may influence the durable life of concrete structures. Due to the deficiency of decisive method to predict durable life, A method——based on the regulated reliability index is proposed. The relationship between durable reliability index and the corrosion time is established. The paper takes the time when the durable reliability index falls below the stipulated index as the end of durable life. The proposed method of durable life about concrete structure under chloride erosion environment is improved.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 255-260)

Edited by:

Jingying Zhao




Y. L. Ma and A. L. Zhang, "Durability Life Prediction of Concrete Structure Based on Reliability", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 410-415, 2011

Online since:

May 2011




[1] Trevor J. Kirkpatrick. Impact of Specification Changes on Chloride Induced Corrosion Service Life of Virginia Bridge Decks, Thesis in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (2001).

[2] Finn Fluge. Marine chlorides -A probabilistic approach to derive provision for EN 206-1, Service Life Design of Concrete Structures-From Theory to Standardization. Norway: 3rd Duranet Workshop, (2001).

[3] Zhao guofan Reliability theory and application in engineering structure, Dalian.

[4] Baolan, Zhang, shuishan, Wei. Test on reinforced concrete structure at sea port of south china after ten years. Port & Waterway Engineering , Vol. 3(1999), pp.6-13.

[5] C. Alonso, C. Andrade, M. Castellote, P. Castro. Chloride threshold values to depassivate reinforcing bars embedded in a standard OPC mortar. Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 30(2000), p.1055.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0008-8846(00)00265-9

[6] Stewart MG, Vu KAT. Structural reliability of concrete bridges including improved chloride-induced corrosion models. Structural Safety, Vol. 22(2000), pp.313-333.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0167-4730(00)00018-7

[7] Enright M P, Frangopol D P. Probabilistic analysis of resistance degradation of reinforced concrete bridge beams under corrosion. Eng Struc, Vol. 20(1998), pp.960-971.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0141-0296(97)00190-9

[8] Tian jun-feng, Pan de-qiang, Zhao shang-chuan. Prediction of durable life of HPC structures resisting chloride ion penetration in marine environment. China Harbour Engineering, 2002(2), pp.1-6.

[9] Siemes, A.J.M., Rostam, S. Durable Safety and Serviceability-A Performance Based Design Format, IABSE Report 74: Proceedings IABSE Colloquium Basis of Design and Actions on Structures-Background and Application of Eurocode 1, Delft, (1996).

Fetching data from Crossref.
This may take some time to load.