The performance of concrete exposed to marine environments: Predictive modelling and use of laboratory/on site test methods

Sreejith V Nanukuttan, P A M Basheer, William John McCarter, L. Tang, N. Holmes, T Malcolm Chrisp, Gerard Starrs, Brian Magee

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Abstract

This paper reports an approach by which laboratory based testing and numerical modelling can be combined to predict the long term performance of a range of concretes exposed to marine environments. Firstly, a critical review of the test methods for assessing the chloride penetration resistance of concrete
is given. The repeatability of the different test results is also included. In addition to the test methods, a numerical simulation model is used to explore the test data further to obtain long-term chloride ingress trends. The combined use of testing and modelling is validated with the help of long-term chloride
ingress data from a North Sea exposure site. In summary, the paper outlines a methodology for determining the long term performance of concrete in marine environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831–840
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume93
Early online date18 May 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2015

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