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Service Life Evaluation of RC Column Exposed to Carbonation Considering Time-dependent Crack Pattern
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Service Life Evaluation of RC Column Exposed to Carbonation Considering Time-dependent Crack Pattern
Kwon, Seung-Jun;
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RC(Reinfored Concrete) structures exposed to carbonation in urban city have durability degradation with extended service life and cracks in concrete causes a local accelerated carbonation. In the present work, crack effect on carbonation depth is investigated and the service life of RC structure is evaluated considering cracks from early age and time-dependent cracks based on the previous field investigation. DFP(Durability Failure Probability), safety index, and the related service life are calculated considering the time to crack width reaches to maximum crack width(0.3mm). The results with time effect on crack width show lower DFP and longer service life, which seems to be reasonable compared with conservative results from crack effect from initial stage. Furthermore, crack effect is evaluated to be insignificant on DFP and service life. The technique with time-dependent crack effect on carbonation can be effectively used for RC structure containing cracking in use.
Carbonation;Crack;Time-dependent crack;RC(Reinforced Concrete);Service life;
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