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Service-life Prediction of Reinforced Concrete Structures in Subsurface Environment
지중 환경하에서의 철근콘크리트 구조물의 열화인자별 한계수명 평가
- Received : 2015.11.02
- Accepted : 2015.12.28
- Published : 2016.03.30
This paper focuses on the estimation of durability and service-life of reinforced concrete structures in Wolsong Low- and intermediate-level wastes Disposal Center (WLDC) in Korea. There are six disposal silos located in the saturated environment. The silo concrete is degraded due to reactions with groundwater and chemical attacks, and finally it will lose its properties as a transport barrier. The infiltration of sulfate and magnesium, leaching of potassium hydroxide, and chlorine induced corrosion are the most significant factors for degradation of reinforced concrete structure in underground environment. From the result of evaluation of the degradation time for each factor, the degradation rate of the reinforced concrete due to sulfate and magnesium is
Radioactive waste;Disposal;Engineered barrier;Concrete degradation;Numerical analysis model;Service life;Steel corrosion
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