Concrete durability of field testing in Finland

Hannele Kuosa

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There are three Finnish concrete field testing stations containing approximately 90 different concrete mixture designs that have been placed over a 10 year period. There is no other method as reliable as field testing to get reference data for service life models. In field testing all interacted deterioration is included - e.g. chloride penetration is interacting with carbonation and frost deterioration. Field testing includes e.g. moisture, salt exposure, temperature and solar radiation variations and effects of carbon dioxide and hydration with time. This presentation is mainly concentrated on relatively new highway field testing and sheltered carbonation testing in Finland. Some field results and comparison with laboratory testing results are presented [1].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXI Nordic Concrete Research Symposia
Place of PublicationOslo
PublisherNorsk Betongforening
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventXXI Nordic Concrete Research Symposium - Hotel Rantasipi Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Duration: 30 May 20111 Jun 2011

Publication series

SeriesNordic Concrete Research


ConferenceXXI Nordic Concrete Research Symposium


  • field testing
  • durability
  • frost-salt
  • frost
  • chloride
  • carbonation
  • interacted deterioration
  • ageing


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