New insights for modeling chloride ingress under freeze-thaw loading

Miguel Ferreira, Markku Leivo, Hannele Kuosa, David Lange

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Abstract

Realistic assessment of concrete durability must consider complex interactions when multiple mechanisms combine to degrade reinforced concrete structures under field conditions. Recent research has drawn attent ion to the interaction of degradation mechanisms occurring in the harsh environmental conditions of the Nordic countries (frost attack/chloride penetration). Frost attack of concrete affects the chloride penetration by reducing the concrete cover, and more importantly, by changing the characteristics of the surface and internal concrete due to cracking. Literature tells us that a long period of freezing conditions will slow chloride ingress. These new results, however, show that the rate of chloride ingress remains about the same regardless of whether the tests are exposed to daily freeze-thaw cycling. This suggests that the interaction between the various transport mechanism (capillary water uptake, water and vapour diffusion and micro ice lens pumping) is complex, and that no single mechanism consistently explains the test results. Even if freezing slows bulk transport, other mechanisms counteract the slowdown. Their combined interactions result in profil es identical to those of pure panding under constant ambient temperature In the current work, a numerical simulation method based on the dominating transport mechanism, is proposed to analyse the ingress of chloride into concrete under freeze-thaw action. Unsaturated flow theory for capillary water uptake and chloride ingress is considered for simulating water and chloride ingress into concrete next.

Original languageEnglish
Pages345-346
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event2015 fib Symposium: Concrete - Innovation and Design - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 18 May 201520 May 2015
Conference number: 13th

Conference

Conference2015 fib Symposium: Concrete - Innovation and Design
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period18/05/1520/05/15

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Freezing
Water
Concrete construction
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Reinforced concrete
Lenses
Durability
Vapors
Degradation
Computer simulation
Ions
Temperature

Keywords

  • Chlorides
  • Concrete
  • Coupled deterioration
  • Durability
  • Freeze-thaw
  • Modelling

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Ferreira, M., Leivo, M., Kuosa, H., & Lange, D. (2015). New insights for modeling chloride ingress under freeze-thaw loading. 345-346. Paper presented at 2015 fib Symposium: Concrete - Innovation and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ferreira, Miguel ; Leivo, Markku ; Kuosa, Hannele ; Lange, David. / New insights for modeling chloride ingress under freeze-thaw loading. Paper presented at 2015 fib Symposium: Concrete - Innovation and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.2 p.
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New insights for modeling chloride ingress under freeze-thaw loading. / Ferreira, Miguel; Leivo, Markku; Kuosa, Hannele; Lange, David.

2015. 345-346 Paper presented at 2015 fib Symposium: Concrete - Innovation and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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