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Life-time prediction of high-performance concrete with respect to durability


In the manufacturing of High Performance Concrete (HPC) unpredictable economic and technical risk arise. In the HPC industrial by-products and admixtures are combined with an ultra strength concrete. Such an expansion of the limits of a structural material like concrete makes life-time prediction rather impossible. With regard to the lacking of life-time data of HPC, this project has designed a research program, studying systematically the durability of different concrete design concepts, exposed to various climatic conditions in Europe. The correlation between the behavior in the laboratory as well as in the field and the analysis of deterioration mechanisms enables to develop degradation models, which lead to reliable service-life prediction. Concrete becomes also more environmental compatible, cost efficient and safer.

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