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

Objective

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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Address
Universitaetstrasse 2
45117 Essen
Germany

Participants (9)

BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITAET WEIMAR
Germany
Address
Coudraystr. 11
99421 Weimar (Thuer)
DYCKERHOFF AG
Germany
Address
Biebricher Strasse 69
2247 Wiesbaden
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Rakentajanaukio 4 A
02015 Hut
ITALCEMENTI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Vivaldi 13
24121 Bergamo
MC-BAUCHEMIE GMBH & CO.
Germany
Address
Am Kruppwald 2-8
46238 Bottrop
NORGES BYGGFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Norway
Address
Forskningsveien 3B Blindern
0314 Oslo
SP SWEDISH NATIONAL TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Brinellgatan, 4
501 15 Boraas
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo
THE ICELANDIC BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Iceland
Address
Keldnaholt
112 Reykjavik