Durability of cracked fibre reinforced concrete structures exposed to chlorides

Ernst Jan De Place Hansen, Tom Ekman, Kurt Kielsgaard Hansen

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    Durability studies are carried out by subjecting FRC-beams to combined mechanical and environmental load. Mechanical load is obtained by exposing beams to 4-point bending until a predefined crack width is reached, using a newly developed test setup. Exposure to a concentrated chloride solution is used as environmental load. The chloride penetration is characterized both qualitatively (UV-test) and quantitatively (chloride profile) and by microscopy. The test programme involves three different concrete qualities. Both steel fibres and polypropylene fibres are used in the concrete beams as well as main reinforcement. The effect of the cracks, the fibres and the concrete quality on the chloride penetration is studied.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDurability of Building Materials & Components 8. Service Life and Asset Management
    Place of PublicationOttawa, Canada
    PublisherNRC Research Press
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event8th Int. Conference on the Durability of Building Materials and Components - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …


    Conference8th Int. Conference on the Durability of Building Materials and Components
    CityVancouver, Canada
    Period01/01/1999 → …

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