Integrated materials–structural models

Henrik Stang, Mette Rica Geiker

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Reliable service life models for load carrying structures are significant elements in the evaluation of the performance and sustainability of existing and new structures. Furthermore, reliable service life models are prerequisites for the evaluation of the sustainability of maintenance strategies, repair works and strengthening methods for structures. A very significant part of the infrastructure consists of reinforced concrete structures. Even though reinforced concrete structures typically are very competitive, certain concrete structures suffer from various types of degradation. A framework of structural modelling and materials concepts will both operational in both identifying important research issues and in answering the ‘real’ needs of society. Integrated materials-structural models will allow synergy to develop between materials and structural research. On one side the structural modelling should define a framework in which materials research results eventually should fit in and on the other side the materials research should define needs and capabilities in structural modelling. Integrated materials-structural models of a general nature are almost non-existent in the field of cement based materials and structures. The paper will discuss requirements to such models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete modelling – CONMOD’08 : Proceedings of the International RILEM Symposium
Number of pages819
Place of PublicationFrance
PublisherRilem publications
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-060-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventConcrete modelling – CONMOD’08 : International RILEM Symposium - Delft, The Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


ConferenceConcrete modelling – CONMOD’08 : International RILEM Symposium
CityDelft, The Netherlands
Period01/01/2008 → …

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Stang, H., & Geiker, M. R. (2008). Integrated materials–structural models. In Concrete modelling – CONMOD’08: Proceedings of the International RILEM Symposium (1 ed., Vol. 1). Rilem publications.