Condition control and assessment of reinforced concrete structures exposed to corrosive environments (carbonation/chlorides)
fib Bulletin No. 59
Title:Condition control and assessment of reinforced concrete structures exposed to corrosive environments (carbonation/chlorides).
Category: State-of-art report
Format approx. DIN A4 (210x297 mm)
For the ongoing condition assessment of concrete structures, it is necessary to identify the extent, nature, cause and prognosis of any deterioration using a range of tools and methods, including prediction models. Combined with the original design and construction details, this gives a vast amount of information over a long time period. A framework concept is therefore needed to process the entirety of the information in order to make sound investment decisions on future maintenance management.
To provide such a framework, fib Bulletin 59 summarizes information published in fib Bulletins 17, 22, 34 and 44 relevant to the control and assessment of reinforced concrete structures, and develops a practical concept of how, when and where to control the condition of an existing concrete structure in order to facilitate structural management. Thus it gives a basis for processing relevant information in order to make decisions on the appropriate course of action for condition control.