Validation of Probability-Based Chloride-Induced Corrosion Service-Life Model

A major problem in North America is bridge deck deterioration due to chloride-induced corrosion. Primarily, chlorides are the result of bridge deck surface deicing salt applications. Fick's second law of diffusion is typically used to model chloride ingress into concrete. A deterministic approach to chloride diffusion estimation has been taken by previous service-life models. A service-life model that incorporates diffusion parameters' probabilistic nature through Monte Carlo statistical resampling techniques was developed, however, through a recent project. Using data from ten bare steel bridge decks constructed between 1965 and 1968 in Virginia, the probabilistic service-life model is validated by the authors.

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    • Williamson, Gregory S
    • Weyers, Richard E
    • Brown, Michael C
    • Ramniceanu, Andrei
    • Sprinkel, Michael M
  • Publication Date: 2008


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  • Accession Number: 01109003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 105-M43
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2008 8:42AM