SERVICE LIFE PREDICTION OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES BY RELIABILITY ANALYSIS

This paper describes the development and application of a reliability-based system for the service life prediction and management of maintenance and repair procedures of reinforced concrete structures. By using statistical databases and probability theory, this system is capable of establshing levels of reliability in satisfying various governing conditions (also known as limit states) as determined by performance requirements or financial considerations. By using the reliability as a measure of performance requirements, inspection, preventive maintenance, repair and major rehabilitation decisions can be made based on economic analysis over the life-cycle of a structure. Therefore, this system will assist in making rational management decisions on a scientific basis. The paper details the derivation of governing conditions of reinforced concrete structural slabs and demonstrates the possible applications of this method in managing these components. Following similar procedures, reliability-based life-cycle management systems can also be developed for other concrete structural components. (A)

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  • Authors:
    • Cheung, M S
    • KYLE, B R
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00724247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM