Experimental investigation of the variability of concrete durability properties

Abstract : One of the main objectives of the APPLET project was to quantify the variability of concrete properties to allow for a probabilistic performance-based approach regarding the service lifetime prediction of concrete structures. The characterization of concrete variability was the subject of an experimental program which included a significant number of tests allowing the characterization of durability indicators or performance tests. Two construction sites were selected from which concrete specimens were periodically taken and tested by the different project partners. The obtained results (mechanical behavior, chloride migration, accelerated carbonation, gas permeability, desorption isotherms, porosity) are discussed and a statistical analysis was performed to characterize these results through appropriate probability density functions.
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Abdelkarim Aît-Mokhtar, Jean Michel Torrenti, Farid Benboudjema, Bruno Capra, Myriam Carcasses, et al.. Experimental investigation of the variability of concrete durability properties. Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier, 2013, 45, pp. 21-36. ⟨10.1016/j.cemconres.2012.11.002⟩. ⟨hal-00845982⟩



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