Reliability estimation of recycled aggregate concrete structure subjected to carbonation

T. M. Kea, M. Akiyama

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Abstract

The life-cycle assessment of reinforced concrete structures through economic, environmental, and social impact across the whole service life is now gaining more and more interest in civil engineering. The mechanical properties and long-term performance of structures using recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) were reported to be weaker than those of structures using natural aggregate concrete (NAC) given the same mix proportion. However, the studies on the durability of RAC subjected to carbonation are scare and limited in the literature. The main purpose of this study is to present the computational procedure for the life-cycle reliability estimations of NAC and RAC structures exposed to carbonation. The experimental results of NAC and RAC under the diffusion of carbon dioxide (CO2) are obtained from the literature reviews. A durability design factors and criterion for designing concrete structure using RAC that satisfy the target failure probability is presented. The effects of concrete properties (i.e. water to cement ratio) and concrete cover on the estimation of reliability of structures using natural and recycled aggregate are investigated in an illustrative example.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event13th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC 2013 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Sep 112013 Sep 13

Other

Other13th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC 2013
CountryJapan
CitySapporo
Period13/9/1113/9/13

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Keywords

  • Carbonation
  • Concrete cover
  • Failure probability
  • Recycled aggregate concrete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Kea, T. M., & Akiyama, M. (2013). Reliability estimation of recycled aggregate concrete structure subjected to carbonation. Paper presented at 13th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC 2013, Sapporo, Japan.