The Ageing of Materials and Structures

Towards Scientific Solutions for the Ageing of Our Assets

  • Klaas van Breugel
  • Dessi Koleva
  • Ton van Beek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Fundamentals of Ageing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. B. A. Schrefler, F. Pesavento, R. Santagiuliana, G. Sciumè
      Pages 39-53
  4. Ageing in Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Shinichi Miyazato, Takashi Yamamoto, Ryousuke Takahashi
      Pages 69-79
    3. M. Kunieda, X. Zhu, Y. Nakajima, S. Tanabe, K. Maekawa
      Pages 81-94
  5. Ageing and Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Sanjay Pareek, Yusuke Suzuki, Ken-ichi Kimura, Yusuke Fujikura, Yoshikazu Araki
      Pages 97-109
    3. I. Carvalho, A. Fedorov, M. Kolluri, N. Luzginova, H. Schut, J. Sietsma
      Pages 111-118
  6. The Aesthetics of Ageing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Rob P. J. van Hees, Silvia Naldini
      Pages 141-152
    3. W. J. Quist, A. J. van Bommel
      Pages 153-165
    4. L. Melaard-Biçaçi, O. Çopuroğlu, E. Schlangen
      Pages 167-182
  7. Modelling of Ageing Materials and Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Neven Ukrainczyk, Eddie A. B. Koenders
      Pages 185-195
  8. Risk Based Models of Ageing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
  9. Klaas van Breugel, Dessi Koleva, Ton van Beek
    Pages E1-E1
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 245-248

About this book


This work is an overview of the state of art on Ageing of Materials and structures in the world. Ageing of materials is a natural phenomenon. Each material we use will age. This ageing will influence the performance of the object where the materials is used. Furthermore, the ageing will be affected by the surroundings in which the object is placed. The main focus of the book is on materials used in infrastructure, energy, buildings and industry. The book in effect establishes the definition of ageing and its main research topics that are relevant for society.


Ageing of Materials Ageing of Structures RILEM Ageing in Infrastructure Fundamentals of Ageing

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaas van Breugel
    • 1
  • Dessi Koleva
    • 2
  • Ton van Beek
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil Engineering and GeosciencesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Civil Engineering and GeosciencesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of Civil Engineering and GeosciencesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70192-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70194-3
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