Service Life and Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Selected Papers of the 8th International RILEM PhD Workshop held in Marne-la-Vallée, France, September 26-27, 2016

  • Carmen Andrade
  • Joost Gulikers
  • Elisabeth Marie-Victoire
Conference proceedings

Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Concrete Properties and Initiation Period Processes

    1. Carmen Camacho-Ballesta, Óscar Galao, Francisco Javier Baeza, Emilio Zornoza, Pedro Garcés
      Pages 31-41
    2. Cristina Argiz, Esperanza Menéndez, Amparo Moragues
      Pages 43-53
  2. Techniques of Characterization of Corrosion and Degradation

  3. Behaviour of Corroded Structures

    1. O. Loukil, L. Adelaide, V. Bouteiller, M. Quiertant, T. Chaussadent, F. Ragueneau et al.
      Pages 129-140
  4. Corrosion Prevention and Repair Techniques

    1. Yolaine Tissier, Véronique Bouteiller, Elisabeth Marie-Victoire, Suzanne Joiret, Thierry Chaussadent
      Pages 159-172

About these proceedings


This volume contains the proceedings of the 8th International PhD Student Workshop on Service Life and Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures that was held in Marne-la-Vallée, France, on September the 26th and 27th 2016.

Topics discussed in the book are related to durability performance of reinforced concrete, service life modelling, prevention, protection and repair.

Reinforced concrete structures may prove to be very durable, however, their gradual degradation over time impairing both serviceability and structural safety is still a matter of great practical concern in view of the large economic consequences for assessment, maintenance and repair. Corrosion of steel reinforcement is considered to be the most detrimental process responsible for structural deterioration.

Many studies are in progress to develop a comprehensive engineering approach for assessment of the initiation and the propagation period of corrosion in both uncracked and cracked concrete. Modelling of chloride penetration and carbonation has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years, however, there is still much debate on several essential aspects such as the chloride threshold level. ASR, and acid, sulphate and frost attack and other mechanisms remain important areas of study. In addition, the interaction between different degradation mechanisms requires further understanding.

The worskhop was organised under the auspices of RILEM EAC (Educational Activities Committee), with the aim to bring together young researchers in the field of durability of concrete.


Concrete durability, corrosion, service-life,repair Durability modelling and prediction of structural concrete Corrosion assessment techniques Prevention, protection and repair in concrete structures Degradation of concrete structures RILEM Reinforced concrete

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmen Andrade
    • 1
  • Joost Gulikers
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Marie-Victoire
    • 3
  1. 1.CIMNE: International Center for Numerical Methods in EngineeringUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat-GPOUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments HistoriquesChamps-sur-MarneFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information RILEM 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90235-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90236-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0844
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0852
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