Life-Span Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Structures: Toward Rational Stock Management

  • Tetsuya Ishida
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 4)

Life-span simulation of reinforced concrete structures for rational stock management is a hot topic of today's civil engineering research and development. This technology is now being applied to actual structures for predicting residual lifetime of existing structures or the rational lifetime for newly constructed structures

Concrete is a composite material consisting of cement, sand, and gravel, and is most the widely used construction material around the world. The main constituents of concrete are calcium and silica. They exist all over the earth, unlike other materials like rare metals, which are not abundantly available in all regions. This ease of availability and production is a big advantage of concrete, but on the other hand, the same may lead to disadvantages due to the failure to observe quality control. In order to make very good quality concrete structures at a cheap price, not only good development methods, but high-quality construction, maintenance, and management systems are necessary. For this reason, accurate predictions of concrete quality and its durable service life are necessary


Reinforced Concrete Reinforced Concrete Structure Shrinkage Strain Chloride Transport Steel Ratio 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuya Ishida
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

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