Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Aging of Concrete Structures and Infrastructures: Causes, Consequences, and Cures (C3)


Publishing date
01 Feb 2020
Status
Published
Submission deadline
20 Sep 2019

1University of Colorado, Denver, USA

2University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

3EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

4Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA


Aging of Concrete Structures and Infrastructures: Causes, Consequences, and Cures (C3)

Description

Aging of any concrete structure is a natural process, but it has become an urgent and critical problem in recent years during which long operating dams and nuclear power plants have begun to lose reliable life. A large number of infrastructures all over the world are over 50 years old and suffer from extensive deterioration that affects their serviceability. The high costs associated with preserving the aging structures along with the limited funds allocated for their maintenance pose significant technical and financial challenges, which requires the systematic approaches for risk-informed condition assessment. Only in the USA, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates an investment of about 3.6 trillion dollars by 2020 to improve the condition of infrastructures to an acceptable level. This is more than twice the anticipated funding level. Aging usually begins to appear in individual elements of the structures, leading to nonuniform or heterogeneous behavior. The most well-known and widespread signs of aging of a structure are related to weakening of concrete mechanical properties.

In this special issue, we solicit high quality research and review articles focused on the state-of-the-art techniques and methods employed in aging, deterioration and damage analysis, and assessment in concrete structures and infrastructures. We welcome both fundamental and application oriented papers of high technical standard across various disciplines, which would facilitate awareness of techniques and methods in one area that may be applicable to other areas.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Concrete aging at material level
    • Diagnosis and prognosis of aging phenomenon
    • Alkali aggregate (silicate or carbonate) reaction
    • Chloride ion attack and corrosion of the reinforcement
    • Freeze-thaw deterioration
    • Effects of radiation on aging concrete
    • Concrete creep and shrinkage
  • Concrete aging at structural level
    • Field measurements, maintenance, and repair of the aged structures
    • Life-cycle performance assessment
    • Numerical modeling in micro-, meso-, and macrolevels
  • Risks associated with concrete aging
    • Reliability of aged dams, nuclear structures, and bridges
    • Multi hazard resilience and sustainability
    • Uncertainties associated with concrete deterioration

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9370591
  • - Editorial

Aging of Concrete Structures and Infrastructures: Causes, Consequences, and Cures (C3)

Mohammad Amin Hariri-Ardebili | Leandro Sanchez | Roozbeh Rezakhani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8451043
  • - Research Article

Fundamental Investigation on Seismic Retrofitting Method of Aging Concrete Structural Wall Using Carbon Fiber Sheet-Constitutive Law of Rectangular Section

Kazuhiro Hayashi | Tomoya Matsui | ... | Roy Reyna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6916039
  • - Research Article

Research on Sulfate Attack Mechanism of Cement Concrete Based on Chemical Thermodynamics

Peng Liu | Ying Chen | ... | Yongfeng Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5801841
  • - Research Article

Structural Redundancy Assessment of Adjacent Precast Concrete Box-Beam Bridges in Service

Yanling Leng | Jinquan Zhang | ... | Yangjian Xiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8603065
  • - Research Article

Equation for the Degradation of Uniaxial Compression Stress of Concrete due to Freeze-Thaw Damage

Xiaolin Yang | Genhui Wang | ... | Anqi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4382904
  • - Research Article

Effect of Shear Creep on Long-Term Deformation Analysis of Long-Span Concrete Girder Bridge

Yanwei Niu | Yingying Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8920718
  • - Research Article

Strengthening and Rehabilitation of U-Shaped RC Bridges Using Substitute Cable Ducts

Adam Svoboda | Ladislav Klusáček | Martin Olšák
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3593710
  • - Research Article

Increasing the Durability and Freeze-Thaw Strength of Concrete Paving Stones Produced from Ahlat Stone Powder and Marble Powder by Special Curing Method

Abdulrezzak Bakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6708102
  • - Research Article

Highway Performance Evaluation Index in Semiarid Climate Region Based on Fuzzy Mathematics

Sanqiang Yang | Meng Guo | ... | Haiqing Liu
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