Table of Contents
Chinese Journal of Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 648438, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/648438
Review Article

Probabilistic Evaluation of Service Life for Reinforced Concrete Structures

1Civil Engineering Department, University Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Airport Road Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462036, India
2S.G.S. Institute of Technology and Science, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452003, India

Received 13 December 2013; Accepted 8 January 2014; Published 18 February 2014

Academic Editors: I. Smith and X. Zhou

Copyright © 2014 Sanjeev Kumar Verma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Degradation of performance and deterioration of different components of reinforced concrete (RC) structures increase with the age of structure. This deterioration of reinforced component depends on several parameters. However, modeling service life of RC structure by considering all the parameters is a difficult job, as most of the parameters are uncertain in nature. Probabilistic models account well for the uncertainties in the parameters responsible for deterioration of RC structures. This paper presents a review of several recent service life models developed using probability based concepts.