Effect of cracks on reinforcement corrosion (Cracor)
Adequate formulation of technical functional requirements, instead of technical details, are needed to open up for optimal and innovative solutions. Surface crack widths are today strictly limited in codes; however, in spite of large research efforts, the impact of cracks on long-term corrosion in reinforced concrete structures is still debated. This project will address this gap, by compiling unique data from both naturally deteriorated samples of varying age and well-defined laboratory specimens, thereby investigating how the location of corrosion pits correlate with the existence of cracks crossing the reinforcement bars, and their crack width. In this way, we will provide knowledge for improved formulation of technical functional requirements.
- Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Academic, Norway)
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Professor/Research group leader, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Concrete Structures
Karin Lundgren is professor in Concrete Structures at the Division of Structural Engineering, research group Concrete Structures. Her research has been ranging from large scale (complete buildings)...
Associate Professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Concrete Structures
Ignasi is an Associate Professor at the Division of Structural Engineering, researchgroup Concrete Structures. Ignasis research concerns the durability of concrete structures, with primary focus on...
Doctoral student, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Concrete Structures
Samanta is a doctoral student at the division of Structural Engineering, in the research group of Concrete Structures, at Chalmers . Her PhD project focuses on the assessment of the load-carrying...
- Swedish Transport Administration (Public, Sweden)