Probabilistic approach for durability design of concrete structures in marine environments

An Duan, Jianguo Dai, Wei Liang Jin

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Corrosion of steel reinforcement due to chloride penetration is a major deterioration mechanism of reinforced concrete (RC) structures exposed to marine environments. In the present paper, a probabilistic model is presented to predict the chloride penetration profile in concrete and the risk of steel corrosion considering the time dependence of both the diffusion coefficient and the surface chloride concentration of concrete. Abundant field data from two projects in China and Japan are respectively collected. The consistency between these field data and the model prediction verified the reliability of this probabilistic model, based on which further parametric analyses were carried out to investigate the effects of different design variables on the probability of steel corrosion.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberA4014007
JournalJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Chloride penetration
  • Corrosion
  • Marine environments
  • Monte Carlo
  • Probability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials


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