Mechanical behaviour of concrete piles affected by sulphate attack
Paper in proceedings, 2013

Assessing the remaining service life is vital for the planning of maintenance of concrete constructions in aggressive environments. Here we present results from testing of two concrete piles affected by sulphate attack in marine environment. A multi-method approach going from micro scale to structural level has been applied. The crack propagation was monitored during loading by means of DIC and AE. After the test crack patterns was studied using fluorescence microscopy. Furthermore, non-linear finite element analysis at the structural level was used to study the influence of the chemical attack on the response of concrete piles.

Marine constructions

mechanical testing

finite element analysis

microscopic analysis


Mathias Flansbjer

Jan-Erik Lindqvist

Kamyab Zandi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Gabriel Johansson

Michael Löfgren

Proceeding of the International IABSE Conference: Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures, May 6-8, 2013, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Infrastructure Engineering

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