Mechanical behaviour of concrete piles affected by sulphate attack
Paper i proceeding, 2012

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 combined sulphate and chloride 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

Acoustic Emission

finite element analysis

microscopic analysis

mechanical testing

Digital Image Correlation


Mathias Flansbjer

Jan Erik Lindqvist

Kamyab Zandi

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

Gabriel Johansson

G. Löfgren

Proceeding of fib Symposium: Concrete Structures for Sustainable Community, 11 – 12 June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden



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