Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement - Life cycle cost considerations

M. Zintel, C. Gehlen, B. Prust

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To ensure the usability of German traffic infrastructure made of reinforced concrete, enormous annual expenditure is required. Unplanned high chloride loads due to de-icing salts are the ultimate cause of much corrosion damage and the resulting costs of repair. To achieve an improved durability of reinforced concrete structures, Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement (ECR) can be used. The assessment of the corrosion protection potential of such a system is the objective of a current research project. This paper presents a cost-benefit analysis of ECR by the means of realistic simulated scenarios (inter alia full probabilistic service life predictions, practical maintenance varieties) over the whole service life a structure. Just based on economic considerations the necessary extra service life by the use of ECR compared to normal black steel (uncoated) is calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete Solutions - Proceedings of Concrete Solutions, 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2012
Event4th International Conference on Concrete Repair - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 26 Sep 201128 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameConcrc - Proceedings of Concrete Solutions, 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair


Conference4th International Conference on Concrete Repair


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