Program overview | Projects
Sustainable infrastructure in aggressive environments [Setunge, RMIT] 2004-018-C
Project participants and team members
|Qld Department of Main Roads||Lex Vanderstaay, John Fenwick, Peter Rotolone|
|Queensland University of Technology||Matthew Humphreys|
|Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology||Rebecca Gravina, Tom Molyneaux, Sujeeva Setunge - Project Leader, Srikanth Venkatesan|
The objective of this project is to develop a tool that will help interpret the symptoms of degradation of concrete structures, estimate residual service life and recommend appropriate and cost effective remedial action. The study will focus on structures in aggressive environments with estimation of residual life based on a probabilistic methodology.
In developing the tool, significant advancement of knowledge is occurring through establishing a knowledge-based system to support maintenance inspections and diagnosis of observed signs of deterioration of concrete structures. Evaluation of the residual capacity and performance curves of a given structure using a probabilistic methodology will deliver a useful tool for industry application.