Steel bars pitting corrosion is a process that strongly jeopardises the reliability of the reinforced concrete structures exposed to chlorides. The proper treatment of uncertainties that affects geometrical, mechanical and chemical involved parameters is for some aspects still an open question because the probabilstic approach, ordinarily adopted, presents some limitations not only when few data are available to characterise involved variables but especially when some parameters are ambiguously defined, not only in terms of distribution type. In these circumstances a possibilistic approach could respresent a reasonable alternative to perform this specific reliability analysis. In the present study, the problem parameters are modelled by using a complete fuzzy criterion and a time-dependent fuzzy safety factor is defined in order to evaluate how the residual flexural resistance is greater or less than the bending moment. Moreover, the study provides a more proper mathematical analysis of the chloride penetration into concrete.
|Titolo:||Fuzzy reliability analysis of RC structures by using an improved time‐dependent model of chloride ingress|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/15732470802664415|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|