Performance Based Evaluation of Carbonation Resistance of Concrete According to Various Curing Conditions from Climate Change Effect

Tae Kyun Kim, Seung Jai Choi, Jang Ho Jay Kim, Yong Sik Chu, Eunjong Yu

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Recently, extreme climate change has been occurring globally not only in the simple form of temperature increases but also in a wide range of extreme climatic events, such as abnormal drought conditions and frequent typhoons. Among these various events, the greatest problem is found in global warming. The earth`s temperature has risen since the period of rapid industrial growth in the 1970s, and global warming occurs at the local level of regions and cities as well as the national level. The greenhouse gases that influence global warming include various types of chemical components, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4). In addition, climate change is extending the construction period of concrete structures. Whereby increasing related economic losses. Pushing through construction projects without considering climate change is leading to concrete quality deterioration, causing poor constructions and consequently resulting in humans casualties and property damage. In particular, atmospheric CO2 generates calcium carbonate by reacting with concrete hydration products. This result is reinforcing bar corrosion and concrete durability reduction due to lowered alkalinity. Therefore, in this study, concrete durability performance with respect to carbonation resistance from curing conditions change due to wind speed and sunlight exposure time is evaluated. Based on concrete carbonation resistance data obtained using curing conditions of various wind speed and sunlight exposure time, performance based evaluation (PBE) is performed using the satisfaction curve (SC) developed from the carbonation resistance test results. Using the developed PBE of concrete performance, future concrete performance is predicted based on future climate scenario. Also, the concrete mix design solutions to the concrete performance degradation due to climate change effect is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-700
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a Grant (13RDRP-B066470) from Regional Development Research Program funded by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korean government.

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© 2017, The Author(s).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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