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Danish Expert Centre for constructions to the infrastructure

Article by Mette Glavind, Claus Pade, Henrik E. Sørensen and Dorthe Mathiesen, Danish Technological Institute and Henrik Stang, Technical University of Denmark featured at Nordic Concrete Research Symposium in Tampere, 29 May - 2 June 2011

Abstract

In 2010 a new Expert Centre for constructions to the infrastructure was established. The Centre´s activities are focused on durability aspects of reinforced concrete constructions exposed to severe environmental conditions, e.g. tunnels and bridges subjected to sea water, de-icing salts and freeze/thaw. The Centre is a close cooperation between Danish Technological Institute and Technical University of Denmark. The research initiated in 2010 include: Seawater affected long-term durability, models for chloride binding, the influence of casting defects and chloride threshold values. Examples of preliminary results of these are presented together with a gross list of new research to be initiated in the future.

Key words: Expert Centre, Durability, Infrastructure constructions, Chlorides.