The effect of climate change on freeze-thaw durability of concrete structures in Finland
Research output: Other conference contribution › Paper, poster or abstract › Scientific
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2016|
|Event||OCEANEXT : Interdisciplinary Conference - |
Duration: 8 Jun 2016 → …
|Conference||OCEANEXT : Interdisciplinary Conference|
|Period||8/06/16 → …|
As a consequence of climate change it has been shown that by the end of the century, the amount of WDR is going to increase 30 % at southern Finland and 40 % at inland. At the same time the amount of freeze-thaw cycles after a rain event are decreasing significantly at both locations which indicates freeze-thaw durability-wise longer service life for outdoor concrete structures. However, the latest studies show that while the amount of freeze-thaw cycles is decreasing, the amount of WDR before the cycles is also increasing significantly.
The WDR at winter time in Finland is highly orientated on west to south-east directions which can be seen also by the degradation rate observations of concrete facades and balconies based on condition assessments. In this study, the changes at WDR before the freeze-thaw events and the effect of climate change on them depending on the structure orientation are calculated to estimate the changes of climatic stress level on outdoor concrete structures.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Freeze/thaw, Concrete, Wind-driven rain, Service life