Dealing with limited experience and/or data resources

Durability design for new generations of concrete

The introduction of new high-performance composite materials into general building practice is the main driving force for innovations in the construction industry at present [1]. However, they can only be reliably used with success if a well-founded durability concept is available, allowing the utilization of the material resistance at a high level, while minimizing the risk of damage. Little experience with a new construction material and often very limited data resources require a new strategy when it comes to predicting their durability. The deterministic approach (see also figure 1), as...

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