—The key factors which needs to be placed under consideration when preparing a contingency plan for aging degradation of concrete structures are that unlike steel, concrete is not as tightly bonded at the molecule level and is a porous material with many pore spaces making it vulnerable to salt damage, neutralization and other key factors to penetrate the surface and degrades the durability of the structure. Thus, the concept of a retrofitting and protection method for the concrete structure to improve its durability is to prevent degradation factors penetrating the concrete surface.
—Aging Factor, concrete absorption rate, concrete power plant facility, surface penetration supplement.
The authors are with the Structural Engineering Research Division, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, South Korea (tel.: +82-31-910-0410, +82-31-910-0122, +82-31-910-0139, +82-31-910-0133; fax: +82-31-910-0715; e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Cite:Ki-Beom Kim, Jang-Hwa Lee, Jong-Suk Lee, and Do-Gyeum Kim, "Evaluation on Durability Improvement for Concrete Power Plant Facility Using Surface Penetration Supplement," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 371-374, 2013.