Published in Ispra,
Publications Office of the European Union, 2020
The work outlines recent EU policies supporting the sustainability and climate resilience of infrastructure and buildings.
It evaluates the expected variations in climatic factors causing corrosion, provides a state of the art review on climate change induced corrosion of reinforced concrete and steel structures, and presents recent works on the corrosion impact, the costs and effectiveness of adaptation strategies. The effects of corrosion on the seismic performance of structures is addressed as well.
In conclusion, the report presents the scientific and technical background to study the expected implications of climate change on the corrosion of structures. The work intends to stimulate debate on the subject, identify further research needs and serve as a basis for the development of further work relevant to the adaptation to climate change of European standards and policies.
Applies to Eurocodes:
- EN 1990 Eurocode - Basis of structural design
- EN 1991 Eurocode 1 - Actions on structures
- EN 1992 Eurocode 2 - Design of concrete structures
- EN 1993 Eurocode 3 - Design of steel structures
- EN 1994 Eurocode 4 - Design of composite steel and concrete structures
- EN 1998 Eurocode 8 - Design of structures for earthquake resistance