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Expected implications of climate change on the corrosion of structure

JRC Report: Eurocodes Scientific and Technical Report by M.L. Sousa, S. Dimova, A. Athanasopoulou, G. Rianna, P. Mercogliano, V.Villani, M. Nogal, H. Gervasio, L. Neves, E. Bastidas-Arteaga, G. Tsionis

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.

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