Effects of aging concrete in support structures for hydroelectric machinery
2014 (English)In: XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, Reykjavik, 2014, Vol. 50, 237-240 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
At many of the Swedish hydropower plants, cracks have been observed in the concrete power station. Although the presence of cracks in these massive concrete structures does not pose an immediate threat to the structural safety, it of course affects its durability. Besides this, and perhaps as important in this application, the presence of cracks reduces the structural stiffness which affects the operation of the machinery.A case study is presented, where cracks have been found in the concrete support. Furthermore, analysis methods to evaluate the status of the concrete support; mainly through the use of finite element analysis are proposed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reykjavik, 2014. Vol. 50, 237-240 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166768OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-166768DiVA: diva2:812130
XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium in Reykjavik, Iceland
QC 201506232015-05-152015-05-152015-06-23Bibliographically approved