2013 Volume 62 Issue 11 Pages 430-433
In the construction of the weathering steel bridges, it is important to accurately evaluate the environmental characteristics of the local region. It is well-known that the salt accumulation affects corrosion of the weathering steels, because the protective rust layer is difficult to be generated under the high salinity condition. In order to evaluate the corrosion durability for the bridge, the precipitation rate of air-borne salt is investigated monthly for a year prior to construction of bridge. However, climate change makes it difficult for engineer to evaluate the corrosion durability for the weathering steel bridges over 100 years. In this study, the authors focused on the relations between the precipitation rate of air-borne salt and the wind-force energy coefficient. We discuss the estimation feasibility of corrosive environment considering climate change by means of these relations developed in this study.