Residual structural performance of a 26-year-old corroded reinforced concrete beam

Author(s): W.J. Zhu, R. François
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 223 - 224
Total Pages: 2
Language: English

This paper presents experimental results of a highly corroded beam subjected to chloride environment to assess the performance of long-term-corrosion-damaged beam. A reinforced concrete beam corroded by 26 years of exposure to a chloride environment was tested until failure, as was a control beam of the same age. Cracking maps and corrosion maps were drawn for the corroded beam. Force displacement curves for both beams and load-displacement curves for the steel bars were also plotted. From the results it appears that corrosion has a significant impact on the load carrying capacity, stiffness and deflection of beams. The residual properties of the beam are also compared with two corroded beams previously tested at other terms: 14 years and 23 years.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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