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|Title: ||Robustness of corroded reinforced concrete structures. A structural performance approach|
|Authors: ||Cavaco, Eduardo S.|
Casas, Joan R.
Neves, Luis Canhoto
Huespe, Alfredo E.
|Issue Date: ||23-Sep-2010|
|Publisher: ||Taylor & Francis|
|Citation: ||Cavaco, E. S., Casas, J. R., Neves, L. A. C., & Huespe, A. E. (2011). Robustness of corroded reinforced concrete structures – a structural performance approach. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 1-17. doi:doi: 10.1080/15732479.2010.515597|
|Abstract: ||The aim of this work is to provide new contributions in order to define more
accurately the structural robustness concept, particularly when applied to corroded reinforced concrete (RC) structures. To fulfill such task, several robustness indicators are analyzed and discussed with special emphasis on structural
performance based measures. A new robustness definition and a framework to assess it are then proposed, based on the structural performance lost after damage occurrence. The competence of the proposed methodology is then tested comparing the robustness of two reinforced concrete foot bridges under
corrosion. The damage considered is the longitudinal reinforcement corrosion
level and load carrying capacity is the structural performance evaluated. In order
to analyze corrosion effects, a finite element based on a two step analysis is
adopted. In the first step a cross section analysis is performed to capture phenomenons
such as expansion of the reinforcement due to the corrosion products accumulation; damage and cracking in the reinforcement surrounding concrete;
steel-concrete bond strength degradation; and effective reinforcement area reduction.
The results obtained are then used to build a 2D structural model, in order to assess the maximum load carrying capacity of the corroded structure.
For each foot bridge, robustness is assessed using the proposed methodology.|
|Description: ||Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 1-17|
|Appears in Collections:||FCT: DEC - Artigos em revista internacional com arbitragem científica|
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