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Title: Evaluation of Bond Properties of Reinforced Concrete with Corroded Reinforcement by Uniaxial Tension Testing

Author(s): Hyung-Rae Kim, Won-Chang Choi, Sang-Chun Yoon, and Takafumi Noguchi

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 10

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): S43–S52

Keywords: bond element, corrosion, corrosion weight loss, finite element analysis, shear stiffness.

DOI: 10.1007/s40069-016-0152-9

Date: 9/30/2016

The degradation of the load-bearing capacity of reinforced concrete beams due to corrosion has a profoundly negative impact on the structural safety and integrity of a structure. The literature is limited with regard to models of bond characteristics that relate to the reinforcement corrosion percentage. In this study, uniaxial tensile tests were conducted on specimens with irregular corrosion of their reinforced concrete. The development of cracks in the corroded area was found to be dependent on the level of corrosion, and transverse cracks developed due to tensile loading. Based on this crack development, the average stress versus deformation in the rebar and concrete could be determined experimentally and numerically. The results, determined via finite element analysis, were calibrated using the experimental results. In addition, bond elements for reinforced concrete with corrosion are proposed in this paper along with a relationship between the shear stiffness and corrosion level of rebar.