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Effect of Reinforcement Corrosion Sediment Distribution Characteristics on Concrete Damage Behavior

Fenghua Yuan1, Qing Zhang1,*, Xiaozhou Xia1

Department of Engineering Mechanics, Hohai University, Nanjing, 210098, China

* Corresponding Author: Qing Zhang. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2019, 58(3), 777-793.


Reinforcement corrosion directly affects the mechanical behavior of reinforced concrete structures. An electric corrosion test was conducted on a reinforced concrete test specimen, and a finite element model of the reinforcement corrosion damage was established. In addition, the damage behavior of reinforced concrete under different corrosion sediment distribution characteristics and different corrosion rates was studied. It was noted that when corrosion sediments are in a “semiellipse+semicircle” distribution, the results of numerical calculation are consistent with those obtained experimentally, reflecting the damage characteristics of reinforced concrete test specimens. Further, the results showed that the distribution characteristics of corrosion sediments greatly influence the damage behavior of reinforced concrete. In particular, when the corrosion sediments demonstrate a “semiellipse” distribution, reinforced concrete members may easily suffer from reinforcement damages. In the case of “semiellipse+semicircle” and “circle” distributions, the cohesive force between the reinforcements and concrete decreases: With the same corrosion rate, the damaged area expands with the increase in the number of reinforcements, which indicates a reduction in the cohesive force and thus, a reduction in the damage in the reinforcement area. This paper analyzes in-depth the effects of reinforcement corrosion expansion on the concrete damage behavior, provides references for practical engineering.


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F. Yuan, Q. Zhang and X. Xia, "Effect of reinforcement corrosion sediment distribution characteristics on concrete damage behavior," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 58, no.3, pp. 777–793, 2019.


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