Engineering failure analysis of corroded R.C. beams in flexure and shear

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In the present paper, a simple model to reproduce the load-deflection response of corroded beams failing in flexure and shear is presented and discussed. Effects of diffused and pitting corrosion on steel bars, compressive concrete strength degradation and concrete bond strength degradation due to rust formation are included in the model. Engineering approach based on limit state theory was here adopted to predict the peak and the residual flexural and shear strength of corroded beams with corresponding deflections and ductility estimation. Calculation of deflection at cracking taking into account of rust formation and deflection at yielding and the ultimate state taking into account also of slippage of steel bars due to rust formation were made. The model was also widely verified against tests available in the literature referred to crack opening, pit depth, attach corrosion penetration, load-deflection curves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-114
Number of pages15
JournalEngineering Failure Analysis
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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