Repair and strengthening of concrete structures with corroded reinforcement
Research Project , 2019 – 2022

The aim of this project is to develop effective repair and strengthening methods to restore or improve the serviceability and structural safety of corroded RC structures. 

Objectives:
•To thoroughly review existing literature, especially guidelines for strengthening and repair, bearing the effects of corrosion damage in mind.
•To design and carry out experiments on repaired and strengthened beams with corroded reinforcement. Especially, it will be investigated how different techniques can be used to confine the structure, thereby preventing separation of the concrete cover due to corrosion-induced cracks.
•To give guidance on how existing guidelines for strengthening and repair need to be adjusted to be valid for corrosion-damaged structures.

Participants

Karin Lundgren (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Mohammad al-Emrani

vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Reza Haghani Dogaheh

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Jincheng Yang

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Collaborations

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå, Sweden

Skanska

Solna, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Transport Administration

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2022

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2020-02-20