Assessment of the load-carrying capacity of existing structures with corroded smooth reinforcement bars
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Reinforced concrete bridges are common in Sweden and often damaged by reinforcement corrosion that reduces the safety of the structure. This issue has been addressed in several research projects with, however, a strong focus on ribbed bars, while further knowledge about smooth bars is still needed. Edge beams from a bridge in GullspÄng with naturally corroded smooth bars will be studied so as to provide benchmark data for the assessment of the load-carrying capacity of existing structures with corroded smooth bars. Structural tests are carried out on several beams, with varying amounts of corrosion damage, measuring anchorage properties such as applied load and end-slip.

Modelling

Corrosion

Anchorage

Bond

Cracking

Testing.

Smooth Reinforcement

Author

Samanta Robuschi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Ignasi Fernandez

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Kamyab Zandi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Karin Lundgren

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Proceedings of XXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium

Vol. B 3 255-258

Assessment of the load-carrying capacity of existing structures with corroded smooth reinforcement bars

Swedish Transport Administration, 2017-01-01 -- 2020-12-31.

Formas, 2017-01-01 -- 2020-12-31.

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Civil Engineering

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