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Ultimate Flexural Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Elements Damaged by Corrosion

Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio, 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Department of Civil Engineering, “Niccolò Cusano” University of Rome, Via Don Carlo Gnocchi, 3, 00166 Rome, Italy
Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology, Oslo Metropolitan University, Pilestredet 35, 0166 Oslo, Norway
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Buildings 2019, 9(7), 160;
Received: 14 June 2019 / Revised: 28 June 2019 / Accepted: 29 June 2019 / Published: 2 July 2019
Worldwide, steel corrosion is one of the greatest deterioration problems for reinforced concrete structures. Comparing some experimental results from literature with a complex FEM model, the present paper points out the principal aspects that characterize the static behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) elements damaged by corrosion. Moreover, the nondimensional abaci defined for some specific case studies finalized to the evaluation of the residual flexural strength of corroded elements highlight the dangerousness of the corrosion degradation if the failure of the element is governed by the steel. View Full-Text
Keywords: corrosion; FEM model; degradation abaci; flexural strength corrosion; FEM model; degradation abaci; flexural strength
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Bossio, A.; Imperatore, S.; Kioumarsi, M. Ultimate Flexural Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Elements Damaged by Corrosion. Buildings 2019, 9, 160.

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