Fatigue Life of RC Bridge Decks Affected by Non-Uniformly Dispersed Stagnant Water
AbstractStagnant water on reinforced concrete (RC) decks reduces their life significantly compared to the case of dry states. Fully submerged states have been investigated as the most severe case, which is however rarely experienced in reality. Currently, it is possible to simulate concrete–water interactions for lifetime prediction of RC decks. In this study, fatigue lifetime is systematically computed for various locations of stagnant water at the upper layer of RC decks. It is found that the patterns of wet and dry areas have a great influence on the remaining fatigue life even though the same magnitude of cracking develops. Then, a hazard map for the wetting locations with regard to the remaining fatigue life is presented based on the systematically arranged simulation. Finally, a nonlinear correlation is introduced for fatigue life prediction based upon site inspected wetting locations, which can be detected by non-destructive testing technology. View Full-Text
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Fathalla, E.; Tanaka, Y.; Maekawa, K. Fatigue Life of RC Bridge Decks Affected by Non-Uniformly Dispersed Stagnant Water. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 607.
Fathalla E, Tanaka Y, Maekawa K. Fatigue Life of RC Bridge Decks Affected by Non-Uniformly Dispersed Stagnant Water. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(3):607.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fathalla, Eissa; Tanaka, Yasushi; Maekawa, Koichi. 2019. "Fatigue Life of RC Bridge Decks Affected by Non-Uniformly Dispersed Stagnant Water." Appl. Sci. 9, no. 3: 607.
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