This study presents the results of a refined numerical investigation meant at understanding the time-dependent cyclic behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) bridge columns under chlorides-induced corrosion. The chloride ingress in the cross-section of the bridge column is simulated, taking into account the effects of temperature, humidity, aging, and corrosion-induced cover cracking. Once the partial differential equations governing such multiphysics problem are solved through the finite-element method, the loss of reinforcement steel bars cross-section is calculated based on the estimated corrosion current density. The nonlinear cyclic response of the RC bridge column under corrosion is, thus, determined by discretizing its cross-sections into several unidirectional fibers. In particular, the nonlinear modeling of the corroded longitudinal rebars exploits a novel proposal for the estimation of the ultimate strain in tension and also accounts for buckling under compression. A parametric numerical study is finally conducted for a real case study to unfold the role of corrosion pattern and buckling mode of the longitudinal rebars on the time variation of capacity and ductility of RC bridge columns.

Pelle, A., Briseghella, B., Bergami, A.V., Fiorentino, G., Giaccu, G.F., Lavorato, D., et al. (2021). Time‐dependent cyclic behavior of reinforced concrete bridge columns under chlorides‐induced corrosion and rebars buckling. STRUCTURAL CONCRETE [10.1002/suco.202100257].

Time‐dependent cyclic behavior of reinforced concrete bridge columns under chlorides‐induced corrosion and rebars buckling

Pelle, Angelo;Bergami, Alessandro Vittorio;Fiorentino, Gabriele;Lavorato, Davide;Quaranta, Giuseppe
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Nuti, Camillo
2021

Abstract

This study presents the results of a refined numerical investigation meant at understanding the time-dependent cyclic behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) bridge columns under chlorides-induced corrosion. The chloride ingress in the cross-section of the bridge column is simulated, taking into account the effects of temperature, humidity, aging, and corrosion-induced cover cracking. Once the partial differential equations governing such multiphysics problem are solved through the finite-element method, the loss of reinforcement steel bars cross-section is calculated based on the estimated corrosion current density. The nonlinear cyclic response of the RC bridge column under corrosion is, thus, determined by discretizing its cross-sections into several unidirectional fibers. In particular, the nonlinear modeling of the corroded longitudinal rebars exploits a novel proposal for the estimation of the ultimate strain in tension and also accounts for buckling under compression. A parametric numerical study is finally conducted for a real case study to unfold the role of corrosion pattern and buckling mode of the longitudinal rebars on the time variation of capacity and ductility of RC bridge columns.
Pelle, A., Briseghella, B., Bergami, A.V., Fiorentino, G., Giaccu, G.F., Lavorato, D., et al. (2021). Time‐dependent cyclic behavior of reinforced concrete bridge columns under chlorides‐induced corrosion and rebars buckling. STRUCTURAL CONCRETE [10.1002/suco.202100257].
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