An experimental and numerical study of the pattern of cracking of concrete due to steel reinforcement corrosion

Sanz Merino, Beatriz and Planas Rosselló, Jaime and Sancho Aznal, José María (2013). An experimental and numerical study of the pattern of cracking of concrete due to steel reinforcement corrosion. "Engineering fracture mechanics", v. 114 ; pp. 26-41. ISSN 0013-7944. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2013.10.013.

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Title: An experimental and numerical study of the pattern of cracking of concrete due to steel reinforcement corrosion
Author/s:
  • Sanz Merino, Beatriz
  • Planas Rosselló, Jaime
  • Sancho Aznal, José María
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Engineering fracture mechanics
Date: December 2013
ISSN: 0013-7944
Volume: 114
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ciencia de los Materiales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this work, cracking of concrete due to steel reinforcement corrosion is experimentally and numerically studied. The tests combined accelerated corrosion—to generate the cracks—with impregnation under vacuum with resin containing fluorescein—to enhance their visibility under ultraviolet light. In parallel, a model—called expansive joint element—was developed to simulate the expansion of the oxide and finite elements with an embedded adaptable cohesive crack were used to describe concrete cracking. The results show that a good agreement exists between the experimental and numerical crack patterns, which constitutes promising progress towards a comprehensive understanding of corrosion-induced cracking in reinforced concrete.

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Item ID: 29084
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29084/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29084
DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2013.10.013
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013794413003317
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Jun 2014 08:45
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2016 23:56
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