Corrosion induced cracking of reinforced concrete

Fahy, C., Grassl, P. and Gallipoli, D. (2014) Corrosion induced cracking of reinforced concrete. In: Andrade, C., Gulikers, J. and Polder, R. (eds.) Durability of Reinforced Concrete from Composition to Protection: Selected Papers of the 6th International RILEM PhD Workshop held in Delft, The Netherlands, July 4-5, 2013. Springer International Publishing, pp. 77-86. ISBN 9783319099200 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09921-7_8)

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Abstract

In this work a coupled mechanical and transport lattice model based on Delaunay and Voronoi tessellations is used to model the penetration of corrosion products into the vicinity of the steel in a concrete specimen. The penetration of the corrosion products into the concrete is described by constitutive laws developed for volume transport through porous materials and the cracking resulting from this is modelled by the mechanical lattice using a damage mechanics constitutive law. The effect of penetration of the corrosion products into the pores and cracks on the time to cracking is investigated as part of this work. The numerical results are compared to experimental results reported in the literature.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grassl, Dr Peter and Fahy, Ms Caroline and Gallipoli, Dr Domenico
Authors: Fahy, C., Grassl, P., and Gallipoli, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
ISBN:9783319099200

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