Axial-Bending Interaction Diagrams of Reinforced Concrete Columns Exposed to Chloride Attack
This paper focuses on reinforced concrete columns load carrying capacity degradation over time due to chloride induced steel pitting corrosion. The structural element is exposed to marine environment and the effects of corrosion are described by the time degradation of the axial-bending interaction diagram. Because chlorides ingress and consequent pitting corrosion propagation are both time-dependent mechanisms, the study adopts a time-variant predictive approach to evaluate residual strength of corroded reinforced concrete columns at different lifetimes. Corrosion initiation and propagation process is modelled by taking into account all the parameters, such as external environmental conditions, concrete mix proportion, concrete cover and so on, which influence the time evolution of the corrosion phenomenon and its effects on the residual strength of RC columns.
Giorgio Monti and Enzo Martinelli
G. C. Marano and R. Greco, "Axial-Bending Interaction Diagrams of Reinforced Concrete Columns Exposed to Chloride Attack", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 847, pp. 415-422, 2016