Simulation of the force-displacement behavior of reinforced concrete beams under different degrees and locations of corrosion

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1 The Centre of Excellence for Fundamental Studies in Structural Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, P.O. Box:16765-163, Iran

2 School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, P.O. Box 16765-163, Iran

3 Department of Civil Engineering, Parand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Parand, Iran

4 Department of Civil Engineering, East Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Regarding the failures due to corrosion in later years, concern about corrosion damage has been intensified and some tests have been carried out in order to study the effect of corrosion on capability of bending and shear capacity of reinforced concrete beams. For as much as these studies is experimental commonly and using from its results subject to spend time and financial costs, this study is set to analyze behavior of corrosion found reinforced beams, using ABAQUS computer software. For this purpose, the sound reinforced concrete beams is modeled, first and simulating accuracy is confirmed by existing experiment results. Then corrosion found beams with different degrees are modeled by ABAQUS software and their results were compared with experimental results and finally, P-∆ charts are produced and provided for software models. In the way of simulations, effects of corrosion site, amount and intensity of corrosion, concrete compressive strength and bar yielding stress on behavior of reinforced concrete beams under corrosion is examined. In this investigation, the effect of different locations and different corrosion degrees is considered regarding changes which take place in cross section of steel, mechanical characteristics concrete and steel and integrity between steel and concrete.


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