The effects of reinforcement corrosion need to be included in the assessment of existing Reinforced Concrete structures for a reliable evaluation of the structural performances over time and a correct choice of the renovation strategy. The DEMSA protocol proposes straightforward tools available to professional engineers, enabling the calibration of equivalent damage parameters able to describe corrosion effects starting from environmental easy-measurable conditions. Guidance to implement the equivalent damage parameters describing corrosion effects at a sectional level in the structural analyses is provided. Then, a simplified approach to model the corrosion attack distribution along the bar length is proposed. Finally, nonlinear static analyses are carried out on reference RC frames subjected to different corrosion patterns by adopting fiber modeling technique, to show how the equivalent damage parameters allow detecting the impact of corrosion effects on the structural performances, in terms of internal actions distribution, reduction of stiffness, strength, and ductility.

(2022). Toward the definition of equivalent damage parameters for the assessment of corroded RC structures [journal article - articolo]. In STRUCTURAL CONCRETE. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/235194

Toward the definition of equivalent damage parameters for the assessment of corroded RC structures

Casprini, Elena;Passoni, Chiara;Marini, Alessandra;
2022-01-01

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The effects of reinforcement corrosion need to be included in the assessment of existing Reinforced Concrete structures for a reliable evaluation of the structural performances over time and a correct choice of the renovation strategy. The DEMSA protocol proposes straightforward tools available to professional engineers, enabling the calibration of equivalent damage parameters able to describe corrosion effects starting from environmental easy-measurable conditions. Guidance to implement the equivalent damage parameters describing corrosion effects at a sectional level in the structural analyses is provided. Then, a simplified approach to model the corrosion attack distribution along the bar length is proposed. Finally, nonlinear static analyses are carried out on reference RC frames subjected to different corrosion patterns by adopting fiber modeling technique, to show how the equivalent damage parameters allow detecting the impact of corrosion effects on the structural performances, in terms of internal actions distribution, reduction of stiffness, strength, and ductility.
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Casprini, Elena; Passoni, Chiara; Marini, Alessandra; Bartoli, Gianni
(2022). Toward the definition of equivalent damage parameters for the assessment of corroded RC structures [journal article - articolo]. In STRUCTURAL CONCRETE. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/235194
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