Experimental and analytical study of corroded shear-critical reinforced concrete beams

Abstract : This paper presents the experimental results of two highly corroded shear-critical deep beams subjected to a chloride environment to assess the shear behavior of long-term-corrosion damaged beams. A 26-year-old reinforced concrete beam corroded by exposure to a chloride environment was cut into two small short-shear-span beams, or deep beams, which were tested under three point bending until failure, along with a control beam of the same age, same length and same cross-section (115 x 28 x 15 cm). Cracking and corrosion maps were drawn for the corroded beams in order to assess the corrosion. Force displacement curves were drawn for the corroded and control beams. After testing the beams until failure, the main steel bars and the stirrups were extracted from the beams and loss of mass was measured and plotted for both longitudinal and transverse reinforcement. It was noted that the loss of mass of transverse and longitudinal reinforcements had not had an important influence on the failure mode and it had not affected the load-bearing capacity of the beam. It was found that the stirrups came into action after the failure of the compression strut and thus decreased the ductility of the corroded beams. Analytical investigations were made to compare the experimental shear capacity with the theoretical value. Strut and tie model predictions were more accurate than the conventional sectional methods provided for in ACI 318-08 and Eurocode 2.
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Inamullah Khan, Raoul Francois, Arnaud Castel. Experimental and analytical study of corroded shear-critical reinforced concrete beams. Materials and Structures, Springer Verlag, 2014, 47 (9), pp.1467--1481. ⟨10.1617/s11527-013-0129-y⟩. ⟨hal-01850782⟩

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