Analytical prediction of cover cracking due to corrosion of reinforcement

Hideki Kameya, Yasuhiko Sato, Tamon Ueda, Yoshio Kakuta

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Abstract

In this study splitting crack of cover concrete due to corrosion of reinforcing bar and the critical volume increment of the reinforcing bar which causes full penetration of the splitting crack to the concrete surface are analyzed by a nonlinear finite element method. As a result, relationships between the dimension of the surrounding concrete, which is the concrete cover and the bar spacing, and the characteristics of the splitting crack, which is its direction and the critical volume increment are clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Japan Concrete Institute
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Building and Construction

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