Lifetime seismic reliability analysis of corroded reinforced concrete bridge piers

Dan M. Frangopol, Mitsuyoshi Akiyama

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Abstract

For structures located in aggressive environments and earthquake regions, it is important to consider the effect of material corrosion on seismic performance. This chapter presents a seismic analysis methodology for corroded reinforced concrete (RC) bridges. It is shown that the analytical results are in good agreement with the experimental results regardless of the amount of steel corrosion. The proposed method is applied to lifetime seismic reliability analysis of corroded RC bridge piers, and the relationship between steel corrosion and seismic reliability is presented. After the occurrence of crack corrosion, seismic reliability of the pier is significantly reduced. If corrosion cracks in the bridge pier are detected by visual inspection, additional detailed inspections need to be performed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Methods in Applied Sciences
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Pages527-537
Number of pages11
Volume21
ISBN (Print)9789400700529
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2009 - Island of Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 2009 Jun 222009 Jun 24

Publication series

NameComputational Methods in Applied Sciences
Volume21
ISSN (Print)18713033

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2009
CountryGreece
CityIsland of Rhodes
Period09/6/2209/6/24

Keywords

  • Failure probability
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Reinforced concrete bridge piers
  • Salt attack
  • Seismic reliability analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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