Nonlinear dynamic response of a multi-span integral bridge with corrosion damaged RC piers

Mairead Ni Choine, Mehdi M Kashani, Laura N Lowes, Alan O' Connor, Adam J Crewe, Nicholas A Alexander, Jamie E Padgett

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Abstract

In this paper the impact of corrosion of reinforcing steel in reinforced concrete (RC) columns on the seismic fragility of a multi-span concrete integral bridge is explored. A new constitutive model for corroded reinforcing steel is used. This model simulates the buckling of longitudinal reinforcement under cyclic loading and the impact of corrosion on buckling strength. Cover concrete strength is adjusted to account for corrosion induced damage and core concrete strength and ductility are adjusted to account for corrosion induced damage to transverse reinforcement. This study evaluates the impact of chloride induced corrosion of the reinforced concrete columns on the seismic fragility of the bridge. Fragility curves are developed at a various time intervals over the lifetime of the bridge. The results of this study show that the bridge fragility increases significantly with corrosion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
PublisherCRC Press
Pages304-310
Number of pages7
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-76180-0
ISBN (Print)9781138001206
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 16 Nov 201419 Nov 2014

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period16/11/1419/11/14

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