Analytical model for predicting time to concrete cover cracking due to corrosion of reinforcement

Edgar Bohner, H.S. Müller

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    Cracking due to reinforcement corrosion defines an important limit state of durability and structural stability of concrete structures. By means of a comprehensive research work the influence of concrete porosity on the corrosion morphology and the mechanical behaviour of the concrete cover affected by the corrosion process could be investigated. The investigations allowed for the detailed analysis of the stresses, strains and the crack formation within the concrete cover. An analytical prediction model for concrete cover cracking was derived. This model enables the prediction of the time dependent damage process under conditions of practical relevance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)421-424
    JournalNordic Concrete Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    EventXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 13 Aug 201415 Aug 2014


    • corrosion
    • cracking
    • reinforcement
    • constitutive modelling
    • prediction model
    • durability
    • carbonation
    • chlorides


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