STRENGTH REDUCTION OF BRIDGE DECKS WITH LOSS OF REINFORCEMENT CROSS-SECTIONAL AREA
Bridge deck deterioration due to chloride-induced pitting corrosion of steel reinforcement is a common occurrence. Because rust decreases the cross-sectional area of reinforcing bars, corrosion of bridge deck reinforcement directly reduces the structural capacity of the bridge deck. A typical NDT method for assessing the possibility of corrosion at the top reinforcement level is ground-penetrating radar (GPR). The goal of the study is to investigate the effect of reducing the cross-sectional area of the reinforcing bar on deck strength due to corrosion. Flexural and shear failure were considered in the analysis. In conclusion, typical corrosion of reinforcement was not found to cause a bridge deck to collapse after testing the flexure with the yield line method, the one-way and two-way shears with AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (2020), and the one-way shear with ACI 318 (2019).
- Master of Science in Civil Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- West Lafayette