Integrated modelling of corrosion-induced deterioration in rein-forced concrete structures

Alexander Michel, M.R. Geiker, Henrik Stang, M. Lepech

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An integrated finite element based modelling approach is presented, which allows for fully coupled simulation of reinforcement corrosion and corrosion-induced concrete damage. While a finite element method (FEM) based corrosion model was used to describe electrochemical processes at the reinforcement surface, a FEM based me-chanical model was used to simulate corrosion-induced concrete damage. Both FEM models were fully coupled, i.e. information, such as corrosion current density, dam-age state of concrete cover, etc., were constantly exchanged between the models.
To demonstrate the potential use of the modelling approach, a numerical example is presented which illustrates full coupling of formation of corrosion cells, propagation of corrosion, and subsequent development of corrosion-induced concrete damage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeedings of EUROCORR 2013
Number of pages5
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventEuropean Corrosion Congress: Corrosion Control for a Blue Sky - Estoril Congress Center, Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 1 Sep 20135 Sep 2013


ConferenceEuropean Corrosion Congress
LocationEstoril Congress Center
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