|dc.contributor.advisor||Cairns, Dr John||
|dc.description.abstract||The main cause of deterioration of reinforced concrete is chloride-induced corrosion
of reinforcement. Repairs may require that contaminated concrete around the
reinforcement be broken out and replaced. The pattern of strains will change when
bond is lost and if the beam carries load during the repair process, the pattern of
strains will differ from those in the “as new” condition. This study aims to develop
analytical procedures to represent structural behaviour and to assess the circumstances
in which changes in behaviour are significant.
The testing programme embraced a range of parameters including the length and
position of breakout and the load carried by the structure during casting of the repair.
Various top and bottom reinforcement areas were chosen to investigate the influence
of the exposed steel area and the difference between the elastic and plastic bending
moment diagrams for the “fully bonded” specimen.
In a statically indeterminate structure, breakout of concrete over a portion of a span
causes loss of section stiffness in that region and a consequent transfer of moment to
other parts of the structure. However, test and numerical data show that the flexural
strength of a member with exposed reinforcement was primarily influenced by the
increase in stress at the breakout location. Flexural strength and ductility of the
repaired member are more likely to be reduced if the member carries load during
repair as this increase in stress remains “locked into” the member.||en_US
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|dc.title||Behaviour of continuous reinforced concrete beams during the patch repair process||en_US