This paper reports the results of an experimental program to investigate the changes in the bond characteristics of deformed mild steel reinforcing due to chloride-induced corrosion. The principal parameters investigated are the cover depth, bar diameter, degree of corrosion, and the surface crack width. The results show a strong relationship between the average surface crack width and the average bond strength; the degree of corrosion does not demonstrate such a clear relationship. The bars with a 1 C/f (cover/diameter) show an initial increase in bond strength at the first visible crack; no similar initial increase is observed for the bars with 3 C/f The bottom-cast bars display a higher bond strength with no corrosion, but a similar bond strength is observed for both top- and bottom-cast bars once cracking is observed. Copyright © 2011, American Concrete Institute. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||ACI Materials Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|
- Deformed reinforcing bar
- Surface crack width