Effect of corrosion and fatigue on the remaining life of structures and its implication to additive manufacturing

D. Peng, R. Jones, F. Berto, S. M.J. Razavi

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This paper investigates the combined effect of corrosion and fatigue on the growth of cracks that arise from natural corrosion in steel bridges. It is shown that if these two effects need to be simultaneously analyzed. If not, then the resulting life is not conservative. Consequently, to enable a better understanding of the remaining life of steel bridges this paper presents a simple methodology for performing this coupled analysis. The implication of this study to additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-44
Number of pages12
JournalFrattura ed Integrita Strutturale
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • Corrosion
  • Fatigue crack growth
  • Remaining life
  • Steel bridges

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