This paper studies the prior effect of corrosion on fatigue on the growth of cracks that arise from natural corrosion in steel bridges. It is shown that these 2 effects need to be simultaneously analysed. If not, then the resulting life is not conservative. This paper presents a simple methodology for performing this coupled analysis.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2018|
- Fatigue crack growth
- Remaining life
- Steel bridges