On the interaction between corrosion and fatigue which determines the remaining life of bridges

D. Peng, R. Jones, R. R.K. Singh, F. Berto, A.J. McMillan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-322
Number of pages9
JournalFatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Keywords

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

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