An Experimental Study of Flexural Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beam Due To Corrosion

Naga Chaitanya C, Vamsi Krishna B
2014 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
Reinforced concrete beams are normally designed as under reinforced to provide ductile behavior such as the tensile moment of resistance. In coastal environment reinforcement corrosion is an obvious cause of deterioration of concrete structure, which affects the durability and service of reinforced concrete structure. Structural stability is majorly influenced by strength of concrete. Flexural strength is a measure of the tensile strength of concrete, in other words it is a measure of a
more » ... easure of a resistance against failure in bending. The main aim of this study is to analyze the strength, experimentally; of corroded beams using Ordinary Portland cement. Accelerated corrosion technique was adopted to corrode the beam experimentally. The corrosion was measured using Applied Corrosion monitoring instrument. Beam specimens are prepared using M20 grade concrete for OPC. Beam specimens casted are tested as vertical cantilever beam in specially prepared loading setup and load deflection behavior is studied.
doi:10.9790/1684-114298109 fatcat:r3roe6zxanfz3chj3nytcvkmoy