Stochastic modelling of chloride-induced pitting corrosion of reinforcement bars in concrete.

L. Llano, Marios Chryssanthopoulos, M. Imran Rafiq, A. Zanker

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Chloride induced corrosion, caused primarily by salt spray in marine environments, airborne salts and de-icing salts, is one of the most common deterioration processes in reinforced concrete structures. At present, most of the models found in literature describe uniform corrosion and those that do address loca-lized corrosion focus on a simplified definition of the reduced cross-sectional area of corroded rebars without due attention to physical characteristics and spatial variability. This may be attributed to the limitations of cur-rent manual methods used in evaluating the corrosion characteristics on the surface of reinforcement. In this paper, an automated procedure for the acquisition of corrosion depth data on rebars based on 3D laser scan-ning is investigated. Moreover, the first results of an analysis process based on image analysis using wavelet theory are presented. These results show a promising way of improving the classification of corrosion depths. This can be useful for the relation between spatial distribution of corrosion and mechanical properties of the corroded element.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures
EditorsG. Deodatis, B. Ellingwood, D.M. Frangopol
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781138000865
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event11th international conference on structural safety and reliability - New York, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201320 Jun 2013


Conference11th international conference on structural safety and reliability
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


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