Steel Corrosion-induced Concrete Cracking by Yuxi Zhao

Steel Corrosion-induced Concrete Cracking

byYuxi Zhao, Weiliang JinEditorYuxi Zhao

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Steel Corrosion Induced Concrete Crackingpresents the latest advances in the origin, mechanism and development of corrosion-induced cracking in concrete. It investigates topics including expansion coefficient and elastic modulus of steel corrosion, rust layer and rust distribution, spatial distribution of corrosion products, the shape of corrosion-induced cracks and so on.

This book concludes by proposing an improved corrosion-induced cracking model, which considers the phenomena of the simultaneous occurrence of corrosion layer accumulation and corrosion filling in concrete.

This book will be a valuable reference book for researchers and graduate students in the field of concrete durability and concrete structure, and industry engineers who are concerned with the deterioration mechanisms and the life cycle of reinforced concrete structures.



  • Proposes a new corrosion-induced concrete cracking model, which takes into account the phenomenon of the simultaneous occurrence of corrosion layer accumulation and corrosion filling paste.
  • Investigates the parameters and values of expansion coefficients and elastic modulus of steel corrosion, which enables a more rational prediction of concrete surface cracking
  • Introduces the use of the Gaussian function to describe the non-uniform spatial distribution of corrosion products.

About The Author

Academic visitor to Imperial College London from 2006 till 2008.Her research interest is on durability of concrete structure and corrosion-induced concrete cracking. Prof. Zhao is a member of China Concrete Society and Asia Concrete Federal. She has been awarded 15 research grants by the Chinese government, and has published more than ...

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Title:Steel Corrosion-induced Concrete CrackingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 10, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128091975

ISBN - 13:9780128091975

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Steel corrosion in concrete
Chapter 3. Expansion coefficients and modulus of steel corrosion
Chapter 4. Damage analysis and cracking model of reinforced concrete structures with rebar corrosion
Chapter 5. Critical thickness of rust layer at concrete surface cracking
Chapter 6. Rust distribution in corrosion-induced cracking concrete
Chapter 7. Non-uniform distribution of rust layer around steel bar in concrete
Chapter 8. Crack shape in corrosion-induced cracking concrete cover
Chapter 9. Development of the corrosion-filled paste at the steel/concrete interface
Chapter 10. Corrosion-induced concrete cracking model considering corrosion-filled paste