Reliability Analysis of RC T-Beam Bridge Girder Subjected to Chloride-Induced Corrosion

  • A. RanjithEmail author
  • K. Balaji Rao
  • Thripthi
  • A. Tanvi Rai
  • K. Manjunath
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 46)


One of the main causes of reinforced concrete degradation is chloride-induced corrosion. Chloride-induced corrosion depends on many factors like properties of the material, loading on the structure and environmental condition. There is much research on the deterioration of concrete structures over the years; but there is relatively little research on changing climate affecting the deterioration, which is the topic of this paper. The present study is purely analytical wherein conceptual T-Beam bridge girder has been taken for the prediction of time to corrosion initiation and corrosion propagation, incorporating effect of climatic condition. For comparison, eight study locations are selected. Corrosion initiation time is predicted for each location considering the climatic data of the corresponding location. With the variation in the temperature and relative humidity data at different study location, large variation in corrosion initiation time is found.


Chloride-induced corrosion Temperature Relative humidity Diffusion coefficient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ranjith
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Balaji Rao
    • 2
  • Thripthi
    • 1
  • A. Tanvi Rai
    • 1
  • K. Manjunath
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringN.M.A.M Institute of Technology, (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi)Nitte, Udupi DistrictIndia
  2. 2.Risk and Reliability GroupCSIR-Structural Engineering Research CentreChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringMalnad College of Engineering, (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi)HassanIndia

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