Musmeci bridge (analysis)

A detailed assessment of the condition of an object.


Element type
A mechano-chemical analysis was carried out to assess corrosion in the reinforcement induced by chlorides. No measurements on chloride content or corrosion were conducted, but parameters describing the corrosion process were instead taken from literature. The mechanical behaviour was analysed in the FE-program ATHENA. The proposed failure mechanism was crushing of concrete due to diagonal cracking in the upper part of the joint.
Case type
Initiation of assessment
Structural deterioration, Pure research interest
Predominant verification type
Design value criteria
Predominant verification scale
Structural component
Structural analysis
Ultimate limit state

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