On the interaction between corrosion and fatigue which determines the remaining life of bridges
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionFatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures. 2018, 41 (2), 314-322. 10.1111/ffe.12680
This paper studies the prior effect of corrosion on fatigue on the growth of cracks that arise from natural corrosion in steel bridges. It is shown that these 2 effects need to be simultaneously analysed. If not, then the resulting life is not conservative. This paper presents a simple methodology for performing this coupled analysis.