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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 3959870, 9 pages
Research Article

A Parameter Ascertainment Method for the Skeleton Curve of Corroded Reinforcement Concrete Members with Flexure and Compression

Department of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai 264209, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Y. Z. Zhang; nc.ude.tih@zyhz

Received 16 November 2017; Accepted 9 January 2018; Published 14 March 2018

Academic Editor: Carlo Santulli

Copyright © 2018 G. F. Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presents an effective method of parameter ascertainment for the skeleton curve of corroded compression-bending members to establish its restoring force model. An assumption which considers the skeleton curve of damaged and undamaged members has similar shape is introduced into the fitting process of parameters. Meanwhile, two-dimensional plane section assumption is used to simplify the mathematical model and reduce the computational cost. Several sets of experimental data were compared with the prediction by the method developed in this paper, for its verification. The case studies show that the experimental trends can be captured very well.