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International Journal of Corrosion
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3075184, 22 pages
Review Article

Seismic Behavior of Corroded RC Bridges: Review and Research Gaps

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Received 20 November 2015; Accepted 7 April 2016

Academic Editor: Flavio Deflorian

Copyright © 2016 Kaveh Andisheh 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.


Chloride-induced corrosion and its effect on structural and seismic performance of reinforced concrete (RC) structures have been the topic of several research projects in past decades. This literature review summarizes the state of the art by presenting a brief description of chloride-induced corrosion, its main characteristics and influencing factors, a summary of experimental published data, and existing corrosion-induced deterioration models together with numerical and experimental methods used to evaluate corroded RC bridge pier. This literature review highlights the need for reliable deterioration models for RC structures and appropriate analysis methods are needed for design of new structures or assessment of existing civil engineering structures especially in seismic areas.