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Surface characteristics and mechanical properties of high-strength steel wires in corrosive conditions
Author(s): Yang Xu; Shunlong Li; Hui Li; Weiming Yan
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Paper Abstract

Cables are always a critical and vulnerable type of structural components in a long-span cable-stayed bridge in normal operation conditions. This paper presents the surface characteristics and mechanical performance of high-strength steel wires in simulated corrosive conditions. Four stress level (0MPa, 300MPa, 400MPa and 500MPa) steel wires were placed under nine different corrosive exposure periods based on the Salt Spray Test Standards ISO 9227:1990. The geometric feathers of the corroded steel wire surface were illustrated by using fractal dimension analysis. The mechanical performance index including yielding strength, ultimate strength and elastic modulus at different periods and stress levels were tested. The uniform and pitting corrosion depth prediction model, strength degradation prediction model as well as the relationship between strength degradation probability distribution and corrosion crack depth would be established in this study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8692, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013, 869209 (19 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2009530
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Yang Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Shunlong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Hui Li, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Weiming Yan, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8692:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013
Jerome Peter Lynch; Chung-Bang Yun; Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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