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Rupture of 5 mm steel bar due to corrosion
Rupture of 5 mm steel bar due to corrosion
Nathan Teixeira
A 5mm diameter steel shear connector in a concrete sandwich panel ruptured due to excessive corrosion. The expanded polystyrene around the connector was removed to expose the rupture. These connectors transfer shear forces between multiple layers of concrete in a sandwich panel.
Location of photograph:
Structures Lab, Ellis Hall, Queen's University
Affiliation:
Graduate Student, Civil Engineering
Submission Year:
2015-16