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Rupture of 5 mm steel bar due to corrosion

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.
Submission Year: 
Photographer's affiliation: 
Graduate student
Academic areas: 
Smith Engineering
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
Rupture of 5 mm steel bar due to corrosion
Grad student
Smith Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
School of Graduate Studies
Materials Discovery and Molecular Design
Sustainability, Environment and Resources
Location of photograph: 
Structures Lab, Ellis Hall, Queen's University
Photographer's name: 
Nathan Teixeira
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
Graduate Student, Civil Engineering