The Use of Stainless Steel Reinforcement in Bridges

This BSSA Special Report summarizes the report prepared by Arup Research and Development prepared to take account of developments in the use of stainless steel in concrete reinforcement since the publication of BS 6744:2001 and the Highways Agency note BA 84/02. The issue of corrosion of reinforcement is discussed and followed by a summary of the use of stainless steel in concrete reinforcement. Guidance on selection criteria of the BS 6744 grades is shown and followed by notes from the BA 84/02 on cover, design crack width and the need for silane treatments. Finally design examples are shown and the cost calculation model discussed.

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