STP871: Corrosion of Steel in Brick Masonry

    Grimm, CT
    Consulting architectural engineer and member of the architectural engineering faculty, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

    Pages: 21    Published: Jan 1985


    Abstract

    Under present design standards steel ties, anchors, fasteners, joint reinforcement, reinforcing bars, and structural steel lintels and shelf angles in exterior masonry walls corrode at a rate which gives them a life expectancy of 5 to 70 years. Implementation of recommendations for improved design standards could double their life expectancy. Seventy references are cited.

    Keywords:

    anchor (masonry), beam, brick, building, column, corrosion, galvanizing, intel, masonry, reinforcing (bar), shelf angle, steel, tie (masonry), wall


    Paper ID: STP34547S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C15.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34547S


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