This paper presents a method for evaluating the residual axial force of corroded high strength bolts in experiments, and analysis measuring the axial force of corroded high strength bolts. In order to reproduce the axial force reduction due to corrosion, the test specimens were made by cutting the bolt head widthwise or the height-wise with an initial axial force. The curve of axial force lowering is prepared with a reduced thickness in height and width of bolts as a parameter. Therefore, the residual axial force can be estimated by the thickness reduction of bolt. Moreover, we measured the residual axle force of real corroded high strength bolts, taken from a bridge removed from service for a long time, and inspected an axis drop curve. In order to classify corrosion shapes, we measured the three-dimensional surface shape of corroded high strength bolts without contact, and considered the relationship between the surface shape of corroded high strength bolts and the axial force reduction.
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