In the current study, a research was conducted in three different steel categories of
high and medium ductility such as B400c, B450c and B500b under seismic loads which were
simulated with low cycle fatigue tests. Based on the results of mechanical tests, SEM and EDX
on the above steel specimens before and after accelerated corrosion it is important to mention
the negative role of sulfides, as it is mainly MnS inclusions, with existence of chloride ions and
buckling phenomena in Structural Integrity of rebars.
Keywords: steels; seismic loads; structural integrity.
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