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This paper aims to the experimental study of reinforced concrete beams subjected to mechanical stresses and
simultaneously affected by a corrosion process of their reinforcements. The corrosion process is galvanostatically accelerated
applying a certain current density to a limited area of the reinforcements, which are under constant wetting with a solution
of Sodium Chloride. The influence of the different degrees of tension in the process of reinforcement corrosion is
analyzed through electrochemical monitoring, the cracking advancement in the concrete cover, and the loss of base material
in the bars.