Convective Depth of the Chloride Ion in Concrete Surfaces

Based on the hypothesis of chloride ion concentration in concrete surfaces changing linearly, a convective depth model was established in this study. The rationality of the model was verified by experiment. In addition, a novel method for calculating the equivalent chloride ion content in the natural environment is proposed. The results showed that the diffusion of the chloride ion in concrete can be described by Fick's second law, and there was an exact convective depth value in a concrete surface. In general, the value of the convective depth is relative to the wetting-drying ratio of the environment and the permeability coefficient of the concrete. Compared with the water influence depth in concrete, the convective depth was shallow. Moreover, the equivalent chloride ion content in the environment was determined by the characteristics of the environment.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 223-230
  • Monograph Title: Challenges and Advances in Sustainable Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01527069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413364
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 15 2014 3:02PM