Under certain conditions, chlorides from the environment can penetrate into concrete. Examples are concrete bridge decks subjected to deicer salts and concrete structures located in or near sea water. Such penetration is an important factor in corrosion of steel and other embedded metals. Although field structures so exposed have been and are being investigated, laboratory studies were needed for a better understanding of the various factors involved. Measurements of penetration of calcium chloride into various concretes and cement pastes were made and are reported. Reductions in tensile strengths of prestressing wires due to corrosion resulting from such penetration are also reported. /Author/

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    National Association of Corrosion Control

    P.O. Box 1499
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Authors:
    • Ost, B
    • Monfore, G E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00262457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM