EXPERIMENTAL STUDY AT TRRL INTO THE CORROSION OF METAL REINFORCING ELEMENTS

The potential corrosion hazard of the buried metal reinforcements in reinforced earth structures is the subject of extensive research effort in progress at TRRL and UMIST. A preliminary review of the corrosion of metal buried in soil highlighted the lack of factual data on this topic and has led to the present experimental study. A range of potential types of metal reinforcement were installed in two widely differing soils - classified as aggressive and non-aggressive - to allow rates of corrosion of the different metal samples to be monitored in these extreme conditions. (TRRL)

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    • Reinforced Earth and Other Composite Soil Techniques, Proceedings of a symposium.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Cross, J E
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00322199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR 457
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM