A ten-year exposure study has examined the performance of reinforcing steels with higher than normal corrosion resistance embedded in concrete. The steels included in the programme were a weathering steel, galvanized steel, types 405 and 430 ferritic and types 302, 315 and 316 austenitic stainless steels. The performance was compared with that of grit-blast cleaned and pre-rusted high-yield steel. The concretes examined (1:6 and 1:8 cement : aggregate mixes) contained a range of added chloride to enhance corrosion activity. The results have illustrated the excellent resistance of the austenitic stainless steels in comparison with all the other steels when embedded in concrete containing the highest concentrations of chloride. They have also indicated the corrosive nature of the chloride ion and underline the need to control chloride concentrations to the limits now set in BS 8110. (a)


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  • Pagination: p. 305-31
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 86

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  • Accession Number: 00492954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM