LONG TERM BEHAVIOUR OF MATERIALS IN A PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE. CORROSION OF REINFORCEMENT IN CONCRETE. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON "CORROSION OF REINFORCEMENT IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION", BELFRY HOTEL, WISHAW, WARWICKSHIRE, MAY 21-24, 1990

In steel reinforced or prestressed concrete structures corrosion attack is generally impossible due to the high alkalinity of concrete environments (pH 12.5). The reason for this protection of the steel is a passive layer on the steel surface which provides adequate corrosion resistance. Under certain environmental conditions the passivity can be destroyed and corrosion attack occurs. In some cases the interaction of constructional faults and environmental conditions leads to failures and costly repair of buildings and structures. This report gives information about the long term behaviour of materials in a prestressed concrete bridge, the Schmargendorf Krenzungsbanwerk on the Berlin Autobahn Ring. The results were taken from materials probes during demolition of the structure. The main aim of the work was a description of the corrosion behaviour of the prestressing and reinforcing steel of the structure under various environmental conditions.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 831449.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Isecke, B
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-487-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM