THE PROTECTION OF STEEL REINFORCING BY THE PASSIVATING EFFECT OF LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE. IN: DURABILITY OF CONCRETE. SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. AUGUST 4-9, 1991, MONTREAL, CANADA. VOLUME II

This report presents the results of an investigation into the corrosion of steel in lightweight concretes made with different types of lightweight aggregates. After many years of investigation of reinforced concrete made with lightweight aggregates, it was revealed that they can have satisfactory resistance to salt attack. Previously it was believed that the greater permeability of some lightweight aggregates would not permit their use in reinforced lightweight concrete structures on an equal basis with normal weight concrete. The investigation performed on the corrosion of steel in concretes of different compositions, employing accelerated test methods, as well as industrial experience indicates that it is possible to use lightweight concrete for load bearing and enclosure structures in urban and civil engineering applications.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1135-46
  • Serial:
    • Volume: II

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  • Accession Number: 00616178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP 126-60
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM