The paper reflects on the progress which has been made in the past twenty years in knowledge of steel corrosion in concrete and the disparity between the current level of understanding, and the state- of-the-practice. Two examples are taken from common practice: the measurement of the chloride ion content of concrete and the measurement of half cell potentials, to illustrate implications of a lack of understanding of basic principles. The paper concludes whith an identification of the research needed to provide a more complete understanding of the mechanism and the factors influencing the corrosion of steel embedded in concrete. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation

    Research and Development Branch, 1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3M 1J8
  • Authors:
    • Manning, D G
  • Publication Date: 1991-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00674686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM