PERFORMANCE OF GALVANIZED REINFORCEMENT IN CALCIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION

Galvanized steel is passivated by the saturated calcium hydroxide solution contained in moist concrete. Inherent corrosion currents develop, however, at excessive chloride contents and under conditions of nonuniform exposure. These currents lead to local chloride accumulation with intensive pitting, regardless of existing passivation films. The corrosion resistance of galvanized steel reinforcement has been compared with that of bare steel.

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  • Accession Number: 00177334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM