CORROSION OF HIGH-TENSILE STEEL IN PRESTRESSED CONCRETE: 1--ELECTROCHEMICAL STUDIES

The paper, which is in two parts, examines the behaviour of high-tensile wires stressed in an aqueous alkaline environment containing chloride and in a chloride-bearing high-strength concrete. The investigation was undertaken to ascertain the susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking of high-tensile steel wire in an aggressive environment. The present part describes the electrochemical studies which reveal that the electrochemical behaviour of high-tensile steel wire is not modified by the application of tensile stress; and when compared to ordinary mild steel reinforcement, high-tensile steel wire has greater resistance to pitting attack by chlorides in terms of break-through potentials. No evidence of stress corrosion cracking was noticed /Author/TRRL/

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    Cement Marketing Company of India Limited

    Cement House, 121 Maharshi, Karve Road
    Bombay 400-020,   India 
  • Authors:
    • RENGASWAMY, N S
    • Rajagopalan, K S
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 301-304
  • Serial:
    • Indian Concrete Journal
    • Volume: 51
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Associated Cement Companies Limited
    • ISSN: 0019-4565

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM