CORROSION OF REINFORCING STEEL EMBEDDED IN STRUCTURAL CONCRETE

RESULTS OF A LITERATURE REVIEW PROVIDE A BROAD OVERVIEW OF MORE THAN TWENTY PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE PROCESS OF CORROSION OF REINFORCING STEEL IN CONCRETE. IN ADDITION, A FOUR-YEAR EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM UTILIZING A RELATIVELY SEVERE SALT SPRAY EXPOSURE TO PROMOTE CORROSION IN NUMEROUS LOADED BEAMS AND UNLOADED SLAB SPECIMENS IS REPORTED. EXPERIMENTAL PARAMETERS USED IN THE STUDY INCLUDED QUALITY OF CONCRETE (CEMENT TYPE, WATER-CEMENT RATIO, AGGREGATE TYPE, RELATIVE PERMEABILITY), PLACEMENT OF STEEL AND CONCRETE (CONCRETE COVER, BAR SIZE, BAR SPACING, CASTING POSITION), AND EXPOSURE AND LOADING CONDITIONS (CONCRETE CRACKING, LEVEL OF STEEL STRESS, PRESTRESSING, RATES OF CORROSION). /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RES PRT 112-1F
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  USA  78712
  • Authors:
    • Houston, J T
    • ATIMTAY, E
    • Ferguson, P M
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1973 12:00AM