Macro- And micro-cell corrosion of steel bars in cracked concrete made with various cements

T. U. Mohammed, H. Hamada, H. Yokota

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Abstract

Macro- and micro-cell corrosion of steel bars in pre-cracked prism specimens exposed to marine environment for I5 years are summarized here. The size of the specimens was 100x100x600 mm. W/C were 0.45 and 0.55. The specimens were made with ordinary portland, slag (Types A, Band C), and fly ash (Type B) cements. A round steel bar of diameter 9 mm was embedded at the center in each specimen. Crack widths were varied from 0.1 to 5.0 mm. Chloride concentrations in the concrete, micro- and macro-cell corrosion, passivity grade, anodic polarization curve, deposits in the crack, and pit depths over the steel bars were investigated. Dense microstructure of concrete made with a large amount of slag (SCB, SCC) causes accumulation of more chloride in the vicinity of the unhealed cracks (>0.5 mm). However, it does not lead to a remarkable amount of corrosion at the cracked region compared to the other cements after 15 years of exposure. Narrower cracks mm) as well as the debonded areas in the vicinity of the root of the crack over the steel bars heal irrespective of the cement types. It improves the passivity of the steel bar at the cracked region. Relations between pit depth and crack widths; and macro-cell and micro-cell corrosion are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th CANMET/ACI International Conference on Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Slag, and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete
EditorsV.Mohan Malhotra
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Pages51-72
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780870311468
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 8th CANMET/ACI International Conference on Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Slag, and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: May 23 2004May 29 2004

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
VolumeSP-221
ISSN (Print)0193-2527

Conference

Conference2004 8th CANMET/ACI International Conference on Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Slag, and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period5/23/045/29/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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