Study on durability and corrosion protection performance of concrete cover method for port steel pipe structures

Yoshikazu Akira, Kazuhiro Masuda, Toru Yamaji, Hidenori Hamada

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Researching on corrosion protection technologies for steel pipe piles have been under operation by the exposure test using real pier in HASAKI since 1984. This paper is reporting the durability and corrosion protection performance of concrete cover method obtained from the exposure test. Deterioration of concrete cover was differed by materials and environments. Concrete cover in splash zone and marine atmospheric zone after 25 years was spalled off and fracture of reinforcing bar due to corrosion was occurred. On the other hand, concrete cover in tidal zone was sound. Despite the chloride ion concentration at steel surface in concrete was about 20 kg/m3, steel had not been corroded. It is considered that diffusion of oxygen into the concrete was limited to the level that could not generate the steel corrosion.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere148
JournalSustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, SCMT 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Aug 18 2013Aug 21 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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