MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 289, 2019Concrete Solutions 2019 – 7th International Conference on Concrete Repair
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||28 August 2019|
Experimental study of the influence of crack width due to corrosion behaviour using different measurement methods and different exposures
Carinthis University of Applied Sciences, 9800 Spittal/Drau, Austria
2 Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, 9800 Spittal/Drau, Austria
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Corrosion of reinforcing steel has a great influence in reducing the lifetime of concrete structures; Carbonation of the concrete pore solution causes surface corrosion on the steel and diffusion of chloride ions through the capillary system of the concrete cover causes pitting corrosion on the steel surface. Corrosion of metals is highly dependent on the environmental conditions. Exposure to chloride ions can be critical to the service life of reinforced concrete structures. The durability of reinforced concrete structures exposed to deicing salt or marine environments can be affected by impact of chloride ions. Detection methods for the rate of corrosion of non-destructive and destructive procedures were analysed. The potential mapping applied on the concrete surface was discussed as a standard method for corrosion detection and will be explained in detail including the application boundaries of the method. It is assumed that the corrosion behaviour of reinforcing steel depends on crack widths. To analyse that, 8 coated and 8 uncoated test samples with different concrete strength classes were used. The concrete objects were exposed to a 3% sodium chloride solution. The corrosion behaviour of reinforcing steel is analysed by using potential mapping with different reference electrodes (Ag/AgCl and Cu/CuSO4). The results show a significant correlation between crack size and protection system on the surface. The maximum crack width with a low indication of corrosion was found to be 0.1 mm.
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