Effect of crack width and bar types on corrosion of steel in concrete

Citation
Tu. Mohammed et al., Effect of crack width and bar types on corrosion of steel in concrete, J MAT CIV E, 13(3), 2001, pp. 194-201
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Civil Engineering
Journal title
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
ISSN journal
0899-1561 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
194 - 201
Database
ISI
SICI code
0899-1561(200105/06)13:3<194:EOCWAB>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
A study on the influence of crack widths and type of bars (plain and deform ed) on corrosion of steel bars in cracked concrete is presented here. Micro cell and macrocell corrosions of plain and deformed steel bars were investi gated on 10 X 10 X 40 cm single crack specimens with crack widths of 0.1, 0 .3, and 0.7 mm. Water-to-cement ratios were 0.3, 0.5, and 0.7. Electrochemi cal investigations were also conducted on 15 X 15 x 125 cm multicrack speci mens with plain and deformed bars. For these specimens, water-to-cement rat ios were 0.5 and 0.7 and crack widths were varied from 0.1 to 0.4 mm. After electrochemical investigations, chloride ions in concrete, corroded areas, weight losses, and pit diameters of the steel bars were investigated. The entire study was carried out in an artificially created chloride ion-induce d corrosion environment. The study concludes that the relationship between crack widths and corrosion rate is observed at the very early age of exposu re. Water-to-cement ratio and corrosion rate relationship is clearer than c rack widths and corrosion rate relationship. Deformed bars are more prone t o corrosion than plain bars.