Comparative Investigation of Detection Techniques for Chloride-induced Corrosion of Loaded Reinforced Concrete Slabs

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Title: Comparative Investigation of Detection Techniques for Chloride-induced Corrosion of Loaded Reinforced Concrete Slabs
Authors: Chabi, Parham
Date: 2012
Abstract: This study involved a comparative investigation of chloride-induced corrosion detection techniques on loaded reinforced concrete slabs which were exposed to deicing salts and wetting-drying cycles to simulate typical aggressive environments in cold climates. The studied techniques involved linear polarization technique, galvanostatic pulse technique, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, half-cell potential and concrete electrical resistivity mapping. The results showed that concrete quality and moisture content have a direct effect on corrosion activity, and these properties are represented well with concrete electrical resistivity. The galvanostatic pulse technique was shown to correlate well with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, which was used as a benchmark for corrosion rate measurements in this study; however, the galvanostatic pulse technique was not capable of detecting corrosion activity in saturated concrete accurately. The results of this research do not support the criteria provided by the ASTM C876-09 standard for using half-cell potentials to estimate the probability of reinforcing steel corrosion in reinforced concrete structures.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23170
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5928
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