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Corrosion propagation of prestressing steel strands in concrete subject to chloride attack

Corrosion propagation of prestressing steel strands in concrete subject to chloride attack

Li, Fumin, Yuan, Yingshu and Li, Chun-Qing (2011) Corrosion propagation of prestressing steel strands in concrete subject to chloride attack. Construction and Building Materials, 25 (10). pp. 3878-3885. ISSN 0950-0618 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.04.011)

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Abstract

A review of research literature suggests that steel corrosion in concrete can accelerate if the corroding steel is under high levels of stress but this important phenomenon has not been investigated thoroughly. Both laboratory tests and field surveys indicate that the effects of corrosion on structural behaviour in reinforced and prestressed concrete structures are different, with the latter having less concrete cracking but more serious structural collapses. The intention of this paper is to investigate the corrosion propagation of prestressing steel strands in chloride-laden environment. A long term experimental program is presented in which the corrosion of twelve prestressing steel strands embedded in concrete was examined. The effects of the level of stresses in the steel and type of steels on corrosion rate are studied. It is found that the corrosion rate of prestressing steel strands in concrete increases with the increase of the level of stresses applied and that the pitting corrosion is the main form of prestressing steel corrosion in chloride-laden environment. The paper concludes that the corrosion of prestressing steel in concrete structures poses higher risk to the structure than that of reinforcing steel in terms of structural collapse

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: prestressing steel, stress level, chloride attack, concrete, corrosion rate
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7392

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