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Obstruction of chloride diffusion in concrete by embedded reinforcing bars

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2005
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A study was performed of the effect of reinforcing bars on chloride diffusion into concrete. These bars act as obstacles to chloride movement, and this obstruction allows the chloride concentration to build-up faster along the top of the reinforcing bar than elsewhere. As a consequence, the critical chloride threshold to initiate corrosion of the steel is reached sooner than otherwise expected. This research was performed using two different methods. First, chloride analyses were performed on chloride exposed concrete blocks by taking cores in the concrete and drillings along the trace of the top bars. Second, concrete blocks models were analyzed by finite element analysis and the effect of the obstruction by the bar quantified. The role of the reinforcing bar in the chloride diffusional flow is discussed considering these two methods.
Title: Obstruction of chloride diffusion in concrete by embedded reinforcing bars.
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Name(s): Cros, Pascal.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 56 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A study was performed of the effect of reinforcing bars on chloride diffusion into concrete. These bars act as obstacles to chloride movement, and this obstruction allows the chloride concentration to build-up faster along the top of the reinforcing bar than elsewhere. As a consequence, the critical chloride threshold to initiate corrosion of the steel is reached sooner than otherwise expected. This research was performed using two different methods. First, chloride analyses were performed on chloride exposed concrete blocks by taking cores in the concrete and drillings along the trace of the top bars. Second, concrete blocks models were analyzed by finite element analysis and the effect of the obstruction by the bar quantified. The role of the reinforcing bar in the chloride diffusional flow is discussed considering these two methods.
Identifier: 9780542112287 (isbn), 13239 (digitool), FADT13239 (IID), fau:10096 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.
Subject(s): Reinforcing bars--Corrosion
Reinforced concrete construction--Corrosion
Concrete--Additives
Chlorides--Diffusion rate
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