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CRACKING OF CONCRETE DUE TO CORROSION OF VARIOUS EMBEDDED METALS

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Date Issued:
1976
Summary:
The objective of this investigati.on was to contribute to the determination of a suitable metallic coating for steel reinforcement in concrete exposed to a marine environment and possibly to stray current. Concrete specimens embedded with steel, aluminum, cadmium, copper, molybdenum, nickel, and galvanized steel were exposed to sea water. Direct current was impressed on these to accelerate corrosion of the reinforcement so that cracking of the concrete could be observed within the time limit of the investigation. Aluminum, cadmium, copper, and nickel were found to have no beneficial effect on concrete cracking as compared to steel. In addition, no correlation between oxide-metal volume ratio and concrete time-to-cracking could be observed. It was found that corrosion of molybdenum has little or no tendency to crack concrete and its corrosion potential and active behavior approximates that of steel, indicating it may be an excellent coating.
Title: CRACKING OF CONCRETE DUE TO CORROSION OF VARIOUS EMBEDDED METALS.
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Name(s): TURNER, DEAN HUDSON.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1976
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 69 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The objective of this investigati.on was to contribute to the determination of a suitable metallic coating for steel reinforcement in concrete exposed to a marine environment and possibly to stray current. Concrete specimens embedded with steel, aluminum, cadmium, copper, molybdenum, nickel, and galvanized steel were exposed to sea water. Direct current was impressed on these to accelerate corrosion of the reinforcement so that cracking of the concrete could be observed within the time limit of the investigation. Aluminum, cadmium, copper, and nickel were found to have no beneficial effect on concrete cracking as compared to steel. In addition, no correlation between oxide-metal volume ratio and concrete time-to-cracking could be observed. It was found that corrosion of molybdenum has little or no tendency to crack concrete and its corrosion potential and active behavior approximates that of steel, indicating it may be an excellent coating.
Identifier: 13820 (digitool), FADT13820 (IID), fau:10648 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1976.
Subject(s): Reinforced concrete--Cracking
Underwater concrete construction
Reinforced concrete--Corrosion
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