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Prestressing steel to concrete bond degradation due to cathodic polarization

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1995
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Experiments were conducted to evaluate occurrence of any deterioration of prestressing steel tendon to concrete bond as a consequence of cathodic polarization. Pretensionned concrete specimens were cathodically polarized with current densities ranging from 50 to 5000 m^2 of steel while exposed to a constant flow of natural sea water. The concrete and steel dimensional changes were monitored by strain gages mounted on the tendons and embedded in the concrete. Contractions of the steel of 25 to 50 percent of the initial tensioning were recorded after 17 to 36 MC/m^2 were transferred to the tendons on specimens polarized at the highest currents. This corresponds to 54 to 114 years of polarization at 10mA/m^2 if bond loss was solely dependent on the charge transfer. It was noticed that the smaller the current, the more the charge that was transferred before steel contraction began. These results imply that cathodic polarization should impose no threat to the prestressing steel-to-concrete bond on typical structures over their expected lifetime.
Title: Prestressing steel to concrete bond degradation due to cathodic polarization.
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Name(s): Joubert, Emmanuel.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1995
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 128 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Experiments were conducted to evaluate occurrence of any deterioration of prestressing steel tendon to concrete bond as a consequence of cathodic polarization. Pretensionned concrete specimens were cathodically polarized with current densities ranging from 50 to 5000 m^2 of steel while exposed to a constant flow of natural sea water. The concrete and steel dimensional changes were monitored by strain gages mounted on the tendons and embedded in the concrete. Contractions of the steel of 25 to 50 percent of the initial tensioning were recorded after 17 to 36 MC/m^2 were transferred to the tendons on specimens polarized at the highest currents. This corresponds to 54 to 114 years of polarization at 10mA/m^2 if bond loss was solely dependent on the charge transfer. It was noticed that the smaller the current, the more the charge that was transferred before steel contraction began. These results imply that cathodic polarization should impose no threat to the prestressing steel-to-concrete bond on typical structures over their expected lifetime.
Identifier: 15209 (digitool), FADT15209 (IID), fau:11981 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1995.
Subject(s): Prestressed concrete
Steel--Corrosion
Cathodic protection
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