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Effect of steel reinforcement type and surface condition on corrosion initiation in mortar

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2003
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This study employed half-cell potential (Eoc), polarization resistance (PR) and galvanic current tests to explore effects of surface condition and steel reinforcement type on corrosion initiation in mortar. A low impurity steel plate and #10 grade 60 rebar were used. Four surface conditions (as-received, atmospherically rusted, #240 SiC paper polished, and #500 SiC paper polished) were employed. Cyclic wet and dry exposure of specimens in 15% NaCl solution was conducted. Half-cell potential measurements showed that the corrosion probability of specimens with as-received and pre-rusted surfaces was lower than that of specimens with a polished surface. However, the PR and galvanic current tests indicated higher corrosion rate for specimens prepared with atmospherically rusted and as-received steels. Good agreement was found between results of the polarization resistance test and galvanic current measurements. There is a lack of correlation between half-cell potential and corrosion rate.
Title: Effect of steel reinforcement type and surface condition on corrosion initiation in mortar.
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Name(s): Huang, Yirong.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 72 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study employed half-cell potential (Eoc), polarization resistance (PR) and galvanic current tests to explore effects of surface condition and steel reinforcement type on corrosion initiation in mortar. A low impurity steel plate and #10 grade 60 rebar were used. Four surface conditions (as-received, atmospherically rusted, #240 SiC paper polished, and #500 SiC paper polished) were employed. Cyclic wet and dry exposure of specimens in 15% NaCl solution was conducted. Half-cell potential measurements showed that the corrosion probability of specimens with as-received and pre-rusted surfaces was lower than that of specimens with a polished surface. However, the PR and galvanic current tests indicated higher corrosion rate for specimens prepared with atmospherically rusted and as-received steels. Good agreement was found between results of the polarization resistance test and galvanic current measurements. There is a lack of correlation between half-cell potential and corrosion rate.
Identifier: 9780496219131 (isbn), 13075 (digitool), FADT13075 (IID), fau:9939 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Corrosion and anti-corrosives--Testing
Reinforced concrete--Corrosion
Mortar
Steel--Corrosion
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