|Technical Report 44
Relevance of cracking in concrete to reinforcement corrosion - 2nd Edition
This report examines in detail the relevance of cracking in concrete to the corrosion of reinforcement.
The first edition published in 1995 was principally as a response to the BRE publications which suggested that cracks in concrete structures can give rise to reinforcement corrosion. Since all concrete structures contain cracks, this implied that reinforcement corrosion was inevitable. The conclusion was thought to be contrary to practical experience which tended to suggest that, in the vast majority of cases, corrosion damage did not occur during the service life of the structure.
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