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Resistance of concrete to chloride ingress

Product code: SPON 62
Brand: Taylor & Francis
Chloride ingress in reinforced concrete induces corrosion and consequent spalling and structural weatness, and it occurs world-side and imposes an enormous cost. Yet it can be resisted by using test memthods and relevant models for service life preduction. Reistance of Concrete to Chloride Ingress sets out current understanding of chloride transport mechanisms, test methods and prediction models. It describes basic mechanisms and theories, and classifies the commonly used parameters and their units which expressing chloride and its transport properties in concrete. Laboratory test methods and in-field applicable test methods, including precision results for inter-laboratory comparison tests, are then outlined. Some of the fundamentals of models are explained, and the different types of models are then analyzed theoretically and critically. Analytical and probabilistic approaches are used to analyze the sensiitivity of various models and the results from a benchmarking evaluation of different models are presented and discussed. Guidelines for the practical use of test methods and models are given, including tests for in-situ applications, and test methods validated by the precision results are detailed. The book draws to a large extent on the Chlortest project, which involved seventeen partners from ten European countries, and should serve as an authoritative guide.

Published: 2010
Pages: 256
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