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Title: Long-term performance of surface impregnation of reinforced concrete structures with silane
Authors: Christodoulou, Christian
Goodier, Chris I.
Austin, Simon A.
Webb, John
Glass, Gareth K.
Keywords: Reinforced concrete
Hydrophobic Treatment
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: CHRISTODOULOU, C. ... et al., 2013. Long-term performance of surface impregnation of reinforced concrete structures with silane. Construction and Building Materials, 48, pp.708-716.
Abstract: Silanes can act as hydrophobic pore liners for reinforced concrete (RC) structures. They can significantly reduce the depth of chloride penetration, a major cause of steel reinforcement corrosion. However, there is little published information on their long-term performance. Thirty-two concrete cores were extracted from eight full-scale RC bridge supporting cross-beams that were treated with silane 20 years ago. Their water absorption by capillarity was measured and compared with sixteen control cores extracted from four non-silane treated RC cross-beams constructed at the same time. Results show that silanes may provide a residual protective effect against water even after 20 years of service.
Description: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the journal, Construction and Building Materials. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.07.038
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.07.038
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13023
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.07.038
ISSN: 0950-0618
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