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|Title: ||Corrosion resistance of BS 8500 compliant concretes|
|Authors: ||Dunne, D.|
Goodier, Chris I.
|Editors: ||Dehn, F.|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||CRC Press (© Taylor and Francis Group, London).|
|Citation: ||DUNNE, D. ... et al, 2015. Corrosion resistance of BS 8500 compliant concretes. IN: Dehn, F. et al (eds). Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting IV: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR-4), 5th-7th October 2015, Leipzig, Germany. CRC Press, pp. 131-138.|
|Abstract: ||Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete, due to the ingress of chloride ions, is the most
significant form of concrete deterioration. Fresh concrete however, provides a highly alkaline environment
which facilitates a protective passive oxide layer around the steel reinforcement. Modern engineering standards
provide guidance to designers on the specification of concrete mixes to meet a prescribed design life.
More than one cement blend may however be available to meet the specific design life for a particular exposure
classification, which can occasionally lead to confusion. This work investigated the corrosion resistance
of BS 8500 compliant cement combinations for a XS3 environmental exposure in order to identify relative
durability performance differences. The concretes investigated contained Portland cement (PC), Fly Ash (FA)
and Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS). FA and GGBS were blended in binary combinations with
the PC, at levels of 28% and 51% respectively. Two water/cement (w/c) ratios of 0.35 and 0.40 were investigated,
together with total cementitious contents of 380kg/m3, representing typical structural reinforced concrete.
Specimens were cyclically exposed to a saline solution and tested for compressive strength, electrochemical
potential, resistivity, and chloride ion content with depth.|
|Description: ||This conference paper is closed access.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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