Investigation of reinforced concrete resistance to chlorides

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    Chloride penetration is responsible for deterioration of concrete and the reinforcing steel rods. In this paper the deterioration of concrete due to chloride penetration was studied. As part of durability study, concrete with different water to cement (w/c) ratios were investigated by immersing specimens in natural sea water for periods up to 4 months. Immersed test specimens underwent uniaxial compressive test to ascertain concrete's strength and were inspected under electron microscope to determine the effect of various w/c concrete matrix under chloride attack. Test results indicate that concrete mix with high w/c were subjected to a greater gradient of chloride attack and exhibited the most reduction in compressive strength. Consequently it is recommended that low w/c mixture is required to improve concrete durability as it influences the porosity and pore-size distribution in the concrete.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association 2014
    Subtitle of host publicationCorrosion and Prevention 2014 Proceedings
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralasian Corrosion Association
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781634395441
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA 2014) - Darwin, Australia, Darwin, Australia
    Duration: 21 Sep 201424 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 2014


    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA 2014)
    Abbreviated titleACA


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