Sivasankar, A. and Arul Xavier Stango, S. and Vedalakshmi, R. (2013) Quantitative estimation on delaying of onset of corrosion of rebar in surface treated concrete using sealers. Ain Shams Engineering Journal. (In Press)

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Surface treatment on the concrete surface using sealers reduces the rate of permeability of chloride and moisture through the concrete. The delaying of onset of corrosion is evaluated for surface treated and untreated concrete using electrochemical techniques. After conducting rapid chloride permeability test (RCPT), using Nernst–Plank equation, the diffusion coefficient of chloride (Deff) is calculated. Substituting threshold chloride concentration of rebar (Cth) from cyclic polarization test in the ficks second law, the time to initiation of corrosion (Ti) is arrived. From the results it is found that the treated concrete with alkyltrialkoxy silane sealer delays the onset of corrosion by four times than that of untreated concrete.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Concrete corrosion
Corrosion Protection
Depositing User: Dr. N Meyyappan
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2013 12:52

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