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Corrosion assessment on reinforced concrete and its service life prediction


Syed Mohamad, Syed Burhanuddin Hilmi (2005) Corrosion assessment on reinforced concrete and its service life prediction. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


Deterioration of structural concrete may be caused either by chemical or physical effects. Corrosion of embedded steel is a major cause of deterioration of concrete structures at the present time. This lead to structural weakening due to loss of steel cross-section, surface staining, cracking or spalling and delamination of concrete and then gradually reduces the service life of the reinforced concrete structures. The most biggest problem is concerned with the structural integrity and safety of reinforced concrete structures by reducing the load carrying capacity. This project was to assess the degree of corrosion on reinforced concrete structure and estimating the residual service life. It was conducted based on electrochemical methods. These methods include galvanostatic pulse method and linear polarization method. A Non-Destructive Test techniques called GalvaPulse was used in this study. These equipments allow us to determine the degree of corrosion, rate of corrosion and interpret the result in corrosion mapping. From the results, assessment on the validation of corrosion in short and long terms by using predictive models are discussed.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: Concrete
Subject: Reinforced concrete - Corrosion
Subject: Reinforced concrete construction
Call Number: FK 2005 90
Chairman Supervisor: Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Mohd. Saleh Bin Jaafar
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Haridan Mohd Jais
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 04:27
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 04:27
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50980
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