Guide to Design and Construction Practices to Mitigate Corrosion of Reinforcement in Concrete Structures
|Publication Date:||1 April 2011|
This guide represents a compendium of technology to combat the problems of corrosion and is arranged into four major chapters. Chapter 2 discusses design considerations pertinent to corrosion, including environmental factors, performance of structural types, and the influence of structural details. Chapter 3 addresses the effects of concrete materials and mixture proportions on susceptibility to corrosion, including cements, aggregates, water, reinforcing steels, admixtures, and other embedded materials. Chapter 4 examines corrosion as it is influenced by the changes that concrete undergoes as it is mixed, transported, placed, consolidated, and cured. Chapter 5 describes several procedures available for protecting in-place structures.
This guide will aid in the design and construction of corrosion-resistant reinforced concrete structures and assist those involved in ensuring that reinforced concrete continues to function as a reliable and durable construction material.