1st Edition

Diffusion of Chloride in Concrete Theory and Application

By E. Poulsen, L. Mejlbro Copyright 2005
    480 Pages
    by CRC Press

    480 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book is the most comprehensive and flexible theory of chloride ingress in concrete to date. Based on test results and field observations, the book demonstrates the easy application of this theory to practice.
    The information is presented in a clear style with each chapter containing an introduction, technical applications and examples, and a final section covering the mathematics behind the theory, to enable the reader to obtain a deeper insight into the subject.
    Primarily aimed at practising engineers engaged in analysis and design of concrete structures exposed to a chloride laden environment, this book is also a useful reference for mathematicians and engineering students.

    Preface  Acknowledgements  1. Introduction and Reader's Report   2. Constant Chloride Diffusivity  3. Error Function and Related Functions  4. Fick's Second Law for Constant Diffusion Coefficient  5. Time-Dependent Chloride Diffusivity  6. Location-Dependent Chloride Diffusivity  7. Special Topics  8. Tables   Bibliography  Index


    Leif Mejlbro is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark. He has mostly carried out work in pure mathematics, but has also worked as a telecommunication engineer for Copenhagen Telephone Company (now part of TDC, Denmark).

    Ervin Poulsen is Professor Emeritus of C.Eng., Technical University of Denmark. He has been consultant to the Great Belt Link with special references to chloride ingress into concrete and on service life in marine environment. He received the Danish Concrete Society Award 2004.