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Diffusion of Chloride in Concrete

Theory and Application

By E. Poulsen, L. Mejlbro

© 2005 – CRC Press

480 pages

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Hardback: 9780419253006
pub: 2005-11-25

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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.

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Modern Concrete Technology

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ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials