Reinforced concrete structures corrode as they age, with significant financial implications, but it is not immediately clear why some are more durable than others. This book looks at the mechanisms for corrosion and how corrosion engineering can be used for these problems to be minimized in future projects. Several different examples of reinforced concrete structures with corrosion problems are described and the various life enhancement solutions considered and applied are discussed. The book includes a chapter on the effectiveness of corrosion monitoring techniques and questions why the reality is at odds with current theory and standards.
Specialist contractors, consultants and owners of corrosion damaged structures will find this an extremely useful resource. It will also be a valuable reference for students at postgraduate level.
1. The Problem 2. Solutions for new structures 3. The corrosion process 4. Monitoring corrosion and why most of the current NDT techniques are flawed 5. Maximising service life with minimal capital expenditure 6. Advantages and disadvantages of different anti corrosion procedures 7. Examples of damage and remediation used for several structures