This book examines the corrosion of reinforced concrete from a practical point of view, highlights protective design and repair procedures, and presents ongoing maintenance protocols. Updated throughout, this new edition adds additional information on concrete repair using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), and reviews new examples of the effects of corrosion on both prestressed and reinforced concrete structures. It also examines economic analysis procedures and the probability of structural failures to define structural risk assessment, and covers precautions and recommendations for protecting reinforced concrete structures from corrosion based on the latest codes and specifications.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Corrosion of Steel in Concrete
Chapter 3 Causes of Corrosion and Concrete Deterioration
Chapter 4 Assessment Methods for Reinforced Concrete Structures
Chapter 5 Codes and Specification Guides
Chapter 6 Controlling Corrosion in Steel Bars
Chapter 7 Methods for Protecting Steel Reinforcements
Chapter 8 Repair of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Chapter 9 Risk-Based Maintenance Strategy
Dr. Mohamed A. El-Reedy is a practicing structural engineer whose research focuses on the reliability of concrete and steel structures. He has served as a consultant for numerous large international oil and gas companies in Egypt. He also designs concrete and steel structures including residential buildings, industrial structures, telecommunication towers, and more. Currently, he is responsible for reliability, inspection, and maintenance strategies for both onshore structures and offshore platforms throughout Egypt and in Gulf of Suez in the Red Sea.
Dr. El-Reedy has numerous publications (books and journals) and presents many papers at local and international conferences, some of which are sponsored by ASCE, ASME, ACI, ASTM and API.