1st Edition

Transport and Interactions of Chlorides in Cement-based Materials

By Caijun Shi, Qiang Yuan, Fuqiang He, Xiang Hu Copyright 2020
    312 Pages 114 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    311 Pages 114 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Chloride-induced corrosion is the most important durability issue of reinforced concrete structures, and the prediction and prevention of chloride-induced corrosion has attracted considerable interest all over the world.

    Given that chloride penetrates through the concrete cover, the issues concerning its transport are crucial. These include testing methods, prediction, and the prevention of ingress. During the transport process, physical and chemical interaction occurs between chloride and cement hydrates, which in turn affects the further transport, so the transport of chloride and these interactions are closely related and underpin our understanding of chloride-induced corrosion in RC structures.

    This book provides in-depth discussion of chloride transport and its interaction in cement-based materials, and reviews and summarizes the state of the art. The mechanisms and testing methods for chloride transport, chemical interactions of chloride with cement hydrates, chloride binding isotherms, measurement of penetration depths, factors affecting chloride transport, and modeling of chloride transport are discussed in detail. This book serves as a reference for researchers or engineer, and a textbook for graduate students.

    1. Introduction

    2. Mechanisms of Chloride Transport in Cement-Based Materials

    3. Chemical and Physical Interactions between Chlorides and Cement Hydrates

    4. Chloride Binding and Its Effects on Characteristics of Cement-Based Materials

    5. Testing Methods for Chlorides Transport in Cement-Based Materials

    6. Determination of Chloride Penetration in Cement-Based Materials Using AgNO3-Based Colorimetric Methods

    7. Factors Affecting Chlorides Transport in Cement-Based Materials

    8. Simulation and Modeling of Chloride Transport in Cement-Based Materials


    Caijun Shi is a chair professor in the College of Civil Engineering at Hunan University, China. He is author of Alkali-Activated Cements and Concretes also published by CRC Press.

    Qiang Yuan is associate professor at Central South University, China.

    Fuqiang He is associate professor at Xiamen University of Technology, China.

    Xiang Hu is a PhD student at Hunan University.