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Author Bertolini, Luca, 1966-2017.

Title Corrosion of steel in concrete : prevention, diagnosis, repair / Luca Bertolini [and others]
Published Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 392 pages)
Contents Cements and cement paste -- Transport processes in concrete -- Degradation of concrete -- General aspects -- Carbonation-induced corrosion -- Chloride-induced corrosion -- Electrochemical aspects -- Macrocells -- Stray-current-induced corrosion -- Hydrogen-induced stress-corrosion cracking -- Design for durability -- Concrete technology for corrosion prevention -- Corrosion inhibitors -- Surface treatments -- Corrosion-resistant reinforcement -- Inspection and condition assessment -- Monitoring -- Principles and methods for repair -- Conventional repair -- Electrochemical techniques
Summary Reinforced concrete has been developed and applied extensively in the 20th century .It combines the good compressive strength of concrete with the high tensile strength of steel and has proven to be successful in terms of structural performance and durability. However, there are instances of premature failure of reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete components due to corrosion of the reinforcing steel with very high economic implications of such damage. This book focuses on the chloride and carbonation induced corrosion of steel in concrete, presenting transport mechanisms and electrochemical concepts. Other types of corrosion of steel and degradation of concrete are also treated. The main emphasis lies on design and execution aspects related to durability of new and existing structures. New methods and materials for preventative measures, condition assessment and repair techniques are discussed. This makes this book an invaluable reference for any engineer and materials scientist involved in research and practice of corrosion protection, rehabilitation and maintenance of reinforced concrete structures and components.; Owners, designers and contractors will profit by this updated state of the art
Analysis Structural Materials
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Reinforced concrete -- Corrosion.
Reinforcing bars -- Corrosion.
Steel, Structural -- Corrosion.
Form Electronic book
Author John Wiley & Sons.
ISBN 1280559780
3527308008 (print. edition)
3527603379 (electronic bk.)
9783527308002 (print. edition)
9783527603374 (electronic bk.)