Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Influence mechanisms under different immersion methods and different strengths of concrete in corrosive environments, and verification via long-term field test

Zhang, Rongling, Ma, Lina, Liu, Peng, Chen, Huisu, Zhu, Han Xing, Xiao, Huigang and Xiong, Zeyu 2020. Influence mechanisms under different immersion methods and different strengths of concrete in corrosive environments, and verification via long-term field test. Structural Concrete 21 , pp. 1853-1864. 10.1002/suco.202000084
Item availability restricted.

[img] PDF - Submitted Pre-Print Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (2MB)

Abstract

This paper is to study the influence of sulphate corrosion on the mechanical behaviors of concrete, especially concrete corrosion under actual corrosion environment. This study investigated different immersion methods for concrete in a corrosion environment, and different strengths of concrete specimens with contents of sodium sulphate and magnesium chloride of 10.36% and 12.00%, respectively. Strength tests were performed on the specimens for the different immersion methods of full immersion, half‐immersion, and dry‐wet cycles, and with different strengths for the concrete of C20, C35, and C50. To study the internal mechanisms of the corrosion of concrete with different immersion methods and different strengths, a microscopic pore structure test was conducted. The field tests were performed after 12 years to evaluate the long term performance of the concrete under the actual environmental conditions. The test results show that full immersion mainly led to chemical corrosion, half immersion led to double damage from salt crystallization and chemical corrosion, and dry‐wet cycles accelerated the corrosions of the salt crystallization and chemical corrosion. The higher the strength of concrete, the better its resistance to the sulphate corrosion. In comparison with the strength of the concrete before corrosion, field test results show that the strength of uncorroded concrete after 12 years is increased by 9.5% and the strength of corroded concrete after 12 years is reduced by 56.2%. The results of the strength tests and pore structure tests show that sulphate has a significant impact on concrete strength after 12 years of field tests. This study will contribute to improve long‐term performance of the concrete, provide guidance for concrete structure design in corroded areas, and suggested that increasing attention should be paid to the effects of sulphate on concrete performance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Thomas Telford (ICE Publishing) / Wiley-VCH Verlag / Ernst und Sohn: OnlineOpen
ISSN: 1464-4177
Date of Acceptance: 1 July 2020
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 07:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/134349

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics