WIT Press


Estimation Of Chloride Ingress Into Concrete In Marine Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/PORTS000331

Volume

51

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

946 kb

Author(s)

K. Flis & F. Kavcic

Abstract

Reinforced concrete quay wall structures in Port of Koper (Slovenia) exhibited severe deterioration in less than two decades of service. The principal cause of deterioration is chloride-induced corrosion of the reinforcement. Construction related errors include insufficient concrete cover, elevated water-cement ratio and improper curing and compaction of the concrete mix. This is the result of inadequate quality control that did not fulfil the design requirements. Due to fast deterioration of the structure a renovation was carried out. It was based on the preliminary qualitative and quantitative analysis of its condition, which is also briefly presented. The analysis of chloride profiles on samples taken from differen

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