Performance-Based Specifications for Concrete Exposed to Chlorides

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Title: Performance-Based Specifications for Concrete Exposed to Chlorides

Author(s): Kyle A. Riding, Michael D.A. Thomas, R. Doug Hooton, Karthik H. Obla, and W. Jason Weiss

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 40

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 41-47

Keywords: corrosion, electrical, resistivity, test

Date: 7/1/2018

Abstract:
Inclusion of a performance-based alternative for concrete exposed to chlorides in the ACI Code could foster innovation and better in-place concrete. Currently available electrical tests for concrete can be adopted as part of a performance-based approach in the ACI 318 Code until a more practical method to measure the concrete’s resistance to chloride ingress is developed.