Holistic Approach to the Corrosion of Concrete in Aqueous Environments Using Indices of Aggressiveness

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Title: Holistic Approach to the Corrosion of Concrete in Aqueous Environments Using Indices of Aggressiveness

Author(s): J. J. Basson and B. J. Addiss

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 131

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 33-66

Keywords: cements; coatings; corrosion; deterioration; environments; leaching; salts; spalling; tests; water; water-cement ratio; Materials Research

Date: 3/1/1992

Abstract:
Mechanisms of corrosion of concrete have been extensively studied and elucidated by various workers, but rate-determining factors have been neglected, as have the interactions between different corrodents. However, by considering all relevant influences as part of the total corrosive environment, it is possible to quantify aggressiveness as indexes and use them to select the appropriate technology for the circumstances under consideration.