Title: Some Chemical and Physical Aspects of Phenomena Associated with Chloride-Induced Corrosion
Author(s): William G. Hime and Bernard Erlin
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 1-12
Keywords: admixtures; cathodic protection; chlorides; corrosion; half-cell potential; lightweight aggregates; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; sea water; Materials Research
The wide variety of disciplines involved with the corrosion of steel in concrete has caused difficulties in communication. Each discipline has its own terminology; at times two disciplines use conflicting terms or explanations for the same phenomenon. This paper addresses some areas of such confusion, and presents chemical mechanisms to explain half-cell potentials and causes for chloride-induced corrosion. Examples of such corrosion are presented.