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Title: Corrosion and Corrosion Protection
of Tendons in Prestressed
Author(s): Rudolph Szilard
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 42-59
Keywords: admixtures (concrete) ; aggregates; air pollution; bibliographies; bridges (structures) ; chemical attack; chlorides; concretes; corrosion;corrosion resistance;cover;cracking (fracturing);deterioration;ducts;failures;grout and grouting;inspection.
Abstract:The results of an extensive state-of-the-art survey are reported. Although the corrosion of prestressing steel is not a common problem, it has occasionally caused serious damages and failures. Corrosion of tendons is caused mostly improper construction techniques including handling, storage and shipping, and to a lesser degree, by improper design. High quality, dense, and impervious concrete or grout can furnish permanent corrosion protection in most environments to which a highway bridge is exposed, provided that certain requirements are satisfied. Recommended corrosion preventing measures of a civil engineering character are discussed in detail. More than 100 of the most important references are used.
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