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Calibration by gravimetric losses of electrochemical corrosion rate measurement using modulated confinement of the current



Title: Calibration by gravimetric losses of electrochemical corrosion rate measurement using modulated confinement of the current
Author(s): C. Andrade, I. Martínez
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 38
Issue: 283
Issue date: 2005-11-01
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 833 - 841
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 14
Language: English


Abstract: The measurement of on site corrosion rate is a technique that has been extended for the increasing necessity to determine the service life of concrete structures.
The most reliable method is the Polarization Resistance determination by means of the modulated confinement of the current.
In present paper, a calibration of corrosion rate measurements with the modulated confinement of the current method (MCC) is given, comparing the electrochemical results with the gravimetric losses of the rebars.
This gravimetric comparison is the reference for the correct calibration of the corrosion rate measurement, following Rilem Recommendation of TC-154.
Some concrete slabs with different chloride contents were made.
In some cases, a hole was drilled over some steels for an additional chloride introduction during the test in order to develop very localized attack.
The comparison of electrochemical and gravimetric metal losses confirms the reliability of the modulated confinement of the current method, except when the concrete is very young due to the very low resistivity.
Confinement is then not always reliable when the concrete is very wet, and the attenuation of potential method has to be used instead.


Online publication: 2005-06-23
Classification: Special Issue on Nondestructive Testing in Civil Engineering
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/14297


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