DISCUSSION OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE CHLORIDE MIGRATION COEFFICIENT OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE TESTED BY THE RAPID CHLORIDE MIGRATION (RCM) TEST AT LONG-TERM CURING PERIODS UP TO 5 YEARS
Author(s): Zhuqing Yu, Guang Ye, Martin Hunger, Reinier van Noort
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of CONSEC13 Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions - Environment and Loading Volume I
Editor(s): Z.J. Li, W. Sun, C.W. Miao, K.Sakai, O.E. Gjørv, N.Banthia
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Total Pages: 961
Language : English
Abstract: Chloride-induced corrosion of reinforced concrete is one of the main deterioration mechanisms leading to shortening of the service life of concrete structures. Therefore, assessment of the resistance of concrete to chloride ingress plays an important role in predicting the service life of such structures. The Rapid Chloride Migration (RCM) test is one of the accelerated test methods commonly used in Europe. It is commonly assumed that for a properly cured Portland cement concrete without degradation, the chloride migration coefficient should decrease with increasing curing age due to on-going hydration and microstructure densification. However, recent experiments show that the rapid chloride migration coefficient of Portland cement concrete decreases at early curing age, but increases at later curing ages up to 5 years.
In this paper, the evolution of the rapid chloride migration coefficient of Portland cement concrete during long-term curing periods up to 5 years is discussed. The test conditions for the RCM test and the test results obtained from RCM tests are described. Finally, possible causes for the increase in DRCM that occurred during late curing of the samples are investigated in order to explain this increase.
Online publication : 2013
Publication type : full_text
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