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On the application of thermodynamics of corrosion for service life design of concrete structures



Title: On the application of thermodynamics of corrosion for service life design of concrete structures
Author(s): André Küter, Mette R. Geiker, Per Møller
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Symposium on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Editor(s): K. van Breugel, Guang Ye, Yong Yuan
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-096-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-097-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 637 - 644
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 6
Language: English


Abstract: There are unexploited possibilities in the application of thermodynamics of corrosion for service life design (SLD) of concrete structures. Thermodynamics provides means for insightful descriptions of corrosion mechanisms and of corrosion protection mechanisms.
Strategies for corrosion protection can be based on thermodynamically consistent corrosion mechanisms and evaluation of existing and design of new countermeasures can be performed using thermodynamics. Similarly, materials concepts for embedded electrodes can be designed using thermodynamics.
The present paper provides a brief outline of the application of thermodynamics for SLD and gives examples of two applications: description of corrosion processes and design of countermeasures. Emphasis is set on chloride induced corrosion.


Online publication: 2011-04-20
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00