versão impressa ISSN 0872-1904
Port. Electrochim. Acta v.26 n.5 Coimbra 2008
Evaluation of Cementitious Repair Mortars for Corrosion Resistance
V. Saraswathya,* and Ha-Won Songb
a)Corrosion Protection Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
b) School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea
Received 13 February 2008; accepted 6 June 2008
Repair and rehabilitation of deteriorated concrete structures are essential not only to utilize them for their intended service life, but also to assure the safety and serviceability of the associated components. A good repair improves the function and performance of the structure, thus prevents ingress of aggressive species to the steel/concrete interface and improves its durability. It is important to evaluate the performance of repair materials available for repairing the deteriorated concrete structures. This investigation was carried out to evaluate the durability characteristics of five types of modified cement based repair mortars. The corrosion resistance of the repair materials was evaluated by conducting various tests such as water absorption, rapid chloride ion penetration test, impressed voltage, 90 days ponding test, macro cell corrosion test, weight loss measurement, etc. Details of the test and their results were discussed. It is concluded that the modified cement based repair mortars formulated with different mineral admixtures (fly ash and/or silica fume) showed improved corrosion resistance.
Keywords: concrete, corrosion, steel.
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