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

Andre Küter, Mette Rica Geiker, Per Møller

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService Life Design for Infrastructure : Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium
Number of pages1214
Volume2
Place of PublicationFrance
PublisherRILEM Publications s.a.r.l.
Publication date2010
Pages637-644
ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-096-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventService Life Design for Infrastructure -
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceService Life Design for Infrastructure
Period01/01/2010 → …

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