The Influence of Admixtures on the Corrosion Protection Afforded Steel Reinforcement in Seawater-and-Seasand Concrete
It is inevitable for steel reinforcement to be corroded when mixed with seawater-and-seasand concrete. In order to improve steel corrosion protection properties of seawater-and-seasand concrete, reduce the chloride ion’s attack on steel reinforcement in structural concrete and lengthen the steel reinforcement’s service time, this paper presents an experimental study on whether admixtures like fly ash, slag and metakaolin in the seawater-and-seasand could retard the corrosion to steel reinforcement and provide protection to steel reinforcement in seawater-and-seasand concrete. The results indicated that metakaolin had a significant anti-corrosion effect and greatly enhanced the steel corrosion protection properties of seawater-and-seasand concrete whereas both fly ash and slag did not appear to have any obvious influence on curbing the corrosion of steel reinforcement.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
J. L. Zhou et al., "The Influence of Admixtures on the Corrosion Protection Afforded Steel Reinforcement in Seawater-and-Seasand Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 81-89, 2011