Influence of Crack Depth on Chloride Transport of Cracked Self-Compacting Concrete under Non-Steady State Migration Test
From a physical and mechanical point of view, concrete cracking is hard to avoid. So, it is meaningful to study the influence of crack depths on chloride transport in cracked self-compacting concrete. Following the NT BUILD 492 chloride migration test method, water soluble chloride conetnt, acid soluble chloride content and penetration depth were determined on cracked concrete samples which were prepared by artificial crack method. Afterwards, the migration coefficients were obtained by curve fitting on water soluble chloride contents and penetration depths seperately. The results show that the influence of crack depth on chloride concentration of concrete is significant for the concrete zone deeper than 20 mm from the surface. Secondly, the influential zone caused by the crack is limited to a distance of 10 mm at both sides from the crack. Thirdly, the existing equation of chloride transport is not applicable to concrete with different crack depths.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
S. Mu et al., "Influence of Crack Depth on Chloride Transport of Cracked Self-Compacting Concrete under Non-Steady State Migration Test", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1331-1334, 2011