Experiment Study on the Chloride Penetration of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete
In recent years, the concrete material subject to chloride corrosion which impacts greatly on the durability of the building project in the marine or coastal environment has been reported repeatedly. With the problems becoming more and more serious, much attention has been paid on it gradually. To improve the durability of the concrete structure in the marine environment, the author tried to add the different content of steel fiber into the concrete and research the permeability of the concrete in the chloride environment. Four different volumes of steel fiber were selected to prepare the concrete. The dates of the proportion are as follows, 1)0.5%; 2)1%; 3)1.5%; 4)2%. Leave the steel fiber reinforced concrete and plain concrete to soak in the sodium chloride solution which mass percent is 3.5%. The soak time is 30, 60, 90,120, 180 days separately. Among this, the test items include the penetration depth of chloride, the chloride ion content and the splitting strength after soaking period. As a result of the test, it is demonstrated that chloride penetration-resistant of steel fiber reinforced concrete is better than plain concrete. The best performance is obtained when the content of steel fiber is 1.5%. The results will be very useful to the concrete professional dealing with chloride-ion penetration. In conclusion, it is convinced that the application of this result in marine engineering will bring well economic and social environmental benefits for the society.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
M. Bai et al., "Experiment Study on the Chloride Penetration of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 1771-1774, 2009