Study on the Mechanism of Rebar Corrosion Considering the Relationship between Corrosion and Crack Width
In this study, accelerated corrosion tests were conducted on concrete specimens with and without accelerated carbonation beforehand for the purpose of elucidating the effects of carbonation, cover depth, and water-cement ratio (W/C) on the reinforcement corrosion. During testing, the corrosion current between the anode steel and cathode stainless steel was measured to continuously monitor the progress of corrosion throughout the test period, thereby investigating the mechanism of reinforcement corrosion and the relationship between corrosion and crack width, as well as other parameters.
J. Alfaiate, M.H. Aliabadi, M. Guagliano and L. Susmel
J. J. You et al., "Study on the Mechanism of Rebar Corrosion Considering the Relationship between Corrosion and Crack Width", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 348-349, pp. 481-484, 2007