Experimental Study on the Water Penetration into Mortar under Water Pressure Condition
Concrete is a type of porous materials and is physically and chemically damaged due to exposure to various environments from the placing to the service life. These reactions affect the corrosion of steel bars applied in concrete and that decreases the durability life and strength of such steel bars. Thus, it is very important to insert rust inhibitors into steel bars in the case of a deterioration element that exceeds the critical amount of corrosion in the location of steel bars. However, it is very difficult to guarantee corrosion resistance at the location of steel bars using conventional technology that applies corrosion inhibitors only on the surface of concrete. This study attempts to develop a method that penetrates corrosion inhibitors up to the location of steel bars and investigate the penetration depth of corrosion inhibitors by verifying moisture migration in concrete under an applied pressure.
H.S. Lee, I.S. Yoon and M.H. Aliabadi
J. Y. Yoo et al., "Experimental Study on the Water Penetration into Mortar under Water Pressure Condition", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 385-387, pp. 681-684, 2008