Deterioration of Transportation Infrastructures: Corrosion of Reinforcements in Concrete Structures

Gharehbaghi, K and Rahmani, F 2018, 'Deterioration of Transportation Infrastructures: Corrosion of Reinforcements in Concrete Structures' in Guanghsu Chang and Naoaki Noda (ed.) Materials and Technologies in Engineering, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 160-166.


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Title Deterioration of Transportation Infrastructures: Corrosion of Reinforcements in Concrete Structures
Author(s) Gharehbaghi, K
Rahmani, F
Year 2018
Title of book Materials and Technologies in Engineering
Publisher Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Place of publication Zurich, Switzerland
Editor(s) Guanghsu Chang and Naoaki Noda
Start page 160
End page 166
Subjects Construction Materials
Summary The considerable network of transportation infrastructures such as highways, rails, and so forth are key providers to economic growth and productivity of countries. Consecutively, Reinforced Concrete (RC) is the predominant construction materials in constructing many of these infrastructures. RC is a unique construction material which allows flexible design layouts and offers safe bending and torsion to satisfy design requirements. However, being exposed to harsh environment and contamination such as salts, acid rain, distilled water, carbonation, sulphur and so on are the reasons for deterioration, thus significantly impacting the performance of these structures. Furthermore, the deterioration of these structures is not only a safety issue, but also an economic concern. Moreover, deterioration of concrete infrastructures can be attributed to many factors from structural deficiency to corrosion of reinforcement and thermal expansion due to fire damage. Accordingly, this paper will review the corrosion of reinforcements in concrete transportation Structures, and in doing so it will also examine some of the novel deterioration models to prolong concrete transportation structures.
Copyright notice © 2018 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
Keyword(s) Deterioration Models
Corrosion Remedies
Reinforced Concrete (RC).
DOI - identifier 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.940.160
ISBN 9783035733525
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