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dc.contributor.advisorEvitts, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.advisorBoulfiza, Mohameden_US
dc.creatorMohamed, Nedalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-22T23:57:22Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:53:51Z
dc.date.available2010-09-10T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:53:51Z
dc.date.created2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08222009-235722en_US
dc.description.abstractCorrosion of reinforced concrete is the most challenging durability problem that threatens reinforced concrete structures, especially structures that are subject to severe environmental conditions (i.e., Highway Bridges, Marine structures, etc.). Corrosion of reinforcing steel leads to cracking and spalling of the concrete cover and billions of dollars are spent every year on repairing such damaged structures. New types of reinforcements have been developed in order to avoid these high cost repairs. Thus it is important to study the corrosion behavior of these new types of reinforcements and compare them to the traditional carbon steel reinforcements. This study aimed at characterizing the corrosion behavior of three competing reinforcing steels; conventional carbon steel, micro-composite steel (MMFX-2) and 316LN stainless steel, through experiments in carbonated and non-carbonated concrete exposed to chloride-laden environments. Synthetic pore water solutions have been used to simulate both cases of sound and carbonated concrete under chloride ions attack. A three electrode corrosion cell is used for determining the corrosion characteristics and rates. Multiple electrochemical techniques were applied using a Gamry PC4™ potentiostat manufactured by GAMRY INSTRUMENTS. DC corrosion measurements were applied on samples subjected to fixed chloride concentration in the solution. EIS measurements were applied on samples subjected to incremental chloride additions. Furthermore, carbon steel rebars embedded in concrete samples pre-contaminated with chloride ions added to the mix will be used to relate corrosion rates inside concrete to those obtained from synthetic solutions and to measure moisture content inside concrete using a nondestructive TDR-based technique.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectpolarizationen_US
dc.subjectConcreteen_US
dc.subjectCorrosionen_US
dc.subjectCorrosion Resistant Rebarsen_US
dc.subjectEISen_US
dc.titleComparative study of the corrosion behaviour of conventional carbon steel and corrosion resistant reinforcing barsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentCivil and Geological Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil and Geological Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWegner, Leonen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFeldman, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMazurek, Kerryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOdeshi, Akindeleen_US


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