Corrosion propagation phase studies on Finnish reinforced concrete facades

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    This work discusses a research project on active corrosion as a part of the
    service life of concrete facade panels in Nordic climate. The objective of the studies was to contribute to the knowledge on the corrosion propagation phase in these structures under actual long term weather exposure and to generate data for its modelling purposes. The project combined statistical analysis of a large database of condition investigation data to the more in-depth analysis of twelve case buildings and field measurement data on reinforcement corrosion. Corrosion rate was tied to long term weather data representing the geographical location of the buildings. As one of the results it was shown that, although carbonation resistance remains as the primary factor in ensuring proper service life, the modelling of active corrosion may provide a considerable extension to it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Approaches to Building Pathology and Durability
    EditorsJoão Delgado
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-0648-7
    ISBN (Print)978-981-10-0647-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

    Publication series

    NameBuilding pathology and rehabilitation
    ISSN (Print)2194-9832

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 2

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