STP1084

    Cathodic Protection of Concrete Bridge Members Containing Mild Reinforcing Steel

    Published: Jan 1990


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    Abstract

    Impressed current cathodic protection has been successfully used for over a decade to effectively mitigate corrosion of reinforcing steel in chloride-contaminated concrete structures. The problems associated with the corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete and the validity of cathodic protection are discussed. A comprehensive review of the several types of cathodic protection systems and their component parts which have been used in the last 14 years to minimize salt-induced deterioration of reinforced concrete structures is presented.

    Keywords:

    cathodic protection, concrete bridges, mild reinforcing steel, reinforcing steel corrosion


    Author Information:

    Clear, KC
    President, KCC INC., Sterling, VA


    Paper ID: STP26086S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26086S


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