Macrocell corrosion in carbonated Portland and Portland-fly ash concrete - Contribution and mechanism
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Original versionCement and Concrete Research. 2019, 116 273-283. 10.1016/j.cemconres.2018.12.005
The corrosion of reinforcement in carbonated concrete with high moisture state was measured with and without electrical connection to reinforcement in non-carbonated concrete. The impact of the fly ash content and the cathode-to-anode ratio (C/A) was studied. A model was proposed and applied to quantify the contribution of the anodic, cathodic and ohmic partial processes to the macrocell corrosion and the impact of C/A. The total current density for the high moisture state investigated was high in all cases regardless the amount of fly ash replacement. The governing partial process depended on the cathode-to-anode ratio.