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Cost-Effective Method to Evaluate Corrosion Potential in Reinforced Concrete Developed

Posted: Jun 28, 2021

Researchers at South Dakota State University developed a cost-effective method of evaluating the corrosion potential of reinforcing bars in continuously reinforced concrete pavement. They evaluated damage to continuously reinforced concrete pavement to determine if corrosion of the reinforcement within the concrete was causing the premature damage being observed. Data collected as part of the project can be used by state DOTs in evaluating continuously reinforced concrete pavement distress relative to corrosion of reinforcements. Crack density was determined to be a good indicator of corrosion susceptibility in continuously reinforced concrete pavement.

Allen Jones, Ph.D
South Dakota State University

Mitigation of Corrosion in Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050