Effect of concrete frost deterioration on chloride penetration and carbonation

Hannele Kuosa, Markku Leivo, R. Miguel Ferreira, Jukka Piironen

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    Within the Finnish DuraInt research project (Effect of Interacted Deterioration Parameters on Service Life of Concrete Structures in Cold Environments, 2008 - 2011) laboratory studies on the effect of frost deterioration on chloride penetration and carbonation were performed. After frost testing and internal deterioration, samples were exposed to varying levels of chlorides to determination penetration and the chloride migration coefficient, which showed a clear impact due to frost cracking. Field testing is also on-going to evaluate the effect of frost on chloride penetration and carbonation at highway circumstances in the Nordic climate. The final aim is a more accurate estimation of bridge and infrastructure service life.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationfib Symposium Stockholm 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationConcrete Structures for Sustainable Community
    EditorsDirch H. Bager, Johan Silfwerbrand
    Place of PublicationStockholm
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Eventfib Symposium Stockholm 2012: Concrete Structures for a Sustainable Community - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 11 Jun 201214 Jun 2012
    http://fibstockholm2012.betongforeningen.se/ (Full proceedigs - against email address)


    Conferencefib Symposium Stockholm 2012
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    • carbonation
    • chloride penetration
    • durability
    • field testing
    • frost deterioration
    • interacted deteroration
    • laboratory testing


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