oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The deterioration of reinforced concrete structures under coastal conditions

Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The first part of this paper, written by the first Author, descriptionbes the deterioration of certain reinforced concrete structures located near the sea on the South Coast of Natal. The structures are exposed to the marine atmosphere and the hot, humid, sub-tropical climate experienced in this area. The progress of the corrosion of the steel reinforcement embedded in the concrete is descriptionbed through four distinct stages from an initial stain on the surface of the concrete to complete disintegration of the steel. The general problem is stated and serves as an introduction to the experimental work descriptionbed in Part II.

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