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Improving Durability of RC Structures using Corrosion Mitigation Techniques and Nanotechnology
Corrosion of reinforcing steel is the most frequent reason of failure of concrete structures. The control measures include conventional methods patch repair and protective coatings, and electrochemical treatment like cathodic protection/prevention (CP). In the proposed work, attempts will be made to enhance durability of reinforced concrete through use of corrosion mitigation techniques such as cost effective CP system and use of nanomaterials.
Description of Projectidea
Durability enhancement of steel reinforced concrete structures. Development of cost effective cathodic protection / prevention techniques for corrosion mitigation to enhance durability of reinforced concrete. Experimental evaluation through various electrochemical, non- destructive testing and microstructural studies. Development of numerical model for optimizing the adopted techniques. Optimization of dose of nano-silica for achieving desired durability of concrete.
Consortium of partners, already involved
Partners sought to complete the consortium
1. Expertise/experience in implementation of cathodic protection technique in RC structures.
2. Some experience on use of nanotechnology in concrete
Improved material durability in buildings and infrastructures, including offshore
Dr Sukhdeo Karade
CSIR-Central Building Research Institute
Organisation: Research Organization
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH