Print Email Facebook Twitter Critical chloride content for reinforced concrete and its relationship to concrete resistivity Title Critical chloride content for reinforced concrete and its relationship to concrete resistivity Author Polder, R.B. TNO Bouw en Ondergrond Publication year 2009 Abstract The critical chloride content for initiation of reinforcement corrosion is an essential element in service life design and modelling of concrete structures.The critical content is laden with questions regarding its definition, experimental assessment and practical aspects. It should be addressed by a statistical approach. The paper discusses such issues, presents experimental evidence and considers its relationship to the electrical resistivity of concrete. A low concrete resistivity can be theoretically argued to relate to a low critical chloride content. Only part of the experimental data support this, however. The resolution of available data does not allow distinction with regard to the critical content between cement types. © 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Subject ArchitectureCement typeChloride contentsConcrete resistivityElectrical resistivityEssential elementsExperimental assessmentExperimental dataExperimental evidenceReinforcement corrosionStatistical approachBuilding materialsChlorine compoundsElectric resistanceReinforced concreteReinforcementConcretes To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:8fe5ed64-9a0b-419e-b513-754f90e8156c DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/maco.200905302 TNO identifier 332111 Source Materials and Corrosion (8), 623-630 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.