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Polder, R.B. (author), van Put, M. (author), Peelen, W.H.A. (author)
Testing for the chloride threshold (also called critical chloride content) for corrosion initiation of steel in concrete has been found difficult and, at best, time consuming. Nevertheless, the chloride threshold is an important parameter in service life design of new structures and for evaluation of the remaining service life of existing...
conference paper 2017
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Polder, R.B. (author), Boutz, M.M.R. (author), Ottelé, M. (author)
Asset managers would benefit from knowing when to expect corrosion initiation in a particular reinforced concrete structure. However, accepted approaches to test existing structures for the remaining time to corrosion initiation are lacking. This paper proposes such an approach, based on experience in the field and additional considerations....
conference paper 2017
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Polder, R.B. (author), de Rooij, M.R. (author), Larsen, C.K. (author), Pedersen, B. (author)
Blast furnace slag cement (BFSC) has been used in reinforced concrete structures in marine and road environment in The Netherlands for nearly a century. Experience is good and long service lives can be obtained. In Norway experience with BFSC is scarce. In The Netherlands, a high resistance against chloride penetration and a high electrical...
conference paper 2016