Dual function carbon fibre strengthening and cathodic protection anode for reinforced concrete structures

VAN NGUYEN, C, MANGAT, Pal, LAMBERT, Paul, O'FLAHERTY, Fin and JONES, G (2012). Dual function carbon fibre strengthening and cathodic protection anode for reinforced concrete structures. In: ALEXANDER, Mark G., BEUSHAUSEN, Hans-Dieter, DEHN, Frank and MOYO, Pilate, (eds.) Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III: 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting. CRC.

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Abstract

A novel technique has been proposed and researched in which carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) are employed to provide both structural strengthening and electrochemical corrosion protection to reinforced concrete (RC) elements suffering from corrosion related damage. CFRPs fabric or rod was used for both flexural strengthening of pre-corroded reinforced concrete beams and operated in a dual functional capacity as an impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) anode. After a period of ICCP operation at high current density (>64mA/m2 of steel surface area for rod and >128mA/m2 of steel surface area for fabric), the beams were subjected to flexural testing to determine the load-deflection relationship. The potential decays of the steel met recognised ICCP standards and the CFRP remained effective in strengthening the corroded reinforced concrete beams. The ultimate strength of the dual function CFRPs reduced slightly when compared with control reinforced specimens used for strengthening only. This is attributed to the application of the ICCP at high current densities influencing the bond at the concrete/CFRP interface. A number of methods for maintaining and enhancing bond are presently being investigated, together with the optimisation of current densities for operating the CFRP anodes

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR-3, 3-5 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Infrastructure Management
Identification Number: 10.1201/b12750-201
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 12:03
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 10:46
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8110

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