Influence of the void ratio of cellular concrete on the corrosion of steel reinforcement

Keywords: void ratio, lightweight concrete, reinforcement corrosion


The objective of this study was to understand whether voids intensify the triggering of reinforcement corrosion in cellular concrete, for slabs with light specific masses. The methodology was based on four tests: visual inspection, corrosion potential, electrical resistivity, and mass loss. In relation to the L1 family, the L2 and L3 families (higher air content) were shown to be more susceptible to reinforcement corrosion and mass loss from the steel bars in 90% of cases. However, the behavior of some slabs indicates the possibility of the process being asymptomatic with regard to staining, considering that the influence of the cover on the corrosion of the steel bars was verified


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How to Cite
Gomes do Nascimento, C. F., de Azevedo Demétrio Filho, A., Marques da Silva, T., & Barreto Monteiro, E. C. (2022). Influence of the void ratio of cellular concrete on the corrosion of steel reinforcement. Revista ALCONPAT, 12(1), 76 - 97.