Effect of addition JORPHOS to Self-Compacting Concrete for Chloride Penetration
- Mahmoud B. Alhasanat
- Arabi N. S. Al Qadi
- Loai A. Al Tarabulsi
- Omar A. Al khashman
Reinforced concrete structures are exposed to harsh environments, yet they are often expected to last with little or no repair or maintenance for long periods of time (often 100 years or more). For this reason, a durable structure needs to be produced. In addition, bridge reinforced concrete suffering from attacks of chloride penetration that cause corrosion of the steel in the reinforcement concrete that leads to reduction in strength and serviceability cracking, which cause further repair and rehabilitation for the structure and greater maintenance and repair costs. This research focuses on self-compacting concrete with Jordanian Phosphate (JORPHOS) as a filler. The permeability for different percentages of JORPHOS were tested by using Rapid Chloride Permeability Test (RCPT). It was concluded that the addition of different percentages of JORPHOS minimizes chloride penetration in concrete.
- John MartinEditorial Assistant