• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 37, Pages: 1-11

Original Article

Determination of the Degree of Saturation and Chloride Penetration in Cracked Hydraulic Concrete Structures: Using Developed Electrical Conductivity Technique


Objectives: Determination of the degree of saturation and chloride penetration in cracked hydraulic concrete structures. Methods: Depending on Electrical Conductivity (EC) principle, developed method called Electrical Conductivity Technique (ECT), was submitted for purposes of evaluating and calculating the accurate degree of saturation and amount of chloride penetration in mentioned structures. Many experimental specimens were used for test this method and compered with numerical result. Findings: The experimental results were obtained by using this new test, agreed fairly with results which obtained from numerical solutions. So the developed ECT is the more suitable method for determining the degree of saturation and penetration of chloride ions in the laboratory. Application/Improvement: This research ensures a novel application for the use of the electrical conductivity principles to find the chloride concentrations in the concrete model with a very precise manner, which contributes to better understanding of the penetration processes in terms of salts or saturation within the concrete structures.

Keywords: Artificial Crack, Chloride Penetration, Marine Environment, Developed Electrical Conductivity Technique (ECT), Hydraulic Concrete Structures (HCS)


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