Performance assessment of cathodically protected reinforced concrete structure based on alternative performance criterion: a case study

Homayoon Sadeghi Pouya, Arpit Goyal, Esmaiel Ganjian

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    Abstract

    Performance of cathodic protection system in reinforced concrete structures is generally evaluated using 100 mV decay cri-terion. This approach is widely used, however has its own limitations. Recently, a new approach by determining the actual corrosion rate using the Butler Volmer equation has become an ‘alternative’ criterion for assessing the performance of cathodic protection system. This paper deals with critical examination and practical application of Butler-Volmer Equation to judge the effectiveness of cathodic protection system. Sensitivity analysis of various input parameters through numerical modelling by parametric studies showed significant dependence of corrosion rate on cathodic Tafel slope. One-year field data from a cathodic protection monitoring site in UK was collected and variability in the two approaches was assessed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number14
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    Early online date8 Apr 2021
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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    The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41024-021-00108-3

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    Keywords

    • Butler-Volmer equation
    • Cathodic Protection
    • Corrosion rate
    • Numerical Modelling
    • Protection Criteria
    • Reinforced Concrete

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Civil and Structural Engineering

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