The corrosion of steel in reinforced concrete has recently become a major durability problem of building structures in Hong Kong. According to a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA), about 50% of its housing blocks have defects of one kind or another needing repair. The range of defects includes different forms of spalling, loss of cover major cracking and loss of cross-sectional area of reinforcement. The article discusses two major forms of corrosion, sodium chloride attack and carbonation attack.
|Journal||Hong Kong Engineer|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 1989|
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