Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete: Cause, Prevention and More


Corrosion is the breakdown of materials due to chemical reactions. It is usually oxidation with air molecules and often in the presence of water. Corrosion also occurs when an acidic/basic corrosive substance touches another material. Steel and concrete have become the most common materials for manmade structures over the last hundred or so years, with the use of the composite material, concrete reinforced with steel, becoming one of

Reinforced Cement Concrete


Reinforced Cement Concrete is basically concrete in which steel bars of desirable magnitude is introduced in the casting stage so that the resulting composite material resists the stresses developed due to the external loads. In flexural members, the steel reinforcement is generally provided near the tension face to resist the tensile stresses since the tensile