Experimental Study on Anode Life and Effective Distance of Sacrificial Cathodic Protection in Reinforced Concrete

Authors

  • Wanchai Yodsudjai Kasetsart University
  • Salila Rakvanich Kasetsart University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4186/ej.2020.24.6.159

Keywords:

Reinforcement, corrosion, cathodic protection, reinforced concrete, chlorides

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to examine influences of concrete quality and environmental severity on anode life and to determine effective distance of sacrificial cathodic protection in reinforced concrete. 100 x 100 x 400 mm3 concrete beams embedded with a reinforcement at distance of 25 mm from top surface were prepared and sacrificial zinc anode plates were attached on top surface of specimens. 700 x 700 x 75 mm3 concrete slabs embedded with reinforcement mesh of 150 mm spacing were prepared and sacrificial anode were attached on top surface of concrete slabs at lower-left corner.  The concrete beams and slabs were then exposed to wet-dry cycle and impressed voltage corrosion accelerations. The anode life was determined by time taken for total consumption of anode in concrete beams and the effective distance was determined by distance influenced by polarization effect of sacrificial anode in concrete slabs. Time taken for total consumption of anode and polarization effect were interpreted from corrosion potential data conducted in accordance with the ASTM C876. As a result, the anode life increased with increasing of concrete quality and decreased with increasing of the environmental severity. The effective distance was approximately 500-600 mm from the anode-installed position.

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Author Biographies

Wanchai Yodsudjai

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Road, Chatujak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Salila Rakvanich

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Road, Chatujak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

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Published In
Vol 24 No 6, Nov 30, 2020
How to Cite
[1]
W. Yodsudjai and S. Rakvanich, “Experimental Study on Anode Life and Effective Distance of Sacrificial Cathodic Protection in Reinforced Concrete”, Eng. J., vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 159-169, Nov. 2020.