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Materials 2014, 7(2), 887-898;

Corrosion Resistance of Calcium Aluminate Cement Concrete Exposed to a Chloride Environment

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan 426, Korea
School of Architecture, Chosun University, Gwangju 501, Korea
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Received: 21 October 2013 / Revised: 20 January 2014 / Accepted: 24 January 2014 / Published: 28 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Construction Materials)
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The present study concerns a development of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) concrete to enhance the durability against an externally chemically aggressive environment, in particular, chloride-induced corrosion. To evaluate the inhibition effect and concrete properties, CAC was partially mixed with ordinary Portland cement (OPC), ranging from 5% to 15%, as a binder. As a result, it was found that an increase in the CAC in binder resulted in a dramatic decrease in the setting time of fresh concrete. However, the compressive strength was lower, ranging about 20 MPa, while OPC indicated about 30–35 MPa at an equivalent age. When it comes to chloride transport, there was only marginal variation in the diffusivity of chloride ions. The corrosion resistance of CAC mixture was significantly enhanced: its chloride threshold level for corrosion initiation exceeded 3.0% by weight of binder, whilst OPC and CAC concrete indicated about 0.5%–1.0%. View Full-Text
Keywords: calcium aluminate cement; corrosion; chloride; setting calcium aluminate cement; corrosion; chloride; setting
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Ann, K.Y.; Cho, C.-G. Corrosion Resistance of Calcium Aluminate Cement Concrete Exposed to a Chloride Environment. Materials 2014, 7, 887-898.

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