Special Issue "Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Reinforced Concrete"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: structural materials, protective coatings, durability modelling, corrosion, cathodic protection, recycled materials
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Steel reinforced concrete, as used in a wide range of structures from private dwellings to shared infrastructure, represents the most-commonly used material within the built environment. Exposure conditions may be as benign as domestic interiors or as chemically aggressive as wastewater treatment facilities but, in all cases, the requirement is to provide safe and durable structures with low environmental impact and minimal maintenance demands.
The long-established challenges to reinforced concrete have been exposure to aggressive chloride ions from the sea, ground, admixtures or de-icing salts, and the neutralisation of the protective alkalinity by reaction with atmospheric carbon dioxide. The repair of reinforced concrete as a result of reinforcement corrosion is a major industry and, in addition to conventional breakout and repair, employs a wide range of specialist methods and materials such as cathodic protection and corrosion inhibitors.
This Special Issue of Materials provides a forum for original research and critical reviews on advances in characterising and controlling the corrosion of steel reinforcement—whether conventional, pre-stressed or fibre—in reinforced concrete structural applications. Areas of interest include critical chloride levels, the monitoring and measurement of reinforcement corrosion in the laboratory and on site, and the control of corrosion by chemical and electrochemical means.
Prof. Dr. Paul Lambert
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Corrosion Rate
- Corrosion Products
- Service Life Modelling
- Cathodic Protection
- Stray Current Corrosion
- Corrosion Inhibitors
- Structural Integrity
- Alternative Binders