Cathodic Protection Of Steel In Concrete And Masonry, Second Edition
Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete and Masonry, Second Edition
Cathodic protection (CP) is a technique that can prevent or reduce the corrosion of steel embedded in concrete or masonry structures. CP involves applying an external direct current to the steel, which makes it the cathode of an electrochemical cell. This way, the steel does not undergo oxidation, which is the main cause of corrosion. CP can be used to protect existing structures that are suffering from corrosion damage, or to enhance the durability of new structures that are exposed to aggressive environments.
CP has been used for decades to protect steel pipelines, tanks, bridges, and other metallic structures from corrosion. However, its application to concrete and masonry structures is relatively recent, and has gained popularity in the last few decades. CP can be applied to reinforced concrete structures such as buildings, bridges, parking garages, tunnels, and marine structures. It can also be applied to masonry structures such as brickwork, stone, and terracotta.
The second edition of Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete and Masonry is a comprehensive book that covers both theoretical and practical aspects of CP for concrete and masonry structures. It describes in detail the overall design factors involved in CP, and also provides a theoretical basis for why it works. It refers to the new European standard EN 12696 for cathodic protection where relevant.
What's new in the Second Edition?
The second edition of Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete and Masonry has been revised and updated to reflect the latest developments and best practices in the field. Some of the new features include:
Updates techniques and methods
Includes applications to new materials, such as stainless steel and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP)
Considers the virtues and drawbacks of CP
Gives guidance on new practices, standards and their suitability
What are the main topics covered in the book?
The book consists of 13 chapters that cover various aspects of CP for concrete and masonry structures. The main topics covered are:
Corrosion in reinforced concrete and masonry structures
Site appraisal to enable efficient CP design
Cathodic protection mechanism and a review of criteria
History and principles of CP for reinforced concrete
Immersed CP design
Design of a CP system for exposed reinforced concrete structures
Design of a CP system for masonry
Design of CP systems for new reinforced concrete structures
Monitoring CP in concrete and masonry structures
Case studies of CP installations
Who is the book intended for?
The book is intended for practicing civil engineer professionals who are involved in the design, installation, operation, or maintenance of CP systems for concrete and masonry structures. It is also a useful reference for researchers, students, consultants, contractors, owners, and regulators who want to learn more about the theory and practice of CP.
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