Evaluation of the corrosion resistance of latex modified concrete (LMC)

S. H. Okba, A. S. El-Dieb, M. M. Reda

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In recent years, various reinforced concrete structures worldwide have suffered rapid deterioration. Therefore, durability of concrete structures especially those exposed to aggressive environments is of great concern. Many deterioration causes and factors have been investigated. Corrosion of steel reinforcement was found to be one of the major deterioration problems. Penetration of chloride ions is one of the main causes which induces corrosion. The objective of this study is to evaluate the corrosion resistance of latex modified concrete (LMC) compared to conventional concrete using an accelerated corrosion cell. The corrosion cell proved to be a good and simple method to evaluate the durability of concretes especially with respect to chloride ion penetration, and the protection of reinforcement against corrosion. The LMC proved to be superior in its corrosion resistance compared to conventional concrete, which recommends its use in structures exposed to severe aggressive environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-868
Number of pages8
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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