Evaluation of corrosion level of naturally corroded bars using different cleaning methods, computed tomography, and 3D optical scanning
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018
Reliable methods are necessary to assess the corrosion level to establish links between structural performance and reinforcement corrosion in concrete structures. Hence, in this study, a set of naturally corroded bars were subjected to metallic brushing, acid immersion, and sandblasting for rust removal. Additionally, 3D optical, CT scanning, and weight loss measurements were used to evaluate the levels of corrosion. The results indicate that sandblasting is an optimal cleaning method. Weight loss measurements are sufficient when detailed information about corrosion is not required, and 3D scanning is preferred if information on corrosion variation along the bar is needed.
Computed tomography scanning
3D optical scanning
Corrosion level measurement