Low Permeability of Concrete for Bridge Deck Overlay, MLR-89-1, 1993

(1993) Low Permeability of Concrete for Bridge Deck Overlay, MLR-89-1, 1993. Transportation, Department of


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The penetration of chloride ions from deicing salts into the portland cement concrete of bridge decks can cause corrosion and serious damage to the reinforcing steel. Concrete properties which prevent chloride penetration into the bridge deck and provide a good structural and economic wearing surface are desirable. A variety of mix designs have been tried in the past in search of improved performance and lower costs for bridge deck overlay concrete. A group of mixes with various designs have been tested in this project and results are being compared to determine which concrete mix appears to be the most cost effective and resistant to chloride penetration for bridge deck overlay use.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Admixtures, Bridge decks, Chlorides, Cost effectiveness, Deicing chemicals, Overlays (Pavements), Permeability
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Concrete
ID Code: 17168
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2014 17:44
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2015 12:39
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17168