Event Title

Testing Chloride Content and Penetration Capability within Concrete

Advisor(s)

Dr. Mohsen A. Issa, University of Illinois at Chicago

Location

Room A155 -2

Start Date

26-4-2019 11:25 AM

End Date

26-4-2019 11:40 AM

Abstract

Purpose to measure the penetration capability of chloride within unknown specimens of concrete. In doing so measuring the structural integrity of concrete when chloride provided materials are introduced, which introduces the possibility of corrosion in steel reinforcements. Solution of concrete will be poured, preparing four specimens. These serve as a control in which one contains no chloride and the other three specimens contain known amounts of chloride. Utilizing the drill, a sample will be cut out vertically from the surface towards the bottom, approximately 3 inches in length. Around five samples will be collected from differing depths, until the bottom is reached, for measuring chloride content. These slabs will be crushed and the powder produced will be run through both acid-soluble and water-soluble chloride detecting tests regulated by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standard testing methods. The results of chloride content will be graphed against depth to establish a profile of the penetration capability of both acid-soluble and water soluble chloride within the concrete sample laid.

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Apr 26th, 11:25 AM Apr 26th, 11:40 AM

Testing Chloride Content and Penetration Capability within Concrete

Room A155 -2

Purpose to measure the penetration capability of chloride within unknown specimens of concrete. In doing so measuring the structural integrity of concrete when chloride provided materials are introduced, which introduces the possibility of corrosion in steel reinforcements. Solution of concrete will be poured, preparing four specimens. These serve as a control in which one contains no chloride and the other three specimens contain known amounts of chloride. Utilizing the drill, a sample will be cut out vertically from the surface towards the bottom, approximately 3 inches in length. Around five samples will be collected from differing depths, until the bottom is reached, for measuring chloride content. These slabs will be crushed and the powder produced will be run through both acid-soluble and water-soluble chloride detecting tests regulated by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standard testing methods. The results of chloride content will be graphed against depth to establish a profile of the penetration capability of both acid-soluble and water soluble chloride within the concrete sample laid.