This report begins by outlining the requirements and properties of pre-stressing steels before reviewing the fundamental processes by which crack initiation and propagation can occur in corrosive environments. Following a general overview of the various test methods available for assessing stress corrosion cracking tendencies, attention is focused on the particular case of test methods for hydrogen-induced stress corrosion cracking of pre-stressing steels. The advantages and disadvantages of the most frequently used test methods are discussed and the importance of close simulation of the environmental and loading conditions encountered in service is emphasised. The publication will be of value to all those working on pre-stressing steels and pre-stressed concrete structures.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||European Federation of Corrosion Publications Series , #37|
|Product dimensions:||6.28(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.15(d)|