Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2764

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of potential application of micromagnetic techniques for detection of corrosion in reinforced concrete

Carlos Henrique de Carvalho1*, Carlos Otávio Damas Martins1, Sandro Griza1, Thomas Gabriel Rosauro Clarke2 and Ledjane Silva Barreto1
1Federal University of  Sergipe, Brazil. 2Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Received: 16 March 2014
  •  Accepted: 05 March 2015
  •  Published: 30 March 2015


Despite the constant development of new materials, reinforced concrete is still widely used in civil engineering. Corrosion of the steel armour in reinforced concrete structures has historically been one of the main causes of damage and early failure. The development of a reliable method of non-invasive corrosion inspection and evaluation has been a challenge for many years. This paper focused on magnetic inspection of the tendons in steel armours. Results show a good correlation between micromagnetic parameters and corrosion evolution, indicating that the method is a viable option for integrity monitoring of such structures.
Key words: Reinforced concrete, corrosion monitoring, micromagnetic tests.