Cathodic Protection of Steel in Reinforced Concrete
Application ID: 11106
This example models cathodic protection of a steel reinforcing bar in concrete.
Three different electrochemical reactions are considered on the steel surface. Charge and oxygen transport are modeled in the concrete domain, where the electrolyte conductivity and oxygen diffusivity depend on the moisture content.
The impact of different moisture levels on the corrosion currents is investigated.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the Corrosion Module, Electrochemistry Module, or Electrodeposition Module
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