Application of Electro-deposition Method for Crack Closing and Surface Improvement of Reinforced Concrete ;;;
In this paper, the electro-deposition method for the rehabilitation of cracked concrete, based on the electro-chemical technique, is presented. The main purpose of this paper is to apply this technique to reinforced concrete members on land. After cracking with a specified load(crack width 0.5mm), 101020cm concrete specimens with embedded steel bars were immersed in several solutions, then a constant current density between the embedded steel in concrete and an electrode in the solution was applied for 4~20 weeks. The results indicate that electro-deposits formed in this process are able to close concrete cracks and to coat the concrete surface and that formation of these electro-deposits is confirmed to have an effect of protection against detrimental materials. Therefore, it is demonstrated that the electro-deposition method can be usefully applied for the rehabilitation technique of concrete.