31. Durability of Concrete

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. V. M. Malhotra

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch31

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Malhotra, V. M. (2011) Durability of Concrete, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch31

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Consultant, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  1. ©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Natural Resources, 2010.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • concrete durability, aspects of physical and chemical attacks - affecting long-term durability of concrete;
  • freezing and thawing cycling, a combined action - and application of deicing salts;
  • deterioration by alkali–aggregate reactions - and two types of alkali–aggregate reactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Deterioration caused by freezing and thawing cycles

  • Deterioration caused by alkali–aggregate reactions

  • Deterioration due to sulfate attack

  • Deterioration of concrete in seawater

  • Carbonation of concrete

  • Concluding remarks

  • References

  • Bibliography