Solvent-based acrylic carbon paint anodes were installed on the north approach spans of the Yaquina Bay Bridge (Newport OR) in 1985 and performed well after 15 years. Anodes were inexpensive and repairs easy. Depolarization potentials are consistently above 100 with long-term current densities around 2 mA/m 2. Bond strength remains adequate.
There are advantages to Post-tensioned (PT) concrete construction compared to conventional reinforcement. However, corrosion caused tendon failures have recently been reported d/t chemically and/or physically deficient grout. A predictive model has been developed that projects onset and rate of wire and strand fractures.