• M. Bi
  • K. Subramaniam
Conference paper


The polarization response of a steel bar with an established macrocell is presented.A simple circuit-based model, which allows for predicting the polarization response of the macrocell is described. The results indicate that there is a spatial variation in the potential relative to the crack. It is shown that the applied current is primarily confined to the active steel located near the crack.


Polarization Resistance Concrete Surface Polarization Response Closed Mode Restrained Shrinkage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bi
    • 1
  • K. Subramaniam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Steinman HallCity College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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