Journal article

Corrosion protection of steel elements in façade systems – A review

L Soufeiani, G Foliente, KTQ Nguyen, R San Nicolas

Journal of Building Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Corrosion of steel elements in a façade system may cause failure that can adversely affect building performance. In this paper we review and synthesize the scientific literature in order to provide practical guidance for engineers, designers and material/product specifiers to avoid or minimize the corrosion of steel elements in façade systems as well as to identify the challenges for future research. The review covered different types of corrosion such as atmospheric, galvanic or bimetallic, embedded, and cut-edge corrosion and how different factors affect the corrosion rate of steel. Preventing or minimising the potential for steel corrosion in a building façade involves examination of the ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was conducted with the financial support of the CRC Project on Advanced Manufacturing of High Performance Building Envelope Systems (CRC-P54018), led by Prof Tuan Ngo, and the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (IC150100023), led by Prof Priyan Mendis.