Among the activities during the SRJP were:
(a) Tour at Tokyotech’s Materials and Concrete
(b) Laboratory and familiarization with the carbonation chamber and corrosion acceleration chamber
(c) Research presentation
(d) Preparation, casting and testing of fly ash mortar mixed with seawater specimens for compressive, flexural and corrosion tests (specimens were brought to the Philippines for further testing)
Several learnings, specifically, the divided steel set-up in measuring the macrocell corrosion current and corrosion measurement were derived from this research activity. TokyoTech is very advanced in terms of laboratory facilities and equipment which are beneficial in conducting research efficiently. The new technology employed in the same university can also be adopted in DLSU or improvised to suit existing facilities. Several research topics on the utilization of fly ash and seawater as alternative materials for concrete can also be derived.
Reported by CLC Roxas