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  1. Ternary blend cements concrete. Part II: Transport mechanism

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    Irassar, E. F.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available With today’s extensive use of cements containing two or more additions (blended cements, predicting concrete durability on the grounds of its strength alone leads to errors that may affect the service life of the resulting structures. Indeed, concrete of a given strength class can be made from different materials and proportions of widely varying durability. The present study evaluated water absorption, sorptivity and initial surface absorption in concrete made with unadditioned Portland, binary (limestone and ternary (limestone and granulated slag blend cement.En la actualidad con la utilización de cementos con dos o más adiciones (cementos compuestos predecir la durabilidad del hormigón a partir sólo de su resistencia conduce a cometer errores que pueden afectar la vida útil de las construcciones de hormigón. Pues es bien conocido que se pueden elaborar hormigones de una misma clase resistente con distintos materiales y proporciones, que podrán presentar un comportamiento durable totalmente diferente. En este trabajo se evalúa la absorción de agua, la capacidad de absorción, la absorción inicial superficial de hormigones elaborados con cemento Portland sin adición, cementos compuestos binario (caliza y ternario (escoria granulada y caliza.

  2. Evaluation of ternary blended cements for use in transportation concrete structures

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    Gilliland, Amanda Louise

    This thesis investigates the use of ternary blended cement concrete mixtures for transportation structures. The study documents technical properties of three concrete mixtures used in federally funded transportation projects in Utah, Kansas, and Michigan that used ternary blended cement concrete mixtures. Data were also collected from laboratory trial batches of ternary blended cement concrete mixtures with mixture designs similar to those of the field projects. The study presents the technical, economic, and environmental advantages of ternary blended cement mixtures. Different barriers of implementation for using ternary blended cement concrete mixtures in transportation projects are addressed. It was concluded that there are no technical, economic, or environmental barriers that exist when using most ternary blended cement concrete mixtures. The technical performance of the ternary blended concrete mixtures that were studied was always better than ordinary portland cement concrete mixtures. The ternary blended cements showed increased durability against chloride ion penetration, alkali silica reaction, and reaction to sulfates. These blends also had less linear shrinkage than ordinary portland cement concrete and met all strength requirements. The increased durability would likely reduce life cycle costs associated with concrete pavement and concrete bridge decks. The initial cost of ternary mixtures can be higher or lower than ordinary portland cement, depending on the supplementary cementitious materials used. Ternary blended cement concrete mixtures produce less carbon dioxide emissions than ordinary portland cement mixtures. This reduces the carbon footprint of construction projects. The barriers associated with implementing ternary blended cement concrete for transportation projects are not significant. Supplying fly ash returns any investment costs for the ready mix plant, including silos and other associated equipment. State specifications can make

  3. Prompt gamma ray evaluation for chlorine analysis in blended cement concrete

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    Single prompt gamma ray energy has been evaluated to measure chlorine concentration in fly ash (FA), Super-Pozz (SPZ) and blast furnace slag (BFS) cement concrete specimens using a portable neutron generator-based Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation (PGNAA) setup. The gamma ray yield data from chloride concentration measurement in FA, SPZ and BFS cement concretes for 2.86–3.10, 5.72 and 6.11 MeV chlorine gamma rays were analyzed to identify a gamma ray with common slope (gamma ray yield/Cl conc. wt%) for the FA, BFS and SPZ cement concretes. The gamma ray yield data for FA and SPZ cement concretes with varying chloride concentration were measured previously using a portable neutron generator-based PGNAA setup. In the current study, new data have been measured for chlorine detection in the BFS cement concrete using a portable neutron generator-based PGNAA setup for 2.86–3.10, 5.72, and 6.11 MeV chlorine gamma rays. The minimum detection limit of chlorine in BFS cement concrete (MDC) was found to be 0.034±0.010, 0.032±0.010, 0.033±0.010 for 2.86–3.10, 5.72 and 6.11 MeV gamma ray, respectively. The new BFS cement concrete data, along with the previous measurements for FA and SPZ cement concretes, have been utilized to identify a gamma ray with a common slope to analyze the Cl concentration in all of these blended cement concretes. It has been observed that the 6.11 MeV chlorine gamma ray has a common slope of 5295±265 gamma rays/wt % Cl concentration for the portable neutron generator-based PGNAA setup. The minimum detectable concentration (MDC) of chlorine in blended cement concrete was measured to be 0.033±0.010 wt % for the portable neutron generator-based PGNAA. Thus, the 6.11 MeV chlorine gamma ray can be used for chlorine analysis of blended cement concretes. - Highlights: • New data on chlorine measurements in BFS cement concrete is presented. • Single chlorine gamma ray was evaluated for chlorine analysis in blended cement concrete. • 6.11 Me

  4. Alkali-silica reaction resistant concrete using pumice blended cement

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    Ramasamy, Uma

    Durability of structures is a major challenge for the building industry. One of the many types of concrete deterioration that can affect durability is alkali-silica reaction (ASR). ASR has been found in most types of concrete structures, including dams, bridges, pavements, and other structures that are 20 to 50 years old. The degradation mechanism of ASR produces a gel that significantly expands in the presence of water as supplied from the surrounding environment. This expansion gel product can create high stresses and cracking of the concrete, which can lead to other forms of degradation and expensive structural replacement costs. The four essential factors that produce an expansive ASR gel in concrete are the presence of alkalis, siliceous aggregate, moisture, and free calcium hydroxide (CH). If concrete is starved of any one of these essential components, the expansion can be prevented. Reducing CH through the use of a supplementary cementitious material (SCM) such as natural pozzolan pumice is the focus of this research. By using a pozzolan, the amount of CH is reduced with time based on the effectiveness of the pozzolan. Many pozzolans exist, but one such naturally occurring pozzolanic material is pumice. This research focuses on determining the effect of a finely ground pumice as a SCM in terms of its resistance to ASR expansion, as well as improving resistance to other potential concrete durability mechanisms. In spite of having high alkali contents in the pumice, mixtures containing the SCM pumice more effectively mitigated the ASR expansion reaction than other degradation mechanisms. Depending on the reactivity of the aggregates and fineness of the pumice, 10-15% replacement of cement with the pumice was found to reduce the ASR expansion to the acceptable limits. The amount of CH remaining in the concrete was compared to the ASR expansion in order to improve understanding of the role of CH in the ASR reaction. Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) and X

  5. Properties and durability of metakaolin blended cements: mortar and concrete

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    Abbas, Rafik

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the effect of metakaolin, a pozzolan, on concrete performance. Compressive and splitting tensile strength were found for specimens cured for up to 360 and 90 days, respectively. Changes were recorded in the compressive strength of specimens exposed to salt (chloride and sulfatechloride solutions, and chloride penetration and binding capacity were measured. The findings were compared to the results for concrete prepared with ordinary Portland (OPC and moderate heat of hydration (Type II cement. MK was found to have a very positive effect on 28-day concrete strength, due to microstructure improvement of the hydrated cement. Replacing cement with metakaolin effectively raised concrete resistance to chloride attack. Concrete containing metakaolin proved to be substantially more durable in sulfate-chloride environment.

    En este trabajo se estudia el efecto del metacaolín sobre las prestaciones del hormigón. Las probetas curadas a 360 y 90 días se sometieron a ensayos de resistencia a compresión y de tracción indirecta respectivamente. Se hizo un seguimiento de la resistencia a la compresión de los materiales ante el ataque de sales (soluciones de cloruro y de sulfato-cloruro y, se midió la penetración de cloruros y la capacidad de los hormigones de inmovilizar estos iones. Los resultados se compararon con los obtenidos con hormigones elaborados con cemento pórtland ordinario (OPC y, con cemento de calor de hidratación moderado (tipo II. El MK resultó influir muy positivamente en la resistencia del hormigón a 28 días debido a la mejora de la microestructura del cemento hidratado. La sustitución de cemento por metacaolín aumentó la resistencia del hormigón al ataque de cloruros. El hormigón con metacaolín demostró ser más duradero en entornos de sulfato-cloruro que los hormigones elaborados con OPC o con cemento de tipo II. Los perfiles de concentración de cloruros a distintas profundidades y la

  6. Compressive Strength and Static Modulus of Elasticity of Periwinkle Shell Ash Blended Cement Concrete

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    Akaninyene Afangide Umoh

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The study examined the effect of periwinkle shell ash as supplementary cementitious material on the compressive strength and static modulus of elasticity of concrete with a view to comparing it’s established relation with an existing model. The shells were calcined at a temperature of 800oC. Specimens were prepared from a mix of designed strength 25N/mm2. The replacement of cement with periwinkle shell ash (PSA was at five levels of 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40% by volume. A total of 90 cubical and cylindrical specimens each were cast and tested at 7, 14, 28, 90, 120 and 180 days. The results revealed that the PSA met the minimum chemical and physical requirements for class C Pozzolans. The compressive strength of the PSA blended cement concrete increased with increase in curing age up to 180 days but decreased as the PSA content increased. The design strength was attained with 10%PSA content at the standard age of 28 days. The static modulus of elasticity of PSA blended cement concrete was observed to increase with increased in curing age and decreases with PSA content. In all the curing ages 0%PSA content recorded higher value than the blended cement concrete. The statistical analysis indicated that the percentage PSA replacement and the curing age have significant effect on the properties of the concrete at 95% confidence level. The relation between compressive strength and static modulus of elasticity fitted into existing model for normal-weight concrete.

  7. Performance of Periwinkle Shell Ash Blended Cement Concrete Exposed to Magnesium Sulphate

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    Umoh A.A.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The study examined the compressive strength of periwinkle shell ash (PSA blended cement concrete in magnesium sulphate medium. Specimens were prepared from designed characteristics strength of 25 MPa. The cement replacement with PSA ranged between 0 and 40% by volume. A total of 180 cube specimens were cast and cured in water. At 28 days curing, 45 specimens each were transferred into magnesium sulphate of 1%, 3%, and 5% solution, while others were continuously cured in water and tested at 62, 92, and 152 days. The results revealed a higher loss in compressive strength with the control mix, and that it increases with increased in MgSO4 concentration and exposure period, whereas, the attack on the PSA blended cement concrete was less and the least value recorded by 10% PSA content. Therefore, the study concluded that the optimum percentage replacement of cement with 10% PSA could mitigate magnesium sulphate attack.

  8. Radon resistant potential of concrete manufactured using Ordinary Portland Cement blended with rice husk ash

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    Chauhan, R. P.; Kumar, Amit

    2013-12-01

    The emission of radon from building materials and soil depends upon the radium content, porosity, moisture content and radon diffusion length of materials. Several techniques have been used to reduce the radon emission from the soil using different flooring materials. But the effectiveness of radon shielding depends upon the diffusion of radon through these materials. The present study proposes a method for producing a radon resistant material for decreasing radon diffusion through it. The method involves rice husk ash (RHA) in addition to cement for the preparation of concrete used for flooring and walls. The radon diffusion, exhalation and mechanical property of concrete prepared by rice husk ash blended cement were studied. The addition of RHA caused the reduction in radon diffusion coefficient, exhalation rates, porosity and enhanced the compressive strength of concrete. The bulk radon diffusion coefficient of cementitious concrete was reduced upto 69% by addition of rice husk ash as compare to that of control concrete.

  9. Influence of water quality on the strength of plain and blended cement concretes in marine environments

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    Kumar, S.

    2000-03-01

    This paper reports on the results of an experimental investigation carried out to study the effects of the quality of mixing water and initial curing on the strength of concrete exposed to seawater attack. An attempt has been made to consider a set of combinations with mixing water and initial curing conditions such that they reflect the situations of simulated cast-in-situ and precast conditions of concreting in marine environments. The effects of the quality of mixing water and initial curing on the strength of concrete in marine environments were investigated by considering different levels of fly ash replacement and cement type. Concrete specimens made with plain cements, Type 1, 2, and 5, and blended cements made with fly ash were exposed to marine environments for a period of 1 year. The performance of these cements in concrete was evaluated by reduction in compressive strength. Results of this study showed that the use of precasting in place of casting-in-situ mitigates the effect of marine environments on concrete specimens considerably.

  10. Influence of Blended Cements with Calcareous Fly Ash on Chloride Ion Migration and Carbonation Resistance of Concrete for Durable Structures

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    Michał A. Glinicki

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to examine the possible use of new blended cements containing calcareous fly ash in structural concrete, potentially adequate for structural elements of nuclear power plants. The investigation included five new cements made with different contents of non-clinker constituents: calcareous fly ash, siliceous fly ash, ground granulated blastfurnace slag, and a reference cement—ordinary Portland cement. The influence of innovative cements on the resistance of concrete to chloride and carbonation exposure was studied. Additionally, an evaluation of the microstructure was performed using optical microscopy on concrete thin sections. Test results revealed a substantial improvement of the resistance to chloride ion penetration into concrete containing blended cements. The resistance was higher for increased clinker replacement levels and increased with curing time. However, concrete made with blended cements exhibited higher depth of carbonation than the Portland cement concrete, except the Portland-fly ash cement with 14.3% of calcareous fly ash. The thin sections analysis confirmed the values of the carbonation depth obtained from the phenolphthalein test. Test results indicate the possible range of application for new cements containing calcareous fly ash.

  11. Evaluation of Strength Characteristics of Laterized Concrete with Corn Cob Ash (CCA) Blended Cement

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    Ikponmwosa, E. E.; Salau, M. A.; Kaigama, W. B.

    2015-11-01

    Agricultural wastes are dumped in landfills or left on land in which they constitute nuisance. This study presents the results of investigation of strength characteristics of reinforced laterized concrete beams with cement partially replaced with corn cob (agricultural wastes) ash (CCA). Laterized concrete specimen of 25% laterite and 75% sharp sand were made by blending cement with corn cob ash at 0 to 40% in steps of 10%. A concrete mix ratio of 1:2:4 was used to cast 54 cubes of 150×150×150mm size and 54 beams of dimension 750×150×150mm. The results show that the consistency and setting time of cement increased as the percentage replacement of cement with CCA increased while the workability and density of concrete decreased as the percentage of CCA increased. There was a decrease in compressive strength when laterite was introduced to the concrete from 25.04 to 22.96N/mm2 after 28 days and a continual reduction in strength when CCA was further added from 10% to 40% at steps of 10%. Generally, the beam specimens exhibited majorly shear failure with visible diagonal cracks extending from support points to the load points. The corresponding central deflection in beams, due to two points loading, increased as the laterite was added to the concrete mix but reduced and almost approaching that of the control as 10% CCA was added. The deflection then increased as the CCA content further increased to 20%, 30% and 40% in the mix. It was also noted that the deflection of all percentage replacement including 40% CCA is less than the standard recommended maximum deflection of the beam. The optimal flexural strength occurred with 10% CCA content.

  12. Cast in place temperature 5 influence on fresh concrete made with limestone filler and blended cement

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    Soria, E. A.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Properties of fresh concrete play a relevant role on placing and consolidation; and its design strength and durability depends on them. It is well known too that the concrete temperature during placing affects all its properties in different ways and extent. This paper presents the influence of placing temperature of concretes made with portland cement, limestone filer cement and blended cement, commercially available, on slump, slump loss, setting time and bleeding. The results show that generally when concrete temperature rises, the bleeding and slump fall down and the slump loss and setting time are accelerated. However, regardless of the strength class the type of cement affects the value of these variations

    Las propiedades de los hormigones en estado fresco desempeñan un papel fundamental durante las operaciones de colocación y compactación de los mismos y de ellas depende, en gran medida, que se alcance en el estado endurecido la resistencia y la durabilidad de diseño. Es sabido, además, que la temperatura que alcanza un hormigón durante dichas operaciones, afecta en mayor o menor grado a todas sus propiedades, de manera diferente. En el presente trabajo se analizó la influencia de la temperatura de colocación sobre el asentamiento, la pérdida del asentamiento en el tiempo, los tiempos de fraguado y la exudación, en hormigones elaborados con cemento portland normal, fillerizado y compuesto, de procedencia comercial. Los resultados han mostrado, en general, que con el aumento de la temperatura de colocación disminuyen la exudación y el asentamiento; mientras que la pérdida de asentamiento y los tiempos de fraguado se aceleran. Sin embargo, las magnitudes de dichas variaciones resultan a su vez muy influenciadas por el tipo de cemento utilizado, aun siendo de la misma clase resistente.

  13. Various durability aspects of calcined Kaolin-blended Portland cement pastes and concretes

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    SAILLIO, Mickael; BAROGHEL BOUNY, Véronique; PRADELLE, Sylvain

    2015-01-01

    The use of calcined clay, in the form of metakaolin (MK), as a pozzolanic constituent for concrete has received considerable attention in recent years, due to the lower CO2 emission of this supplementary cementitious material compared to the production of a classic portland cement. Furthermore, concretes incorporating MK show some improve durability properties. In this paper, the durability of concretes and cement pastes with MK as partial replacement of cement (10 and 25%) has been investiga...

  14. Strength development in concrete with wood ash blended cement and use of soft computing models to predict strength parameters.

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    Chowdhury, S; Maniar, A; Suganya, O M

    2015-11-01

    In this study, Wood Ash (WA) prepared from the uncontrolled burning of the saw dust is evaluated for its suitability as partial cement replacement in conventional concrete. The saw dust has been acquired from a wood polishing unit. The physical, chemical and mineralogical characteristics of WA is presented and analyzed. The strength parameters (compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength) of concrete with blended WA cement are evaluated and studied. Two different water-to-binder ratio (0.4 and 0.45) and five different replacement percentages of WA (5%, 10%, 15%, 18% and 20%) including control specimens for both water-to-cement ratio is considered. Results of compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength showed that the strength properties of concrete mixture decreased marginally with increase in wood ash contents, but strength increased with later age. The XRD test results and chemical analysis of WA showed that it contains amorphous silica and thus can be used as cement replacing material. Through the analysis of results obtained in this study, it was concluded that WA could be blended with cement without adversely affecting the strength properties of concrete. Also using a new statistical theory of the Support Vector Machine (SVM), strength parameters were predicted by developing a suitable model and as a result, the application of soft computing in structural engineering has been successfully presented in this research paper. PMID:26644928

  15. Strength development in concrete with wood ash blended cement and use of soft computing models to predict strength parameters

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    S. Chowdhury

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In this study, Wood Ash (WA prepared from the uncontrolled burning of the saw dust is evaluated for its suitability as partial cement replacement in conventional concrete. The saw dust has been acquired from a wood polishing unit. The physical, chemical and mineralogical characteristics of WA is presented and analyzed. The strength parameters (compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength of concrete with blended WA cement are evaluated and studied. Two different water-to-binder ratio (0.4 and 0.45 and five different replacement percentages of WA (5%, 10%, 15%, 18% and 20% including control specimens for both water-to-cement ratio is considered. Results of compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength showed that the strength properties of concrete mixture decreased marginally with increase in wood ash contents, but strength increased with later age. The XRD test results and chemical analysis of WA showed that it contains amorphous silica and thus can be used as cement replacing material. Through the analysis of results obtained in this study, it was concluded that WA could be blended with cement without adversely affecting the strength properties of concrete. Also using a new statistical theory of the Support Vector Machine (SVM, strength parameters were predicted by developing a suitable model and as a result, the application of soft computing in structural engineering has been successfully presented in this research paper.

  16. Ternary blended cement concrete. Part I: early age properties and mechanical strength

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    Irassar, E. F.; Bonavetti, V. L.; Menéndez, G.

    2006-01-01

    While there is ample information in the literature on the mechanical performance and durability of concrete made with either limestone or granulated blast furnace slag,very little is known about the effect of the combined action of these two additions on concrete properties. The present paper evaluates the early stage properties and mechanical strength of binary and ternary cement concrete containing up to 18% limestone and 20% granulated blast furnace slag. The results show that the use of t...

  17. Ternary blended cement concrete. Part I: early age properties and mechanical strength

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    Irassar, E. F.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available While there is ample information in the literature on the mechanical performance and durability of concrete made with either limestone or granulated blast furnace slag,very little is known about the effect of the combined action of these two additions on concrete properties. The present paper evaluates the early stage properties and mechanical strength of binary and ternary cement concrete containing up to 18% limestone and 20% granulated blast furnace slag. The results show that the use of ternary cements has no substantial effect on concrete setting time, although it does reduce bleeding and enhance mechanical strength with respect to unadditioned Portland and/or binary cement concrete.En la bibliografía existe abundante información acerca del comportamiento mecánico y durable de hormigones elaborados con la incorporación individual de caliza y de escoria granulada de alto horno. Sin embargo, la modificación de las propiedades por la acción conjunta de las mismas es prácticamente desconocida. En este trabajo se evalúan las propiedades en estado fresco y el comportamiento mecánico de hormigones elaborados con cementos compuestos binarios y ternarios conteniendo hasta 18% de caliza y 20% de escoria granulada de alto horno. Los resultados indican que la utilización de cementos ternarios en hormigones no modifican sustancialmente el tiempo de fraguado, disminuyen la exudación y presentan un mejor comportamiento mecánico que los hormigones elaborados con cemento Portland sin adición y/o binarios.

  18. Concrete = aggregate, cement, water?

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    Concrete for the Temelin nuclear power plant is produced to about 70 different formulae. For quality production, homogeneous properties of aggregates, accurate proportioning devices, technological discipline and systematic inspections and tests should be assured. The results are reported of measuring compression strength after 28 days for different concrete samples. The results of such tests allow reducing the proportion of cement, which brings about considerable savings. Reduction in cement quantities can also be achieved by adding ash to the concrete mixes. Ligoplast, a plasticizer addition is used for improving workability. (M.D). 8 figs

  19. Chloride transport and chloride thresholdvalues-Studies on concretes and mortars with Portland cement and limestone blended cement

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    Boubitsas, Dimitrios

    2015-01-01

    Reinforced concrete is one of the most widely used building materials and if it is properly designed and produced, it is an extremely durable material with a service life up to 100 years. However, under certain environmental conditions the service life of reinforced concrete structures is more limited. Deterioration of concrete structure is in most cases caused by the penetration of aggressive media from the surrounding environment. Chloride initiated reinforcement corrosion is one of t...

  20. Magnesium oxychloride cement concrete

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    A K Misra; Renu Mathur

    2007-06-01

    The scope of magnesium oxychloride (MOC) cement in concrete works has been evaluated. MOC cement concrete compositions of varying strengths having good placing and finishing characteristics were prepared and investigated for their compressive and flexural strengths, -values, abrasion resistance etc. The durability of MOC concrete compositions against extreme environmental conditions viz. heating–cooling, freezing–thawing, wetting–drying and penetration and deposition of salts etc were investigated. The results reveal that MOC concrete has high compressive strength associated with high flexural strength and the ratio of compressive to flexural strength varies between 6 and 8. The elastic moduli of the compositions studied are found to be 23–85 GPa and the abrasion losses between 0.11 and 0.20%. While alternate heating–cooling cycles have no adverse effect on MOC concrete, it can be made durable against freezing–thawing and the excessive exposure to water and salt attack by replacing 10% magnesium chloride solution by magnesium sulphate solution of the same concentration.

  1. Effect of supplementary cementing materials on the concrete corrosion control

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    Failure of concrete after a period of years, less than the life expected for which it was designed, may be caused by the environment to which it has been exposed or by a variety of internal causes. The incorporation of supplementary materials has at the Portland cement the purpose of improving the concrete microstructure and also of influence the resistance of concrete to environmental attacks. Different mineral by-products as ground granulated blast furnaces slag (GGBS), silica fume (SF), meta kaolin (MK), fly ash (FA) and other products have been used as supplementary cementing materials. This paper is about the behavior of concrete in the presence of mineral additions. Compared to Portland cements, blended cements show lower heat of hydration, lower permeability, greater resistance to sulphates and sea water. These blended cements find the best application when requirements of durability are regarded as a priority specially on high performance concrete: (Author) 11 refs

  2. Experimental Study on Torsion of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Members with Ternary Blended Concrete

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    Omer Zaheer Ahmed; Mohd Zaker

    2014-01-01

    The study on the torsional behavior of concrete in which the effect of fiber reinforcement in resisting twisting of concrete beams and performance of concrete with ternary blends. When silica fume is added to fresh concrete it chemically reacts with the CH gel to produces additional CSH gel. The benefit of this reaction is twofold increased compressive strength and chemical resistance. The hydration (mixing with water) of Portland cement produces many compounds, including calcium ...

  3. Glass powder blended cement hydration modelling

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    Saeed, Huda

    The use of waste materials in construction is among the most attractive options to consume these materials without affecting the environment. Glass is among these types of potential waste materials. In this research, waste glass in powder form, i.e. glass powder (GP) is examined for potential use in enhancing the characteristics of concrete on the basis that it is a pozzolanic material. The experimental and the theoretical components of the work are carried out primarily to prove that glass powder belongs to the "family" of the pozzolanic materials. The chemical and physical properties of the hydrated activated glass powder and the hydrated glass powder cement on the microstructure level have been studied experimentally and theoretically. The work presented in this thesis consists of two main phases. The first phase contains experimental investigations of the reaction of glass powder with calcium hydroxide (CH) and water. In addition, it includes experiments that are aimed at determining the consumption of water and CH with time. The reactivity, degree of hydration, and nature of the pore solution of the glass powder-blended cement pastes and the effect of adding different ratios of glass powder on cement hydration is also investigated. The experiments proved that glass powder has a pozzolanic effect on cement hydration; hence it enhances the chemical and physical properties of cement paste. Based on the experimental test results, it is recommended to use a glass powder-to-cement ratio (GP/C) of 10% as an optimum ratio to achieve the best hydration and best properties of the paste. Two different chemical formulas for the produced GP C-S-H gel due to the pure GP and GP-CH pozzolanic reaction hydration are proposed. For the pure GP hydration, the produced GP C-S-H gel has a calcium-to-silica ratio (C/S) of 0.164, water-to-silica ratio (H/S) of 1.3 and sodium/silica ratio (N/S) of 0.18. However, for the GP-CH hydration, the produced GP C-S-H gel has a C/S ratio of 1

  4. Cement and concrete options paper

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    Greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of concrete are projected to increase from 10.5 million tonnes in 1990 to almost 14 million tonnes in 2010. Over half of this amount will be non-energy related emissions of carbon dioxide resulting from the conversion of limestone to lime. According to this report by industry experts, the industry has an excellent record of improving energy efficiency and there are few easy gains remaining. Nevertheless, improvements in energy efficiency and fuel use, increased use of concrete where it can be shown to result in net reduction of GHG emissions, and partial replacement of cement by supplementary cementitious materials that involve no additional generation of GHGs, could yield an approximate reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of nearly seven million tons in 2010. The industry proposes three measures to realise these benefits: (1) encouraging replacement of fossil fuels by otherwise waste material, (2) encouraging increased use of concrete in constructing houses and roads, and (3) encouraging increased use of supplementary cementing materials. The industry is opposed to carbon or energy taxes that increase the cost of doing business, on the grounds that such taxes would adversely affect the industry's competitive position internationally. tabs

  5. A Microstructure Based Strength Model for Slag Blended Concrete with Various Curing Temperatures

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    Li-Na Zhang; Wang Xiao-Yong; Kyung-Taek Koh

    2016-01-01

    Ground granulated blast furnace slag, which is a byproduct obtained during steel manufacture, has been widely used for concrete structures in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve durability. This paper presents a numerical model to evaluate compressive strength development of slag blended concrete at isothermal curing temperatures and time varying curing temperatures. First, the numerical model starts with a cement-slag blended hydration model which simulates both cement hydra...

  6. Topics in Cement and Concrete Research

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    Brouwers, H. J. H.

    2006-01-01

    The present paper addresses several topics in regard to the sustainable design and use of concrete. First, major features concerning the sustainable aspects of the material concrete are summarised. Then the major constituent, from an environmental point of view, cement is discussed in detail, particularly the hydration and application of slag cement. The intelligent combining of mineral oxides, which are found in clinker, slag, fly ashes etc., is designated as mineral oxide engineering. It re...

  7. A thermodynamic model for blended cements

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    A chemical thermodynamic model has been developed for blended cements, called CEMCHEM. Given the chemical compositions of the blend materials, CEMCHEM calculates the equilibrium phase distribution, achieved at 25oC. It is based on a portion of the CaO-Al2O3- SiO2- SO3- H2O system, whose phase relations have been determined from the results of 'compatibility experiments'. Solubility models have been developed for the cement hydrate phases used in CEMCHEM, for use with the computer codes MINEQL, PHREEQE and EQ3/6. Validation of the overall approach is provided by the agreement between observed and calculated aqueous compositions for the compatibility experiments. Thus CEMCHEM, with the cement hydrate solubility models, can be used as the basis for modelling near field chemistry in cementitious radwaste repositories. (author)

  8. PULSED LASER ABLATION OF CEMENT AND CONCRETE

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    Laser ablation was investigated as a means of removing radioactive contaminants from the surface and near-surface regions of concrete from nuclear facilities. We present the results of ablation tests on cement and concrete samples using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser with fiber optic beam...

  9. A Blended Cement Containing Blast Furnace Slag and Phosphorous Slag

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    2002-01-01

    Blended cement containing blast furnace slag(BFS) and phosphorous slag(PS) is a new kind of cement.The total content of blended materials could increase if two additives were used. Using the same admixtures, the properties of the blended cement with 70% additives could reach the standard of 525-grade slag cement according to GB.The strength of cement with 80% additives could reach the standard of 425-grade slag cement.The tests of strength, pore structure,hydration products,inhibiting alkali-aggregate reaction, resistance to sulfate corrosion of BFS-PSC were performed.

  10. Cement and Concrete Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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    Taijiro Sato

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Concrete science is a multidisciplinary area of research where nanotechnology potentially offers the opportunity to enhance the understanding of concrete behavior, to engineer its properties and to lower production and ecological cost of construction materials. Recent work at the National Research Council Canada in the area of concrete materials research has shown the potential of improving concrete properties by modifying the structure of cement hydrates, addition of nanoparticles and nanotubes and controlling the delivery of admixtures. This article will focus on a review of these innovative achievements.

  11. Pore structure in blended cement pastes

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    Canut, Mariana Moreira Cavalcanti

    Supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), such as slag and fly ash, are increasingly used as a substitute for Portland cement in the interests of improvement of engineering properties and sustainability of concrete. According to studies improvement of engineering properties can be explained by a...... valuable knowledge of SCMs, which is relevant for performance based design of concrete structures. In addition, the thesis provides guidelines for porosity investigations with focus on the applicability of the methods and sources of error. Pore structure was here determined by several methods, mercury...... supplement each other. Cement pastes (w/b=0.4) with and without slag and fly ash cured at two moisture (sealed and saturated) and temperature (20 and 55ºC) conditions were used to investigate the combined impact of SCMs addition and curing on the pore structure of pastes cured up to two years. Also, the...

  12. Shrinkage deformation of cement foam concrete

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    Kudyakov, A. I.; Steshenko, A. B.

    2015-01-01

    The article presents the results of research of dispersion-reinforced cement foam concrete with chrysotile asbestos fibers. The goal was to study the patterns of influence of chrysotile asbestos fibers on drying shrinkage deformation of cement foam concrete of natural hardening. The chrysotile asbestos fiber contains cylindrical fiber shaped particles with a diameter of 0.55 micron to 8 microns, which are composed of nanostructures of the same form with diameters up to 55 nm and length up to 22 microns. Taking into account the wall thickness, effective reinforcement can be achieved only by microtube foam materials, the so- called carbon nanotubes, the dimensions of which are of power less that the wall pore diameter. The presence of not reinforced foam concrete pores with perforated walls causes a decrease in its strength, decreases the mechanical properties of the investigated material and increases its shrinkage. The microstructure investigation results have shown that introduction of chrysotile asbestos fibers in an amount of 2 % by weight of cement provides the finely porous foam concrete structure with more uniform size closed pores, which are uniformly distributed over the volume. This reduces the shrinkage deformation of foam concrete by 50%.

  13. Effect of supplementary cementing materials on the concrete corrosion control

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    Mejía de Gutiérrez, R.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Failure of concrete after a period of years, less than the life expected for which it was designed, may be caused by the environment to which it has been exposed or by a variety of internal causes. The incorporation of supplementary materials has at the Portland cement the purpose of improving the concrete microstructure and also of influence the resistance of concrete to environmental attacks. Different mineral by-products as ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS, silica fume (SF, metakaolin (MK, fly ash (FA and other products have been used as supplementary cementing materials. This paper is about the behavior of concrete in the presence of mineral additions. Compared to Portland cements, blended cements show lower heat of hydration, lower permeability, greater resistance to sulphates and sea water. These blended cements find the best application when requirements of durability are regarded as a priority specially on high performance concrete.

    La falla del concreto en un tiempo inferior a la vida útil para la cual se diseñó puede ser consecuencia del medio ambiente al cual ha estado expuesto o de algunas otras causas de tipo interno. La incorporación de materiales suplementarios al cemento Portland tiene el propósito de mejorar la microestructura del concreto y también de contribuir a la resistencia del concreto a los ataques del medio ambiente. Diferentes minerales y subproductos tales como escorias granuladas de alto horno, humo de sílice, metacaolín, ceniza volante y otros productos han sido usados como materiales suplementarios cementantes. Este documento presenta el comportamiento del hormigón en presencia de diferentes adiciones. Los cementos adicionados, comparados con los cementos Portland muestran bajos calores de hidratación, baja permeabilidad, mayor resistencia a sulfatos y a agua de mar. Estos cementos adicionados encuentran un campo de aplicación importante cuando los requerimientos de durabilidad son

  14. A Microstructure Based Strength Model for Slag Blended Concrete with Various Curing Temperatures

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    Li-Na Zhang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Ground granulated blast furnace slag, which is a byproduct obtained during steel manufacture, has been widely used for concrete structures in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve durability. This paper presents a numerical model to evaluate compressive strength development of slag blended concrete at isothermal curing temperatures and time varying curing temperatures. First, the numerical model starts with a cement-slag blended hydration model which simulates both cement hydration and slag reaction. The accelerations of cement hydration and slag reaction at elevated temperatures are modeled by Arrhenius law. Second, the gel-space ratios of hardening concrete are calculated using reaction degrees of cement and slag. Using a modified Powers’ gel-space ratio strength theory, the strength of slag blended concrete is evaluated considering both strengthening factors and weakening factors involved in strength development process. The proposed model is verified using experimental results of strength development of slag blended concrete with different slag contents and different curing temperatures.

  15. Hydration of blended cement pastes containing waste ceramic powder as a function of age

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    Scheinherrová, Lenka; Trník, Anton; Kulovaná, Tereza; Pavlík, Zbyšek; Rahhal, Viviana; Irassar, Edgardo F.; Černý, Robert

    2016-07-01

    The production of a cement binder generates a high amount of CO2 and has high energy consumption, resulting in a very adverse impact on the environment. Therefore, use of pozzolana active materials in the concrete production leads to a decrease of the consumption of cement binder and costs, especially when some type of industrial waste is used. In this paper, the hydration of blended cement pastes containing waste ceramic powder from the Czech Republic and Portland cement produced in Argentina is studied. A cement binder is partially replaced by 8 and 40 mass% of a ceramic powder. These materials are compared with an ordinary cement paste. All mixtures are prepared with a water/cement ratio of 0.5. Thermal characterization of the hydrated blended pastes is carried out in the time period from 2 to 360 days. Simultaneous DSC/TG analysis is performed in the temperature range from 25 °C to 1000 °C in an argon atmosphere. Using this thermal analysis, we identify the temperature, enthalpy and mass changes related to the liberation of physically bound water, calcium-silicate-hydrates gels dehydration, portlandite, vaterite and calcite decomposition and their changes during the curing time. Based on thermogravimetry results, we found out that the portlandite content slightly decreases with time for all blended cement pastes.

  16. INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF INTRODUCTION OF CORNCOB ASH INTO PORTLAND CEMENTS CONCRETE: MECHANICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES

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    Antonio Price

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits of replacing Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC with Corncob Ash (CCA blended cements. The cement industry contributes considerable amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The main contribution of CO2 emissions from cement production results from the process of creating Calcium Oxide (CaO from limestone (CaCO3 commonly known as the calcination process. Blending OPC with a pozzolanic material will assist in the reduction of CO2 emissions due to calcination as well as enhance the quality of OPC. There are various pozzolanic materials such as fly ash, rice husk, silica fume and CCA that could be promising partial replacement for OPC. In this study, CCA will serve as the primary blending agent with OPC. An experiment was performed to designate an appropriate percentage replacement of CCA that would comply with specific standards of cement production. The experimental plan was designed to analyze compressive strength, workability and thermal performance of various CCA blended cements. The data from the experiment indicates that up to 10% CCA replacement could be used in cement production without compromising the structural integrity of OPC. In addition, it was found that the compressive strength and workability of the resulting concrete could be improved when CCA is added to the mixtures. Furthermore, it was shown that the introduction of 10% CCA can lead to significant reduction in thermal conductivity of the mixture.

  17. DSC and TG Analysis of a Blended Binder Based on Waste Ceramic Powder and Portland Cement

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    Pavlík, Zbyšek; Trník, Anton; Kulovaná, Tereza; Scheinherrová, Lenka; Rahhal, Viviana; Irassar, Edgardo; Černý, Robert

    2016-03-01

    Cement industry belongs to the business sectors characteristic by high energy consumption and high {CO}2 generation. Therefore, any replacement of cement in concrete by waste materials can lead to immediate environmental benefits. In this paper, a possible use of waste ceramic powder in blended binders is studied. At first, the chemical composition of Portland cement and ceramic powder is analyzed using the X-ray fluorescence method. Then, thermal and mechanical characterization of hydrated blended binders containing up to 24 % ceramic is carried out within the time period of 2 days to 28 days. The differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry measurements are performed in the temperature range of 25°C to 1000°C in an argon atmosphere. The measurement of compressive strength is done according to the European standards for cement mortars. The thermal analysis results in the identification of temperature and quantification of enthalpy and mass changes related to the liberation of physically bound water, calcium-silicate-hydrates dehydration and portlandite, vaterite and calcite decomposition. The portlandite content is found to decrease with time for all blends which provides the evidence of the pozzolanic activity of ceramic powder even within the limited monitoring time of 28 days. Taking into account the favorable results obtained in the measurement of compressive strength, it can be concluded that the applied waste ceramic powder can be successfully used as a supplementary cementing material to Portland cement in an amount of up to 24 mass%.

  18. Sustainable Development of the Cement Industry and Blended Cements to Meet Ecological Challenges

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    Konstantin Sobolev

    2003-01-01

    The world production of cement has greatly increased in the past 10 years. This trend is the most significant factor affecting technological development and the updating of manufacturing facilities in the cement industry. Existing technology for the production of cement clinker is ecologically damaging; it consumes much energy and natural resources and also emits pollutants. A new approach to the production of blended or high-volume mineral additive (HVMA) cement helps to improve its ecologi...

  19. Properties and durability of metakaolin blended cements

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    Ezzat, El-Sayed

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper evaluates the optimal calcination temperature and replacement ratio to ensure high metakaolin (MK pozzolanicity in blended cement. The MK used was prepared by firing two types of local at temperatures ranging from 700 to 850 ºC. Dry blends of ordinary Portland cement (OPC and varying proportions of MK were mixed with the amount of water required to ensure optimal consistency of the resulting pastes. The specimens were cured at 100% RH for 24 h and then immersed in water for 3, 7, 28, 90 or 180 days. At each test time, the degree of hydration and compressive strength of the hardened cement pastes were measured The findings showed that the most suitable calcination temperature to obtain metakaolin is 700 ºC, while the optimal replacement ratio ranges from 25 to 30%. DTA was used to determine the phases comprising the hydration products forming at the ages studied. Pure OPC and OPC-MK specimens were immersed in 3% NaCl and 5% MgSO4 solutions for 30, 90 and 180 days to measure their durability. The OPC-MK pastes immersed in the 3% NaCl solution were observed to be highly resistant to chloride attack.

    El presente trabajo evalúa el comportamiento puzolánico de metacaolín (MK, producto de la calcinación a distintas temperaturas de dos tipos de caolín local de composiciones químicas diferentes, al incorporarse al cemento en diferentes proporciones. Se preparó un cemento adicionado mediante la mezcla en seco de cemento Portland ordinario (OPC y metacaolín (MK, a los que se añadió la cantidad óptima de agua para obtener una pasta de la consistencia deseada. Las probetas se curaron a una HR del 100% durante 24 horas, sumergiéndose posteriormente en agua durante 3, 7, 28, 90 o 180 días. A cada tiempo de ensayo se controló el grado de hidratación de las pastas endurecidas y se comprobó la resistencia a la compresión de las probetas cúbicas a las edades de curado establecidas. Los resultados obtenidos indican que la

  20. Performance of RHA Cement Concrete under Marine Environment via Wetting and Drying Cyclic by Rapid Migration Test

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    Ramadhansyah Putra Jaya

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this research, the performance of concrete containing rice husk ash (RHA under marine environment through wetting and drying cycles was investigated. Five levels of cement replacement (0%, 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% by weight were used. The total cementitious content used was 420 kg/m3. A water/binder ratio of 0.49 was used to produce concrete having a target compressive strength of 40MPa at the age of 28 days. The performance of blended cement concrete under marine environment was evaluated using rapid migration test (RMT.  The results clearly showed that RHA can be satisfactorily used as a cement replacement material in order to reduce the chloride penetration depth and hence increases the durability of concrete. Generally, the chloride penetration depth of concrete containing higher RHA replacement is decreased as the RHA replacement increases, resulting in concrete with higher resistance to seawater attack.

  1. PHYSICO-CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF MONOLITHIC CONCRETE CEMENT SYSTEM

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    Rudenko, D. V.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose. The paper is aimed to the development of scientific bases of the technology of modified concrete of new generation for special facilities by managing the processes of structure formation of modified cement system in conditions of hardening. Methodology. For the achievement the goal: 1) the research of rheological characteristics of modified concrete mixes for special facilities purpose and processes of structure formation of modified cement system of natural curing concrete was condu...

  2. Copper Slag Blended Cement: An Environmental Sustainable Approach for Cement Industry in India

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    Jagmeet Singh

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Indian cement industry is facing environmental issue of emission of carbon dioxide (CO2, a greenhouse gas. Blended cements including supplementary cementitious materials are substitute of Portland cement to reduce CO2 emission. The present paper investigates theappropriateness of copper slag (CS as supplementary cementitious material. Strength properties and hydration of mixes were determined at different replacement levels of CS with cement. Compressive, flexural and tensile strength of each mix was found out at different curing periods. The hydration of cement was investigated through X-ray diffraction (XRD. The strength test results showed that substitution of up to 20% of CS can significantly replace Portland cement.XRD test results were corresponding to strength test results. The present study encourages the utilization of CS as supplementary cementitious material to make economical and environmentally sustainable blended cement

  3. Carbonation Resistance of Sulphoaluminate Cement-based High Performance Concrete

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    ZHANG Decheng; XU Dongyu; CHENG Xin; CHEN Wen

    2009-01-01

    The influences of water/cement ratio and admixtures on carbonation resistance of sulphoaluminate cement-based high performance concrete(HPC)were investigated.The experimental results show that with the decreasing water/cement ratio,the carbonation depth of sulphoaluminate cement-based HPC is decreased remarkably,and the carbonation resistance capability is also improved with the adding admixtures.The morphologies and structure characteristics of sulphoaluminate cement hydration products before and after carbonation were analyzed using SEM and XRD.The analysis results reveal that the main hydration product of sulphoaluminate cement,that is ettringite(AFt),de-composes after carbonation.

  4. INFLUENCE OF WATER-TO-CEMENT RATIO ON AIR ENTRAILMENT IN PRODUCTION OF NON-AUTOCLAVED FOAM CONCRETE USING TURBULENCE CAVITATION TECHNOLOGY

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    Gorshkov Pavel Vladimirovich

    2012-01-01

    Non-autoclaved foam concrete is an advanced thermal insulation material. Until recently, foam concrete production has been based on separate preparation of foam and solution, followed by their blending in a mixer. The situation changed when high-quality synthetic foaming agents and turbulence cavitation technology appeared on the market. Every model provides a dependence between the foam concrete strength and the water-to-cement ratio. According to the water-cement ratio we can distinguish st...

  5. Sulfate attack and reinforcement corrosion in concrete with recycled concrete aggregates and supplementary cementing materials

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    Corral Higuera, Ramón; Arredondo Rea, Susana Paola; Neri Flores, M.A.; Gómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente; Almeraya Calderón, F.; Castorena González, J.H.; Almaral Sánchez, Jorge Luis

    2011-01-01

    As strategies to contribute to the concrete industry sustainability, reinforced concrete was fabricated using recycled concrete coarse aggregate and replacing partially portland cement with supplementary cementing materials as fly ash and silica fume. On test specimens, partially immersed in 3.5% Na2SO4 aqueous solution, the effect of the recycled and supplementary materials against sulfate attack and reinforcement corrosion was evaluated. For such aim, weight loss of concrete and corrosion p...

  6. Ageing of portland cement concrete cured under moist conditions

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    Yu, Z.; Ye, G.; Van Breugel, K.; Chen, W

    2014-01-01

    Deterioration of microstructure in cement concrete will cause changes in the transport properties of the concrete. Transport properties at different ages of the concrete provide information about the microstructural changes of the material. A way to measure the transport properties, i.e. the chloride diffusion coefficient, in the laboratory is rapid chloride migration (RCM) Test. With this test, the resistance of concrete to chloride ingress is evaluated. Changing losing resistance represents...

  7. The Albedo of Pervious Cement Concrete Linearly Decreases with Porosity

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    Rui Zhang; Guosheng Jiang; Jia Liang

    2015-01-01

    Pervious pavements have been advocated as a potential countermeasure to the urban heat island effect. To understand if pervious pavements stay cooler than conventional pavements, the albedo of the pervious concrete must be understood. This study measured the albedo of pervious concrete with different porosity. Four Portland cement concrete mixes were casted, using designed amounts of sand to vary the porosity of the pervious concrete samples. The samples were sliced and the spectral reflectan...

  8. Saw Dust Ash as Partial Replacement for Cement in Concrete

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    Raheem, A. A.; Olasunkanmi, B. S.; Folorunso, C. S.

    2012-01-01

    This research considered the use of saw dust ash as a pozzolan in the production of concrete. the study investigated the physical properties and chemical composition of saw dust ash (SDA) as well as the workability, and compressive strength properties of the concrete produced by replacing 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% by weight of ordinary Portland cement with SDA. Slump and compacting factor tests were carried out on the fresh concrete and compressive strength test on hardened concrete. The conc...

  9. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CEMENT-CONCRETE SYSTEM

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    2000-01-01

    In this paper,a life-cycle assessment methodology is used to evaluate the environmental effects of cement-concrete system.The production factors notably affecting environment are obtained and the way improving environmental effects is indicated.

  10. PHYSICO-CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF MONOLITHIC CONCRETE CEMENT SYSTEM

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    D. V. Rudenko

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. The paper is aimed to the development of scientific bases of the technology of modified concrete of new generation for special facilities by managing the processes of structure formation of modified cement system in conditions of hardening. Methodology. For the achievement the goal: 1 the research of rheological characteristics of modified concrete mixes for special facilities purpose and processes of structure formation of modified cement system of natural curing concrete was conducted; 2 there were defined methods of reliable evaluation of concrete strength at the removal time of formwork and transmission of loads to the constructions where the concrete has not reached the designed strength. Findings. The author found that the structure formation process develops in the hydrating modified cement system as a result of interaction of various macroions. In this process its active parts prevail, which considerably exceed its dissipative part compared to normal conditions of hardening. Originality. There were established the regularities of structure formation of modified cement system, reinforced with synthesized, well crystallized helical filamentary crystals, mechanical grip of which is considered as a principal source of strength in combination with an additional coupling achieved due to cross-germination of crystals. Practical value. In the study the increased binding capacity of cement in high strength concretes and the use of modified cement systems in the special conditions of concreting were considered. The organo-mineral modifying complex that provides the dispersed reinforcement of concrete cement matrix which allows modifying the process of cement matrix structure formation by changing the nature of the surface of binder and modifier was developed. The temperature factor has no negative influence on the hardening concrete and complex modifier provides the improved physico-mechanical characteristics of cement matrix and concrete

  11. The Use of Supersulfated Cement(SSCin Mass Concrete

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    Wang Shu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper isfocused on the use of Supersulfated Cement (SSC in mass concrete. The physicalproperties and mechanicalproperty was tested. Contrast with the common cement, this paper studied the temperature rise of hydration and the heat of hydration to obtain the advantage of SSC, which will provide the basis for the use of SSC in mass concrete.The micro properties were tested through Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM. The test shows that the SSC shows better workingperformance than ordinary cement. The compressive strength of SSC under standard curing condition is higher than that under room curing condition. The compressive strength of SSC is increasing with time and the rate of increasing is decreasing. The temperature rise of hydration of SSC are lower than that of ordinary cement. Different with the ordinary cement, the main hydrated products of SSC areettringite and scalycalcium silicate hydrate.

  12. Absorption Characteristics of Cement Combination Concrete Containing Portland Cement, fly ash, and Metakaolin

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    Folagbade S.O.

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The resistance to water penetration of cement combination concretes containing Portland cement (PC, fly ash (FA, and metakaolin (MK have been investigated at different water/cement (w/c ratios, 28-day strengths, and depths of water penetration using their material costs and embodied carbon-dioxide (eCO2 contents. Results revealed that, at equal w/c ratio, eCO2 content reduced with increasing content of FA and MK. MK contributed to the 28-day strengths more than FA. Compared with PC, FA reduced cost and increased the depth of water penetration, MK increased cost and reduced the depth of water penetration, and their ternary combinations become beneficial. At equal strengths and levels of resistance to water penetration, most of the cement combination concretes are more environmentally compatible and costlier than PC concrete. Only MK binary cement concretes with 10%MK content or more and ternary cement concretes at a total replacement level of 55% with 10%MK content or more have higher resistance to water penetration than PC concrete.

  13. Pore Structure of Cement Pastes Blended with Volcanic Rock

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    YU Lehua; ZHOU Shuangxi; LI Liling

    2016-01-01

    The pore parameters of cement pastes blended with volcanic rock at the curing age of 1, 28 and 90 d were de-termined by a mercury intrusion porosimetry. The pore structure of the pastes was characterized through the analysis of porosity, average pore diameter, the most probable pore aperture, pore size distribution, as well as total pore volume. For the improvement of mechanical property and durability of cement-based material, the correlation of the formed pore structure with hydration time and replacement level of volcanic rock for cement was revealed. The results indicate that volcanic rock can diminish porosity and reduce pore size in cement paste when curing time prolongs, which is particu-larly prominent with replacement level of less than 20% in late period. The more harmful pores (i.e., capillary pore) are gradually transformed into harmless pore (i.e., gel pores or micropore), even fully filled and disappeared when hydration products increase. The pore structure of the cement paste is thus refined. The beneficial effect of volcanic rock on the pore structure of cement paste could enhance the mechanical property and durability of cement-based material.

  14. Random ionic mobility on blended cements exposed to aggressive environments

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    It is known that the partial replacement of cement by pozzolanic admixtures generally leads to modifications in the diffusion rates of harmful ions. Recent research has centred on obtaining new pozzolanic materials from industrial waste and industrial by-products and on the way that such products can influence the performance of blended cements. This paper reports the behaviour of cements blended with calcined paper sludge (CPS) admixtures under exposure to two different field conditions: sea water and cyclic changes in temperature and humidity. Cement mortars were prepared with 0% and 10% paper sludge calcined at 700 deg. C. The penetration of ions within the microstructure of cement matrices was studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray analyser (SEM/EDX) analytical techniques. The results show that ionic mobility varies substantially according to the type of exposure and the presence of the calcined paper sludge. The incorporation of 10% CPS is shown to assist the retention and diffusion of the ions.

  15. Random ionic mobility on blended cements exposed to aggressive environments

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    Garcia, Rosario, E-mail: rosario.garcia@uam.es [Departamento de Geologia y Geoquimica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Rubio, Virginia [Departamento de Geografia, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad Autonoma, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Vegas, Inigo [Labein-Tecnalia, 48160 Derio, Vizcaya (Spain); Frias, Moises [Instituto Eduardo Torroja, CSIC, c/ Serrano Galvache, 4, 28033 Madrid (Spain)

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    It is known that the partial replacement of cement by pozzolanic admixtures generally leads to modifications in the diffusion rates of harmful ions. Recent research has centred on obtaining new pozzolanic materials from industrial waste and industrial by-products and on the way that such products can influence the performance of blended cements. This paper reports the behaviour of cements blended with calcined paper sludge (CPS) admixtures under exposure to two different field conditions: sea water and cyclic changes in temperature and humidity. Cement mortars were prepared with 0% and 10% paper sludge calcined at 700 deg. C. The penetration of ions within the microstructure of cement matrices was studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray analyser (SEM/EDX) analytical techniques. The results show that ionic mobility varies substantially according to the type of exposure and the presence of the calcined paper sludge. The incorporation of 10% CPS is shown to assist the retention and diffusion of the ions.

  16. Laboratory Investigation on the Strength Gaining of Brick Aggregate Concrete Using Ordinary Portland Cement and Portland Composite Cement

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    Hoque M H, Numen E H, Islam N., Mohammed

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This study focused on the laboratory investigation of strength variation of brick aggregate concrete made with ordinary Portland cement (OPC and Portland composite cement (PCC.The investigation was conducted by testing concrete cylinder specimens at different ages of concrete with concrete mix ratios: 1:1.5:3 and 1:2:4 by volume and with water cement ratios=0.45 and 0.60. The test result reveals that at the early age, concrete composed with OPC attained larger compressive strength than the concrete made of PCC. However, in the later age concrete made with PCC achieved higher strength than OPC.

  17. NUMERICAL METHOD AND RANDOM ANALYSIS OF CEMENT CONCRETE EXPANSION

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    2000-01-01

    The numerical method and random analysis of cement concrete expansion are given. A mathematical procedure is presented which includes the nonlinear characteristics of the concrete. An expression is presented to predict the linear restrained expansion of expansive concrete bar restrained by a steel rod. The results indicate a rapid change in strains and stresses within initial days, after which the change gradually decreases. A reliable and accurate method of predicting the behavior of the concrete bulkheads in drifts is presented here. Extensive sensitivity and parametric studies have been performed. The random density distributions of expansive concrete are given based on the restricted or unrestricted condition. These studies show that the bulkhead stress fields are largely influenced by the early modulus of the concrete and the randomness of the ultimate unrestrained expansion of the concrete.

  18. Pore structure and carbonation in blended lime-cement pastes

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    Álvarez, J. I.; Arandigoyen, M.

    2006-01-01

    The present study aims to gain a fuller understandingof the curing process in lime pastes (100, 90, 80, 70,60, 50 and 40% lime) blended with cement by analyzingcarbonation in these materials. A hydrated, airslaked lime powder and CEM II A/L 32.5 Portlandcement were used for the blends. These materialswere singled out for research primarily because theymay be used in the restoration of heritage monuments.Variation in weight was used as an indicator for carbonation.A new parameter, A, was found...

  19. The Albedo of Pervious Cement Concrete Linearly Decreases with Porosity

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    Rui Zhang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Pervious pavements have been advocated as a potential countermeasure to the urban heat island effect. To understand if pervious pavements stay cooler than conventional pavements, the albedo of the pervious concrete must be understood. This study measured the albedo of pervious concrete with different porosity. Four Portland cement concrete mixes were casted, using designed amounts of sand to vary the porosity of the pervious concrete samples. The samples were sliced and the spectral reflectance and albedo of the sliced samples were measured and analyzed. It is found that the albedo of pervious concrete decreases linearly with the increase of the porosity. The albedo of a pervious Portland concrete varies from 0.25 to 0.35, which is 0.05~0.15 lower than the albedo of conventional cement concrete. Due to this lower albedo, it should be cautious to develop pervious concrete to battle with urban heat island unless the evaporation of pervious concrete is promoted to compensate the additional solar absorption caused by the low albedo.

  20. Hydration studies of calcium sulfoaluminate cements blended with fly ash

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    Garcia-Maté, Marta; De la Torre, Angeles G; León-Reina, Laura; Aranda, Miguel A. G.; Santacruz, Isabel

    2013-01-01

    The main objective of this work is to study the hydration and properties of calciumsulfoaluminate cement pastes blended with fly ash (FA) and the corresponding mortars at different hydration ages. Laboratory X-ray powder diffraction, rheological studies, thermal analysis, porosimetry and compressive strength measurements were performed. The analysis of the diffraction data by Rietveld method allowed quantifying crystalline phases and overall amorphous contents. The studied paramet...

  1. TECHNOLOGY AND EFFICIENCY OF PEAT ASH USAGE IN CEMENT CONCRETE

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    G. D. Liakhevich

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available One of the main ways to improve physical and mechanical properties of cement concrete is an introduction of ash obtained due to burning of fossil fuels into concrete mix. The concrete mixes with ash are characterized by high cohesion, less water gain and disintegration. At the same time the concrete has high strength, density, water resistance, resistance to sulfate corrosion. The aim of this paper is to explore the possibility to use peat ash and slag of peat enterprises of the Republic of Belarus in the concrete for improvement of its physical and mechanical properties and characteristics of peat ash, slag, micro-silica, cement, superplasticizing agent. Compositions and technology for preparation of concrete mixes have been developed and concrete samples have been have been fabricated and tested in the paper. It has been shown that the concrete containing ash, slag obtained due to burning of peat in the industrial installations of the Usiazhsky and Lidsky Peat Briquette Plants and also MK-85-grade micro-silica NSPKSAUsF-1-grade superplasticizing agent have concrete tensile strength within 78–134 MPa under axial compression and 53 MPa – for the control composition. This index is 1.5–2.5 times more than for the sample containing no additives.The usage of peat ash, slag together with MK-85-grade micro-silica and NSPKSAUsF-1-grade superplasticizing agent for fabrication of concrete and reinforced bridge and tunnel structures will provide the following advantages: reduction of cross-sectional area of structures while maintaining their bearing capacity due to higher value of tensile strength in case of axial compression; higher density, waterand gas tightness due to low water cement ratio; high resistance to aggressive environment due to lower content of capillary pores that ensures bridge structure longevity; achievement of environmental and social impacts.

  2. Cement treated recycled crushed concrete and masonry aggregates for pavements

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    Xuan, D.X.

    2012-01-01

    This research is focusing on the characterization of the mechanical and deformation properties of cement treated mixtures made of recycled concrete and masonry aggregates (CTMiGr) in relation to their mixture variables. An extensive laboratory investigation was carried out, in which the mechanical p

  3. Strengthening of Concrete Structures with cement based bonded composites

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    Täljsten, Björn; Blanksvärd, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    improved working environment and better compatibility to the base concrete structure. This study gives an overview of different cement based systems, all with very promising results for structural upgrading. Studied parameters are structural retrofit for bending, shear and confinement. It is concluded that...

  4. Modification of cement concrete by multilayer carbon nano-tubes

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    The compact structure of protective concrete-conservative on the basis of Portland cement modified by carbon nano-dispersed systems has been studied. Multilayer carbon nano-tubes GraphistrengthTM by 'Arkema' dispersed in hydrodynamic plant in the solution of surfactant Polyplast SP-1 have been used as modifying additives. The bending strength of fine grain concrete has been observed to increase by 45.1% and compression strength - by 96.8%. The concrete strength increase is related to morphological changes of crystalline hydrate new formations providing the formation of less defective structure of cement matrix of high density, preventing the migration of radionuclides into the environment in the process of radioactive waste conservation

  5. HYDRATION AND PROPERTIES OF BLENDED CEMENT SYSTEMS INCORPORATING INDUSTRIAL WASTES

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    Heikal M.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to study the characteristics of ternary blended system, namely granulated blast-furnace slag (WCS, from iron steel company and Homra (GCB from Misr Brick (Helwan, Egypt and silica fume (SF at 30 mass % pozzolanas and 70 mass % OPC. The required water of standard consistency and setting times were measured as well as physico-chemical and mechanical characteristics of the hardened cement pastes were investigated. Some selected cement pastes were tested by TGA, DTA and FT-IR techniques to investigate the variation of hydrated products of blended cements. The pozzolanic activity of SF is higher than GCB and WCS. The higher activity of SF is mainly due to its higher surface area than the other two pozzolanic materials. On the other side, GCB is more pozzolanic than WCS due to GCB containing crystalline silica quartz in addition to an amorphous phase. The silica quartz acts as nucleating agents which accelerate the rate of hydration in addition to its amorphous phase, which can react with liberating Ca(OH2 forming additional hydration products.

  6. Impact of the use of secondary input materials for cement production on trace element concentrations of cement and concrete; Auswirkungen des Einsatzes von Abfaellen bei der Zementherstellung auf die Spurenelementgehalte von Zement und Beton

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    Achternbosch, M.; Braeutigam, K.R.; Hartlieb, N.; Kupsch, C. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Technik und Umwelt (DE). Inst. fuer Technikfolgen-Abschaetzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS); Stemmermann, P.; Richers, U. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Technik und Umwelt (Germany). Inst. fuer Technische Chemie

    2004-07-01

    This project was aimed at investigating the impact of the use of secondary input materials (secondary fuels, secondary raw materials, and blending agents for cement production; secondary concrete additives and secondary aggregates for concrete production) on trace element concentrations in cement and concrete. Furthermore, the aim was to investigate under which conditions and to which extent the incorporated trace elements can be released into the environment. The calculations have shown that presently used secondary raw materials and fuels in some cases result in a slight increase in trace element concentrations of cement and concrete. The release of trace elements from concrete is negligibly small during the phase of use. An increased release of trace elements is possible under special assumptions after demolition. However, the present knowledge is not sufficient for a definite assessment. (orig.)

  7. Investigation of fresh and hardened properties of Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA cement blends

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    P. Herrmann

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA is a comparatively new cementitious material that is mainly established in China where it is produced in a large scale. CSA cement is not covered by European standards. However, it provides different beneficial properties such as rapid hardening and high early strength development. Furthermore, the usage of CSA cement can save energy during production process in comparison to established cementitious materials. Therefore it is also more environmental friendly. Insufficient knowledge of this material behaviour restricts the possibilities and makes further research necessary. The research project applied a laboratory test program to elaborate the characterization of the materials. The obtained knowledge from these tests was then applied to further tests to determine application relevant key properties of CSA based pastes and mortars.The properties of pure CSA cement had been compared with the properties of CSA blends. The additions were PC, HAC, FA and GGBS with quantities of 10, 20 and 30%. The water to cement ratio was varying between 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6. General tests like fineness, XRD and XRF were used to define the present non-standardized material. Investigation of fresh pastes included measurement of setting time and calorimetry. Hardened mortar specimens of different ages were examined for compressive strength. The results showed that CSA itself hardens very rapidly and gives an early strength development. Possible ways of utilization of CSA based mortars and concretes were also emphasized in the paper.

  8. Effect of Ground Waste Concrete Powder on Cement Properties

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    Xianwei Ma

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The paste/mortar attached to the recycled aggregate decreases the quality of the aggregate and needs to be stripped. The stripped paste/mortar is roughly 20% to 50% in waste concrete, but relevant research is very limited. In this paper, the effects of ground waste concrete (GWC powder, coming from the attached paste/mortar, on water demand for normal consistency, setting time, fluidity, and compressive strength of cement were analyzed. The results show that the 20% of GWC powder (by the mass of binder has little effect on the above properties and can prepare C20 concrete; when the sand made by waste red clay brick (WRB replaces 20% of river sand, the strength of the concrete is increased by 17% compared with that without WRB sand.

  9. Synthesis report: D-cracking in portland cement concrete pavements

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    Thompson, S. R.; Olsen, M. P. J.; Dempsey, B. J.

    1980-06-01

    The mechanisms and testing procedures for D-cracking in portland cement concrete pavements are examined. Benefication procedures are also investigated. The three general responses to freezing in the aggregate/paste system include elastic accommodation, high internal pressure, and high external pressure. It is found that the critical aggregate parameters influencing D-cracking are degree of saturation, maximum particle size, permeability, porosity, and pore size distribution. Evaluation of present laboratory testing procedures indicated that the ASTM C666, VPI slow-cool, Mercury Porosimetry, and Iowa Pore Index Tests correlated the best with field performance of concrete with respect to D-cracking.

  10. Response of a PGNAA setup for pozzolan-based cement concrete specimens.

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    Naqvi, A A; Garwan, M A; Maslehuddin, M; Nagadi, M M; Al-Amoudi, O S B; Raashid, M

    2010-01-01

    Pozzolanic materials are added to Portland cement concrete to increase its durability, particularly corrosion-resistance. In this study the elemental composition of a pozzolanic cement concrete was measured non-destructively utilizing an accelerator-based Prompt Gamma Ray Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) setup. The optimum size of the pozzolanic cement concrete specimen was obtained through Monte Carlo simulations. The simulation results were experimentally verified through the gamma-ray yield measurement from the pozzolanic cement concrete specimens as a function of their radii. The concentration of the pozzolanic material in the cement concrete specimens was evaluated by measuring gamma-ray yield for calcium and iron from pozzolanic cement concrete specimens containing 5-80 wt% pozzolan. A good agreement was noted between the experimental values and the Monte Carlo simulation results, indicating an excellent response of the KFUPM accelerator-based PGNAA setup for pozzolan based concrete. PMID:19819713

  11. Response of a PGNAA setup for pozzolan-based cement concrete specimens

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    Naqvi, A.A. [Department of Physics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia)], E-mail: aanaqvi@kfupm.edu.sa; Garwan, M.A. [Department of Physics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Maslehuddin, M. [Center for Engineering Research, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Nagadi, M.M. [Department of Physics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. [Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Raashid, M. [Department of Physics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia)

    2010-04-15

    Pozzolanic materials are added to Portland cement concrete to increase its durability, particularly corrosion-resistance. In this study the elemental composition of a pozzolanic cement concrete was measured non-destructively utilizing an accelerator-based Prompt Gamma Ray Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) setup. The optimum size of the pozzolanic cement concrete specimen was obtained through Monte Carlo simulations. The simulation results were experimentally verified through the {gamma}-ray yield measurement from the pozzolanic cement concrete specimens as a function of their radii. The concentration of the pozzolanic material in the cement concrete specimens was evaluated by measuring {gamma}-ray yield for calcium and iron from pozzolanic cement concrete specimens containing 5-80 wt% pozzolan. A good agreement was noted between the experimental values and the Monte Carlo simulation results, indicating an excellent response of the KFUPM accelerator-based PGNAA setup for pozzolan based concrete.

  12. Mathematical modelling of the composition of a high-strength composite concrete containing blended carbonate additive

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    A new high-strength concrete has been developed on the basis of the utilization of the blended carbonates as an active additive (BCA). The main technological features are the preliminary mechanical-chemical activation of this natural mineral product and the stage method of production. A three-parameter polynomial model has been developed for determining the amount of the main formulation components - Portland cement, BCA and water/cement ratio by evaluation of their influence on the changes of the compressive strength for one-year time period of the hardening. The experimental plan contains 27 tests. The regression equations have been calculated for five ages. The obtained regression coefficients reflecting the trend and the effect of the three factors on the output data during the investigated period have been analyzed. The compressive strength depending on two factors has been plotted for the ages of 28 and 365 days, the value of the third factor being constant. They are important for the construction practice and they display the whole spectrum of possibilities for variation of the formulation parameters, achieving at the same time the specified design strength. Key words: high-strength composite concrete, blended carbonate additive, polynomial model, regression, compressive strength

  13. Characterisation and modelling of blended cements and their application to radioactive waste immobilisation

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    Various aspects of the chemistry of cements, including blends with FA and BFS, pertinent to the immobilization of radioactive waste are described. The methodology and development of a model for predicting the solid and liquid phase composition in aged cement blends are given. Experimental work, backed up by thermodynamic calculations (where possible), has given valuable insight into some of the important interactions between selected (active and inactive) radwaste components and cements. The effects of elevated pressure and temperature on blended cement are also investigated. (author)

  14. NEURO-FUZZY MODELLING OF BLENDING PROCESS IN CEMENT PLANT

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    Dauda Olarotimi Araromi

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The profitability of a cement plant depends largely on the efficient operation of the blending stage, therefore, there is a need to control the process at the blending stage in order to maintain the chemical composition of the raw mix near or at the desired value with minimum variance despite variation in the raw material composition. In this work, neuro-fuzzy model is developed for a dynamic behaviour of the system to predict the total carbonate content in the raw mix at different clay feed rates. The data used for parameter estimation and model validation was obtained from one of the cement plants in Nigeria. The data was pre-processed to remove outliers and filtered using smoothening technique in order to reveal its dynamic nature. Autoregressive exogenous (ARX model was developed for comparison purpose. ARX model gave high root mean square error (RMSE of 5.408 and 4.0199 for training and validation respectively. Poor fit resulting from ARX model is an indication of nonlinear nature of the process. However, both visual and statistical analyses on neuro-fuzzy (ANFIS model gave a far better result. RMSE of training and validation are 0.28167 and 0.7436 respectively, and the sum of square error (SSE and R-square are 39.6692 and 0.9969 respectively. All these are an indication of good performance of ANFIS model. This model can be used for control design of the process.

  15. Concretes with ternary composite cements. Part III: multicriteria optimization

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    Irassar, E. F.; Bonavetti, V. L.; Menéndez, G.

    2007-01-01

    Optimization methods are tools of vital importance in composite material design, where large numbers of components and design criteria must be taken into account. The formulation of today’s separately milled custommade cements is a clear example of just such a case, for the components must be proportioned to yield mortars and concretes with the proper balance of durability, strength, financial and environmental features. Multicriteria optimization has been used to develop many materia...

  16. Diffusion studies on evaporitic rocks, slates, cements and concretes

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    Diffusion parameters and permeabilities have been measured for a series of evaporitic rock types, to provide parameters for modelling migration rates of radionuclides in an underground radioactive waste repository. Also diffusion measurements are presented for slates obtained from three different regions in the United Kingdom, because slate formations are of interest as a host rock for medium-level radioactive waste disposal. Mass transport properties of a range of cements and concretes relevant to land and deep sea disposal were determined. (UK)

  17. Cement treated recycled crushed concrete and masonry aggregates for pavements

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    Xuan, D.X.

    2012-01-01

    This research is focusing on the characterization of the mechanical and deformation properties of cement treated mixtures made of recycled concrete and masonry aggregates (CTMiGr) in relation to their mixture variables. An extensive laboratory investigation was carried out, in which the mechanical properties of CTMiGr and the deformation characteristics relevant to shrinkage crack susceptibility were evaluated. The main aim of this research is to develop models which allow the structural prop...

  18. Performance and Durability Evaluation of Bamboo Reinforced Cement Concrete Beams

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    Ankit Singh Mehra

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available A big part of population in India is still homeless due to raising unaffordability of housing structures. People sleeping on roadsides and living in slums is a common sight in Indian cities. To overcome this problem India today needs millions of houses for their growing population, making concrete as the most widely to be used material in the country. Concrete has found to have excellent compressive strength but poor in tensile strength, to take care of the tensile stresses steel is commonly used as reinforcing material in concrete. Production of steel is a very costly business and its use in concrete as reinforcing material increases the cost of construction by many folds. Also production of steel emits a large amount of green house gases causing considerable deterioration of the environment. The above mentioned socio-economic and environmental factors creates a necessity for finding an appropriate environment friendly and cheap material that can successfully substitute steel as reinforcement in concrete elements of a low cost dwelling for the poor and homeless people of the country. It is here that engineered bamboo can be of great value to Civil Engineers owning to its several net worthy features. Production of every tone of bamboo consumes about a tone of atmospheric CO2 in addition to releasing fresh O2. From structural point of view bamboo has been used as a structural material from the earlier times as it possesses excellent flexure and tensile strength as well as high strength to weight ratio. All this necessitates examining bamboo-reinforced cement concrete in detail for its appropriateness as a structural material for construction of a low cost dwelling unit. The study focuses on evaluating the mechanical and durability properties of cement-concrete beams both singly and doubly reinforced with bamboo splints.

  19. Performance characteristics of concrete based on a ternary calcium sulfoaluminate–anhydrite–fly ash cement

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    Ioannou, Socrates; Paine, Kevin; Reig Cerdá, Lucía; Quillin, Keith

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports an assessment of the performance of concrete based on a calcium sulfoaluminate–anhydrite–fly ash cement combination. Concretes were prepared at three different w/c ratios and the properties were compared to those of Portland cement and blast-furnace cement concretes. The assessment involved determination of mechanical and durability properties. The results suggest that an advantageous synergistic effect between and ettringite and fly ash (Ioannou et al., 2014) was reflected...

  20. The Hydration of Blended Cement at Low W/B Ratio

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    HU Shu-guang; LU Lin-nu; HE Yong-jia; LI Yue; DING Qing-jun

    2003-01-01

    The hydration process, hydration product and hydration heat of blended cement paste mixed with mineral admixture and expansive agent at low W/B ratio are studied by XRD , thermo analysis , and calorimetry instrument, and they were compared with those of pure cement paste. The results show that pure cement and blended cement at low W/B ratio have the same types of hydration products, but their respective amounts of hydration products of various blended cements at same ages and the vatiation law of the amount of same hydration products with ages are different; Tim joint effect of tumefaction of gel-ettringite due to water absorption and the expansive pressure on the pore and riff caused by the crystalloid ettringite is the impetus of the volume expansion of cement paste , and the former effect is much greater than the latter one .

  1. Dependence of the gamma-ray linear attenuation coefficient on the amount of cement in concrete

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    The effect of the amount of cement in concrete on gamma-ray linear attenuation coefficient for 662 keV gamma-rays was studied using concrete blocks with different compositions, and a well collimated narrow beam geometry. (authors)

  2. Another look at the deterioration of calcium aluminate cement concrete

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    Jambor, Jaromir

    1996-03-01

    Full Text Available Potential degradation of concrete structures made of calcium aluminate cement (CAC is well known and is caused by transformation (conversion of the thermodynamically metastable into stable calcium aluminate hydrate phases. This recrystallization is influenced by temperature and humidity; the structural degradation of the concrete itself thus its loss of strength, is strongly related to the pore structure of the hydrated cement paste, the critical parameters being the total volume of pores below 15-20 nm and the median micropore radius. This constitutes a novel procedure for evaluation of existing CAC concrete structure.

    La degradación potencial de estructuras de hormigón elaboradas con cemento aluminoso (CA es bien conocida. Este deterioro está causado por la recristalización (conversión de las fases del aluminato cálcico que son termodinámicamente metastables, en fases estables. En esta recristalización influye la temperatura y la humedad. Tanto la degradación del propio hormigón, como su pérdida de resistencias están relacionadas estrechamente con la estructura porosa de la pasta del cemento hidratado, siendo parámetros críticos el volumen total de los poros inferiores a 15-20 nm y el tamaño medio de los radios de los microporos. Esto constituye un nuevo procedimiento para evaluar las estructuras existentes de hormigón de cemento aluminoso (CA.

  3. Mechanical and Abrasion Resistance of Recycled Aggregates Concrete in Relation to the Cement Content

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    Athanas KONIN; Mangoua David Kouadio

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation carried out to study the effects of cement content on the mechanical and abrasion resistance of recycled aggregates concrete. Four series of mixtures with cement content 300, 350, 400 and 450 kg/m3 were formulated. In each series, natural coarse aggregate were totally replaced with recycled aggregate that allows obtaining two types of concrete: natural aggregates concrete and recycled aggregates concrete. Compressive strength, s...

  4. QUARRY DUST FINE POWDER AS SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINARY PORTLAND CEMENT IN CONCRETE MIX

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    KARTINI, K.; HAMIDAH, M. S.; NORHANA, A. R.; NUR HANANI, A. R.

    2014-01-01

    Tremendous efforts have been done in the area of concrete technology to study the utilization of by-products and waste materials which can be used as a partial cement replacement in concrete production as well as identifying the benefits of these alternative materials as cement in concrete. Quarry dust as a by-product from crushing of coarse aggregates during quarrying activities has received considerable attention to enhance the properties of concrete. Thus, this paper reports the research c...

  5. Effect of incorporation of fly ash and granulated blast furnace in the electrochemical behavior of concretes of commercial cement

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    This paper presents the findings of the research properties evaluation pastes of commercial cement (CPC), mixed with fly ash (FA) and granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS). Initially, the sample of 30 combinations were evaluated in terms of compressive strength to establish the optimal proportions from raw material. After that, four optimized blends were characterized during the setting and hardening process. Electrochemical tests were performed on concrete cylinders samples prepared with cementitious materials and a structural steel rod placed in the center of the specimen. With the objective to evaluate the performance before corrosion, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects were taken into consideration. The findings showed that commercial cements blended with fly ash and blast furnace slag as the ones used in this research presents a decreased behavior in mechanical and corrosion strength regarding to CPC. (Author)

  6. Hydration studies of calcium sulfoaluminate cements blended with fly ash

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    The main objective of this work is to study the hydration and properties of calcium sulfoaluminate cement pastes blended with fly ash (FA) and the corresponding mortars at different hydration ages. Laboratory X-ray powder diffraction, rheological studies, thermal analysis, porosimetry and compressive strength measurements were performed. The analysis of the diffraction data by Rietveld method allowed quantifying crystalline phases and overall amorphous contents. The studied parameters were: i) FA content, 0, 15 and 30 wt.%; and ii) water addition, water-to-CSA mass ratio (w/CSA = 0.50 and 0.65), and water-to-binder mass ratio (w/b = 0.50). Finally, compressive strengths after 6 months of 0 and 15 wt.% FA [w/CSA = 0.50] mortars were similar: 73 ± 2 and 72 ± 3 MPa, respectively. This is justified by the filler effect of the FA as no strong evidences of reactivity of FA with CSA were observed. These results support the partial substitution of CSA cements with FA with the economic and environmental benefits

  7. Hydration studies of calcium sulfoaluminate cements blended with fly ash

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    García-Maté, M.; De la Torre, A.G. [Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografía y Mineralogía, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga (Spain); León-Reina, L. [Servicios Centrales de Apoyo a la Investigación, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga (Spain); Aranda, M.A.G. [Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografía y Mineralogía, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga (Spain); CELLS-Alba synchrotron, Carretera BP 1413, Km. 3.3, E-08290 Cerdanyola, Barcelona (Spain); Santacruz, I., E-mail: isantacruz@uma.es [Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografía y Mineralogía, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga (Spain)

    2013-12-15

    The main objective of this work is to study the hydration and properties of calcium sulfoaluminate cement pastes blended with fly ash (FA) and the corresponding mortars at different hydration ages. Laboratory X-ray powder diffraction, rheological studies, thermal analysis, porosimetry and compressive strength measurements were performed. The analysis of the diffraction data by Rietveld method allowed quantifying crystalline phases and overall amorphous contents. The studied parameters were: i) FA content, 0, 15 and 30 wt.%; and ii) water addition, water-to-CSA mass ratio (w/CSA = 0.50 and 0.65), and water-to-binder mass ratio (w/b = 0.50). Finally, compressive strengths after 6 months of 0 and 15 wt.% FA [w/CSA = 0.50] mortars were similar: 73 ± 2 and 72 ± 3 MPa, respectively. This is justified by the filler effect of the FA as no strong evidences of reactivity of FA with CSA were observed. These results support the partial substitution of CSA cements with FA with the economic and environmental benefits.

  8. The Next Generation Ecological Self Compacting Concrete with Glass Waste Powder as a Cement Component in Concrete and Recycled Concrete Aggregates

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    Kara, P

    2013-01-01

    In the present study the performance characteristics (workability, compressive strength, frost resistance, permeability and temperature of hydration) of the ecological self compacting concrete with reduced cement content and with the next generation recycled concrete aggregates which are obtained from crashed concrete specimens with cement substitution at level of 30% with waste glass powder were investigated. Waste glass as powder ground to certain fineness accelerates beneficial chemical re...

  9. Effect of Cement on Properties of Over-Burnt Brick Bituminous Concrete Mixes

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    Sarkar, Dipankar; Pal, Manish

    2016-06-01

    The present investigation is carried out to propose the use of cement coated over burnt brick aggregate in the preparation of bituminous concrete mix. The effect of cement on various mechanical properties such as Marshall stability, flow, Marshall quotient (stability to flow ratio), indirect tensile strength, stripping, rutting and fatigue life of bituminous concrete overlay has been evaluated. In this study, different cement percentages such as 2, 3, 4 and 5 % by weight of aggregate have been mixed with Over Burnt Brick Aggregate (OBBA). The laboratory results indicate that bituminous concrete prepared by 4 % cement coated OBBA gives the highest Marshall stability. The bituminous concrete mix with 4 % cement shows considerable improvement in various mechanical properties of the mix compared to the plain OBBA concrete mix.

  10. Pore structure and carbonation in blended lime-cement pastes

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    Álvarez, J. I.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The present study aims to gain a fuller understandingof the curing process in lime pastes (100, 90, 80, 70,60, 50 and 40% lime blended with cement by analyzingcarbonation in these materials. A hydrated, airslaked lime powder and CEM II A/L 32.5 Portlandcement were used for the blends. These materialswere singled out for research primarily because theymay be used in the restoration of heritage monuments.Variation in weight was used as an indicator for carbonation.A new parameter, A, was found to vary inverselywith the percentage of the cement because of theprevalence of Knudsen diffusion in the paste, in turndue to the characteristics of the pore structure, whichwas studied by mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP.The hygroscopic study conducted on the different pastesprovided information on water content at a givenhumidity and its location, i.e., adsorbed on the surfaceof the pores or condensed inside them, obstructing thediffusion of CO2. The conclusion drawn from this studyof the curing process was that neither drying nor C3Shydration retarded lime carbonation.En este trabajo se estudia el proceso de carbonatacionen pastas mixtas de cal y cemento (100, 90, 80, 70, 60,50 y 40% de cal con el objeto de obtener un mejorconocimiento del proceso de curado en estos materiales.Para ello se ha empleado una cal aerea hidratada en polvoy un cemento Portland del tipo CEM II A/L 32,5. Enparticular, este estudio investiga estos materiales ya quepueden ser utilizados en la restauracion del PatrimonioCultural. Se ha utilizado la variacion de peso como indicadordel proceso de carbonatacion. Se ha establecidoun nuevo parametro, A, que varia inversamente con elporcentaje de cemento en la pasta, debido al predominiode la difusion de Knudsen como consecuencia de laestructura porosa, que ha sido estudiada por medio deporosimetria de intrusion de mercurio (PIM. El estudiohigroscopico realizado sobre las diversas pastas permiteconocer el contenido en agua a una

  11. Effect of Aggregate Gradation with Fuller Distribution on Properties of Sulfoaluminate Cement Concrete

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    Gong, Chenchen; Jie ZHANG; Wang, Shoude; Zong, Wen; Lu, Lingchao

    2014-01-01

    Aggregate, the main ingredient of concrete, has a great effect on mechanical property and durability of concrete. Sulfoaluminate cement has lots of special properties such as high early-age compressive strength, fast hydration and setting rate, and hydration with slight swelling. But effect of aggregate gradation with Fuller distribution on properties of sulfoaluminate cement concrete was seldom studied. Hence, in this paper, experimental investigations on mechanical property and durability o...

  12. Various durability aspects of cement pastes and concretes with supplementary cementitious materials

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    SAILLIO, Mickael; BAROGHEL BOUNY, Véronique; PRADELLE, Sylvain

    2016-01-01

    The use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) as a constituent for concrete receives considerable attention, due to the lower CO2 emission of these materials compared to the production of classic Portland cement. Furthermore, concretes incorporating SCMs show some improved durability properties. SCMs are mainly pozzolanic materials (Fly Ash or Metakaolin) or alkali-activated materials such as ground granulated blast slag (GGBS). In this paper, the durability of concretes and cement p...

  13. Superplasticized Portland cement: Production and compressive strength of mortars and concrete

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    Bouzoubaa, N.; Zhang, M.H.; Malhotra, V.M. [Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

    1998-12-01

    This paper deals with the effect of intergrinding different percentages of a naphthalene-based superplasticizer with Portland cement clinker and gypsum on the fineness of the product, and on the water requirement and the compressive strength of the mortars made with the superplasticized cement. The properties of the fresh and hardened concrete made with the superplasticized cements were also investigated. The results showed that the intergrinding of a given amount of a naphthalene-based superplasticizer with Portland clinker and gypsum reduced the grinding time required for obtaining the same Blaine fineness as that of the control Portland cement without the superplasticizer. The water requirement of the mortars made with the superplasticized cements was similar to that of the mortars made with the control Portland cements when the same amount of the superplasticizer was added at the mortar mixer; for a given grinding time and a Blaine fineness of {approximately}4500 cm{sup 2}/g, the mortars made with the superplasticized cement had higher compressive strength than those made with the control Portland cement. For a given grinding time or Blaine fineness of cement {ge}5000 cm{sup 2}/g, the slump loss, air content stability, bleeding, autogenous temperature rise, setting times, and compressive strength of the concrete made with the superplasticized cements were generally comparable to those of the concrete made with the control Portland cements when the superplasticizer was added at the concrete mixer.

  14. Processing of Sugarcane Bagasse ash and Reactivity of Ash-blended Cement Mortar

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    Ajay, Goyal; Hattori, Kunio; Ogata, Hidehiko; Ashraf, Muhammad

    Sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA), a sugar-mill waste, has the potential of a partial cement replacement material if processed and obtained under controlled conditions. This paper discusses the reactivity of SCBA obtained by control burning of sugarcane bagasse procured from Punjab province of India. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques were employed to ascertain the amorphousness and morphology of the minerals ash particles. Destructive and non-destructive tests were conducted on SCBA-blended mortar specimens. Ash-blended cement paste specimens were analyzed by XRD, thermal analysis, and SEM methods to evaluate the hydration reaction of SCBA with cement. Results showed that the SCBA processed at 600°C for 5 hours was reactive as ash-blended mortar specimens with up to 15% substitution of cement gave better strength than control specimens.

  15. Use of rice husk ash in concrete as partial cement replacement material

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    The rice husk, locally available at low cost contains a high content of silica and hence can be used as a partial cement replacement material in the form of ash. The rice husk ash upon grinding into possible fine size passing through sieve No. 200 produce a cementicious calcium silicate hydrate. After burning the rice husk up to 725 degree C, the ash formed is ground finely. The resultant product is used as cement replacement (by weight) with different proportions .i.e. 25%, 30%, 40% and 50% cement replacement by RHA. The rice husk ash cement concrete was checked for compressive strength, flexural strength, and resistance to chemical attack. The research reveals that the strength of concrete containing 25 percent of RHA is not affected appreciably but the cost is reduced considerably. It is also found that the resistance to chemical attack of RHAC concrete is much better than ordinary Portland cement concrete. (author)

  16. DETERMINATION OF DIPOLE MOMENTS IN PLASTICIZER ADDITIONS FOR CEMENT CONCRETES

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    P. I. Ioukhnevsky

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper contains a method for determination of dipole moments in chemical plasticizer addition molecules for cement concretes as in powder-state so in the form of aqueous solutions as well.The methodology is based on measuring dielectric substance  permittivity depending on temperature, construction of a diagram (ε – 1/(ε + 2 = f(1/T with subsequent calculation of the molecule dipole moment. The Ossipov’s formula has been used for aqueous solutions of super-plasticizer additions with the purpose to calculate a dipole moment of polar substance in the polar solvent.The obtained values of dipole moments in C-3 super-plasticizer addition molecule are in good agreement with the values obtained as a result of quantum-chemical calculations. 

  17. Effects of composition and exposure on the solar reflectance of Portland cement concrete

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    Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem

    2001-12-21

    Increasing the solar reflectance (albedo) of a paved surface keeps it cooler in the sun, reducing convection of heat from pavement to air and thereby decreasing the ambient air temperature. Simulations of the influence of pavement albedo on air temperature in Los Angeles predict that increasing the albedo of 1,250 km2 of pavement by 0.25 would save cooling energy worth $15M yr-1, and reduce smog-related medical and lost-work expenses by $76M yr-1. Most sidewalks and a small fraction of roads and parking areas are paved with portland cement concrete, which can be made quite reflective through suitable choice of cement and aggregate. Variations with composition and environmental exposure of the albedos of portland cement concrete pavements were investigated through laboratory fabrication and exposure of 32 mixes of concrete. Twenty-four mixes yielded substandard, ''rough'' concretes due to high, unmet aggregate water demand. The albedos of the remaining eight ''smooth'' concrete mixes ranged from 0.41 to 0.77 (mean 0.59). Simulated weathering, soiling, and abrasion each reduced average concrete albedo (mean decreases 0.06, 0.05, and 0.19, respectively), though some samples became slightly more reflective through weathering or soiling. Simulated rain (wetting) strongly depressed the albedos of concretes (mean decrease 0.23) until their surfaces were dried. Concrete albedo grew as the cement hydration reaction progressed (mean increase 0.08), but stabilized within six weeks of casting. White-cement concretes were on average significantly more reflective than gray-cement concretes. The albedo of the most-reflective white-cement concrete was 0.18 to 0.39 higher than that of the most-reflective gray-cement concrete, depending on state of exposure. Concrete albedo generally correlated with cement albedo and sand albedo, and, after abrasion, with rock albedo. Cement albedo had a disproportionately strong influence on the reflectance

  18. Effect of coal gangue with different kaolin contents on compressive strength and pore size of blended cement paste

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    Chen Yimin; Zhou Shuangxi; Zhang Wensheng [China Building Materials Academy, Beijing (China)

    2008-02-15

    The effects of activated coal gangue on compressive strength, porosity and pore size distribution of hardened cement pastes were investigated. Activated coal gangue with two different kaolin contents, one higher and one lower, were used to partially replace Portland cement at 0%, 10%, and 30% by weight. The water to binder ratio of 0.5 was used for all the blended cement paste mixes. Experimental results indicate that the blended cement of activated coal gangue mortar with higher kaolin mineral content has a higher compressive strength than that with lower kaolin mineral content. The porosity and pore size of blended cement mortar were significantly affected by the replacement of activated coal gangue.

  19. A modified ASTM C1012 procedure for qualifying blended cements containing limestone and SCMs for use in sulfate-rich environments

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    Barcelo, Laurent, E-mail: laurent.barcelo@lafarge.com [Lafarge Canada Inc., 334 Avro, Pointe Claire, QC H9R 5W5 (Canada); Lafarge Centre de Recherche, 95 rue du Montmurier, 38291 St Quentin Fallavier (France); Gartner, Ellis; Barbarulo, Rémi [Lafarge Centre de Recherche, 95 rue du Montmurier, 38291 St Quentin Fallavier (France); Hossack, Ashlee [University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3 (Canada); Ahani, Reza [University of Toronto, 35 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4 (Canada); Thomas, Michael [University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3 (Canada); Hooton, Doug [University of Toronto, 35 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4 (Canada); Brouard, Eric [Lafarge Centre de Recherche, 95 rue du Montmurier, 38291 St Quentin Fallavier (France); Delagrave, Anik [Lafarge Canada Inc., 334 Avro, Pointe Claire, QC H9R 5W5 (Canada); Lafarge North-America, 12018 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191 (United States); Blair, Bruce [Lafarge North-America, 12018 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191 (United States)

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    Blended Portland cements containing up to 15% limestone have recently been introduced into Canada and the USA. These cements were initially not allowed for use in sulfate environments but this restriction has been lifted in the Canadian cement specification, provided that the “limestone cement” includes sufficient SCM and that it passes a modified version of the CSA A3004-C8 (equivalent to ASTM C1012) test procedure run at a low temperature (5 °C). This new procedure is proposed as a means of predicting the risk of the thaumasite form of sulfate attack in concretes containing limestone cements. The goal of the present study was to better understand how this approach works both in practice and in theory. Results from three different laboratories utilizing the CSA A3004-C8 test procedure are compared and analyzed, while also taking into account the results of thermodynamic modeling and of thaumasite formation experiments conducted in dilute suspensions.

  20. A modified ASTM C1012 procedure for qualifying blended cements containing limestone and SCMs for use in sulfate-rich environments

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    Blended Portland cements containing up to 15% limestone have recently been introduced into Canada and the USA. These cements were initially not allowed for use in sulfate environments but this restriction has been lifted in the Canadian cement specification, provided that the “limestone cement” includes sufficient SCM and that it passes a modified version of the CSA A3004-C8 (equivalent to ASTM C1012) test procedure run at a low temperature (5 °C). This new procedure is proposed as a means of predicting the risk of the thaumasite form of sulfate attack in concretes containing limestone cements. The goal of the present study was to better understand how this approach works both in practice and in theory. Results from three different laboratories utilizing the CSA A3004-C8 test procedure are compared and analyzed, while also taking into account the results of thermodynamic modeling and of thaumasite formation experiments conducted in dilute suspensions

  1. Performance assessment of cement-based materials blended with micronized sand: microstructure, durability and sustainability

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    Wang, Y.

    2013-01-01

    Concrete is one of the most important construction materials in the world. However, Portland cement which is one of the constituents of concrete is responsible for about 5-10% of global CO2 emission. From sustainability point of view, therefore, it is important to search for materials which can be u

  2. The characterization of cement waste form for final disposal of decommissioning concrete wastes

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    Highlights: • Decommissioning concrete waste recycling and disposal. • Compressive strength of cement waste form. • Characteristic of thermal resistance and leaching of cement waste form. - Abstract: In Korea, the decontamination and decommissioning of KRR-1, 2 at KAERI have been under way. The decommissioning of the KRR-2 was finished completely by 2011, whereas the decommissioning of KRR-1 is currently underway. A large quantity of slightly contaminated concrete waste has been generated from the decommissioning projects. The concrete wastes, 83ea of 200 L drums, and 41ea of 4 m3 containers, were generated in the decommissioning projects. The conditioning of concrete waste is needed for final disposal. Concrete waste is conditioned as follows: mortar using coarse and fine aggregates is filled with a void space after concrete rubble pre-placement into 200 L drums. Thus, this research developed an optimizing mixing ratio of concrete waste, water, and cement, and evaluated the characteristics of a cement waste form to meet the requirements specified in the disposal site specific waste acceptance criteria. The results obtained from a compressive strength test, leaching test, and thermal cycling test of cement waste forms conclude that the concrete waste, water, and cement have been suggested as an optimized mixing ratio of 75:15:10. In addition, the compressive strength of the cement waste form was satisfied, including a fine powder up to a maximum of 40 wt% in concrete debris waste of about 75%. According to the scale-up test, the mixing ratio of concrete waste, water, and cement is 75:10:15, which meets the satisfied compressive strength because of an increase in the particle size in the waste

  3. Experimental Analysis of Concrete Strength at High Temperatures and after Cooling

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    E. Klingsch; Frangi, A.; Fontana, M.

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, the cement industry has been criticized for emitting large amounts of carbon dioxide; hence it is developing environment-friendly cement, e.g., blended, supersulfated slag cement (SSC). This paper presents an experimental analysis of the compressive strength development of concrete made from blended cement in comparison to ordinary cement at high temperature. Three different types of cement were used during these tests, an ordinary portland cement (CEM I), a portland limeston...

  4. Effectiveness of the fineness of two South African Portland cements for controlling early-age temperature development in concrete

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    P C Graham; Ballim, Y.; J B Kazirukanyo

    2011-01-01

    Temperature gradients due to heat of hydration of cement can cause cracking and present serious structural and serviceability concerns in concrete structures. Engineers use a wide range of strategies to limit the potential for such cracking, mainly by minimising the maximum temperature in the concrete. This paper considers the possibility of using more coarsely ground cement as one of the strategies for reducing the maximum concrete temperature. Two cement clinkers were used to produce cement...

  5. Concretes with ternary composite cements. Part III: multicriteria optimization

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    Irassar, E. F.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Optimization methods are tools of vital importance in composite material design, where large numbers of components and design criteria must be taken into account. The formulation of today’s separately milled custommade cements is a clear example of just such a case, for the components must be proportioned to yield mortars and concretes with the proper balance of durability, strength, financial and environmental features. Multicriteria optimization has been used to develop many materials, although its application in cement formulation has yet to be explored. The present paper discusses the use of an objective function to jointly optimize sorptivity and compressive strength in limestone- (up to 20% and/or granulated blast furnace slag- (up to 20% additioned Portland cement concrete.Los métodos de optimización constituyen una herramienta de vital importancia en el diseño de materiales compuestos, donde la cantidad de componentes de la mezcla y los criterios de diseño que deben tenerse en cuenta en el proceso de fabricación son numerosos. En la actualidad, la formulación de un cemento a medida (tailor made a partir del proceso de molienda separada es un claro ejemplo de ello, pues las proporciones relativas de las componentes de la mezcla deben permitir luego obtener morteros y hormigones con el equilibrio justo entre los requerimientos durables, mecánicos, económicos y ecológicos que se soliciten. La optimización por multicriterios ha sido empleada en el desarrollo de diversos materiales, sin embargo, su aplicación en la formulación del cemento no ha sido aún explorada. En este trabajo se presenta la optimización conjunta de la capacidad de absorción y la resistencia a compresión de hormigones elaborados con cemento Portland con caliza (hasta un 20% y/o escoria granulada de alto horno (hasta un 20% utilizando la función objetivo.

  6. Accelerated ageing of blended cements for use in radioactive waste disposal

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    An accelerated experimental technique has been developed to study the long term hydration of blended cements that may be used in radioactive waste disposal. This technique has been used to investigate the hydration reactions of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) blended with blast furnace slag (ggbs) or pulverised fuel ash (pfa). The effects of high sulphate-bearing and high carbonate-bearing ground waters on the compounds formed on hydration was also investigated. Solid/solution compositional data has been collected during the course of the hydration process and this can be used in the validation of models for the properties of cements. Thomsonite, afwillite, a tobermorite-like phase and thaumasite have been found in addition to the expected cement hydration products and need to be considered in modelling studies of cement hydration. The pH of ground waters reacted with OPC/pfa blends on hydration at 90oC fell below 8. This is lower than the value required to inhibit the corrosion of steel canisters in a repository. The pH in ground waters reacted with OPC and OPC/ggbs mixes remained above 11, although if the ground waters reacted with OPC/ggbs blends were periodically replaced the pH eventually fell below 10. The experimental procedure could be adapted to test the specific cement and ground water compositions relevant to the design of an underground repository over a range of experimental conditions. (author)

  7. Performance Analysis of Styrene Butadiene Rubber-Latex on Cement Concrete Mixes.

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    Er. Kapil Soni

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available To improve the performance of concrete, polymers are mixed with concrete. It has been observed that polymer-modified concrete (PMC is more durable than conventional concrete due to superior strength and high durability. In this research, effect of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR latex on compressive strength and flexural strength of concrete has been studied and also the optimum polymer (SBR-Latex content for concrete is calculated. This research was carried out to establish the effects of polymer addition on compressive and flexural strength using concrete with mix design of constant water-cement ratio at local ambient temperature. The mixes were prepared with Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR latex -cement ratio of 0 %, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%. Slump test was conducted on fresh concrete while compressive strength and flexural strength were determined at different age. A locally available Perma-Latex is used as SBR Latex. It has been observed that SBR latex has negative effect at early age while at 28 days, the addition of SBR latex in concrete results in enhancement of compressive strength and Flexural Strength. Based on the results of this study, latex modified concrete made using Perma-Latex may be recommended to be used with various types of concrete structures. However, for the mixes rich in cement, the dosage of SBR latex needs to be adjusted to maintain required workability of concrete.

  8. Wood Ash from Bread Bakery as Partial Replacement for Cement in Concrete

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    Akeem Ayinde Raheem; Olumide A Adenuga

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports the results of experiments evaluating the use of wood ash from bread bakery as partial replacement for ordinary Portland cement in concrete. The chemical composition of the wood ash as well as the workability and compressive strength of the concrete were determined. Wood ash was used to replace 5% - 25% by weight of the cement in concrete. Concrete with no wood ash serves as the control. The mix ratio used was 1:2:4 with water to binder ratio maintained at 0.5. The Compress...

  9. Experimental Studies on Partial Replacement of Cement by Using Hypo Sludge Concrete

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    N.Sivakumar*1

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Over 300 million tones of industrial wastes are being produced per annum by chemical and agricultural process in India. These materials pose problems of disposal and health hazards. The wastes like phosphogypsum, fluorogypsum and red mud contain obnoxious impurities which adversely affect the strength and other properties of building materials based on them. Out of several wastes being produced at present, the use of phosphogypsum, flurogypsum, lime sludge, hypo sludge, red mud, and mine tailing is of paramount significance to protect the environment. Paper making generally produces a large amount of solid waste. Paper fibers can be recycled only a limited number of times before they become too short or weak to make high quality paper. It means that the broken, low- quality paper fibers are separated out to become waste sludge. All the inks, dyes, coatings, pigments, staples and “stickies” (tape, plastic films, etc. are also washed off the recycled fibers to join the waste solids. The shiny finish on glossy magazine-type paper is produced using a fine kaolin clay coating, which also becomes solid waste during recycling. This paper mill sludge consumes a large percentage of local landfill space for each and every year. Worse yet, some of the wastes are land spread on cropland as a disposal technique, raising concerns about trace contaminants building up in soil or running off into area lakes and streams. Some companies burn their sludge in incinerators, contributing to our serious air pollution problems. To reduce disposal and pollution problems emanating from these industrial wastes, it is most essential to develop profitable building materials from them. Keeping this in view, investigations were undertaken to produce low cast concrete by blending various ratios of cement with hypo sludge. This project is concerned with experimental investigation on strength of concrete and optimum percentage of the partial replacement by replacing cement

  10. Hydration study of limestone blended cement in the presence of hazardous wastes containing Cr(VI)

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    Considering the increasing use of limestone cement manufacture, the present paper tends to characterize limestone behavior in the presence of Cr(VI). The research reported herein provides information regarding the effect of Cr(VI) from industrial wastes in the limestone cement hydration. The cementitious materials were ordinary Portland cement, as reference, and limestone blended cement. The hydration and physicomechanical properties of cementitious materials and the influence of chromium at an early age were studied with X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), conductimetric and mechanical tests. Portland cement pastes with the addition of Cr(VI) were examined and leaching behavior with respect to water and acid solution were investigated. This study indicates that Cr(VI) modifies the rate and the components obtained during the cement hydration

  11. Modified-sulfur cements for use in concretes, flexible pavings, coatings, and grouts

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    McBee, W. C.; Sullivan, T. A.; Jong, B. W.

    1981-05-01

    A family of modified-sulfur cements was developed for the preparation of construction materials with improved properties. Various types of sulfur cements were prepared by reacting sulfur with mixtures of dicyclopentadiene and oligomers of cyclopentadiene. Durable cements were prepared with structural characteristics ranging from rigid to flexible. These cements were used to prepare corrosion-resistant materials for use in a wide variety of industrial applications where resistance to acidic and salt conditions is needed. These materials were prepared as rigid concretes, flexible pavings, spray coatings, and grouts. Production of modified-sulfur cements in a commercial-size plant was demonstrated.

  12. Characteristics of Bamboo Leaf Ash Blended Cement Paste and Mortar

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    Umoh A.A.; Odesola I.

    2015-01-01

    The use of bamboo leaf ash as cement supplement can contribute to reduction in cost and environmental hazard associated with cement production as well as waste pollution caused by the littered bamboo leaves. Therefore, the characteristics of cement paste and mortar incorporating bamboo leaf ash were investigated. The results of the physical properties of the pastes were within the requirements stipulated by relevant standards while that of the mortar cubes indicated that the compressive stren...

  13. Effect of chemical treatments on the mechanical properties of peanut shell and cement blends

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    Gatani, M.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available An abundance of agri-food waste in the area around Cordoba, Argentina, has driven the development of new construction materials. This study explored the applicability of peanut shells as additions in cement blends and the suitability of the properties of the resulting mixes for use in construction materials. The mechanical properties of the specimens were observed to improve when the shells were previously treated with quicklime (CaO or when sodium silicate and aluminium sulphate were added to the blend. While the resulting materials did not exhibit the same mechanical properties as traditional mortars and concretes, they do appear to be apt for use in lightweight and non-bearing structures.

    La abundante disponibilidad de residuos de la agroindustria local (Córdoba, Argentina, ha promovido el desarrollo de nuevos materiales para la construcción. Este trabajo de investigación se desarrolla a partir de la utilización de cáscara de maní como agregado en mezclas de cemento a fin de conocer las propiedades obtenidas en relación al tratamiento de dicho agregado, para la producción de materiales de construcción. Los ensayos demostraron mejoras en las propiedades mecánicas de las probetas realizadas con cemento y cáscaras previamente tratadas con cal viva (CaO, también en aquéllas aditivadas con silicato de sodio y sulfato de aluminio. Si bien los materiales resultantes no tienen las propiedades mecánicas de los morteros y hormigones tradicionales, parecen interesantes para ser aplicadas en componentes de construcción livianos y de uso no portante.

  14. Pore structure of blended cement paste by means of pressurization¿depressurization cycling mercury intrusion porosimetry

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    Zhang, Y.; Wu, B.; Zhou, J.; Ye, G.; Shui, Z.

    2014-01-01

    Concrete containing supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) has different durability properties from that containing pure Portland cement. The durability of concrete is always associated with the properties of microstructure, especially pore structure. Pressurization–Depressurization Cycling Mer

  15. Anti-Crack Performance of Low-Heat Portland Cement Concrete

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    2007-01-01

    The properties of low-heat Portland cement concrete(LHC) were studied in detail. The experimental results show that the LHC concrete has characteristics of a higher physical mechanical behavior, deformation and durability. Compared with moderate-heat Portland cement(MHC), the average hydration heat of LHC concrete is reduced by about 17.5%. Under same mixing proportion, the adiabatic temperature rise of LHC concrete was reduced by 2℃-3℃,and the limits tension of LHC concrete was increased by 10×10-6-15×10-6 than that of MHC. Moreover, it is indicated that LHC concrete has a better anti-crack behavior than MHC concrete.

  16. Corrosion Resistance of Calcium Aluminate Cement Concrete Exposed to a Chloride Environment

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    Ki Yong Ann; Chang-Geun Cho

    2014-01-01

    The present study concerns a development of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) concrete to enhance the durability against an externally chemically aggressive environment, in particular, chloride-induced corrosion. To evaluate the inhibition effect and concrete properties, CAC was partially mixed with ordinary Portland cement (OPC), ranging from 5% to 15%, as a binder. As a result, it was found that an increase in the CAC in binder resulted in a dramatic decrease in the setting time of fresh concr...

  17. Historical overview of cement production and use of concrete in Slovenia

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    Gligić, Damjana

    2011-01-01

    This thesis presents a historical overview of concrete production technologies as well as the usage of cement and concrete in Slovenia in the period from 1980 till 1950. Overview is done on the basis of literature, available in various Slovenian libraries and on the basis of archival sources, found in the Slovenian national and regional archives. The focus of this thesis is on the presentation of the history of both still operating cement plants in Slovenia, on the presentation of old sta...

  18. Durability Studies on Concrete and Comparison with Partial Replacement of Cement with Rice Husk Ash and Sugarcane Bagasse Ash in Concrete

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    B.Someswara Rao; N.Vidya Sagar Lal

    2015-01-01

    This research work describes the feasibility of using the Rice Husk Ash (RHA) and Sugarcane Bagasse Ash (SCBA) waste in concrete production as a partial replacement of cement. This present work deals with the effect on strength and mechanical properties of concrete using RHA and SCBA instead of cement. The cement has been replaced by rice husk ash, accordingly in the range of 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% by weight. Concrete mixtures with RHA, were produced, tested and compared in ter...

  19. Influence of Aggregate Coated with Modified Sulfur on the Properties of Cement Concrete

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    Swoo-Heon Lee

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes the mixing design of concrete having modified sulfur-coated aggregate (MSCA to enhance the durability of Portland cement concrete. The mechanical properties and durability of the proposed MSCA concrete were evaluated experimentally. Melting-modified sulfur was mixed with aggregate in order to coat the aggregate surface at a speed of 20 rpm for 120 s. The MSCA with modified sulfur corresponding to 5% of the cement weight did not significantly affect the flexural strength in a prism concrete beam specimen, regardless of the water-cement ratio (W/C. However, a dosage of more than 7.5% decreased the flexural strength. On the other hand, the MSCA considerably improved the resistance to the sulfuric acid and the freezing-thawing, regardless of the sulfur dosage in the MSCA. The coating modified sulfur of 5% dosage consequently led to good results for the mechanical properties and durability of MSCA concrete.

  20. Characteristics solidified cement waste using heavy concrete and light concrete paste generated from KRR-2 and UCP

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    As the number of obsolete research reactors and nuclear facilities increases, dismantling nuclear facilities has become an influential issue. During the decommissioning of nuclear plants and facilities, large quantities of slightly contaminated concrete wastes are generated. In Korea, the decontamination and decommissioning of the retired TRIGA MARK II and III research reactors and a uranium conversion plant at KAERI has been under way. By dismantling KRR-2, more than 260 tons of radioactive concrete wastes were generated among the total 2,000 tons of concrete wastes and more than 60 tons of concrete wastes contaminated with uranium compounds have been generated. Typically, the contaminated layer is only 1∼10mm thick because cement materials are porous media, the penetration of radionuclides may occur up to several centimeters from the surface of a material. Concrete is a structural material which generally consists of a binder (cement), water, and aggregate. The binder is typically a portland cement which comprises the four principal clinker phases tricalcium silicate (Ca3SiO5) and constitutes 50-70%, decalcium silicate (Ca2SiO4), tricalcium aluminate (Ca3Al2O6), and calcium aluminoferrite (Ca4Al2Fe2O10). Cement powder (anhydrous cement) created from the co-grinding of clinkers and gypsum is mixed with waster and hydrate phase are formed. The interaction between highly charged C-S-H particles in the presence of divalent calcium counter ions is strongly attractive because of ion-ion correlations and a negligible entropic repulsion. In the temperature range 100-300 .deg. C, these evolutions are mainly attributed to the loss of the bound water from the C-S-H gel. Similar consequences have been reported for mortars and concretes enhanced sometimes by the appearance of micro-cracks related to the strain incompatibilities between the aggregates and the cement paste. Concrete aggregates are combined mutually strongly by hydrated cement paste. Radionuclides may be found

  1. Sustainable production of blended cement in Pakistan through addition of natural pozzolana

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    Ahmad Muhammad Imran; Sajjad Muhammad; Khan Irfan Ahmed; Durrani Amina; Durrani Ali Ahmed; Gul Saeed; Ullah Asmat

    2016-01-01

    In this work pozzolana deposits of district Swabi, Pakistan were investigated for partial substitution of Portland cement along with limestone filler. The cement samples were mixed in different proportions and tested for compressive strength at 7 and 28 days. The strength activity index (SAI) for 10 % pozzolana, and 5% limestone blend at 7 and 28 days was 75.5% and 85.0% satisfying the minimum SAI limit of ASTM C618. Twenty two percents natural pozzolana an...

  2. Hydration of Blended Portland Cements Containing Calcium-Aluminosilicate Glass Powder and Limestone

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    Moesgaard, M; Poulsen, Søren Lundsted; Herfort, D; Steenberg, M; Kirkegaard, L F; Skibsted, Jørgen; Yue, Y

    2012-01-01

    M. MOESGAARD, S.L. POULSEN, D. HERFORT, M. STEENBERG, L.F. KIRKEGAARD, J. SKIBSTED, Y. YUE, Hydration of Blended Portland Cements Containing Calcium-Aluminosilicate Glass Powder and Limestone, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 95, 403 – 409 (2012).......M. MOESGAARD, S.L. POULSEN, D. HERFORT, M. STEENBERG, L.F. KIRKEGAARD, J. SKIBSTED, Y. YUE, Hydration of Blended Portland Cements Containing Calcium-Aluminosilicate Glass Powder and Limestone, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 95, 403 – 409 (2012)....

  3. Influence of Environmental Factors on the Volume Change of Blended Cement Containing Steel Slag

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    2006-01-01

    In the condition of 20 ℃, 5% sulfate liquor curing, standard tap water curing and 50% RH curing-three different curing environments, the volume change of steel slag blended cement influenced by environmental factors was studied. With steel slag addition 10%, 30%, 50%, from 90 days to 356 days, the relationship of shrinkage and three different curing environments is: dry curing environment>tap water curing environment>sulfate curing environment. But, the sample shrinkage in 28 days has much difference with the curing environment, which has no obvious orderliness. The different effects on blended cement containing steel slag in different environmental factors were analyzed using SEM.

  4. Solidification and Leachability of Cr (VI) in Rice Husk Ash-Blended Cement

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    Neeraj Jain

    2011-01-01

    Investigations carried out to study the effect of Cr (VI) (1000–3000 mg/l) on solidification and hydration behavior of Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and rice husk ash (RHA) blended (10%, 20%, and 30%) cement show that addition of RHA accelerates final setting as compared to control samples (OPC) and retardation in setting time has been observed on increase in rice husk ash concentration (10%–30%). Solidification studies show that the compressive strength of controls and rice husk ash blended...

  5. Durability Index Performance of High Strength Concretes Made Based on Different Standard Portland Cements

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    Stephen O. Ekolu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A consortium of three durability index test methods consisting of oxygen permeability, sorptivity and chloride conductivity were used to evaluate the potential influence of four (4 common SANS 10197 cements on strength and durability of concrete. Twenty four (24 concrete mixtures of water-cement ratios (w/c's = 0.4, 0.5, 0.65 were cast using the cement types CEM I 42.5N, CEM II/A-M (V-L 42.5N, CEM IV/B 32.5R and CEM II/A-V 52.5N. The concretes investigated fall in the range of normal strength, medium strength and high strength concretes. It was found that the marked differences in oxygen permeability and sorptivity results observed at normal and medium strengths tended to vanish at high concrete strengths. Also, the durability effects attributed to use of different cement types appear to diminish at high strengths. Cements of low strength and/or that contained no extenders (CEM 32.5R, CEM I 42.5N showed greater sensitivity to sorptivity, relative to other cement types. Results also show that while concrete resistance to chlorides generally improves with increase in strength, adequately high chloride resistance may not be achieved based on high strength alone, and appropriate incorporation of extenders may be necessary.

  6. Effect of PCs superplasticizers on the rheological properties and hydration process of slag-blended cement pastes

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    Palacios, M.; Puertas, F.; Bowen, P.; Houst, Y. F.

    2009-01-01

    The effect of polycarboxylate (PC) superplasticizers with different structure on the rheological properties and hydration process of slag-blended cement pastes with a slag content between 0 and 75% has been studied. Fluidizing properties of PCs admixtures are significantly higher in slag-blended cement with respect to non-blended Portland cement. Also, it has been observed that the rise of the fluidity induced by the PCs on the cement pastes increases with the slag content. This effect is mainl...

  7. Chemistry and performance of blended cements and backfills for use in radioactive waste disposal

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    The ability of NaCl and MgSO4 to impair the performance of Portland cement, blended cements containing slag and fly ash and of a permeable backfill have been measured. Performance is determined by decrease in pH, changes in mineralogy and loss of physical coherence. Experiments have been made at 25, 55 and 85 C and extensively backed up by chemical models of cement performance. NaCl, up to 1.5M, has a comparatively slight impact on performance but MgSO4 rapidly and almost quantitatively reacts, lowering system pH''s to 2 and magnesium silicates with gypsum

  8. Immobilisation Of Spent Ion Exchange Resins Using Portland Cement Blending With Organic Material

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    Immobilisation of spent ion exchange resins (spent resins) using Portland cement blending with organic material for example bio char was investigated. The performance of cement-bio char matrix for immobilisation of spent ion exchange resins was evaluated based on their compression strength and leachability under different experimental conditions. The results showed that the amount of bio char and spent resins loading effect the compressive strength of the waste form. Several factors affecting the leaching behaviour of immobilised spent resins in cement-bio char matrix. (author)

  9. Fly Ash Admixture and its Influence on Alitic Type Cement Concrete Permeability

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    Rujanu, Mircea; Rujanu, Bogdan

    2012-01-01

    Experimental and theoretical studies pointed that adding fly ash in concrete composition, could favour its impermeability characteristic improvement. It is known, also, that fly ash admixture achieves cement dosage reduction, so that concrete will be cheaper, and in this conditions it is important to analyse fly ash admixture influence on impermeability degree, too.

  10. An experimental study on the recovery of the hardened cement from crushed end of life concrete

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    Lotfi, S.; Rem, P.C.

    2015-01-01

    In the C2CA concrete recycling process, autogenous milling of the crushed End of Life (EOL) concrete is a mechanical method to remove cement paste from the surface of aggregates. During autogenous milling, the combination of shearing and compression forces, promotes selective attrition and delivers

  11. Microwave processing of cement and concrete materials – towards an industrial reality?

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    Each year a substantial body of literature is published on the use of microwave to process cement and concrete materials. Yet to date, very few if any have lead the realisation of a commercial scale industrial system and is the context under which this review has been undertaken. The state-of the–art is evaluated for opportunities, and the key barriers to the development of new microwave-based processing techniques to enhance production, processing and recycling of cement and concrete materials. Applications reviewed include pyro-processing of cement clinker; accelerated curing, non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E), and end-of-life processing including radionuclide decontamination

  12. Microwave processing of cement and concrete materials – towards an industrial reality?

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    Buttress, Adam, E-mail: adam.buttress@nottingham.ac.uk; Jones, Aled; Kingman, Sam

    2015-02-15

    Each year a substantial body of literature is published on the use of microwave to process cement and concrete materials. Yet to date, very few if any have lead the realisation of a commercial scale industrial system and is the context under which this review has been undertaken. The state-of the–art is evaluated for opportunities, and the key barriers to the development of new microwave-based processing techniques to enhance production, processing and recycling of cement and concrete materials. Applications reviewed include pyro-processing of cement clinker; accelerated curing, non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E), and end-of-life processing including radionuclide decontamination.

  13. Adsorption of Superplasticizers in Fly Ash Blended Cement Pastes and Its Rheological Effects

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    CHEN Wei; SHEN Peiliang; SHUI Zhonghe; FAN Jianfeng

    2012-01-01

    The adsorption of superplasticizers in fly ash blended cement paste and its rheological effects were investigated.It is shown that the absorption of superplasticizer on portland cement particles is very different from that on fly ash particles.The fly ash particles have smooth surfaces and are negatively charged,so its adsorption capacity is weaker than the portland cement particles.The amount of adsorbed SP in the fly ash blended cement paste depends highly on the replacement proportion of portland cement with fly ash,and to a much less extent on the nature of the fly ash.However,the amount of adsorbed superplasticizer does not correspond well the ζ-potential of the solid particles,due the strong adsorbing capacities of the Portland cement particles.When fly ash replaces portland cement in the paste,the rheological behavior is radically changed,which is closely related to the fineness and density of the ash.The packing and agglomeration of the solid particles are the controlling factors on the rheological parameters of the fresh paste,instead of the amount and type of adsorbed superplasticizer.

  14. Seawater Resistance Evaluation of Existing NPP Concrete Structures Using High-sulfate Resistance Portland Cement

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    For nuclear power plant(NPP) structures exposed to marine environment, low-heat and high sulfate resistance portland cement(Type V) with low content of C3A has been widely used to restrain the occurrence of chemical erosion caused by seawater. Despite the superior sulfate resistance of Type V cement, however, questions have been raised on the efficiency of Type V cement for resisting the chloride ion, which is one of the major substances found in seawater. Accordingly, the ACI 357R revised in 1984 required that Type I or II cement containing 4 ∼ 10% of C3A be used. In addition, the standard specifications of Korea Concrete Institute (KCI) were revised in 1996 in order to limit the use of Type V cement in the construction of marine concrete structures. In this regard, the mechanical properties and seawater resistance of concrete using various kinds of cement have been studied to evaluate the durability of existing NPP structures using Type V cement as well as to manifest the regulatory position for the materials of concrete. This paper presents detail observations obtained through this study

  15. ABSORPTION AND PERMEABILITY PERFORMANCE OF SELANGOR RICE HUSK ASH BLENDED GRADE 30 CONCRETE

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    KARTINI, K.

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Substituting waste materials in construction is well known for conservation of dwindling resources and preventing environmental and ecological damages caused by quarrying and depletion of raw materials. Many researches had shown that some of these wastes have good pozzolanic properties that would improve the quality of concrete produced. One such waste material is agricultural waste rice husk, which constitute about one-fifth of 600 million tonnes of rice produced annually in the world. The RHA obtained by burning the rice husk in the ferrocement furnace and used as a cement replacement material. The use of this supplementary cementing material is expected to meet the increase in demand of cement, as the current world cement production of approximately 1.2 million tonnes is expected to grow exponentially to about 3.5 billions tonnes per year by 2015. This paper reports the results of durability performance conducted on the normal strength concrete specimens of 30 N/mm2 containing 20% or 30% RHA by cement weight, with or without addition of superplasticizer. The results show that replacement of cement with RHA lowers initial surface absorption, lowers the permeability, lowers the absorption characteristics, longer time taken for the capillary suction resulted in lower sorptivity value, lower water permeability and increase the resistance of concrete to chloride ion penetration in comparison with the OPC control concrete. The present investigations revealed that incorporation RHA significantly improve the absorption and permeability characteristics of concrete.

  16. Laboratory Analysis of Fly Ash Mix Cement Concrete for Rigid Pavement.

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    Er.Amit Kumar Ahirwar

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This experiment was conducted to investigate the engineering properties of fly ash cement concrete for rigid pavement construction. Results have shown that 30% of fly ash and 70% of cement has a superior performance. In addition, the use of fly ash would result in reduction of the cost of cement which is usually expensive in all construction materials. High strength of concrete can be made by this and the further integration of admixture or alternate adds to improve the properties of concrete. Test result of specimens indicates that the workability and strength chacteristcs are changed due to incorporation with fly ash. Slump test having an appropriate workable mix of a concrete, gave sufficient compressive strength and flexural strength. Test results of 28 days specimens have graphically interpolated for the different results and so that to calculate the optimum content of fly ash.

  17. A micromechanical four-phase model to predict the compressive failure surface of cement concrete

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    A. Caporale,

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In this work, a micromechanical model is used in order to predict the failure surface of cement concrete subject to multi-axial compression. In the adopted model, the concrete material is schematised as a composite with the following constituents: coarse aggregate (gravel, fine aggregate (sand and cement paste. The cement paste contains some voids which grow during the loading process. In fact, the non-linear behavior of the concrete is attributed to the creation of cracks in the cement paste; the effect of the cracks is taken into account by introducing equivalent voids (inclusions with zero stiffness in the cement paste. The three types of inclusions (namely gravel, sand and voids have different scales, so that the overall behavior of the concrete is obtained by the composition of three different homogenizations; in the sense that the concrete is regarded as the homogenized material of the two-phase composite constituted of the gravel and the mortar; in turn, the mortar is the homogenized material of the two-phase composite constituted of the sand inclusions and a (porous cement paste matrix; finally, the (porous cement paste is the homogenized material of the two-phase composite constituted of voids and the pure paste. The pure paste represents the cement paste before the loading process, so that it does not contain voids or other defects due to the loading process. The abovementioned three homogenizations are realized with the predictive scheme of Mori-Tanaka in conjunction with the Eshelby method. The adopted model can be considered an attempt to find micromechanical tools able to capture peculiar aspects of the cement concrete in load cases of uni-axial and multi-axial compression. Attributing the non-linear behavior of concrete to the creation of equivalent voids in the cement paste provides correspondence with many phenomenological aspects of concrete behavior. Trying to improve this correspondence, the influence of the parameters of the

  18. Alkali-activated blast furnace slag-zeolite cements and concretes

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    The aim of this work has been the study of alkali-activated slag-zeolite cements and concretes based on them. Various compositions have been tested and some characteristics such as the compressive strength have been measured versus zeolite additions. A table lists the specific surface area and particle size distributions of different cements. The conclusions of the study are the following. First, alkali-activated slag cements and concretes based on them are effective for immobilization of radioactive wastes and the production of building structures, designed for high radiation load. Secondly, zeolite-containing mineral additions are able to increase the immobilization capacity and radiation resistance of alkali-activated blast furnace slag cements and concretes. Thirdly, the efficiency of different zeolite-containing additions - 10% to increase alkali-activated blast furnace slag-zeolite cement strength was established. It is with alkaline components of water-glass, sodium carbonate, sodium sulphate. Fourth, the effective way of introducing zeolite additions in alkali-activated blast furnace slag-zeolite cement is inter-grinding of the slag and addition. Increase in strength of alkali-activated blast furnace slag-zeolite cement stone is 40% higher than that of the stone of a mixture of separately milled components. Fifth, Alkali-activated blast furnace slag-zeolite cements with zeolite-containing additions with a compressive strength of 10.1 to 140 MPa; alkali-activated blast furnace slag-zeolite cements mortars with compressive strength from 35.2 to 97.7 MPa; alkali-activated blast furnace slag-zeolite cements concretes with compressive strength up to 84.5 MPa and frost resistant up to 800 cycles were obtained

  19. Study of Compressive Strength of Concrete with Coal Power Plant Fly Ash as Partial Replacement of Cement and Fine Aggregate

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    FAREED AHMED MEMON

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This research study comprises of concrete cubes made with Ordinary Portland Cement and with different configurations of fly ash by replacing cement and fine aggregate. To achieve the aim of this study, total 81 concrete cubes were cast. Among 81 cubes, 9 cubes were made with normal concrete, 36 cubes were made by replacing 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of fine aggregate with fly ash and 36 cubes were made by replacing 10%, 25%, 50%, and 75% of cement with fly ash. The cubes were 6\\" x 6\\" in cross-section, and the mix design was aimed for 5000 psi. After proper curing of all 81 cubes, they were tested at 3, 7 and 28 days curing age. The cubes were tested in Forney Universal Testing Machine. By analyzing the test results of all the concrete cubes, the following main findings have been drawn. The compressive strength of concrete cubes made by replacing 100 % fine aggregate by fly ash was higher than the concrete cubes made with Ordinary Portland Cement at all 3, 7 and 28 days curing ages. On the other hand, the compressive strength of concrete cubes made by replacing 10 % and 25 % cement by fly ash was slightly lower than the concrete cubes made with Ordinary Portland Cement at all curing ages, whereas, the compressive strength of concrete cubes made by replacing 50 % and 75 % of cement by fly ash were quite lower than the concrete cubes made with Ordinary Portland Cement at all curing ages.

  20. Influence of adjuvants on the properties of underwater cast concrete on base of cement (HRS 32.5 N

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    *The characterization tests of concrete in the hardened state including destructive and non destructive tests performed on specimens made in concrete (based on portland cement, with varying dosages and adjuvants at different times (28d and 90d.

  1. Characterization and modeling of major constituent equilibrium chemistry of a blended cement mortar

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    Meeussen J.C.L.

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Cementitious materials containing ground granulated iron blast furnace slag and coal combustion fly ash as admixtures are being used extensively for nuclear waste containment applications. Whereas the solid phases of ordinary Portland cement (OPC have been studied in great detail, the chemistry of cement, fly ash and slag blends has received relatively less study. Given that OPC is generally more reactive than slag and fly ash, the mineralogy of OPC provides a logical starting point for describing the major constituent chemistry of blended cement mortars. To this end, a blended cement mortar containing Portland cement, granulated blast furnace slag, fly ash and quartz sand was modeled using a set of solid phases known to form in hydrated OPC with the geochemical speciation solver LeachXS/ORCHESTRA. Comparison of modeling results to the experimentally determined pH-dependent batch leaching concentrations (USEPA Method 1313 indicates that major constituent concentrations are described reasonably well with the Portland cement mineral set; however, modeled and measured aluminum concentrations differ greatly. Scanning electron microscopic analysis of the mortar reveals the presence of Al-rich phyllosilicate minerals heretofore unreported in similar cementitious blends: kaolinite and potassic phyllosilicates similar in composition to illite and muscovite. Whereas the potassic phyllosilicates are present in the quartz sand aggregate, the formation of kaolinite appears to be authigenic. The inclusion of kaolinite in speciation modeling provides a substantially improved description of the release of Al and therefore, suggests that the behavior of phyllosilicate phases may be important for predicting long-term physico-chemical behavior of such systems.

  2. Study to determine the feasibility of asbestos cement sheets as cladding for concrete offshore structures

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of using asbestos cement sheets as cladding against ice action in concrete offshore structures. Physical properties and cost factors were compared for asbestos cement, steel sheets, steel and Teflon, and high strength concrete. The comparison shows that asbestos cement is not well suited to the proposed use. A library search produced only one relevant research paper. Asbestos cement has been tested in seawater (but not in a cold climate) and in the laboratory to examine its properties for use a sheet piling in a marine evironment. The results for normal and for autoclaved asbestos cement were not encouraging. Extracts from the report are included. The information available strongly suggests that asbestos cement is not well suited to the proposed use on offshore structures. To show this conclusively, it is recommended that tests on asbestos cement in cold seawater be conducted, and the results compared to those for high strength concrete and for steel sheets. These materials are considered to be more appropriate for providing protection to offshore structures. 1 ref., 3 tabs.

  3. Influence of fly ash fineness on water requirement and shrinkage of blended cement mortars

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    Vanissorn Vimonsatit

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the influence of fly ash fineness on water requirement and shrinkage of blended cement mortar was studied. The results indicate that the water requirement and shrinkage characteristic of the blended cement mortar are dependent on fly ash fineness and replacement level. The use of coarse fly ash slightly reduces the water requirement but greatly reduced the drying and the autogenous shrinkage of the blended cement mortars and the reduction is more with an increase in the fly ash replacement level. The finer fly ashes further reduce the water requirement, but increase the drying and the autogenous shrinkages as compared with coarser fly ash. The incorporation of superplasticizer drastically reduces the water requirement, but the effect on the drying and autogenous shrinkages of the normal Portland cement mortar is small. However, for the fly ash mortar, the use of superplasticizer results in a decrease in drying shrinkage and in a substantial increase in the autogenous shrinkage particularly for the fine fly ash at a high replacement level.

  4. Cement replacement materials. Properties, durability, sustainability

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    Ramezanianpour, Ali Akbar [Amirkabir Univ. of Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of). Concrete Technology Center

    2014-04-01

    The aim of this book is to present the latest findings in the properties and application of Supplementary Cementing Materials and blended cements currently used in the world in concrete. Sustainability is an important issue all over the world. Carbon dioxide emission has been a serious problem in the world due to the greenhouse effect. Today many countries agreed to reduce the emission of CO2. Many phases of cement and concrete technology can affect sustainability. Cement and concrete industry is responsible for the production of 7% carbon dioxide of the total world CO2 emission. The use of supplementary cementing materials (SCM), design of concrete mixtures with optimum content of cement and enhancement of concrete durability are the main issues towards sustainability in concrete industry.

  5. Utilization of “Marble Slurry” In Cement Concrete Replacing Fine Agreegate

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    Er: Raj.p.singh kushwah

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The wastage of marble industry are responsible for many environmental problems because 70% wastes and only 30% recovery of main product contribute to the maximum wastes which are indestructible. Dumping sites give dirty look. Contaminate top fertile soil cover, along with rivers/water bodies affecting irrigation and drinking water resources and air as well as loss to flora and fauna. The most efficient Solution of marble slurry pollution is utilization in Bulk. The only industry which can consume marble slurry at so large level is only the construction industry. Different properties of marble slurry determined in the laboratory. Sp. gravity 2.61, Fineness modulus was found to be 0.91 and Utilization of marble slurry in Cement Concrete replacing Sand is 30% which shows equal strength as of Control i,e. 1:2:4 Cement Concrete 0% Marble slurry. Marble slurry can be easily utilized in construction industry in preparing Cement Concrete.

  6. Embedded intrinsic Fabry-Perot optical fiber sensors in cement concrete structures

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    Kim, Ki S.; Yoo, Jae-Wook; Kim, Seung Kwan; Kim, Byoung Yoon

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    Intrinsic Fabry-Perot optical fiber sensors were embedded to the tensile side of the 20 cm by 20 cm by 150 cm cement concrete structures. The sensors were attached to the reinforcing steels and then, the cement concretes were applied. It took 30 days for curing the specimens. After that, the specimens were tested with 4-point bending method by a universal testing machine. Strains were measured and recorded by the strain gauges embedded near optical fiber sensors. Output data of fiber sensor showed good linearity to the strain data from the strain gauges up to 2000 microstrain. The optical fiber sensors showed good response after yielding of the structure while embedded metal film strain gauges did not show any response. We also investigated the behavior of the optical fiber sensor when the specimens were broken down. In conclusion, the optical fiber sensors can be used as elements of health monitoring systems for cement concrete infra-structures.

  7. Durability of Concrete Using Rice Husk Ash as Cement Substitution Exposed To Acid Rain

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    I. A. Ahmad

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The acidity of rainfall in major areas of Indonesia is under neutral pH. Average pH of rainfall is between 3 and 5. Free lime within concrete will react with acid and cause a decrease in the strength of concrete. A means to anticipate the damage is to reduce the content of free lime within concrete. Silicon oxide contained in rice husk ash can react with free lime to form a new compound that is harder and denser. It became the basis for the use of rice husk ash in concrete mixtures. The mixtures were prepared by replacing 5% and 10% of cement with rice husk ash and the results were compared with a reference mix with 100% cement. This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation on the mechanical characteristics of concrete specimens as durability parameters. Then to evaluate the mechanical characteristics, microstructure test was conducted. The lower the mechanical properties of the concrete, the higher the level of gypsum contained within concrete. The percentage of 5% rice husk ash of the cement weight has a lower compressive strength decrease than the 10% rice husk ash. In addition, the proposed durability model is a model of polynomial equation with two variables.

  8. The effects of utilizing silica fume in Portland Cement Pervious Concrete

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    Mann, Daniel Allen

    Silica fume has long been used as a supplementary cementing material to provide a high density, high strength, and durable building material. Silica fume has a particle size a fraction of any conventional cement, which allows it to increase concrete strength by decreasing the porosity especially near the aggregates surface. Because Portland Cement Pervious Concrete (PCPC) has a smaller bond area between aggregate and paste, silica fume has significant impacts on the properties of the PCPC. The research in this paper studies the workability of a cement paste containing silica fume in addition to analyzing the results of testing on Portland Cement Pervious Concrete mixtures that also contained silica fume. Testing conducted included a study of the effects of silica fume on cement's rheological properties at various dosage rates ranging from zero to ten percent by mass. It was determined that silica fume has negligible effects on the viscosity of cement paste until a dosage rate of five percent, at which point the viscosity increases rapidly. In addition to the rheological testing of the cement paste, trials were also conducted on the pervious concrete samples. Sample groups included mixes with river gravel and chipped limestone as aggregate, washed and unwashed, and two different void contents. Workability tests showed that mixtures containing a silica fume dosage rate of 5 percent or less had comparable or slightly improved workability when compared to control groups. Workability was found to decrease at a 7 percent dosage rate. Samples were tested for compressive strength at 7 and 28 days and splitting tensile strength at 28 days. It was found in most sample groups, strength increased with dosage rates of 3 to 5 percent but often decreased when the dosage reached 7 percent. Abrasion testing showed that both samples containing washed aggregate and samples containing silica fume exhibited a reduced mass loss.

  9. ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF HYDROTHERMALLY CURED HIGH STRENGTH CEMENT MATRIX FOR TEXTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE

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    Ondřej Holčapek; Filip Vogel; Petr Konvalinka

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    The main objective of this article is to describe the influence of hydrothermal curing conditions in an autoclave device (different pressure and temperature), which took place at various ages of a fresh mixture (cement matrix – CM, and fibre-reinforced cement matrix – FRCM), on textile reinforced concrete production. The positive influence of autoclaving has been evaluated through the results of physical and mechanical testing – compressive strength, flexural strength, bulk density and dynami...

  10. Blended Cements Produced With Synthetic Zeolite Made from Industrial By-Product

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    Vitoldas Vaitkevičius

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Zeolites are appropriate supplementary cementitious materials in cement and concrete industry. In the present work synthetic zeolites was used like supplementary material in hardened cement paste and some properties as well as its influence on Portland cement hydration was determinate. X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electronic microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy were used as investigation methods. The compressive strength of hardened cement paste was measured at day 3, 28 and 60. The instrumental analysis showed that zeolite A(Na dominates and unreacted Al(OH3 remains in investigated synthetics zeolites, made from thermal and mechanical treated AlF3 production waste. The Chapelle test showed that both zeolites have good pozzolanic properties. The samples compressive strength remained close to the control samples compressive strength, reducing the amount of Portland cement, i.e., changing it by zeolite. After 60 days, the compressive strength was the best in the samples where 5% of Portland cement was replaced by the 2-zeolite. The compressive strength of the samples increased by 9 % compared with control samples. This research provides a real opportunity to save cement thus disposing the waste.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.21.1.5635

  11. Effect of Coal Gangue with Different Kaolin Contents on Compressive Strength and Pore Size of Blended Cement Paste

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    CHEN Yimin; ZHOU Shuangxi; ZHANG Wensheng

    2008-01-01

    The effects of activated coal gangue on compressive strength,porosity and pore size distribution of hardened cement pastes were investigated.Activated coal gangue with two different kaolin contents,one higher and one lower,were used to partially replace Portland cement at 0%,10%,and 30% by weight.The water to binder ratio(w/b)of 0.5 was used for all the blended cement paste mixes.Experimental results indicate that the blended cement of activated coal gangue mortar with higher kaolin mineral content has a higher compressive strength than that with lower kaolin mineral content.The porosity and pore size of blended cement mortar were significantly affected by the replacement of activated coal gangue.

  12. Characterization of vapor phase mercury released from concrete processing with baghouse filter dust added cement.

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    Wang, Jun; Hayes, Josh; Wu, Chang-Yu; Townsend, Timothy; Schert, John; Vinson, Tim; Deliz, Katherine; Bonzongo, Jean-Claude

    2014-02-18

    The fate of mercury (Hg) in cement processing and products has drawn intense attention due to its contribution to the ambient emission inventory. Feeding Hg-loaded coal fly ash to the cement kiln introduces additional Hg into the kiln's baghouse filter dust (BFD), and the practice of replacing 5% of cement with the Hg-loaded BFD by cement plants has recently raised environmental and occupational health concerns. The objective of this study was to determine Hg concentration and speciation in BFD as well as to investigate the release of vapor phase Hg from storing and processing BFD-added cement. The results showed that Hg content in the BFD from different seasons ranged from 0.91-1.44 mg/kg (ppm), with 62-73% as soluble inorganic Hg, while Hg in the other concrete constituents were 1-3 orders of magnitude lower than the BFD. Up to 21% of Hg loss was observed in the time-series study while storing the BFD in the open environment by the end of the seventh day. Real-time monitoring in the bench system indicated that high temperature and moisture can facilitate Hg release at the early stage. Ontario Hydro (OH) traps showed that total Hg emission from BFD is dictated by the air exchange surface area. In the bench simulation of concrete processing, only 0.4-0.5% of Hg escaped from mixing and curing BFD-added cement. A follow-up headspace study did not detect Hg release in the following 7 days. In summary, replacing 5% of cement with the BFD investigated in this study has minimal occupational health concerns for concrete workers, and proper storing and mixing of BFD with cement can minimize Hg emission burden for the cement plant. PMID:24444016

  13. Increasing the compressive strength of portland cement concrete using flat glass powder

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    This paper analyzes the compressive strength of Portland cement concrete in response to the incorporation of 5%, 10% and 20% of flat glass powder in place of sand, at w/c (water/cement) ratios of 0.50, 0.55 and 0.58. A statistical analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed after 7, 14 and 28 days of curing. The compressive strength test results indicate that the concrete containing a w/c ratio of 0.50 can be used for structural applications, regardless of the waste glass content, as can that with a w/c ratio of 0.55 containing 20% of waste glass. We suggest that the use of flat glass powder in place of sand in the above mentioned percentages is feasible for the production of an environmentally appropriate and structurally applicable concrete. However, the concrete's fluidity and void content must be taken into account. (author)

  14. Increasing the compressive strength of portland cement concrete using flat glass powder

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    Miranda Junior, Edson Jansen Pedrosa de; Bezerra, Helton de Jesus Costa Leite; Politi, Flavio Salgado; Paiva, Antonio Ernandes Macedo, E-mail: edson.jansen@ifma.edu.br [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Maranha (IFMA), Sao Luis, MA (Brazil). Dept. de Mecanica e Materiais

    2014-08-15

    This paper analyzes the compressive strength of Portland cement concrete in response to the incorporation of 5%, 10% and 20% of flat glass powder in place of sand, at w/c (water/cement) ratios of 0.50, 0.55 and 0.58. A statistical analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed after 7, 14 and 28 days of curing. The compressive strength test results indicate that the concrete containing a w/c ratio of 0.50 can be used for structural applications, regardless of the waste glass content, as can that with a w/c ratio of 0.55 containing 20% of waste glass. We suggest that the use of flat glass powder in place of sand in the above mentioned percentages is feasible for the production of an environmentally appropriate and structurally applicable concrete. However, the concrete's fluidity and void content must be taken into account. (author)

  15. Improvement of cement concrete strength properties by carbon fiber additives

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    Nevsky, Andrey; Kudyakov, Konstantin; Danke, Ilia; Kudyakov, Aleksandr; Kudyakov, Vitaly

    2016-01-01

    The paper presents the results of studies of fiber-reinforced concrete with carbon fibers. The effectiveness of carbon fibers uniform distribution in the concrete was obtained as a result of its preliminary mechanical mixing in water solution with chemical additives. Additives are to be used in the concrete technology as modifiers at initial stage of concrete mix preparing. The technology of preparing of fiber-reinforced concrete mix with carbon fibers is developed. The superplasticizer is based on ether carboxylates as a separator for carbon fibers. The technology allows increasing of concrete compressive strength up to 43.4% and tensile strength up to 17.5% as well as improving stability of mechanical properties.

  16. Wet versus dry cement pastes and concretes: a mathematical approach to their strength and fracture properties

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    The fracture process of a continuous matrix in a porous medium under the combined effect of filtration and external mechanical loads is considered. Taking into account the differences between the failure mechanisms of cement paste under tension and its failure mechanisms under compression, an analytical approach to the relation between water flow and fracture in saturated porous Portland cement pastes is developed. The well known differences in behaviour between the flexural and compressive strengths of wet and dry Portland cement pastes is explained. The extension of the obtained results to the flexural and compressive strength of normal concrete is briefly discussed, including suggestions for further experimental and digital simulation work

  17. SODIUM POLYPHOSPHATE-MODIFIED CLASS C/CLASS F FLY ASH BLEND CEMENTS FOR GEOTHERMAL WELLS.

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    SUGAMA, T.; BROTHERS, L.E.; KASPEREIT, D.

    2006-02-01

    The authors investigated the usefulness of the coal combustion by-products, Class C fly ash (C) and Class F fly ash (F), in developing cost-effective acid-resistant phosphate-based cements for geothermal wells. In the temperature range of 20-100 C, sodium polyphosphate (NaP) as the acidic cement-forming solution preferentially reacted with calcium sulfate and lime in the C as the base solid reactant through the exothermic acid-base reaction route, rather than with the tricalcium aluminate in C. This reaction led to the formation of hydroxyapatite (HOAp). In contrast, there was no acid-base reaction between the F as the acidic solid reactant and NaP. After autoclaving the cements at 250 C, a well-crystallized HOAp phase was formed in the NaP-modified C cement that was responsible for densifying the cement's structure, thereby conferring low water permeability and good compressive strength on the cement. however, the HOAp was susceptible to hot CO{sub 2}-laden H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} solution (pH 1.1), allowing some acid erosion of the cement. On the other hand, the mullite in F hydrothermally reacted with the Na from NaP to form the analcime phase. Although this phase played a pivotal role in abating acid erosion, its generation created an undesirable porous structure in the cement. They demonstrated that blending fly ash with a C/F ratio of 70/30 resulted in the most suitable properties for acid-resistant phosphate-based cement systems.

  18. Open-graded asphalt concrete filled with a special cement grout

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    Lutonský, Filip

    2013-01-01

    Aim of this thesis is the usage of the open-graded asphalt concrete filled with a special cement grout in the road structures. Thesis defines the main concrete properties and explains related legislation and norms that apply. In addition, laboratory design of asfalt mixtures and a tree kind mortal filler and possibilities of mortal filler pigmentation are dealth with. Finally, thesis evaluates the results from various laboratory tests that were performed on the specimens made from final mixtu...

  19. Selecting of Cementing Material in Green Lightweight Concrete with Oil Palm Shell (OPS)

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    Mohamad Ibrahim Mohamad; Mohammad Ali Nekooie; Mahyar Mahdinezhad; Payam Hosseini; Roohollah Taherkhani; Abd. Latif Saleh

    2012-01-01

    Floating urbanization could be the subject of a green flood mitigation strategy. The main part of any floating house is the buoyant part, which is made from concrete pontoons. Aggregates play the most important role in making concrete a lightweight material. Oil Palm Shell (OPS) is an agricultural waste material, which is widely available in South East Asia. This study tries to select the best cementing material from waste and produced pozzolans, to improve the specifications of green lightwe...

  20. Effects of High Temperature on the Residual Performance of Portland Cement Concretes

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    Evandro Tolentino; Fernando S. Lameiras; Abdias M. Gomes; Cláudio A. Rigo da Silva; Wander L. Vasconcelos

    2002-01-01

    In this work we analyzed the "residual" performance of Portland cement concretes heat-treated at 600 °C after cooling down to room temperature. Concretes with characteristic compressive strength at 28 days of 45 MPa and of 60 MPa were studied. The heat-treatment was carried out without any imposed load. We measured the residual compressive strength and modulus of elasticity. The geometry of the structure was described by mercury intrusion porosimetry and nitrogen sorption tests. We observed a...

  1. Modelling of Mechanical Properties of Cement Concrete Incorporating Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement

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    MATHIAS, Vincent; SEDRAN, Thierry; De Larrard, François

    2009-01-01

    In many countries there is a trend to recycle wastes obtained during pavement maintenance or reconstruction, and to forbid the landfill of these products. Thus, in some circumstances it can be tempting to use reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in new hydraulic concrete mixtures. This paper presents experimental data and modelling about the effect of RAP incorporation on cement concrete mechanical properties (compressive strength, tensile strengths and E-modulus). All these properties tend to de...

  2. Study on the Utilization of Paper Mill Sludge as Partial Cement Replacement in Concrete

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    Nazar A.M. Md

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A major problem arising from the widespread use of forestry biomass and processed timber waste as fuel is related to the production of significant quantities of ash as a by-product from the incineration of such biomasses. A major portion (approximately 70% of the wood waste ash produced is land-filled as a common method of disposal. If the current trend continues with waste products, such as paper mill sludge landfills, a large amount of space would be required by 2020. A revenue study was conducted as a result of investigations into the use of paper mill sludge as recycled materials and additives in concrete mixes for use in construction projects. The study had to provide the assurance that the concrete produced had the correct mechanical strength. Concrete mixes containing paper mill sludge were prepared, and their basic strength characteristics such as the compressive strength, flexural strength, ultra pulse velocity and dynamic modulus elasticity were tested. Four concrete mixes, i.e. a control mix, and a 10%, 20%, and 30% mix of paper mill sludge as cement replacement for concrete were prepared with a DoE mix design by calculating the weight of cement, sand and aggregate. The performance of each concrete specimen was compared with the strength of the control mix. As a result, when the percentage of paper mill sludge in the concrete increased, the strength decreased. Overall, a high correlation was observed between density and strength of the concrete containing paper mill sludge.

  3. QUARRY DUST FINE POWDER AS SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINARY PORTLAND CEMENT IN CONCRETE MIX

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    KARTINI, K.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Tremendous efforts have been done in the area of concrete technology to study the utilization of by-products and waste materials which can be used as a partial cement replacement in concrete production as well as identifying the benefits of these alternative materials as cement in concrete. Quarry dust as a by-product from crushing of coarse aggregates during quarrying activities has received considerable attention to enhance the properties of concrete. Thus, this paper reports the research conducted on the suitability of quarry dust fine powder (QDFP as cementitious material in concrete. The performance in terms of its mechanical and durability index were evaluated on concrete composed of various w/b ratios (0.3, 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6 for replacement level of 3%, 5%, 10% and 15%, and with the inclusion of superplasticizer (Sp to enhance the workability of concrete. The performance was measured at 7, 28, 60, 90 and 120 days of age. The results show that inclusion of QDFP did not enhance the compressive strength of concrete. Rebound number (RN for QDFPSp concrete made of 0.3 and 0.4 w/b ratios achieved good quality, while for those made of 0.5 and 0.6 w/b ratios, it falls under category poor and fair respectively. In terms of durability index performance, the QDFP concrete in higher proportion (up to 15% and with increasing w/b ratio from 0.3 to 0.6 increase the coefficient of permeability, while QDFP concrete can be considered as good concrete since the water absorption recorded below than 10% by mass.

  4. Effect of chemical treatments on the mechanical properties of peanut shell and cement blends

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    Gatani, M.; Argüello, R.; Sesín, S.

    2010-01-01

    An abundance of agri-food waste in the area around Cordoba, Argentina, has driven the development of new construction materials. This study explored the applicability of peanut shells as additions in cement blends and the suitability of the properties of the resulting mixes for use in construction materials. The mechanical properties of the specimens were observed to improve when the shells were previously treated with quicklime (CaO) or when sodium silicate and aluminium sulphate ...

  5. Hydration of Blended Portland Cements Containing Calcium-Aluminosilicate Glass Powder and Limestone

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    Moesgaard, Mette; Poulsen, S.L.; Herfort, D.;

    2012-01-01

    represents a potential alternative to traditional SCMs, used for reduction of the CO2 emission associated with cement production. It is found that the NCAS glass takes part in the hydration reactions after about two weeks of hydration and a degree of reaction of approx. 50 % is observed after 90 days of......This work investigates the hydration of blended Portland cement containing 30 wt.% Na2O-CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 (NCAS) glass particles either as the only supplementary cementitious material (SCM) or in combination with limestone, using 29Si MAS NMR, powder XRD, and thermal analyses. The NCAS glass...... hydration. The hydrated glass contributes to the formation of the calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) phase, consuming a part of the Portlandite (Ca(OH)2) formed during hydration of the Portland cement. Furthermore, the presence of the glass and limestone particles, alone or in combination, results in an...

  6. Application of Recycled Concrete Aggregates Containing Waste Glass Powder/Suspension and Bottom Ash as a Cement Component in Concrete

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    Kara, P

    2013-01-01

    The growing environmental concerns and the increasing scarcity of landfills encourage the recycling of industrial wastes and adopting environmentally friendly practices by rational usage of natural resources. The production of concrete with recycled aggregate and reduced cement volume is the most desirable form of achieving a closed life cycle as an ecological constructional material. This paper describes results of a study undertaken to examine the influence of recycled aggregates obta...

  7. Study of Concrete Strain for T-Beams Retrofitting by Poly-Urethane-Cement Material (PUC)

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    Haleem K. Hussain; Lian Zhen Zhang; Gui Wei Liu

    2013-01-01

    Based on the use of Poly-Urethane-Cement composite material to strengthen the concrete structure element, this study concern of the strain induced in concrete and steel bar of control beam and retrofitted beams with PUC. This is a new technique of externally strengthen the Concrete girder beams, control beam (RC) were constructed same in all cases and tested under four-point bending load. The objectives of this study are to examine the flexural bending strain of retrofitted beam with Poly-Ure...

  8. Investigation of Phosphate Cement-based Binder with Super High Early Strength for Repair of Concrete

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    2001-01-01

    Magnesium phosphate cement-based binder (MPB) for repair of concrete was prepared by proportionally mixing over burned MgO powder (M) with NHH2PO4 powder (P) and set modifying admixtures. It is characteristic by excellent properties such as rapid setting,high strength and high bond strength to old concrete.. The study is focused on the key factors influencing the setting time and strength of MPB, the bond property of MPB to old concrete and the kinetic feature of the hydration of MPB.

  9. Innovation based on tradition: Blast furnace slag cement for durable concrete structures in Norway?

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    Polder, R.B.; Nijland, T.; De Rooij, M.; Larsen, C.K.; Pedersen, B.

    2014-01-01

    Blast furnace slag cement (BFSC) has been used to build reinforced concrete structures in marine and road environment in The Netherlands for nearly a century. The experience is good and structures with long service lives can be obtained, as has been shown by several field studies. This is caused by

  10. Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Shear Behaviour of Cemented Concrete-Rock Joints

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    Tian, H. M.; Chen, W. Z.; Yang, D. S.; Yang, J. P.

    2015-01-01

    The shear behaviour of cemented concrete-rock joints is a key factor affecting the shear resistance of dam foundations, arch bridge foundations, rock socketed piles and rock bolts in rock engineering. This paper presents an experimental and numerical investigation of the shear behaviour of cemented concrete-rock joints by direct shear tests. In this study we focused on the bond strength of cemented concrete-rock joints, so limestone with smooth surfaces was used for samples preparation to reduce the roughness effect. The experimental results show that the shear strength of joints with good adhesion is strongly dependent on the bond strength of the cohesive interfaces when the applied normal stress is less than 6 MPa. In addition, the sudden and gradual bond failure processes of the cohesive interfaces were observed with an increase of the normal stress. A simple, yet realistic, model of cemented concrete-rock joint is proposed to simulate the observed behaviour, including elastic behaviour of the bond before peak shear stress and post-peak behaviour due to bond failure and friction increase. Finally, the parameters analysis and calibration of the proposed model are presented.

  11. Concrete Durability Properties and Microstructural Analysis of Cement Pastes with Nopal Cactus Mucilage as a Natural Additive

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    Ramírez-Arellanes, S.; Cano-Barrita, P. F. de J.; Julián-Caballero, F.; Gómez-Yañez, C.

    2012-01-01

    The present study evaluated the addition of a 3% nopal cactus mucilage solution to cement pastes, in its effects on setting times, flow, hydration, and microstructure, as well as on capillary water absorption and chloride diffusion in concrete. Hydration was characterized through XRD and microstructure was characterized with SEM. The mucilage solution/cement and water/cement ratios tested were 0.30, 0.45, and 0.60. The results in cement pastes indicate that the addition of mucilage increases ...

  12. Water dynamics in hardened ordinary Portland cement paste or concrete: from quasielastic neutron scattering.

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    Bordallo, Heloisa N; Aldridge, Laurence P; Desmedt, Arnaud

    2006-09-14

    Portland cement reacts with water to form an amorphous paste through a chemical reaction called hydration. In concrete the formation of pastes causes the mix to harden and gain strength to form a rock-like mass. Within this process lies the key to a remarkable peculiarity of concrete: it is plastic and soft when newly mixed, strong and durable when hardened. These qualities explain why one material, concrete, can build skyscrapers, bridges, sidewalks and superhighways, houses, and dams. The character of the concrete is determined by the quality of the paste. Creep and shrinkage of concrete specimens occur during the loss and gain of water from cement paste. To better understand the role of water in mature concrete, a series of quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) experiments were carried out on cement pastes with water/cement ratio varying between 0.32 and 0.6. The samples were cured for about 28 days in sealed containers so that the initial water content would not change. These experiments were carried out with an actual sample of Portland cement rather than with the components of cement studied by other workers. The QENS spectra differentiated between three different water interactions: water that was chemically bound into the cement paste, the physically bound or "glassy water" that interacted with the surface of the gel pores in the paste, and unbound water molecules that are confined within the larger capillary pores of cement paste. The dynamics of the "glassy" and "unboud" water in an extended time scale, from a hundred picoseconds to a few nanoseconds, could be clearly differentiated from the data. While the observed motions on the picosecond time scale are mainly stochastic reorientations of the water molecules, the dynamics observed on the nanosecond range can be attributed to long-range diffusion. Diffusive motion was characterized by diffusion constants in the range of (0.6-2) 10(-9) m(2)/s, with significant reduction compared to the rate of diffusion

  13. Pore structure of blended cement paste by means of pressurization¿depressurization cycling mercury intrusion porosimetry

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    Zhang, Y.; Wu, B.; Zhou, J.; Ye, G.; Shui, Z.

    2014-01-01

    Concrete containing supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) has different durability properties from that containing pure Portland cement. The durability of concrete is always associated with the properties of microstructure, especially pore structure. Pressurization–Depressurization Cycling Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (PDC-MIP) was recently developed which can overcome the “ink bottle” effect and provide a more accurate estimation of the pore size distribution in cement-based materials...

  14. Preferential adsorption of polycarboxylate superplasticizers on cement and silica fume in ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

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    Schroefl, Ch.; Gruber, M.; Plank, J., E-mail: sekretariat@bauchemie.ch.tum.de

    2012-11-15

    UHPC is fluidized particularly well when a blend of MPEG- and APEG-type PCEs is applied. Here, the mechanism for this behavior was investigated. Testing individual cement and micro silica pastes revealed that the MPEG-PCE disperses cement better than silica whereas the APEG-PCE fluidizes silica particularly well. This behavior is explained by preferential adsorption of APEG-PCE on silica while MPEG-PCEs exhibit a more balanced affinity to both cement and silica. Adsorption data obtained from individual cement and micro silica pastes were compared with those found for the fully formulated UHPC containing a cement/silica blend. In the UHPC formulation, both PCEs still exhibit preferential and selective adsorption similar as was observed for individual cement and silica pastes. Preferential adsorption of PCEs is explained by their different stereochemistry whereby the carboxylate groups have to match with the steric position of calcium ions/atoms situated at the surfaces of cement hydrates or silica.

  15. Pulse Velocity Measurements in Fly Ash Blended Cementitious Systems Containing 43 Grade Cement

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    V.M. Sounthararajan; Mr. A. Sivakumar

    2013-01-01

    Investigations on the different supplementary cementitious materials based on the hardening properties and the optimized dosage in cementitious systems find the right choice of pozzolanic material. It is essential to combine various additive/admixtures in concrete in proper proportions to maximize the benefits resulting in cost savings in construction. In the recent years, production technology and composition of hydraulic cements affect the setting and early age behavior of cementitious mate...

  16. Radionuclide and metal sorption on cement and concrete

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    Ochs, Michael; Wang, Lian

    2016-01-01

    Cementitious materials are being widely used as solidification/stabilisation and barrier materials for a variety of chemical and radioactive wastes, primarily due to their favourable retention properties for metals, radionuclides and other contaminants. The retention properties result from various mineral phases in hydrated cement that possess a high density and diversity of reactive sites for the fixation of contaminants through a variety of sorption and incorporation reactions. This book presents a state of the art review and critical evaluation of the type and magnitude of the various sorption and incorporation processes in hydrated cement systems for twenty-five elements relevant for a broad range of radioactive and industrial wastes. Effects of cement evolution or ageing on sorption/incorporation processes are explicitly evaluated and quantified. While the immobilisation of contaminants by mixing-in during hydration is not explicitly addressed, the underlying chemical processes are similar. A quantitativ...

  17. Study of Concrete Strain for T-Beams Retrofitting by Poly-Urethane-Cement Material (PUC

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    Haleem K. Hussain

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Based on the use of Poly-Urethane-Cement composite material to strengthen the concrete structure element, this study concern of the strain induced in concrete and steel bar of control beam and retrofitted beams with PUC. This is a new technique of externally strengthen the Concrete girder beams, control beam (RC were constructed same in all cases and tested under four-point bending load. The objectives of this study are to examine the flexural bending strain of retrofitted beam with Poly-Urethane-Cement material (PUC. Experimental results show the PUC have highly deformation and improving the stiffness of beams. The retrofitting beams with PUC have highly deformed comparing with control beam.

  18. Characterization of composite materials based on cement-ceramic powder blended binder

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    Kulovaná, Tereza; Pavlík, Zbyšek

    2016-06-01

    Characterization of newly developed composite mortars with incorporated ceramic powder coming from precise brick cutting as partial Portland cement replacement up to 40 mass% is presented in the paper. Fine ceramic powder belongs to the pozzolanic materials. Utilization of pozzolanic materials is accompanied by lower request on energy needed for Portland clinker production which generally results in lower production costs of blended binder and lower CO2 emission. In this paper, the ceramic powder is used in cement based mortar composition in amount of 8, 16, 24, 32, and 40 mass% of cement. Chemical composition of ceramic powder is analyzed by X-Ray Fluorescence and X-Ray Diffraction. The particle size distribution of ceramics is accessed on laser diffraction principle. For 28 days cured mortar samples, basic physical and mechanical properties are experimentally determined. The obtained results demonstrate that ceramic powder has potential to replace a part of Portland cement in composition of cement based composites and to reduce negative environmental impact of their production.

  19. Release of U(VI) from spent biosorbent immobilized in cement concrete blocks

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    Venkobachar, C.; Iyengar, L.; Mishra, U.K.; Chauhan, M.S. [Indian Inst. of Tech., Kanpur (India)

    1995-12-01

    This paper deals with cementation as the method for the disposal of spent biosorbent, Ganoderma lucidum (a wood rotting macrofungi) after it is used for the removal of Uranium. Results on the uranium release during the curing of cement-concrete (CC) blocks indicated that placing the spent sorbent at the center of the blocks during their casting yields better immobilization of uranium as compared to the homogeneous mixing of the spent sorbent with the cement. Short term leach tests indicated that the uranium release was negligible in simulated seawater, 1.8% in 0.2 N sodium carbonate and 6.0% in 0.2 N HCl. The latter two leachates were used to represent the extreme environmental conditions. It was observed that the presence of the spent biosorbent up to 5% by weight did not affect the compressive strength of CC blocks. Thus cementation technique is suitable for the immobilization of uranium loaded biosorbent for its ultimate disposal.

  20. Study of Compressive Strength of Concrete with Coal Power Plant Fly Ash as Partial Replacement of Cement and Fine Aggregate

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    FAREED AHMED MEMON; NAFEES AHMED MEMON; RIZWAN ALI MEMON

    2010-01-01

    This research study comprises of concrete cubes made with Ordinary Portland Cement and with different configurations of fly ash by replacing cement and fine aggregate. To achieve the aim of this study, total 81 concrete cubes were cast. Among 81 cubes, 9 cubes were made with normal concrete, 36 cubes were made by replacing 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of fine aggregate with fly ash and 36 cubes were made by replacing 10%, 25%, 50%, and 75% of cement with fly ash. The cubes were 6\\" x 6\\" in cross-s...

  1. Evaluating portland cement concrete degradation by sulphate exposure through artificial neural networks modeling

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    A concrete is durable if it has accomplished the desired service life in the environment in which it is exposed. The durability of concrete materials can be limited as a result of adverse performance of its cement-paste matrix or aggregate constituents under either chemical or physical attack. Among other aggressive chemical exposures, the sulphate attack is an important concern. Water, soils and gases, which contain sulphate, represent a potential threat to the durability of concrete structures. Sulphate attack in concrete leads to the conversion of the hydration products of cement to ettringite, gypsum, and other phases, and also it leads to the destabilization of the primary strength generating calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) gel. The formation of ettringite and gypsum is common in cementitious systems exposed to most types of sulphate solutions. The present work presents the application of the neural networks for estimating deterioration of various concrete mixtures due to exposure to sulphate solutions. A neural networks model was constructed, trained and tested using the available database. In general, artificial neural networks could be successfully used in function approximation problems in order to approach the data generation function. Once data generation function is known, artificial neural network structure is tested using data not presented to the network during training. This paper is intent to provide the technical requirements related to the production of a durable concrete to be used in the structures of the Brazilian near-surface repository of radioactive wastes. (author)

  2. Evaluating portland cement concrete degradation by sulphate exposure through artificial neural networks modeling

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    Oliveira, Douglas Nunes de; Bourguignon, Lucas Gabriel Garcia; Tolentino, Evandro, E-mail: tolentino@timoteo.cefetmg.br [Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica de Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Timoteo, MG (Brazil); Costa, Rodrigo Moyses, E-mail: rodrigo@moyses.com.br [Universidade de Itauna, Itauna, MG (Brazil); Tello, Cledola Cassia Oliveira de, E-mail: tellocc@cdtn.br [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nucelar (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2015-07-01

    A concrete is durable if it has accomplished the desired service life in the environment in which it is exposed. The durability of concrete materials can be limited as a result of adverse performance of its cement-paste matrix or aggregate constituents under either chemical or physical attack. Among other aggressive chemical exposures, the sulphate attack is an important concern. Water, soils and gases, which contain sulphate, represent a potential threat to the durability of concrete structures. Sulphate attack in concrete leads to the conversion of the hydration products of cement to ettringite, gypsum, and other phases, and also it leads to the destabilization of the primary strength generating calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) gel. The formation of ettringite and gypsum is common in cementitious systems exposed to most types of sulphate solutions. The present work presents the application of the neural networks for estimating deterioration of various concrete mixtures due to exposure to sulphate solutions. A neural networks model was constructed, trained and tested using the available database. In general, artificial neural networks could be successfully used in function approximation problems in order to approach the data generation function. Once data generation function is known, artificial neural network structure is tested using data not presented to the network during training. This paper is intent to provide the technical requirements related to the production of a durable concrete to be used in the structures of the Brazilian near-surface repository of radioactive wastes. (author)

  3. Radon exhalation of hardening concrete: monitoring cement hydration and prediction of radon concentration in construction site

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    Kovler, Konstantin [National Building Research Institute, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa 32000 (Israel)]. E-mail: cvrkost@technion.ac.il

    2006-07-01

    The unique properties of radon as a noble gas are used for monitoring cement hydration and microstructural transformations in cementitious system. It is found that the radon concentration curve for hydrating cement paste enclosed in the chamber increases from zero (more accurately - background) concentrations, similar to unhydrated cement. However, radon concentrations developed within 3 days in the test chamber containing cement paste were {approx}20 times higher than those of unhydrated cement. This fact proves the importance of microstructural transformations taking place in the process of cement hydration, in comparison with cement grain, which is a time-stable material. It is concluded that monitoring cement hydration by means of radon exhalation method makes it possible to distinguish between three main stages, which are readily seen in the time dependence of radon concentration: stage I (dormant period), stage II (setting and intensive microstructural transformations) and stage III (densification of the structure and drying). The information presented improves our understanding of the main physical mechanisms resulting in the characteristic behavior of radon exhalation in the course of cement hydration. The maximum value of radon exhalation rate observed, when cement sets, can reach 0.6 mBq kg{sup -1} s{sup -1} and sometimes exceeds 1.0 mBq kg{sup -1} s{sup -1}. These values exceed significantly to those known before for cementitious materials. At the same time, the minimum ventilation rate accepted in the design practice (0.5 h{sup -1}), guarantees that the concentrations in most of the cases will not exceed the action level and that they are not of any radiological concern for construction workers employed in concreting in closed spaces.

  4. A Comparative Study on Compressive and Flexural Strength of Concrete Containing Different Admixtures as Partial Replacement of Cement

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    Apoorv Singh

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Concrete is the most widely used material in the world today. This paper is about the comparative study of the flexural strength and compressive strength of concrete when different admixtures are used as partial replacement of cement in the concrete mix. The mineral admixtures that are used here are Silica Fume, Rice Husk Ash and Iron slag as partial replacement of cement. All these materials are industrial waste products and are abundantly available nowadays. These materials have high silica content and pozzolanic properties and can be effectively used as a replacement of cement during the formation of High Performance Concrete. Compressive and Flexural strength are the two most important characteristic of concrete and are calculated for the hardened concrete to analyze the load bearing capacity for design purposes. Thus for the effective judgment of type of mineral admixtures to be used a comparative study is very useful.

  5. Degradation of normal portland and slag cement concrete under load, due to reinforcement corrosion

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    The corrosion of reinforcement is one of the major degradation mechanisms of reinforced concrete elements. The majority of studies published on concrete-steel corrosion have been conducted on unstressed specimens. Structural concrete, however, is subjected to substantial strain near the steel reinforcing bars that resist tensile loads, which results in a system of microcracks. This report presents the initial results of an investigation to determine the effect of applied load and microcracking on the rate of ingress of chloride ion and corrosion of steel in concrete. Simply-supported concrete beam specimens were loaded to give a maximum strain of about 600 με on the tension face. Chloride ion ingress on cores taken from loaded specimens was monitored using energy-dispersive X-ray analysis techniques. Corrosion current and rate measurements using linear polarization electrochemical techniques were also obtained on the same loaded specimens. Variables investigated included two concrete types, two steel cover-depths, three applied load levels, bonded and unbonded rebars and the exposure of tension and compression beam faces to chloride solution. One concrete mixture was made with type 10 Portland cement, the other with 75% blast furnace slag, 22% type 50 cement and 3% silica fume. The rate of chloride ion ingress into reinforced concrete, and hence the time for chloride ion to reach the reinforcing steel, is shown to be dependent on applied load and the concrete quality. The dependence of corrosion process descriptors - passive layer formation, initiation period and propagation period - on the level of applied load is discussed. (Author) (6 refs., 3 tabs., 10 figs.)

  6. Chloride corrosion of embedded reinforced steel on concrete elaborated from recycled coarse aggregates and supplementary cement materials

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    Corral Higuera, Ramón; Arredondo Rea, Susana Paola; Almaral Sánchez, Jorge Luis; Gómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente

    2013-01-01

    As a result of contributive and sustainable strategies on concrete industry, researches are presently being developed, which are focused on improving durability of reinforced concrete structures as well as partially or completely replacing their components by recycled materials. In the case of steel bars, corrosion is considered as the major durability menace to reinforced concrete. The present research employed coarse aggregate from recycled concrete and supplementary cement materials,...

  7. Application of sulphoaluminate cement to repair deteriorated concrete members in chloride ion rich environment-A basic experimental investigation of durability properties

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    Cai, Gaochuang; Zhao, Jun

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a basic experimental investigation of the durability properties of Sulphoaluminate cement concrete (SACC) and Portland Cement Concrete (PCC). It is to discuss the potential application of Sulphoaluminate cement towards the repair of deteriorated concrete members in chloride ion-rich environment such as coastal engineering, using a SACC repair layer with higher strength than original damaged concrete. The chloride-related durability properties of SACCs were comprehensively ...

  8. Reaction Degree of Silica Fume and Its Effect on Compressive Strength of Cement-silica Fume Blends

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    WANG Xiaojun; PAN Zhigang; ZHU Chengfei; ZHU Hongfei

    2014-01-01

    The compressive strength of the cement-silica fume blends with 5mass%, 10mass%, 20mass%and 30mass%of silica fume and water to binder ratio of 0.28, 0.32 and 0.36 from three days to ninety days were investigated. The reaction degree of silica fume was calculated from the Q4 silica tetrahedron, which was used as a probe obtained from 29Si solid state nuclear magnetic resonance analysis. The flat of compressive strength after 28 days disappeared for blended cement with inereasing reaction degree of silica fume. The compressive strength of the blended cement pastes approached that of P.I. cement pastes after 56 days and exceeded that after 90 days. The addition of silica fume and the w/b ratio of blends are both critical to the reaction degree of silica fume. The appropriate addition of silica fume, high silica fume reaction degree and low w/b ratio are beneficial to the compressive strength of the cement-silica fume blends.

  9. EFFECT ON COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE WITH PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF CEMENT BY MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATION ASH

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    V. Alivelu Mangamma

    2016-01-01

    The municipal solid waste incineration ash reduces are worldwide studied topic over the last decades, so that utilize the municipal solid waste is the one of the possibilities is to use MSWI in concrete production as it is done the bottom ash features the most convenient composition in concrete and it is a available in highest amounts among the MSWI ashes the bottom ash was used as partial replacement of cement of cement in concrete strength has to find ,if the prepared concrete will get suff...

  10. Selecting of Cementing Material in Green Lightweight Concrete with Oil Palm Shell (OPS

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    Mohamad Ibrahim Mohamad

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Floating urbanization could be the subject of a green flood mitigation strategy. The main part of any floating house is the buoyant part, which is made from concrete pontoons. Aggregates play the most important role in making concrete a lightweight material. Oil Palm Shell (OPS is an agricultural waste material, which is widely available in South East Asia. This study tries to select the best cementing material from waste and produced pozzolans, to improve the specifications of green lightweight concrete with Oil Palm Shell (OPS, using decision-making methods. The decision making model was conducted by the application of a Fuzzy Preference Selection Index (PSI. Quantitative data was obtained from laboratory testing, which was translated into fuzzy functions, and qualitative data was obtained through verbal interviews. Silica Fume (SF contributed the best performance of all pozzolans, with a 25% replacement in green lightweight concrete, with Oil Palm Shell (OPS.

  11. Durability of concrete: characterization and modeling of physical and chemical degradation of cement

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    Within the frame of nuclear waste management, and more particularly waste storage by confinement in parcels, concrete and geological environment, this research aims at predicting the durability of a concrete paste and of all concrete works. This prediction is based on a material characterization (determination of the thickness and composition of the attacked area) whatever the degradation duration is. The adopted approach is to model concrete lixiviation and to compare model results with experimental results. The model is also used to assess the influence of a great number of parameters, and to simulate non experimented cases. Thus, the author reports a bibliographical study on cement, and presents the equations of a lixiviation model. He reports experiments aimed at verifying modelling hypotheses and at acquiring necessary data. The model is then numerically solved, and applied to an experimental case. Experimental results are compared with modelling results, and a prediction is performed for a 300 year-duration

  12. An Experimental Investigation of Partial Replacement of Cement by Various Percentage of Phosphogypsum And Flyash In Cement Concrete

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    Suchita R Saikhede

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Over 15 million tons of fly ash (FA and 3 million tons of phospho-gypsum (PG are produced every year. The utilization of these industrial by-product materials is important in terms of environmental and economical issues are concerned. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the technical possibilities of incorporating FA and PG in production of concrete .In this study Combination of FA and PG is use as a mineral admixture with, phosphogypsum 0%., 5%,10%, 15% and fly ash is constant as 20% , Last proportion was taken PG- 5% and FA- 25%. . The compressive, tensile and flexural strength are studied by casting and testing specimens for 7, 14 and 28 days. It is shown that a part of ordinary Portland cement can be replaced with PG and FA to develop a good and hardened concrete to achieve economy; above 10% replacement of phosphogypsum and 20% replacement of F in concrete lead to drastic reduction not only in the compressive strength but also in Flexural and split tensile strength of concrete.

  13. Experimental Analysis of Concrete Strength at High Temperatures and after Cooling

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    E. Klingsch

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, the cement industry has been criticized for emitting large amounts of carbon dioxide; hence it is developing environment-friendly cement, e.g., blended, supersulfated slag cement (SSC. This paper presents an experimental analysis of the compressive strength development of concrete made from blended cement in comparison to ordinary cement at high temperature. Three different types of cement were used during these tests, an ordinary portland cement (CEM I, a portland limestone cement (CEM II-A-LL and a new, supersulfated slag cement (SSC. The compressive strength development for a full thermal cycle, including cooling down phase, was investigated on concrete cylinders. It is shown that the SSC concrete specimens perform similar to ordinary cement specimens. 

  14. Solidification of radioactive resins by using ASC cement and zeolite blends

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    The solidification of simulated spent radioactive resins is investigated using ASC cement and zeolite blends. The compress strengths and leaching rates of the solidified objects with various added amount of zeolite were compared. The microstructures of the matrix were investigated by SEM in order to explain the effect of zeolite amount on the performance of solidified object. The experimental results indicate that the addition of zeolite causes a structural shift of solidified object from pinhead crystal to layer crystal, and addition of 10%-20% zeolite can decrease the leaching rate of Cs greatly, however, it had little influence on the compress strengths. (authors)

  15. Effect of Aggregate Gradation with Fuller Distribution on Properties of Sulphoaluminate Cement Concrete

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    GONG Chenchen; ZHANG Jie; WANG Shoude; LU Lingchao

    2015-01-01

    Experimental investigations on mechanical property and durability of sulphoaluminate cement concrete with aggregate gradations according to Fuller distribution are presented in this paper. Compressive strength, water impermeability and resistance capability to sulfate attack of SACC have the same trend of concrete with fine aggregates of Fuller distribution gradation<concrete with coarse aggregates of Fuller distribution gradation<concrete with total aggregates of Fuller distribution gradation. The relationship between bulk density of aggregate and water penetration depth obeyed the second-order polynomialy=0.002x2-6.863 8x+5 862.3, and had a notable correlationR2=0.979 9. The sulphoaluminate cement concrete with total aggregate gradation with Fuller distribution forh=0.50 had the best resistance capability to sulfate attack. It was a second-order polynomial relationship between bulk density of aggregates and water penetration depth of y=0.002x2-6.863 8x+5 862.3 withR2=0.979 9, which indicated notable correlation. The iftting formula between bulk density of aggregates and sulfate resistance coefifcient of SACC wasy=0.000 5x+0.370 4 withR2=0.958 5.

  16. The Greenhouse Gas Emission from Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Construction in China.

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    Ma, Feng; Sha, Aimin; Yang, Panpan; Huang, Yue

    2016-01-01

    This study proposes an inventory analysis method to evaluate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Portland cement concrete pavement construction, based on a case project in the west of China. The concrete pavement construction process was divided into three phases, namely raw material production, concrete manufacture and pavement onsite construction. The GHG emissions of the three phases are analyzed by a life cycle inventory method. The CO₂e is used to indicate the GHG emissions. The results show that for 1 km Portland cement concrete pavement construction, the total CO₂e is 8215.31 tons. Based on the evaluation results, the CO₂e of the raw material production phase is 7617.27 tons, accounting for 92.7% of the total GHG emissions; the CO₂e of the concrete manufacture phase is 598,033.10 kg, accounting for 7.2% of the total GHG emissions. Lastly, the CO₂e of the pavement onsite construction phase is 8396.59 kg, accounting for only 0.1% of the total GHG emissions. The main greenhouse gas is CO₂ in each phase, which accounts for more than 98% of total emissions. N₂O and CH₄ emissions are relatively insignificant. PMID:27347987

  17. The Greenhouse Gas Emission from Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Construction in China

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    Ma, Feng; Sha, Aimin; Yang, Panpan; Huang, Yue

    2016-01-01

    This study proposes an inventory analysis method to evaluate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Portland cement concrete pavement construction, based on a case project in the west of China. The concrete pavement construction process was divided into three phases, namely raw material production, concrete manufacture and pavement onsite construction. The GHG emissions of the three phases are analyzed by a life cycle inventory method. The CO2e is used to indicate the GHG emissions. The results show that for 1 km Portland cement concrete pavement construction, the total CO2e is 8215.31 tons. Based on the evaluation results, the CO2e of the raw material production phase is 7617.27 tons, accounting for 92.7% of the total GHG emissions; the CO2e of the concrete manufacture phase is 598,033.10 kg, accounting for 7.2% of the total GHG emissions. Lastly, the CO2e of the pavement onsite construction phase is 8396.59 kg, accounting for only 0.1% of the total GHG emissions. The main greenhouse gas is CO2 in each phase, which accounts for more than 98% of total emissions. N2O and CH4 emissions are relatively insignificant. PMID:27347987

  18. SELF-HEALING CAPACITY OF CONCRETE - COMPUTER SIMULATION STUDY OF UNHYDRATED CEMENT STRUCTURE

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    Huan He

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Aggregate occupies at least three-quarters of the volume of concrete, so its impact on concrete's properties is large. The aggregate's influence on the non-hydrated part of the matured paste is assessed by concurrent algorithm-based computer simulation system SPACE in this paper. A distinction is made between interfacial zones (ITZs and bulk paste. Containers with rigid boundaries were employed for the production of series of cement pastes. They were subjected to quantitative microstructure analysis. Relevant gradient structures in the ITZ and bulk are presented and discussed. The relevance of this structure information for possible selfhealing of cracks is briefly discussed.

  19. Structural Evaluation and Performance of Portland Cement Concretes After Exposure to High Temperatures

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    Evandro Tolentino

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available We evaluated the "residual" thermal conductivity of Portland cement concretes (with characteristic compressive strength at 28 days, f ck, of 20 MPa and 50 MPa at room temperature after heat-treating at 180 °C, 300 °C and 600 °C. The description of the geometry of the structure was carried out using mercury intrusion porosimetry and nitrogen sorption. The results showed a decreasing tendency of residual thermal conductivity, which we attributed to heat-induced concrete degradation. Furthermore, the results from mercury intrusion porosimetry and nitrogen sorption tests showed that a coarser pore structure is produced with the raise of heat-treatment temperatures.

  20. Structural Evaluation and Performance of Portland Cement Concretes After Exposure to High Temperatures

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    Evandro Tolentino; Fernando S. Lameiras; Abdias M. Gomes; Cláudio A. Rigo da Silva; Wander L. Vasconcelos

    2002-01-01

    We evaluated the "residual" thermal conductivity of Portland cement concretes (with characteristic compressive strength at 28 days, f ck, of 20 MPa and 50 MPa) at room temperature after heat-treating at 180 °C, 300 °C and 600 °C. The description of the geometry of the structure was carried out using mercury intrusion porosimetry and nitrogen sorption. The results showed a decreasing tendency of residual thermal conductivity, which we attributed to heat-induced concrete degradation. Furthermor...

  1. Use of X-ray diffraction to quantify amorphous supplementary cementitious materials in anhydrous and hydrated blended cements

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    The content of individual amorphous supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in anhydrous and hydrated blended cements was quantified by the PONKCS [1] X-ray diffraction (XRD) method. The analytical precision and accuracy of the method were assessed through comparison to a series of mixes of known phase composition and of increasing complexity. A 2σ precision smaller than 2–3 wt.% and an accuracy better than 2 wt.% were achieved for SCMs in mixes with quartz, anhydrous Portland cement, and hydrated Portland cement. The extent of reaction of SCMs in hydrating binders measured by XRD was 1) internally consistent as confirmed through the standard addition method and 2) showed a linear correlation to the cumulative heat release as measured independently by isothermal conduction calorimetry. The advantages, limitations and applicability of the method are discussed with reference to existing methods that measure the degree of reaction of SCMs in blended cements

  2. Modeling of low-cement extruded curb of concrete-faced rockfill dam

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    Zhang, Ga; Zhang, Jian-Min

    2011-01-15

    Low cement extruded curb is used in most new concrete-faced rockfill dams. This study examined extruded curb interactions with the gravels and the face slab and then proposed a new model to describe it. This model has been developed on test observation and has then been validated using a two-dimensional simulation of a CFRD. This new model provides a valid simulation of the extruded curb while using far less elements than the direct simulation.

  3. Recycling of Glass Wastes in Latvia - Its Application as Cement Substitute in Self-Compacting Concrete

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    Kara, P

    2014-01-01

    The rate of treated waste glass within the last 10 years has risen up to 25% due to improved waste glass collecting system in Latvia, however the glass waste recycling infrastructure is still up to date issue due to absence of local recycling companies. Application of glass wastes as cement substitute has significant effect on the properties of concrete making it eco-friendly construction material with several benefits like: decrease of accumulated glass wastes in landfills, the reduction of ...

  4. Calcium sulfoaluminate cement blended with OPC: A potential binder to encapsulate low-level radioactive slurries of complex chemistry

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    Investigations were carried out in order to solidify in cement a low-level radioactive waste of complex chemistry obtained by mixing two process streams, a slurry produced by ultra-filtration and an evaporator concentrate with a salinity of 600 gxL-1. Direct cementation with Portland cement (OPC) was not possible due to a very long setting time of cement resulting from borates and phosphates contained in the waste. According to a classical approach, this difficulty could be solved by pre-treating the waste to reduce adverse cement-waste interactions. A two-stage process was defined, including precipitation of phosphates and sulfates at 60 deg. C by adding calcium and barium hydroxide to the waste stream, and encapsulation with a blend of OPC and calcium aluminate cement (CAC) to convert borates into calcium quadriboroaluminate. The material obtained with a 30% waste loading complied with specifications. However, the pre-treatment step made the process complex and costly. A new alternative was then developed: the direct encapsulation of the waste with a blend of OPC and calcium sulfoaluminate cement (CSA) at room temperature. Setting inhibition was suppressed, which probably resulted from the fact that, when hydrating, CSA cement formed significant amounts of ettringite and calcium monosulfoaluminate hydrate which incorporated borates into their structure. As a consequence, the waste loading could be increased to 56% while keeping acceptable properties at the laboratory scale.

  5. Case study: evaluation of continuos blending silos in the cement industry, by the aid of tracer techniques

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    Besides the actual burning process in cement manufacture, particular importance is attached to raw material preparation and homogenization, not only because of the quality of the kiln fed and therefore of the produced cement, but also because of the economy of the kiln operation, which significantly depends on the uniformity of the chemical composition of the material. As a result, the blending process of the cement raw material, before burning, is a basic stage of cement technology production. In this case, the pneumatic homogenization process is studied in a silo with a great storing and processing capacity. The objective is to evaluate the parameters which influence in the continuos operation. The method allows us to determine the optimal blending parameters, through the observation of the movement and distribution of the different fractions of fine dust raw meal, labelled with La-140 as tracer. Changes in blending according to time are discussed as well as the influence of the silo design on the degree of homogenization. It was showed that the silo blending operation has a strong influence on the production of good-quality cement as well as the implications on energy saving

  6. High-volume natural volcanic pozzolan and limestone powder as partial replacements for portland cement in self-compacting and sustainable concrete

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    Celik, Kemal

    2014-01-01

    A laboratory study demonstrates that high volume, 45% by mass replacement of portland cement (OPC) with 30% finely-ground basaltic ash from Saudi Arabia (NP) and 15% limestone powder (LS) produces concrete with good workability, high 28-day compressive strength (39 MPa), excellent one year strength (57 MPa), and very high resistance to chloride penetration. Conventional OPC is produced by intergrinding 95% portland clinker and 5% gypsum, and its clinker factor (CF) thus equals 0.95. With 30% NP and 15% LS portland clinker replacement, the CF of the blended ternary PC equals 0.52 so that 48% CO2 emissions could be avoided, while enhancing strength development and durability in the resulting self-compacting concrete (SCC). Petrographic and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) investigations of the crushed NP and finely-ground NP in the concretes provide new insights into the heterogeneous fine-scale cementitious hydration products associated with basaltic ash-portland cement reactions. © 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  7. NANOREINFORCEMENT OF CEMENT STONE STRUCTURES WITH THE HELP OF CRYSTALS OF ETTRINGITE FOR CONCRETE FRACTURE STRENGTH INCREASING

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    E. M. Chernyshov

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Nanoreinforcement of cement stone structure as efficient mean of increasing of fracture strength of concrete is considered. It has been proved that it is possible to increase fracture strength of concrete almost four times and to bring to 1200 kN/ m2.

  8. NANOREINFORCEMENT OF CEMENT STONE STRUCTURES WITH THE HELP OF CRYSTALS OF ETTRINGITE FOR CONCRETE FRACTURE STRENGTH INCREASING

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    E. M. Chernyshov; D. N. Korotkikh

    2009-01-01

    Nanoreinforcement of cement stone structure as efficient mean of increasing of fracture strength of concrete is considered. It has been proved that it is possible to increase fracture strength of concrete almost four times and to bring to 1200 kN/ m2.

  9. Waste Cellulose from Tetra Pak Packages as Reinforcement of Cement Concrete

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    Gonzalo Martínez-Barrera

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The development of the packaging industry has promoted indiscriminately the use of disposable packing as Tetra Pak, which after a very short useful life turns into garbage, helping to spoil the environment. One of the known processes that can be used for achievement of the compatibility between waste materials and the environment is the gamma radiation, which had proved to be a good tool for modification of physicochemical properties of materials. The aim of this work is to study the effects of waste cellulose from Tetra Pak packing and gamma radiation on the mechanical properties of cement concrete. Concrete specimens were elaborated with waste cellulose at concentrations of 3, 5, and 7 wt% and irradiated at 200, 250, and 300 kGy of gamma dose. The results show highest improvement on the mechanical properties for concrete with 3 wt% of waste cellulose and irradiated at 300 kGy; such improvements were related with the surface morphology of fracture zones of cement concrete observed by SEM microscopy.

  10. Durability Studies on Concrete and Comparison with Partial Replacement of Cement with Rice Husk Ash and Sugarcane Bagasse Ash in Concrete

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    B.Someswara Rao

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This research work describes the feasibility of using the Rice Husk Ash (RHA and Sugarcane Bagasse Ash (SCBA waste in concrete production as a partial replacement of cement. This present work deals with the effect on strength and mechanical properties of concrete using RHA and SCBA instead of cement. The cement has been replaced by rice husk ash, accordingly in the range of 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% by weight. Concrete mixtures with RHA, were produced, tested and compared in terms of compressive strengths with the Conventional concrete. These tests were carried out to evaluate the mechanical properties for the test results of 7, 28, 60, 90 days for compressive strengths in normal water and in MgSO4 solution of 1%, 3% and 5%. Also the durability aspect for rice husk ash concrete for sulphate attack was tested. Similarly the above tests were also performed for SCBA. The result indicates that the RHA and SCBA improve concrete durability. Finally the test results for RHA and SCBA were compared. Key words: Rice Husk Ash, Sugarcane Bagasse Ash, Concrete, M35 grade concrete, cubes, cylinders, MgSO4, durability.

  11. Effects of High Temperature on the Residual Performance of Portland Cement Concretes

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    Evandro Tolentino

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available In this work we analyzed the "residual" performance of Portland cement concretes heat-treated at 600 °C after cooling down to room temperature. Concretes with characteristic compressive strength at 28 days of 45 MPa and of 60 MPa were studied. The heat-treatment was carried out without any imposed load. We measured the residual compressive strength and modulus of elasticity. The geometry of the structure was described by mercury intrusion porosimetry and nitrogen sorption tests. We observed a decrease of residual compressive strength and modulus of elasticity, with the raise of heat-treatment temperature, as a result of heat-induced material degradation. The results also indicated that the microstructural damage increased steadily with increasing temperature. Based on the results of this experimental work we concluded that residual mechanical properties of concrete are dependent of their original non heat-treated values.

  12. Performance of High-Strength Concrete Using Palm Oil Fuel Ash as Partial Cement Replacement

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    Dr. M. Swaroopa Rani

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The advancement in material technology has led to development of concrete with higher strengths. Presence of high cementitious materials contents in high strength concrete mixes increases heat of hydration that causes higher shrinkage and leading it to potential of cracking. However, use of supplementary cementitious materials leads to control in heat of hydration which further avoids higher shrinkage. Materials such as fly ash, silica fume, metakaolin and ground granulated blast furnace slag are largely been used as supplementary cementitious materials in High strength concrete mixes. In the present study use of palm oil fuel ash (POFA as partial cement replacement in high strength concrete mixes is evaluated with an experimental study. High strength concrete mix of M60 grade is taken as a reference and the compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength where performed for 7, 28 and 56 days and analyzed it with results for partial replacement mixes of POFA 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% & 25%. It has been observed that concrete with 15% replacement of POFA gave the highest strength.

  13. Exploratory Study of Palm Oil Fuel Ash as Partial Cement Replacement in Oil Palm Shell Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

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    K. Muthusamy; Z. Nur Azzimah

    2014-01-01

    In Malaysia, issue of environmental pollution resulting from disposal of Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) which is a by-product from palm oil mill has initiated research to incorporate this waste in Oil Palm Shell (OPS) lightweight aggregate concrete production. The current study investigates the effect of palm oil fuel ash content as partial cement replacement towards compressive strength OPS lightweight aggregate concrete. Several OPS lightweight aggregate concrete mixes were produced by replacing ...

  14. Microstructural and performance-based approach of the durability of belite-ye’elimite-ferrite cements based concretes

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    Schmitt, Emmanuel

    2014-01-01

    Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cements can be a solution to improve the environmental impact of concrete, thanks to the lower energy consumption and CO2 emission during their production. Their expansive, fast setting and rapid hardening properties contribute to the growing interest of engineers for concrete construction and prefabrication. However, the durability of sulfoaluminate concretes is not clearly assessed yet, especially in acidic and marine environments, as well as carbonation and chl...

  15. Manufacturing of concrete with residues from iron ore exploitation using the technology of radioactive waste cementation

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    Radioactive wastes from various segments of economy are immobilized by cementation, because of availability and widespread use in civil construction of cement. New cementitious materials are developed in CDTN using mining residues based on cementing techniques of radioactive wastes. Special procedures were developed to obtain concrete with the use of super plasticizers in which natural sand was totally replaced by mining residues. The motivation for this research is the exploration of banded iron formations (BIF) as iron ore in 'Quadrilatero Ferrifero' of Minas Gerais, where huge amounts of residues are generated with great concern about the environmental sustainability and safety of dams for residue storage. The exploitation of river sand causes many negative impacts, which leads to interest in its replacement by another raw material in mortar and concrete manufacturing. The use of BIF mining residues were studied for manufacturing of concrete pavers to contribute to reducing the impact caused by extraction of natural sand and use of mining residues. Previously developed procedures with total replacement of natural sand for mining residues were modified, including use of gravel to obtain pavers with improved properties. Four different mixtures were tested, in which the proportion of gravel and super plasticizer was varied. Monitored properties of pavers, among others, were compression resistance, water absorption, and void volume. With addition of gravel, the pavers had higher void index than those made only with mortar, and higher resistance to compression after 28 days of curing (an average of 18MPa of those made with mortar to 24MPa of those made with concrete). (author)

  16. Long-term heat storage in calcium sulfoaluminate cement (CSA) based concrete

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    Kaufmann, Josef P.; Winnefeld, Frank [Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Duebendorf (Switzerland). Lab. for Concrete and Construction Chemistry

    2011-07-01

    In general, the selection of materials proposed for solar heat storage is based on one of two principal processes: sensible heat storage or latent heat storage. Sensible heat storage utilizes the specific heat capacity of a material, while latent heat storage is based on the change in enthalpy (heat content) associated with a phase change of the material. Long time sensible heat storage requires excellent thermal insulation whereas latent heat storage allows permanent (seasonal) storage without significant energy losses and any special insulation. Ettringite, one of the cement hydration products, exhibits a high dehydration enthalpy. Calcium sulfoaluminate cement based concrete containing a high amount of ettringite is henceproposed as an efficient latent heat storage material. Compared to conventional heat storage materials this innovative concrete mixture has a high loss-free storage energy density (> 100-150 kWh/m{sup 3}) which is much higher than the one of paraffin or the (loss-sensitive) sensible heat of water. Like common concrete the CSA-concrete is stable and even may carry loads. The dehydration of the CSA-concrete is achieved at temperatures below 100 C. The rehydration process occurs as soon as water (liquid or vapor) is added. In contrast to paraffin, the phase change temperature is not fixed and the latent heat may be recovered at any desired temperature. Furthermore the heat conductivity of this material is high, so that the energy transfer from/to an exchange medium is easy. Additionally CSA-concrete is not flammable and absolutely safe regarding any health aspects. The cost of such CSA-concrete isin the order of normal concrete. The main application is seen in house heating systems. Solar heat, mostly generated during the summer period by means of roof collectors, can be stored in CSA-concrete until the winter. A part or even the whole annual heatingenergy may be produced and saved locally by the householder himself. Additional applications may be

  17. Application of solvlent change techniques to blended cements used to immobilize low-level radioactive liquid waste

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    The microstructures of hardened portland and blended cement pastes, including those being considered for use in immobilizing hazardous wastes, have a complex pore structure that changes with time. In solvent exchange, the pore structure is examined by immersing a saturated sample in a large volume of solvent that is miscible with the pore fluid. This paper reports the results of solvent replacement measurements on several blended cements mixed at a solution:solids ratio of 1.0 with alkaline solutions from the simulation of the off- gas treatment system in a vitrification facility treating low-level radioactive liquid wastes. The results show that these samples have a lower permeability than ordinary portland cement samples mixed at a water:solids ratio of 0.70, despite having a higher volume of porosity. The microstructure is changed by these alkaline solutions, and these changes have important consequences with regard to durability

  18. Cement Conundrum

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    2009-01-01

    China aims to streamline the crowded cement industry Policymakers are looking to build a concrete wall around the cement-making industry as they seek to solidify the fluid cement market and cut excessive production.

  19. Nano-modified cement composites and its applicability as concrete repair material

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    Manzur, Tanvir

    Nanotechnology or Nano-science, considered the forth industrial revolution, has received considerable attention in the past decade. The physical properties of a nano-scaled material are entirely different than that of bulk materials. With the emerging nanotechnology, one can build material block atom by atom. Therefore, through nanotechnology it is possible to enhance and control the physical properties of materials to a great extent. Composites such as concrete materials have very high strength and Young's modulus but relatively low toughness and ductility due to their covalent bonding between atoms and lacking of slip systems in the crystal structures. However, the strength and life of concrete structures are determined by the microstructure and mass transfer at nano scale. Cementitious composites are amenable to manipulation through nanotechnology due to the physical behavior and size of hydration products. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are nearly ideal reinforcing agent due to extremely high aspect ratios and ultra high strengths. So there is a great potential to utilize CNT in producing new cement based composite materials. It is evident from the review of past literature that mechanical properties of nanotubes reinforced cementitious composites have been highly variable. Some researches yielded improvement in performance of CNT-cement composites as compared to plain cement samples, while other resulted in inconsequential changes in mechanical properties. Even in some cases considerable less strengths and modulus were obtained. Another major difficulty of producing CNT reinforced cementitious composites is the attainment of homogeneous dispersion of nanotubes into cement but no standard procedures to mix CNT within the cement is available. CNT attract more water to adhere to their surface due to their high aspect ratio which eventually results in less workability of the cement mix. Therefore, it is extremely important to develop a suitable mixing technique and an

  20. Pore structure modification of cement concretes by impregnation with sulfur-containing compounds

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    YANAKHMETOV Marat Rafisovich

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The authors study how the impregnation with sulfur-containing compounds changes the concrete pore structure and how it influences on the water absorption and watertightness. The results of this research indicate that impregnation of cement concrete with water-based solution of polysulphide modifies pore structure of cement concrete in such a way that it decreases total and effective porosity, reduces water absorption and increases watertightness. The proposed impregnation based on mineral helps to protect for a long time the most vulnerable parts of buildings – basements, foundations, as well as places on the facades of buildings exposed to rain, snow and groundwater. Application of the new product in the construction industry can increase the durability of materials, preventing the destruction processes caused by weathering, remove excess moisture in damp basements. The surfaces treated by protective compounds acquire antisoiling properties for a long time, and due to reduced thermal conductivity the cost of heating buildings is decreased. The effectiveness of the actions and the relatively low cost of proposed hydrophobizator makes it possible to spread widely the proposed protection method for building structures.

  1. Effect of incorporation of fly ash and granulated blast furnace in the electrochemical behavior of concretes of commercial cement; Efecto de la incorporacion de ceniza volante y escoria de horno alto en el comportamiento electroquimico de concretos de cemento comercial

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    Gutierrez-Junco, O. J.; Pineda-Triana, Y.; Vera-Lopez, E.

    2015-07-01

    This paper presents the findings of the research properties evaluation pastes of commercial cement (CPC), mixed with fly ash (FA) and granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS). Initially, the sample of 30 combinations were evaluated in terms of compressive strength to establish the optimal proportions from raw material. After that, four optimized blends were characterized during the setting and hardening process. Electrochemical tests were performed on concrete cylinders samples prepared with cementitious materials and a structural steel rod placed in the center of the specimen. With the objective to evaluate the performance before corrosion, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects were taken into consideration. The findings showed that commercial cements blended with fly ash and blast furnace slag as the ones used in this research presents a decreased behavior in mechanical and corrosion strength regarding to CPC. (Author)

  2. Research on the Fracture Properties and Modification Mechanism of Polyester Fiber and SBR Latex Modified Cement Concrete

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    Mingkai Zhou

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Polyester fiber and SBR latex cement concrete is prepared as pavement surface material; its fracture properties including fracture toughness, fracture energy, CMOD, and flexural strength are studied comparing with those of normal concrete (NC, polyester fiber modified concrete (FMC, SBR polymer modified concrete (SMC, and the combination of polyester fiber and SBR polymer modified concrete (FSMC. The modification mechanism of the latex and fiber on the concrete was also studied by the methods including X-ray test, chemically combined water, heat of hydration, water loss, and scanning electron microscope. Results indicated that the concrete modified by latex and polyester fiber has flexural strength, fracture toughness, and fracture energy of 44.4%, 397.0%, and 462.8% higher than the reference normal concrete, the polymer retarded the hydration process and reduced the hydration degree of cement at early age, while the hydration degree is promoted by the polymer film for its excellent water resistance after 28 d, and the bond between the fiber and cement paste is improved by the latex.

  3. Synthesis of knowledge on the long-term behaviour of concretes. Applications to cemented waste packages

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    As stipulated in the former law of December 91 relating to 'concrete waste package', a progress report (phenomenological reference document) was first provided in 1999. The objective was to make an assessment of the knowledge acquired on the long-term behaviour of cement-based waste packages in the context of deep disposal and/or interim storage. The present document is an updated summary report. It takes into account a new knowledge assessment, considers coupled mechanisms and should contribute to the first performance studies (operational calculations). Handling and radio-nuclides (RN) confinement are the two major functional properties requested from the concrete used for the waste packages. In unsaturated environment (interim storage/disposal prior to closing), the main problem is the generation of cracks in the material. This aspect is a key parameter from the mechanical point of view (retrievability). It can have a major impact on the disposal phase (confinement). In saturated environment (disposal post-closing phase), the main concern is the chemical degradation of the waste package concrete submitted to underground waters leaching. In this context, the major thema are: the durability of the concretes under water (chemical degradation) and in unsaturated medium (corrosion of reinforcement), matter transport, RN retention, chemistry / transport / mechanical couplings. On the other hand, laboratory data on the behaviour of concretes are used to evaluate the RN source term of waste packages in function of time (concrete waste package OPerational Model, i.e. 'Concrete MOP'). The 'MOP' provides the physico-chemical description of the RN release in relationship with the waste package degradation itself. This description is based on simplified phenomenology for which only dimensioning mechanisms are taken into account. The use of Diffu-Ca code (basic module for the MOP) on the CASTEM numerical plate-form, already allows operational predictions. (authors)

  4. Permeability predictions for sand-clogged Portland cement pervious concrete pavement systems.

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    Haselbach, Liv M; Valavala, Srinivas; Montes, Felipe

    2006-10-01

    Pervious concrete is an alternative paving surface that can be used to reduce the nonpoint source pollution effects of stormwater runoff from paved surfaces such as roadways and parking lots by allowing some of the rainfall to permeate into the ground below. This infiltration rate may be adversely affected by clogging of the system, particularly clogging or covering by sand in coastal areas. A theoretical relation was developed between the effective permeability of a sand-clogged pervious concrete block, the permeability of sand, and the porosity of the unclogged block. Permeabilities were then measured for Portland cement pervious concrete systems fully covered with extra fine sand in a flume using simulated rainfalls. The experimental results correlated well with the theoretical calculated permeability of the pervious concrete system for pervious concrete systems fully covered on the surface with sand. Two different slopes (2% and 10%) were used. Rainfall rates were simulated for the combination of direct rainfall (passive runoff) and for additional stormwater runoff from adjacent areas (active runoff). A typical pervious concrete block will allow water to pass through at flow rates greater than 0.2 cm/s and a typical extra fine sand will have a permeability of approximately 0.02 cm/s. The limit of the system with complete sand coverage resulted in an effective system permeability of approximately 0.004 cm/s which is similar to the rainfall intensity of a 30 min duration, 100-year frequency event in the southeastern United States. The results obtained are important in designing and evaluating pervious concrete as a paving surface within watershed management systems for controlling the quantity of runoff. PMID:16563606

  5. ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF HYDROTHERMALLY CURED HIGH STRENGTH CEMENT MATRIX FOR TEXTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE

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    Ondřej Holčapek

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this article is to describe the influence of hydrothermal curing conditions in an autoclave device (different pressure and temperature, which took place at various ages of a fresh mixture (cement matrix – CM, and fibre-reinforced cement matrix – FRCM, on textile reinforced concrete production. The positive influence of autoclaving has been evaluated through the results of physical and mechanical testing – compressive strength, flexural strength, bulk density and dynamic modulus of elasticity, which have been measured on specimens with the following dimensions: 40×40×160mm3. In addition, it has been found that increasing the pressure and temperature resulted in higher values of measured characteristics. The results indicate that the most suitable surrounding conditions are 0.6MPa, and 165 °C at the age of 21 hours; the final compressive strength of cement matrix is 134.3MPa and its flexural strength is 25.9MPa (standard cured samples achieve 114.6MPa and 15.7MPa. Hydrothermal curing is even more effective for cement matrix reinforced by steel fibres (for example, the compressive strength can reach 177.5MPa, while laboratory-cured samples achieve a compressive strength of 108.5MPa.

  6. Solidification of borate radioactive resins using sulfoaluminate cement blending with zeolite

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    Highlights: ► Borate radioactive resins could be solidified using SAC blending with zeolite. ► Adding 5% zeolite reduced the leachability of Cs+ and Co2+. ► XRD results showed that B(OH)4− was incorporated into ettringite. - Abstract: The solidification of borate radioactive resins using sulfoaluminate cement (SAC) blending with zeolite was investigated, and the performance of SAC–zeolite matrix for immobilizing borate resin was evaluated based on the compressive strength, leachability and mineral phases of solidified waste forms. The experimental results showed that the 28 d compressive strength of resin SAC–zeolite waste forms was 18.8 MPa, the cemented waste forms meet the requirement of water, freezing, irradiation and impact resistance tests. The leaching processes of Cs+ and Co2+ were diffusion-limit step. The leachability of Cs+ was higher than Co2+ no matter what the matrix contained zeolite or not, but leachability of both cations was reduced by adding 5% zeolite. For SAC–zeolite matrix, the leaching rates of Cs+ and Co2+ were 6.40 × 10−5 cm/d and 1.62 × 10−7 cm/d, and the cumulative leaching fractions were 2.9 × 10−3 cm and 2.3 × 10−5 cm, respectively. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis suggested that B(OH)4− was incorporated by substitution of SO4− in the crystalline structure of ettringite (3CaO·Al2O3·3CaSO4·32H2O).

  7. Experimental study on compressive strength of concrete by partially replacement of cement with sugar cane bagasse ash

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    Jayminkumar A. Patel; Dr. D. B. Raijiwala

    2015-01-01

    Use of waste material in concrete is important for environmental aspect. Sugar cane bagasse ash is a waste by product of sugar mill. Present study is to investigate impact of sugar cane bagasse ash in concrete. In this experimental work sugar cane bagasse ash which is taken from Maroli sugar mill, Navsari, Gujarat, INDIA is partially replace with cement at 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% by weight in concrete. The grade of concrete is M25 and w/c ratio is 0.49 taken as a reference. 150*1...

  8. Early age volume changes in concrete due to chemical shrinkage of cement paste

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    Ebensperger, L.

    1991-12-01

    Full Text Available Unrestrained early age volume changes due to chemical shrinkage in cement pastes, mortars and concretes have been determined. The measurements were performed on sealed and unsealed samples which were stored under water. The chemical shrinkage of unsealed specimens represents the amount of absorbed water due to the chemical reaction of the cement It depends only on the cement content of the sample and does not lead to changes of the external dimensions. However the chemical shrinkage of sealed specimens is connected with a real volume change due to self-desiccation and the effect of internal pressures. The shrinkage depends in this case on the restraining effect of coarse aggregates as well as the cement content. The chemical shrinkage measured on sealed concretes was much higher than the one expected to ocurr on concretes, because normally an equalization of pressure takes place to some extent in the interior of the concrete. The use of expansive additives showed that they may compensate the chemical shrinkage, but its dosage is very sensitive and should be defined exactly for each case particularly.

    Se han determinado los cambios volumétricos que ocurren en pastas de cemento, morteros y hormigones a edad temprana debido al efecto de la retracción química. Las mediciones se realizaron en probetas selladas y no selladas sumergidas bajo agua. La retracción química en probetas no selladas representa la cantidad de agua absorbida debido a la reacción química del cemento. Depende solamente del contenido de cemento de la probeta y no produce ningún cambio en las dimensiones de la probeta. Por el contrario, la retracción química en probetas selladas está relacionada con un cambio volumétrico real debido al efecto de la autodesecación y presiones internas. La retracción en este caso depende tanto de la restricción que imponen los áridos, como del contenido de cemento. La retracción química medida en hormigones sellados

  9. Effect of temperature on the hydration of Portland cement blended with siliceous fly ash

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    The effect of temperature on the hydration of Portland cement pastes blended with 50 wt.% of siliceous fly ash is investigated within a temperature range of 7 to 80 °C. The elevation of temperature accelerates both the hydration of OPC and fly ash. Due to the enhanced pozzolanic reaction of the fly ash, the change of the composition of the C–S–H and the pore solution towards lower Ca and higher Al and Si concentrations is shifted towards earlier hydration times. Above 50 °C, the reaction of fly ash also contributes to the formation of siliceous hydrogarnet. At 80 °C, ettringite and AFm are destabilised and the released sulphate is partially incorporated into the C–S–H. The observed changes of the phase assemblage in dependence of the temperature are confirmed by thermodynamic modelling. The increasingly heterogeneous microstructure at elevated temperatures shows an increased density of the C–S–H and a higher coarse porosity. -- Highlights: •The reaction of quartz powder at 80 °C strongly enhances the compressive strength. •Almost no strength increase of fly ash blended OPC at 80 °C was found after 2 days. •Siliceous hydrogarnet is formed upon the reaction of fly ash at high temperatures. •Temperature dependent change of the system was simulated by thermodynamic modelling. •Destabilisation of ettringite above 50 °C correlates with sulphate content of C–S–H

  10. Effect of temperature on the hydration of Portland cement blended with siliceous fly ash

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    Deschner, Florian, E-mail: florian.deschner@gmail.com [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Concrete and Construction Chemistry, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf (Switzerland); Lothenbach, Barbara; Winnefeld, Frank [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Concrete and Construction Chemistry, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf (Switzerland); Neubauer, Jürgen [GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Mineralogy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91054 Erlangen (Germany)

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    The effect of temperature on the hydration of Portland cement pastes blended with 50 wt.% of siliceous fly ash is investigated within a temperature range of 7 to 80 °C. The elevation of temperature accelerates both the hydration of OPC and fly ash. Due to the enhanced pozzolanic reaction of the fly ash, the change of the composition of the C–S–H and the pore solution towards lower Ca and higher Al and Si concentrations is shifted towards earlier hydration times. Above 50 °C, the reaction of fly ash also contributes to the formation of siliceous hydrogarnet. At 80 °C, ettringite and AFm are destabilised and the released sulphate is partially incorporated into the C–S–H. The observed changes of the phase assemblage in dependence of the temperature are confirmed by thermodynamic modelling. The increasingly heterogeneous microstructure at elevated temperatures shows an increased density of the C–S–H and a higher coarse porosity. -- Highlights: •The reaction of quartz powder at 80 °C strongly enhances the compressive strength. •Almost no strength increase of fly ash blended OPC at 80 °C was found after 2 days. •Siliceous hydrogarnet is formed upon the reaction of fly ash at high temperatures. •Temperature dependent change of the system was simulated by thermodynamic modelling. •Destabilisation of ettringite above 50 °C correlates with sulphate content of C–S–H.

  11. BLENDED CALCIUM ALUMINATE-CALCIUM SULFATE CEMENT-BASED GROUT FOR P-REACTOR VESSEL IN-SITU DECOMMISSIONING

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    Langton, C.; Stefanko, D.

    2011-03-10

    The objective of this report is to document laboratory testing of blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate grouts for P-Reactor vessel in-situ decommissioning. Blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate cement-based grout was identified as candidate material for filling (physically stabilizing) the 105-P Reactor vessel (RV) because it is less alkaline than portland cement-based grout which has a pH greater than 12.4. In addition, blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate cement compositions can be formulated such that the primary cementitious phase is a stable crystalline material. A less alkaline material (pH {<=} 10.5) was desired to address a potential materials compatibility issue caused by corrosion of aluminum metal in highly alkaline environments such as that encountered in portland cement grouts [Wiersma, 2009a and b, Wiersma, 2010, and Serrato and Langton, 2010]. Information concerning access points into the P-Reactor vessel and amount of aluminum metal in the vessel is provided elsewhere [Griffin, 2010, Stefanko, 2009 and Wiersma, 2009 and 2010, Bobbitt, 2010, respectively]. Radiolysis calculations are also provided in a separate document [Reyes-Jimenez, 2010].

  12. Blended Calcium Aluminate-Calcium Sulfate Cement-Based Grout For P-Reactor Vessel In-Situ Decommissioning

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    The objective of this report is to document laboratory testing of blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate grouts for P-Reactor vessel in-situ decommissioning. Blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate cement-based grout was identified as candidate material for filling (physically stabilizing) the 105-P Reactor vessel (RV) because it is less alkaline than portland cement-based grout which has a pH greater than 12.4. In addition, blended calcium aluminate - calcium hemihydrate cement compositions can be formulated such that the primary cementitious phase is a stable crystalline material. A less alkaline material (pH ≤ 10.5) was desired to address a potential materials compatibility issue caused by corrosion of aluminum metal in highly alkaline environments such as that encountered in portland cement grouts (Wiersma, 2009a and b, Wiersma, 2010, and Serrato and Langton, 2010). Information concerning access points into the P-Reactor vessel and amount of aluminum metal in the vessel is provided elsewhere (Griffin, 2010, Stefanko, 2009 and Wiersma, 2009 and 2010, Bobbitt, 2010, respectively). Radiolysis calculations are also provided in a separate document (Reyes-Jimenez, 2010).

  13. Durability of ultra-high performance concretes: role of the cement matrix

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    The Reactive Powder Concretes (RPC), composed of Portland cement, silica fume, crushed quartz, fine sand and steel fibers, exhibit a very dense microstructure which limits the penetration of aggressive agents. They appear suitable for the storage of nuclear waste. This study aimed to determine experimentally the evolution of the RPC microstructure during a leaching attack by pure water, and to supply data required for the RPC long-term prediction of durability under these severe conditions. The steel fibers and mineral inclusions (sand and quartz) were considered as inert materials in the degradation process. Thus RPC matrices, and also a pure cement paste, and a cement and silica fume paste, were studied. The materials were characterised before and after a leaching test: microstructure by means of scanning electron microscopy, porosity, chemical and mineralogical composition, and diffusivity. A superficial degradation proceeds along a straight leaching front related to the dissolution of the remaining anhydrous cement silicates (C3S and C2S). The leaching of mineral species is controlled by the ionic diffusions from the material towards the aggressive solution. The degradation kinetics is proportional to the square root of time. As long as a sound core remains, the global behaviour of the partly degraded material is determined by the properties of the sound core. Two models related to the matrix transformation were used: DIFFU-Ca which characterised the leaching of calcium, and the 3D computer simulation of Portland cement hydration and microstructure development, from BENTZ and GARBOCZI. The digital results show a good agreement with the experimental values. This validates the hydration rates predicted with BENTZ and GARBOCZI and the phenomenology implemented in DIFFU-Ca. At the end of the study, it could be said that RPC appears as a suitable candidate for nuclear waste storage. The foreseen degradation depth after a 300 years leaching is about 1.4 cm in our

  14. Compressive Strength and Hydration Process of Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) mixed with Sea Water, Marine Sand and Portland Composite Cement

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    Tjaronge, Wihardi; Irmawaty, Rita

    2014-01-01

    In order to eliminate the main problems of shortage of clean water and fine aggregate in the low land areas and the distant islands, this research utilized sea water and marine sand and Portland composite cement to produce high performance of Self Compacting Concrete (SCC). Portland composite cement containing of fly ash. The evaluation result on the mix design, workability (slumpflow, segregation), mechanical properties (compressive strength-static modulus) and hydration process of SCC were ...

  15. Investigation of Pozzolanic Reaction in Nanosilica-Cement Blended Pastes Based on Solid-State Kinetic Models and 29Si MAS NMR

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    Jiho Moon

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The incorporation of pozzolanic materials in concrete has many beneficial effects to enhance the mechanical properties of concrete. The calcium silicate hydrates in cement matrix of concrete increase by pozzolanic reaction of silicates and calcium hydroxide. The fine pozzolanic particles fill spaces between clinker grains, thereby resulting in a denser cement matrix and interfacial transition zone between cement matrix and aggregates; this lowers the permeability and increases the compressive strength of concrete. In this study, Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC was mixed with 1% and 3% nanosilica by weight to produce cement pastes with water to binder ratio (w/b of 0.45. The specimens were cured for 7 days. 29Si nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR experiments are conducted and conversion fraction of nanosilica is extracted. The results are compared with a solid-state kinetic model. It seems that pozzolanic reaction of nanosilica depends on the concentration of calcium hydroxide.

  16. 水泥混凝土路面裂缝成因及预防措施%Cause and prevention measure of cement concrete pavement crack

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    2009-01-01

    Combining with the wide application of the cement concrete pavement, the author analyzes the causes of cement concrete pavement crack, provides prevention measures of cement concrete pavement crack, so as to perform construction technology of the cement concrete pave-ment, improve quality of the cement concrete pavement, and prolong service life to the pavement.%结合水泥混凝土路面的广泛应用,分析了水泥混凝土路面裂缝的原因,提出了水泥混凝土路面裂缝的预防措施,以完善水泥混凝土路面施工工艺,提高水泥混凝土路面的质量,延长路面的寿命.

  17. Multifunctional Cement Composites Strain and Damage Sensors Applied on Reinforced Concrete (RC Structural Elements

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    Pedro Garcés

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In this research, strain-sensing and damage-sensing functional properties of cement composites have been studied on a conventional reinforced concrete (RC beam. Carbon nanofiber (CNFCC and fiber (CFCC cement composites were used as sensors on a 4 m long RC beam. Different casting conditions (in situ or attached, service location (under tension or compression and electrical contacts (embedded or superficial were compared. Both CNFCC and CFCC were suitable as strain sensors in reversible (elastic sensing condition testing. CNFCC showed higher sensitivities (gage factor up to 191.8, while CFCC only reached gage factors values of 178.9 (tension or 49.5 (compression. Furthermore, damage-sensing tests were run, increasing the applied load progressively up to the RC beam failure. In these conditions, CNFCC sensors were also strain sensitive, but no damage sensing mechanism was detected for the strain levels achieved during the tests. Hence, these cement composites could act as strain sensors, even for severe damaged structures near to their collapse.

  18. Experimental Analysis of Fly Ash & Coir Fiber Mix Cement Concrete for Rigid Pavement

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    Er. Amit Kumar Ahirwar

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    Full Text Available In India Thermal power plants which use pounded coal as a fuel, generates million tones of fly ash every year as a waste. Conservative clearance of this material which gets easily air-borne and constitutes a serious health hazards to the community, is an expensive operation. A part from this compacted fly ash can be used in embankments, road sub-bases and also for structural fills. The major drawbacks of such materials are their limited load carrying capacity and poor settlement characteristics. The concert of such materials can substantially be improved by introducing reinforcing element in the direction of improving its compressive and flexural strength for superior durability. Use of natural materials such as Jute, coir and bamboo, as reinforcing materials to fly ash are very cheap and they are locally available in huge quantity, of all the natural fibers, coir has the greatest tearing strength and it retains this property even in wet conditions. In this framework a composite with fly ash, conventional concrete and treated coconut fibers, available in plenty in rural areas of India have been investigated. These composites can be a good proposition and with this, experimental investigation to study the effects of replacement of cement (by volume with different percentages of fly ash and the effects of addition of processed natural coconut fiber on flexural strength, compressive strength, splitting tensile strength and modulus of elasticity was taken up. AS per IRC, A Design mix proportion was designed for the normally popular M30 concrete for pavement construction in India. In this, Cement was replaced with percentages (10, 20, 30 and 40% of Class C fly ash and of coconut fibers (0.50 and 1.0 % having 40 mm length were used. Test results show that the replacement of 43 grades ordinary Portland cement with fly ash showed an increase in compressive strength and flexural strength for the chosen mix proportion.

  19. Prediction of the curing time to achieve maturity of the nano-cement based concrete using the Weibull distribution model: A complementary data set

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    Byung Wan Jo; Sumit Chakraborty; Heon Kim

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    This data article provides a comparison data for nano-cement based concrete (NCC) and ordinary Portland cement based concrete (OPCC). Concrete samples (OPCC) were fabricated using ten different mix design and their characterization data is provided here. Optimization of curing time using the Weibull distribution model was done by analyzing the rate of change of compressive strength of the OPCC. Initially, the compressive strength of the OPCC samples was measured after completion of four desir...

  20. Reuse of By-Products from Ready-Mixed Concrete Plants for the Production of Cement Mortars

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    Monika Zervaki; Christos Leptokaridis; Stamatis Tsimas

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    This study was motivated by the necessity to recycle sludge water resulting from washing out concrete mixing trucks - a problem of both environmental and economic importance for the ready-mixed concrete industry. Sludge water from ready-mixed concrete plants as well as dry sludge, which is derived from the settling of the water, are hazardous for disposal due to their high pH value (pH>11.5). In this work, cement mortars were composed using either sludge water after various treatment, or dry ...

  1. Isothermal Calorimetry Study of Blended Cements and its Application in Numerical Simulations

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    Xiong, X.; Van Breugel, K.

    2001-01-01

    Apparent activation energy (E) is generally used to consider the effect of temperature on the kinetics of cement hydration in the numerical simulation of cement hydration processes. This paper deals with an experimental study on the kinetics of Portland cement and blast furnace slag cement using iso

  2. The chemistry of blended cements and backfills intended for use in radioactive waste disposal

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    many radionuclides. While this conditioning action had been demonstrated to occur for initially-pure water at ∼25 deg. C, it had not been demonstrated for hot, saline solutions. Thus the performance of cements had to be addressed in hot, saline conditions, and a range of elevated temperatures, but the question was how? Many centuries, perhaps millennia, had to be compressed into a relatively brief period of laboratory assessment. It is well known that accelerated testing of materials has many pitfalls and 'performance' may not be independent of the test criteria, particularly in accelerated tests. The programme was designed to provide accelerated data but also to take into account previous relevant experience. Programme of research: aims (i) To undertake a coordinated research programme to determine the influence of saline and environments and elevated temperatures on cementitious material and backfill. (ii) To extend the capabilities of existing thermodynamic models of backfills and blended cements to encompass the range of environmental conditions likely to be experienced at proposed repository sites

  3. Use of Rice Husk Ash as Partial Replacement with Cement In Concrete- A Review

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    Sourav Ghosal,

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Rapid increase in construction activities has resulted in shortage of conventional construction materials.In the present scenario, the high cost of conventional building materials is a major factor affecting housing delivery in the world.This has necessitated research into alternative materials of construction.The effective housing techniques deal with reduction in cost of construction as well as providing strength to buildings.Mainly gravel,sand and cement are used in the preparation of conventional concrete.While the use of agricultural by-product i.e. rice husk as a partial replacement with the conventional fine aggregates is expected to serve the purpose of encouraging housing developers in building construction.Rice husk is produced in about 100 million tons per annum in India. Twenty kg of rice husk are obtained from 100 kg of rice.It contains organic substances and 20% inorganic material.Ash from rice is obtained as a result of combustion of rice husk at suitable temperature. Proper utilization of it aims to save the environment,encourages the Government to find solutions regarding disposal to land fills of waste materials,and provides new knowledge to the contractors and developers on how to improve the construction industry by using rice husk, to sustain good product performance and to meet recycling goals.The rice husk ash concrete aims to prepare light weight structural concrete which may reduce considerably the self load of structures and permits large precast units to be handled.The main objective is therefore to encourage the use of these ‘seemingly’ waste products as construction materials in low cost housing.The various basic properties of rice husk concrete are reviewed in this paper.

  4. Characterisation of magnesium potassium phosphate cements blended with fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag

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    Magnesium potassium phosphate cements (MKPCs), blended with 50 wt.% fly ash (FA) or ground granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) to reduce heat evolution, water demand and cost, were assessed using compressive strength, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy on 25Mg, 27Al, 29Si, 31P and 39K nuclei. We present the first definitive evidence that dissolution of the glassy aluminosilicate phases of both FA and GBFS occurred under the pH conditions of MKPC. In addition to the main binder phase, struvite-K, an amorphous orthophosphate phase was detected in FA/MKPC and GBFS/MKPC systems. It was postulated that an aluminium phosphate phase was formed, however, no significant Al–O–P interactions were identified. High-field NMR analysis of the GBFS/MKPC system indicated the potential formation of a potassium-aluminosilicate phase. This study demonstrates the need for further research on these binders, as both FA and GBFS are generally regarded as inert fillers within MKPC

  5. Characterisation of magnesium potassium phosphate cements blended with fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag

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    Gardner, Laura J.; Bernal, Susan A.; Walling, Samuel A.; Corkhill, Claire L.; Provis, John L.; Hyatt, Neil C., E-mail: n.c.hyatt@sheffield.ac.uk

    2015-08-15

    Magnesium potassium phosphate cements (MKPCs), blended with 50 wt.% fly ash (FA) or ground granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) to reduce heat evolution, water demand and cost, were assessed using compressive strength, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy on {sup 25}Mg, {sup 27}Al, {sup 29}Si, {sup 31}P and {sup 39}K nuclei. We present the first definitive evidence that dissolution of the glassy aluminosilicate phases of both FA and GBFS occurred under the pH conditions of MKPC. In addition to the main binder phase, struvite-K, an amorphous orthophosphate phase was detected in FA/MKPC and GBFS/MKPC systems. It was postulated that an aluminium phosphate phase was formed, however, no significant Al–O–P interactions were identified. High-field NMR analysis of the GBFS/MKPC system indicated the potential formation of a potassium-aluminosilicate phase. This study demonstrates the need for further research on these binders, as both FA and GBFS are generally regarded as inert fillers within MKPC.

  6. Detailed characterization of current North American portland cements and clinkers and the implications for the durability of modern concrete

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    Arjunan, P.

    The current study has been undertaken with a view to rationalize the relation between the cement characteristics and concrete properties with the fresh set of data collected from the North American portland cements. The important chemical and physical characteristics of the cement discussed are (a) chemical analysis, (b) phase calculations, (c) various particle characterizations and (d) rheological properties. The important concrete properties discussed are (a) alkali silica reactivity, (b) sulfate attack, (c) delayed ettringite formation (d) chloride ion permeability and (e) compressive strength. Relationship between the cement characteristics and concrete durability was determined using regression methods. The heat of hydration was mainly influenced by the variation in C 3A, SO3, equivalent Na2O contents, and fineness of portland cements. When there was no variation in C3A, SO 3, and fineness, the hydration kinetics of the cement was mainly controlled by the silicate phase hydration. The 7-day hydration was negatively correlated to C2S or C4AF content. As the C2S or C 4AF content increased, the 7-day heat of hydration decreased. C 3S content showed a positive correlation to 1 and 7-day heats of hydration, but significant negative correlation to 14 and 28-day hydration. Equivalent alkalis showed a strong positive correlation to ASR at 2 weeks. SO3 content of portland cement also showed a positive correlation to ASR expansion. A strong negative correlation was observed between C4AF content of portland cement and sulfate attack expansion at 4 and 6 months of exposure. The correlation to sulfate attack was stronger when the ratios of C3A/C4AF were taken into account. C3A content exhibited a negative correlation to chloride ion permeability. This correlation decreased as the curing period increased. SO 3 content also exhibited a negative correlation to the chloride ion permeability. Only alkalis showed a strong negative correlation to the compressive strength after 3

  7. Exploratory Study of Palm Oil Fuel Ash as Partial Cement Replacement in Oil Palm Shell Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

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    K. Muthusamy

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In Malaysia, issue of environmental pollution resulting from disposal of Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA which is a by-product from palm oil mill has initiated research to incorporate this waste in Oil Palm Shell (OPS lightweight aggregate concrete production. The current study investigates the effect of palm oil fuel ash content as partial cement replacement towards compressive strength OPS lightweight aggregate concrete. Several OPS lightweight aggregate concrete mixes were produced by replacing various percentage of POFA ranging from 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50%, respectively by weight of cement. All the mixes were cast in form of cubes and then subjected to water curing until the testing date. The compressive strength test is conducted in accordance to BSEN 12390 (2009 at 7 and 28 days. From the results, it was observed that the combination of appropriate POFA content would enhance the compressive strength of OPS lightweight aggregate concrete. Specimen produced using 20% POFA as partial cement replacement exhibit higher value of compressive strength than that of control OPS lightweight aggregate concrete. However, mixes consisting POFA up to 50% is also suitable for structural application.

  8. Study of the sulphate expansion phenomenon in concrete: behaviour of the cemented radioactive wastes containing sulphate

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    Sulphate attack is one of the major degradation processes of concrete. It is especially important in storing cemented radioactive wastes containing sulphate. In this thesis, we have thoroughly investigated the degradation mechanisms of cemented radioactive wastes by sulphate. The CaO-Al2O3-SO3-H2O systems with and without alkalis are studied. For the system without alkalis, experimental results show that it is the formation of a secondary ettringite under external water supply by steric effect that causes the expansion. For the system with alkalis, the ettringite does not appear while a new mineral called 'U', a sodium-substituted AFm phase is detected. This phase is shown to be responsible for the expansion and destruction of the specimens. The conditions for the formation, the product of solubility and many means of its synthesis are discussed, and a complete list of the inter-reticular distances file is given. The behaviour of the different types of cemented wastes containing sulphate are then studied with a special focus on the U phase on entity which was heretofore very little understood. The following three hypothetical mechanisms of sulphate expansion are proposed: the formation of the secondary U phase, the transformation of the U phase to the ettringite and the topochemical hydration of thenardite into mirabilite. Experiments on a simplified system have demonstrated clearly that the formation of the secondary U phase can induce enormous expansion by steric effect, this justifying the first assumption. Simulation by the mass and volume balances is carried out thereafter and enables us to estimate the expansion induced by the formation of the secondary U phase in the cemented wastes. The second assumption is also well verified by a series of leaching tests in different solutions on mixtures containing the U phase. On the basis of the analysis of the specimens under leaching, it has been assumed that the expansion is associated with the inter

  9. Strength and Durability of Concrete: Effects of Cement Paste-Aggregate Interfaces, Part I: Theoretical Study on Influence of Interfacial Transition Zone on Properties of Concrete Materials

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    Zhang, Yiguo; Chen, Wai-Fah

    1998-01-01

    This research was based on a two-part basic research investigation studying the effects of cement paste-aggregate interfaces (or interfacial transition zones-HZ) on strength and durability of concrete. Part I dealt with the theoretical study and Part II dealt with the experimental. Part I, the theoretical part, illustrates the effect of ITZ on the concrete properties by assuming its elastic moduli to be varied continuously in the region. A four-phase composite model is employed and three func...

  10. Usability of cement paste containing carbon nanofibres as an anode in electrochemical chloride extraction from concrete

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    Moral, B. del

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In the application of the electrochemical chloride extraction (ECE technique, traditionally, the Ti-RuO2 wire netting has been used as the external anode. This article provides the results of the research based on the use of conductive cement paste with addition of carbon nanofibers (CNF as anodes and its application in ECE. The tests were developed in concrete specimens previously contaminated with chloride. The efficiencies achieved were compared with those obtained using a traditional anode (Ti-RuO2 and cement pastes with the addition of other carbonaceous materials. The results show the feasibility of using conductive cement paste with CNF as the anode in the electrochemical extraction of chlorides in concrete, finding similar efficiencies to those obtained with traditional Ti-RuO2 wire netting but with the added advantage that it can be adapted to complex structural geometries as it can be applied as a paste.

    En la aplicación de la técnica de extracción electroquímica de cloruros (EEC, tradicionalmente se ha venido empleando como ánodo externo una malla de Ti-RuO2. En este artículo se aportan los resultados de investigaciones basadas en la utilización de ánodos formados por pasta de cemento conductora con adición de nanofibras de carbono (NFC y su aplicación en EEC. Las experiencias se desarrollaron en probetas de hormigón contaminado previamente con cloruro. Las eficiencias alcanzadas se compararon con las obtenidas empleando un ánodo tradicional (Ti-RuO2 así como pastas de cemento con adición de otros materiales carbonosos. Los resultados muestran la viabilidad en la utilización de la pasta de cemento conductora con NFC como ánodo en la aplicación en EEC en hormigón, encontrándose eficiencias similares a las obtenidas con la tradicional malla de Ti-RuO2 pero teniendo la ventaja añadida sobre ésta de que es posible adaptarla a geometrías estructurales complejas al ser aplicada en forma de pasta.

  11. Effectiveness of shrinkage-reducing admixtures on Portland pozzolan cement concrete

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    Videla, C.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Drying shrinkage causes tensile stress in restrained concrete members. Since all structural elements are subject to some degree of restraint, drying shrinkage is regarded to be one of the main causes of concrete cracking. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of SRA in reducing drying shrinkage strain in Portland pozzolan cement concrete. The major variables examined included slump, admixture type and dose, and specimen size. The measured results indicate that any of the admixtures used in the study significantly reduced shrinkage. Concrete manufactured with shrinkage reducing admixtures shrank an average of 43% less than concrete without admixtures. As a rule, the higher the dose of admixture, the higher was its shrinkage reduction performance. The experimental results were compared to the shrinkage strain estimated with the ACI 209, CEB MC 90, B3, GL 2000, Sakata 1993 and Sakata 2001 models. Although none of these models was observed to accurately describe the behaviour of Portland pozzolan cement concrete with shrinkage reducing admixtures, the Sakata 2001 model, with a weighted coefficient of variation of under 30%, may be regarded to be roughly adequate.

    La retracción por secado es un fenómeno intrínseco del hormigón que produce tensiones de tracción en elementos restringidos de hormigón. Puesto que todos los elementos presentan algún grado de retracción, se considera a la retracción por secado como una de las principales causas de agrietamiento en proyectos de construcción en hormigón. Por lo tanto, el objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar la efectividad de los aditivos reductores de retracción (SRA en hormigones fabricados con cemento Portland puzolánico. Las variables principales estudiadas incluyen el asentamiento de cono de Abrams, marca y dosis de aditivo reductor de retracción, y tamaño de espécimen de hormigón. Los resultados obtenidos permiten concluir que el uso de

  12. Assessment of Concrete Strength Using Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregate for Wast Tiles and Cement for Rice Husk Ash in Concrete

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    Umapathy U

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Conservation of natural resources and preservation of environment is the essence of any development. The problem arising from continuous technological and industrial development is the disposal of waste material. If some of the waste materials are found suitable in concrete making, not only cost of construction can be cut down, but also safe disposal of waste materials can be achieved. So in our project, an attempt has been made to assess the suitability of stone with waste tills in concrete making. In the laboratory tiles has been tried as coarse aggregate has been used as partial substitute to conventional coarse aggregate concrete making and today many researches are ongoing into the use of Portland cement replacements, using many waste materials like pulverized fly ash (PFA and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS. Like PFA and GGBS a waste glass powder (GLP is also used as a binder with partial replacement of cement which takes some part of reaction at the time of hydration. In this study, rice husk ash have been used as partially replacements to the cement Cubes were cast and tested for compressive strength, and modulus of rupture after a curing period of 7,17,28 days.

  13. 露石水泥混凝土路面耐久性的研究%Study on Durability of the Exposed-aggregate Cement Concrete Pavement

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    邹涛; 王欣

    2015-01-01

    Exposed-aggregate cement concrete pavement is a new road,the durability is the key issue of concrete pavement development.The article studies the durability of exposed-aggregate cement concrete pavement from carbon-ation resistance,salt freezing erosion,abrasion and so on.The results showed that:the carbonation depth of the ex-posed aggregate cement concrete pavement was larger than the ordinary cement concrete pavement,indicating its poor carbonation resistance;at the same time,the exposed-aggregate cement concrete pavement was poorer than the ordina-ry cement concrete pavement on frost resistance,salt erosion.But the abrasion resistance of exposed-aggregate cement concrete was much larger than the ordinary cement concrete pavement.%露石水泥混凝土路面是一种新型路面,混凝土的耐久性是影响混凝土路面发展的关键问题。论文从抗碳化性能、抗盐冻剥蚀、耐磨性等三个方面研究露石水泥混凝土路面的耐久性。研究结果表明:露石水泥混凝土路面的碳化深度要比普通水泥混凝土路面大,表明其抗碳化性能比普通水泥混凝土差;同时露石水泥混凝土的抗冻性、抗盐剥蚀也比普通水泥混凝土路面差;但是露石水泥混凝土的耐磨性要远大于普通水泥混凝土路面。

  14. Detecting the Presence of High Water-to-Cement Ratio in Concrete Surfaces Using Highly Nonlinear Solitary Waves

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    Piervincenzo Rizzo

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available We describe a nondestructive evaluation (NDE method based on the propagation of highly nonlinear solitary waves (HNSWs to determine the excess of water on the surface of existing concrete structures. HNSWs are induced in a one-dimensional granular chain placed in contact with the concrete to be tested. The chain is part of a built-in transducer designed and assembled to exploit the dynamic interaction between the particles and the concrete. The hypothesis is that the interaction depends on the stiffness of the concrete and influences the time-of-flight of the solitary pulse reflected at the transducer/concrete interface. Two sets of experiments were conducted. In the first set, eighteen concrete cylinders with different water-to-cement (w/c ratios were cast and tested in order to obtain baseline data to link the ratio to the time of flight. Then, sixteen short beams with fixed w/c ratio, but subject to water in excess at one surface, were cast. The novel NDE method was applied along with the conventional ultrasonic pulse velocity technique in order to determine advantages and limitations of the proposed approach. The results show that the time of flight detected the excess of water in the beams. In the future, the proposed method may be employed in the field to evaluate rapidly and reliably the condition of existing concrete structures and, in particular, concrete decks.

  15. Self-degradable Slag/Class F Fly Ash-Blend Cements

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    Sugama, T.; Warren, J.; Butcher, T. (BNL); Lance Brothers (Halliburton); Bour, D. (AltaRock Energy, Inc.)

    2011-03-01

    Self-degradable slag/Class F fly ash blend pozzolana cements were formulated, assuming that they might serve well as alternative temporary fracture sealers in Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) wells operating at temperatures of {ge} 200 C. Two candidate formulas were screened based upon material criteria including an initial setting time {ge} 60 min at 85 C, compressive strength {ge} 2000 psi for a 200 C autoclaved specimen, and the extent of self-degradation of cement heated at {ge} 200 C for it was contacted with water. The first screened dry mix formula consisted of 76.5 wt% slag-19.0 wt% Class F fly ash-3.8 wt% sodium silicate as alkali activator, and 0.7 wt% carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) as the self-degradation promoting additive, and second formula comprised of 57.3 wt% slag, 38.2 wt% Class F fly ash, 3.8 wt% sodium silicate, and 0.7 wt% CMC. After mixing with water and autoclaving it at 200 C, the aluminum-substituted 1.1 nm tobermorite crystal phase was identified as hydrothermal reaction product responsible for the development of a compressive strength of 5983 psi. The 200 C-autoclaved cement made with the latter formula had the combined phases of tobermorite as its major reaction product and amorphous geopolymer as its minor one providing a compressive strength of 5271 psi. Sodium hydroxide derived from the hydrolysis of sodium silicate activator not only initiated the pozzolanic reaction of slag and fly ash, but also played an important role in generating in-situ exothermic heat that significantly contributed to promoting self-degradation of cementitious sealers. The source of this exothermic heat was the interactions between sodium hydroxide, and gaseous CO{sub 2} and CH{sub 3}COOH by-products generated from thermal decomposition of CMC at {ge} 200 C in an aqueous medium. Thus, the magnitude of this self-degradation depended on the exothermic temperature evolved in the sealer; a higher temperature led to a sever disintegration of sealer. The exothermic

  16. Experimental characterization of the concrete behaviour under high confinement: influence of the saturation ratio and of the water/cement ratio

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    The objective of this thesis is to experimentally characterize the influence of the saturation ratio and of the water/cement ratio of concrete on its behaviour under high confinement. This thesis lies within a more general scope of the understanding of concrete behaviour under severe loading situations (near field detonation or ballistic impacts). A near field detonation or an impact on a concrete structure generate very high levels of stress associated with complex loading paths in the concrete material. To validate concrete behaviour models, experimental results are required. The work presented in this thesis concerns tests conducted using a static triaxial press that allows to obtain stress levels of the order of the giga Pascal. The porous character of concrete and the high confinement required on the one hand, a development of a specimen protection device, and on the other hand, a development of an instrumentation with strain gauges, which is unprecedented for such high confinements. Hydrostatic and triaxial tests, conducted on the one hand on model materials and on the other hand on concrete, allowed to validate the developed experimental procedures as well as the technique of strain and stress measurements. The studies concerning the influence of the saturation ratio and of the water/cement ratio of concrete on its behaviour required the formulation of a plain baseline concrete and of two modified concretes with different water/cement ratios. The analysis of triaxial tests performed on the baseline concrete shows that the saturation ratio of concrete has a major influence on its static behaviour under high confinement. This influence is particularly marked for the concrete loading capacity and for the shape of limit state curves for saturation ratios greater than 50%. The concrete loading capacity increases with the confinement pressure for tests on dry concrete whereas beyond a given confinement pressure, it remains limited for wet or saturated concrete

  17. Feedback experience from a 30 years old concrete using cement with a high content of blast furnace slag

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    In this study, we analyze the aspect of a slag cement concrete used in the seventies for the construction of the walls of a structure located close to the channel sea. From different characterization tests (chemical, physical, and micro structural), it can be conclude that the concrete is not showing any pathology and any important attack, due to the marine environment. After being exposed during 30 years, the chlorides ions have not reach the steel metal bar reinforcement and the carbonation depth is still low. This study details the results of chloride diffusion coefficient and carbonation depth measurements, sulfates and chloride quantification, XRD analysis, and SEM examination. (authors)

  18. Increase of a Roadway Covering Durability by Using the Cement-Concrete Base Fragmented with the Geogrid

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    Sannikov Sergey

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Presents the results of studies of innovative materials in the field of in road construction. The paper presents an alternative method of increasing the cracking resistance of the roads asphalt-concrete pavement, constructed on the cement-concrete base, due to its fragmentation with the volumetric plastic geogrid while constructing. Theoretical, laboratory and field experimental studies of this design were conducted, as well as the effectiveness of the proposed solution was proved. The use of this design can improve the durability of the roadway coverings and reduce the costs for the roads repair and maintenance.

  19. Influence of cement properties in the reaction rate and mechanical behavior of concrete with high fl y ash content

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    Molina Bas, Omar I.; Moragues Terrades, Amparo; Gálvez Ruíz, Jaime; Guerrero Bustos, Ana

    2011-01-01

    The use of fly ash (FA) as an admixture to concrete is broadly extended for two main reasons: the reduction of costs that supposes the substitution of cement and the micro structural changes motivated by the mineral admixture. Regarding this second point, there is a consensus that considers that the ash generates a more compact concrete and a reduction in the size of the pore. However, the measure in which this contributes to the pozzolanic activity or as filler is not well defined. Ther...

  20. Corrosion rate of steel embedded in blended Portland and fluid catalytic cracking catalyst residue (FC3R) cement mortars

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    Payá, J.; Garcés, P.; Zornoza, E.

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports on a study of the corrosion levels in steel bars embedded in mortars made with a blend of Portland cement and (0-20%) spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst residue (FC3R), with a variable (0.3-0.7) water/binder (w/b) ratio. The specimens were stored in the following conditions: relative humidity of 40, 80 or 100% and CO2 concentrations of 5 and 100%. The steel corrosion rate was measured with polarization resistance techniques. In the absence of aggressive agents, the ste...

  1. Fundamental properties of industrial hybrid cement: utilization in ready-mixed concretes and shrinkage-reducing applications

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    Martauz, P.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Utility properties of novel hybrid cement (H-Cement are influenced by pozzolanic reaction of fly ash, latent hydraulic reaction of metallurgical slag together with the alkali activation of inorganic geopolymer based on precipitated waste water coming from bauxite residues. Content of Portland cement clinker is at maximum of 20 mass %, the remaining portion consists of inorganic geopolymer. Up to 80% of CO2 emissions are saved by H-Cement manufacture compared to ordinary Portland cement (OPC. No heat treatment or autoclaving is needed at H-Cement production. The field application of H-Cement is performed by the same way than that of common cements listed in EN 197-1, and is also connected with highly efficient recovery and safe disposal of red mud waste. H-Cement is suitable for ready-mixed concretes up to C30/37 strength class and is specified by beneficial shrinkage-reducing property of the concrete kept in long dry-air cure opposite to common cements.Las propiedades de un nuevo cemento híbrido (cemento-H vienen determinadas por la reaccion puzolánica de cenizas volantes, la hidráulica latente de las escorias metalúrgicas y la activación alcalina mediante las aguas residuales generadas por el tratamiento de la bauxita para dar un geopolímero inorgánico. La proporción máxima de clínker de cemento en este nuevo material es del 20%, y por ello, en su fabricación se emite hasta un 80% menos de CO2 que en la producción del cemento portland (OPC. El cemento-H se prepara sin necesidad de tratamiento térmico ni de estancia en autoclave y su aplicación es la misma que los cementos convencionales definidos en la norma EN 197-1. Por otra parte, su fabricación supone la recuperación y la valorización segura de los lodos rojos de bauxita. El cemento-H es apto para la preparación de hormigones premezclados hasta la categoría C30/37, presentando el nuevo material, además, una menor retracción que los cementos convencionales, por lo que su

  2. The Impact of Coal Combustion Fly Ash Used as a Supplemental Cementitious Material on the Leaching of Constituents from Cements and Concretes

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    The objective of this report is to compare the leaching of portland cement-based materials that have been prepared with and without coal combustion fly ash to illustrate whether there is evidence that the use of fly ash in cement and concrete products may result in increased leac...

  3. Potential use of sewage sludge ash (SSA as a cement replacement in precast concrete blocks

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    Pérez-Carrión, M.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The present study explored the technological feasibility of re-using sewage sludge ash (SSA as a Portland cement replacement in commercially manufactured pre cast concrete blocks. The blocks analysed were made to the guidelines laid down in Spain’s National Plan for Waste Water Treatment Plant Sludge, 2001–2006, and European Union specifications (CE marking for such products. Performance was compared in three families of blocks, with 0, 10 and 20% SSA. The findings proved that SSA is apt for pre cast concrete block manufacture and that, in addition to the economic and environmental benefits afforded, its use would improve certain of the properties of conventional block.El objetivo de esta investigación es estudiar el uso potencial de las cenizas de lodos de depuradora (CLD, como sustitución del cemento Portland en bloques de hormigón prefabricados, de forma que se pueda lograr una revalorización de este material de desecho mediante este procedimiento. La metodología utilizada en este trabajo se rige por las directrices del Plan Nacional Español de Lodos de Aguas Residuales de 2001–2006, y por las exigencias del Consejo Europeo (marcado CE, que es obligatorio para este tipo de productos. Se han utilizado dos niveles de sustitución de cemento (10% y 20%, y todos los resultados han sido referidos a las muestras control. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que es posible utilizar una sustitución parcial del cemento por CLD, en la fabricación de bloques de hormigón prefabricados, y por lo tanto, se pueden conseguir beneficios económicos y ambientales, así como la mejora de una serie de propiedades.

  4. Performance Analysis of Styrene Butadiene Rubber-Latex on Cement Concrete Mixes.

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    Er. Kapil Soni; Dr. Y. P Joshi

    2014-01-01

    To improve the performance of concrete, polymers are mixed with concrete. It has been observed that polymer-modified concrete (PMC) is more durable than conventional concrete due to superior strength and high durability. In this research, effect of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) latex on compressive strength and flexural strength of concrete has been studied and also the optimum polymer (SBR-Latex) content for concrete is calculated. This research was carried out to establish t...

  5. The removal of phosphate ions from aqueous solution by fly ash, slag, ordinary Portland cement and related blends

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    N.M. Agyei; C.A. Strydom; J.H. Potgieter [University of Venda, Thohoyandou (South Africa). Department of Chemistry

    2002-12-01

    Phosphate ions have been removed from aqueous solution by fly ash, slag, ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and related cement blends. The rate and efficiency of PO{sub 4}{sup 3-} removal were found to increase in the order: fly ash, slag, OPC, apparently mimicking the order of increasing percent CaO in the adsorbents. Blending OPC with fly ash or slag evidently results in diminished PO{sub 4}{sup 3-} removal efficiency. Better removal was obtained at higher solute concentration, acidic pH and higher temperature. The effect of particle size and the speed of mixing were found not to be significant. A first-order kinetic model was used to obtain values for overall sorption rate constants and intraparticle diffusion constants. The Frumkin isotherm was found to be the appropriate equation for modelling isotherms from the experimental adsorption data, and values have been obtained for the isotherm constants. A 400-mg/l PO{sub 4}{sup 3-} (as P) solution was fed at a steady velocity of 2.0 cm/min through a 2.0-cm fixed-bed column (at pH 9.0 and 25{sup o}C), and breakthrough curves were constructed to obtain estimated adsorption capacity values of 32, 60, 75, 78 and 83 mg PO{sub 4}{sup 3-}/g adsorbent for fly ash, slag, OPC+fly ash, OPC+slag and OPC, respectively.

  6. Strength Development and Microstructure of Hardened Cement Paste Blended with Red Mud

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    PAN Zhihua; ZHANG Yanna; XU Zhongzi

    2009-01-01

    Red mud was activated to be a mineral admixture for Portland cement by means of heating at different elevated temperatures from 400 ℃ to 700 ℃. Results show that heating was ef-fective, among which thermal activation of red mud at 600 ℃ was most effective. Chemical analysis suggested that cement added with 600 ℃ thermally activated red mud yielded more calcium ion dur-ing the early stage of hydration and less at later stage in liquid phase of cement water suspension sys-tem, more combined water and less calcium hydroxide in its hardened cement paste. MIP measure-ment and SEM observation proved that the hardened cement paste had a similar total porosity and a less portion of large size pores hence a denser microstructure compared with that added with original red mud.

  7. Concrete Waste as a Cement Replacement Material in Concrete Blocks for Optimization of Thermal and Mechanical Properties

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    Rosman M.S.; Abas N.F.; Othuman Mydin M.A.

    2014-01-01

    The sustainability of the natural environment and eco-systems is of great importance. Waste generated from construction forces mankind to find new dumping grounds and at the same time, more natural resources are required for use as construction materials. In order to overcome this problem, this study was conducted to investigate the use of concrete waste in concrete blocks with a special focus on the thermal and mechanical properties of the resulting products. Three varieties of concrete mixt...

  8. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEAR STRENGTH OF METAKAOLIN BLENDED GLASS FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE

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    Mohd Hashmath*

    2015-01-01

    Research for high strength and better performance characteristics of concrete are leading the researchers for developing better structural concrete. New type of concrete have come in application in construction by using different type of fibers for achiev ing better performance concrete than the normal concrete.In the present experimental investigation a mix design of concrete M30 is tried using with glass fibres .The various proportions of glass fi...

  9. Recycling of Sustainable Co-Firing Fly Ashes as an Alkali Activator for GGBS in Blended Cements

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    Yann-Hwang Wu

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the feasibility of co-firing fly ashes from different boilers, circulating fluidized beds (CFB or stokers as a sustainable material in alkali activators for ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBS. The mixture ratio of GGBS and co-firing fly ashes is 1:1 by weight. The results indicate that only CF fly ash of CFB boilers can effectively stimulate the potential characteristics of GGBS and provide strength as an alkali activator. CF fly ash consists of CaO3 (48.5%, SiO2 (21.1%, Al2O3 (13.8%, SO3 (10.06%, Fe2O3 (2.25% and others (4.29%. SA fly ash consists of Al2O3 (19.7%, SiO2 (36.3%, Fe2O3 (28.4% and others (15.6%. SB fly ash consists of Al2O3 (15%, SiO2 (25.4%, Zn (20.6%, SO3 (10.9%, Fe2O3 (8.78% and others (19.32%. The mixtures of SA fly ash and SB fly ash with GGBS, respectively, were damaged in the compressive strength test during seven days of curing. However, the built up strength of the CF fly ash and GGBS mixture can only be maintained for 7–14 days, and the compressive strength achieves 70% of that of a controlled group (cement in hardening cement paste. The strength of blended CF fly ash and GGBS started to decrease after 28 days, and the phenomenon of ettrigite was investigated due to the high levels of sulfur content. The CaO content in sustainable co-firing fly ashes must be higher than a certain percentage in reacting GGBS to ensure the strength of blended cements.

  10. Concrete Durability Properties and Microstructural Analysis of Cement Pastes with Nopal Cactus Mucilage as a Natural Additive

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    Ramírez-Arellanes, S.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The present study evaluated the addition of a 3% nopal cactus mucilage solution to cement pastes, in its effects on setting times, flow, hydration, and microstructure, as well as on capillary water absorption and chloride diffusion in concrete. Hydration was characterized through XRD and microstructure was characterized with SEM. The mucilage solution/cement and water/cement ratios tested were 0.30, 0.45, and 0.60. The results in cement pastes indicate that the addition of mucilage increases setting times, reduces flow, slows cement hydration, and inhibits the formation of calcium hydroxide crystals in comparison with the control. Capillary absorption was significantly reduced in concrete containing mucilage, and chloride diffusion coefficients dropped up to 20% in the mixture with a mucilage/cement ratio = 0.30. The mixture with a mucilage/cement ratio = 0.45 displayed marginal reduction, and the mixture with mucilage/cement ratio = 0.60 exhibited a diffusion coefficient that was greater than the control for the specimens without moist curing.En esta investigación se evaluó el efecto de una solución de mucílago de nopal al 3% en los tiempos de fraguado, fluidez, hidratación y microestructura de pastas de cemento, y absorción capilar de agua y difusión de cloruros en concreto. La hidratación fue caracterizada por XRD y la microestructura por medio de SEM. Las relaciones solución de mucílago/cemento y agua/cemento fueron 0,30; 0,45 y 0,60. Los resultados en las pastas de cemento indican que el mucílago retarda los tiempos de fraguado, reduce la fluidez, retarda la hidratación del cemento, e inhibe la formación de cristales de hidróxido de calcio, comparados con los controles. La absorción capilar en concreto conteniendo mucílago se redujo significativamente y los coeficientes de difusión de cloruros disminuyeron hasta 20% en la mezcla mucílago/cemento = 0.30. En la relación mucílago/cemento = 0.45 la reducción fue marginal y

  11. Features of the influence of carbonaceous nanoparticles on the rheological properties of cement paste and technological properties of the fine-grained concrete

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    TOLMACHEV Sergei Nikolaevich

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The article describes the technological features of the manufacture of cement concrete road with carbonaceous nanoparticles. The research was carried out to determine the influence of the carbonaceous nanoparticles (CNP on the properties of cement paste and monominerals cement clinker. The method of determination of mobility and the viscosity of the cement paste due to vibration has been developed. It is shown that the optimal content of the CNP in the cement paste leads to increase of its mobility and reduced viscosity. Introduction of CNP into the cement paste helps to prolong the life setting. The investigations of zeta potential of the suspensions of the cement and cement clinker monominerals with CNP have been done. They showed that the introduction of the CNP into suspension monominerals cement clinker tricalcium aluminate (S3A and tetracalcium alyumoferrita (S4AF leads to dramatic increase of electronegativity and the change of the sign of the potential of these monominerals to the opposite. The effect of carbonaceous nanoparticles on the mechanical and structural characteristics of the cement stone and concrete with CNP was determined. It is shown that the effectiveness of the impact of the CNP on the processes of structure decreases when shifting from submikrostructure to micro-structure and further to meso- and macrostructure. Efficacy of CNP depends on the concrete mixtures compaction method: hard mixture compression or vibropressing leads to two times larger increase in strength when introducing CNP than vibration compaction of moving mixtures. The electron-microscopic studies of the structure of vibrocompacted and pressed cement stone and concrete have been done. One can observe that in the structure of concrete with CNP there are spatial frames inside and around which tumor crystallization takes place. That intensifies the processes of structure formation. Concrete with CNP can be characterized by prevailing dense structure, the

  12. Study of Structural Performance and Durability of Concrete by Partial Replacement of Cement with Hypo Sludge (Paper waste

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    K. Hari kishan,

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Utilization of industrial waste products as supplementary cementitious materials (SCM in concrete making is very important aspect in view of economical, environmental and technical reasons. As these supplementary cementitious materials have different chemical and mineralogical composition, their effect on micro structural properties and strength performance vary considerably. While producing paper, various wastes come out from the various processes in paper industries. The preliminary waste from paper industry is named as hypo sludge. In this study the material obtained from the paper industry waste (hypo sludge is admixed with Portland cement at different replacement levels. The properties of concrete investigated include compressive strength, split tensile strength, flexural strength, sorptivity and acid effect keeping optimum percentage of hypo sludge supposedly supplementary cementitious material (SCM. In this work, M20 grade was developed using IS method of mix design. Specimens of dimensions of 150 x 300mm cylinders for split tensile strength and dimensions of 100 x 100 x 500mm prisms for flexure strength and 150*150*150mm cubes were cast, with and without hypo sludge and tested under axial compression to justify the compressive strength for 7 and 28 days. Standard cubes were immersed in 5%HCL, 5%H2SO4 for inspecting the durability properties. The Sorptivity test has also been conducted. It is concluded that hypo sludge concrete had better mechanical properties and durability properties compared to normal concrete. Test results indicate that the use of hypo sludge in concrete has improved the performance of concrete from strength as well as durability aspects. The split tensile strength is less in hypo sludge concrete compared to normal concrete.

  13. A Generic Procedure for the Assessment of the Effect of Concrete Admixtures on the Sorption of Radionuclides on Cement: Concept and Selected Results

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    Glaus, M.A.; Laube, A.; Van Loon, L.R

    2004-03-01

    A screening procedure is proposed for the assessment of the effect of concrete admixtures on the sorption of radionuclides by cement. The procedure is both broad and generic, and can thus be used as input for the assessment of concrete admixtures which might be used in the future. The experimental feasibility and significance of the screening procedure are tested using selected concrete admixtures: i.e. sulfonated naphthalene-formaldehyde condensates, lignosulfonates, and a plasticiser used at PSI for waste conditioning. The effect of these on the sorption properties of Ni(II), Eu(III) and Th(IV) in cement is investigated using crushed Hardened Cement Paste (HCP), as well as cement pastes prepared in the presence of these admixtures. Strongly adverse effects on the sorption of the radionuclides tested are observed only in single cases, and under extreme conditions: i.e. at high ratios of concrete admixtures to HCP, and at low ratios of HCP to cement pore water. Under realistic conditions, both radionuclide sorption and the sorption of isosaccharinic acid (a strong complexant produced in cement-conditioned wastes containing cellulose) remain unaffected by the presence of concrete admixtures, which can be explained by the sorption of them onto the HCP. The pore-water concentrations of the concrete admixtures tested are thereby reduced to levels at which the formation of radionuclide complexes is no longer of importance. Further, the Langmuir sorption model, proposed for the sorption of concrete admixtures on HCP, suggests that the HCP surface does not become saturated, at least for those concrete admixtures tested. (author)

  14. A Generic Procedure for the Assessment of the Effect of Concrete Admixtures on the Sorption of Radionuclides on Cement: Concept and Selected Results

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    A screening procedure is proposed for the assessment of the effect of concrete admixtures on the sorption of radionuclides by cement. The procedure is both broad and generic, and can thus be used as input for the assessment of concrete admixtures which might be used in the future. The experimental feasibility and significance of the screening procedure are tested using selected concrete admixtures: i.e. sulfonated naphthalene-formaldehyde condensates, lignosulfonates, and a plasticiser used at PSI for waste conditioning. The effect of these on the sorption properties of Ni(II), Eu(III) and Th(IV) in cement is investigated using crushed Hardened Cement Paste (HCP), as well as cement pastes prepared in the presence of these admixtures. Strongly adverse effects on the sorption of the radionuclides tested are observed only in single cases, and under extreme conditions: i.e. at high ratios of concrete admixtures to HCP, and at low ratios of HCP to cement pore water. Under realistic conditions, both radionuclide sorption and the sorption of isosaccharinic acid (a strong complexant produced in cement-conditioned wastes containing cellulose) remain unaffected by the presence of concrete admixtures, which can be explained by the sorption of them onto the HCP. The pore-water concentrations of the concrete admixtures tested are thereby reduced to levels at which the formation of radionuclide complexes is no longer of importance. Further, the Langmuir sorption model, proposed for the sorption of concrete admixtures on HCP, suggests that the HCP surface does not become saturated, at least for those concrete admixtures tested. (author)

  15. Investigation of fresh and hardened properties of Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement blends

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    Herrmann, P

    2014-01-01

    Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) is a comparatively new cementitious material that is mainly established in China where it is produced in a large scale. CSA cement is not covered by European standards. However, it provides different beneficial properties such as rapid hardening and high early strength development. Furthermore, the usage of CSA cement can save energy during production process in comparison to established cementitious materials. Therefore it is also more environmental friendly. ...

  16. Concrete Waste as a Cement Replacement Material in Concrete Blocks for Optimization of Thermal and Mechanical Properties

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    Rosman M.S.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The sustainability of the natural environment and eco-systems is of great importance. Waste generated from construction forces mankind to find new dumping grounds and at the same time, more natural resources are required for use as construction materials. In order to overcome this problem, this study was conducted to investigate the use of concrete waste in concrete blocks with a special focus on the thermal and mechanical properties of the resulting products. Three varieties of concrete mixtures were prepared, whereby they each contained different amounts of concrete waste of 0%, 5% and 15%, respectively. These mixtures were formed into cube specimens and were then analysed for data on their compressive strength, density and ultrasonic pulse. Thermal investigations were carried out on each admixture as well as on a control concrete block of model design. The thermal data results indicated that the 15% concrete waste mixture had the lowest temperature in comparison to the surrounding air. For density and compressive strength, the highest readings came from the control mixture at 2390 kg/m3 and 40.69 N/mm2, respectively, at 28 days. In terms of pulse velocity, the 5% concrete waste mixture indicated medium quality results of 4016 m/s.

  17. Effect of temperature on the hydration process and strength development in blends of Portland cement and activated coal gangue or fly ash

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    Pei-ming WANG; Xian-ping LIU

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the results of an investigation into the effect of the variation of curing temperatures between 0 and 60 ℃ on the hydration process,pore structure variation,and compressive strength development of activated coal gangue-cement blend (ACGC).Hardened ACGC pastes cured for hydration periods from 1 to 360 d were examined using the non-evaporable water method,thermal analysis,mercury intrusion porosimetry,and mechanical testing.To evaluate the specific effect of activated coal gangue (ACG) as a supplementary cementing material (SCM),a fly ash-cement blend (FAC) was used as a control.Results show that raising the curing temperature accelerates pozzolanic reactions involving the SCMs,increasing the degree of hydration of the cement blends,and hence increasing the rate of improvement in strength.The effect of curing temperature on FAC is greater than that on ACGC.The pore structure of the hardened cement paste is improved by increasing the curing temperature up to 40 ℃,but when the curing temperature reaches 60 ℃,the changing nature of the pore structure leads to a decrease in strength.The correlation between compressive strength and the degree of hydration and porosity is linear in nature.

  18. Effect of Tartaric Acid on Hydration of a Sodium-Metasilicate-Activated Blend of Calcium Aluminate Cement and Fly Ash F

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    Tatiana Pyatina

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available An alkali-activated blend of aluminum cement and class F fly ash is an attractive solution for geothermal wells where cement is exposed to significant thermal shocks and aggressive environments. Set-control additives enable the safe cement placement in a well but may compromise its mechanical properties. This work evaluates the effect of a tartaric-acid set retarder on phase composition, microstructure, and strength development of a sodium-metasilicate-activated calcium aluminate/fly ash class F blend after curing at 85 °C, 200 °C or 300 °C. The hardened materials were characterized with X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray computed tomography, and combined scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and tested for mechanical strength. With increasing temperature, a higher number of phase transitions in non-retarded specimens was found as a result of fast cement hydration. The differences in the phase compositions were also attributed to tartaric acid interactions with metal ions released by the blend in retarded samples. The retarded samples showed higher total porosity but reduced percentage of large pores (above 500 µm and greater compressive strength after 300 °C curing. Mechanical properties of the set cements were not compromised by the retarder.

  19. Examples of cooler reflective streets for urban heat-island mitigation : Portland cement concrete and chip seals

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    Pomerantz, M.; Akbari, H.; Chang, S.-C.; Levinson, R.; Pon, B.

    2003-04-30

    Part of the urban heat island effect can be attributed to dark pavements that are commonly used on streets and parking lots. In this paper we consider two light colored, hence cooler, alternative paving materials that are in actual use in cities today. These are Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements and chip seals. We report measurements of the albedos of some PCC and chip sealed pavements in the San Francisco Bay Area. The albedos of the PCC pavements ranged from about 0.18 to 0.35. The temperatures of some PCC pavements are also measured and calculated. We then consider how the albedos of the constituent materials of the PCC (stone, sand and cement) contribute to the albedos of the resulting finished concrete. The albedos of a set of chip sealed pavements in San Jose, CA, were measured and correlated with the times of their placement. It is found that the albedos decrease with age (and use) but remain higher than that of standard asphalt concrete (AC) for about five years. After t hat, the albedos of the chip seals are about 0.12, similar to aged AC. The fact that many PCC pavements have albedos at least twice as high as aged AC suggests that it is possible to have pavement albedos that remain high for many years.

  20. Effect of Slag Content and Hardening Accelerator Dosage on the Physico Mechanical Properties of Cement and Concrete

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    Our contribution consists at the study of the effect of (0 %, 0.2 % and 0.34 %) dosage of an hardening accelerating plasticizer (Plastocrete 160, produced by Sika Aldjazair) on the properties of normal mortar and concretes prepared with portland cement artificial of Hadjar Soud cement factory (Skikda - Algeria) with addition of (10 % and 20 %) of granulated blast furnace slag finely crushed of the El Hadjar blast furnace (Annaba - Algeria). The tests are focused to the physical and mechanical characteristics of elaborated materials to knowing: setting time, porosity, water absorption capacity and the test of compressive strength at 2, 7 and 28 days. The results obtained show clearly the reliability of the additive used to accelerate the hardening and to obtain high strengths at early age, which increase by increasing of the additive dosage. For the slag, its low hydraulic capacity does not make it profitable than at the long term (beyond 28 days). (author)

  1. Examination of Drying and Psychrometric Properties of High Water-Cement Ratio Concretes

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    McNicol, Thomas James

    2016-01-01

    Moisture from concrete has been estimated to be responsible for over $1 billion annually from damages in floor coverings. To prevent damages, flooring manufacturers require installers to test concrete moisture levels to determine if the concrete has dried sufficiently to receive flooring or covering. Two of the main tests used in the United States to determine concrete moisture levels are moisture vapor emissions rate (MVER) tests and relative humidity (RH) tests. Changes in ambient temperatu...

  2. Determination of chloride diffusion constants for concretes of differing water to cement ratios and admixtures

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    Smith, David Gilman

    1988-01-01

    Reinforced concrete exposed to chlorides is subject to rapid deterioration once the concentration of the chloride ion in the concrete reaches a critical level to cause corrosion of the reinforcing steel. The chloride ion diffuses through concrete according to Fick's Law, which is a function of time, a driving concentration, and a diffusion constant. The diffusion constant varies with temperature and the variety of concrete . The research included determination of diffusion ...

  3. Immobilization of Radioactive Waste in Different Fly Ash Zeolite Cement Blends

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    The problem of radioactive waste management has been raised from the beginning use of nuclear energy for different purposes. The rad waste streams produced were sufficient to cause dangerous effects to man and its environment. The ordinary portland cement is the material more extensively used in the technologies of solidification and immobilization of the toxic wastes, low and medium level radioactive wastes. The production of portland cement is one of the most energy-intensive and polluting. The use of high energy in the production causes high emission due to the nature and processes of raw materials. The cement industry is responsible for 7% of the total CO2 emission. Thus, the cement industry has a crucial role in the global warming. The formation of alite (Ca3SiO5), which is the main component of the Portland cement clinker, produces a greater amount of CO2 emission than the formation of belite (Ca2SiO4). The proportion of alite to belite is about 3 in ordinary Portland clinker. Therefore, by decreasing this proportion less CO2 would be emitted. Furthermore, if industrial byproducts such as fly ash from thermal power station or from incineration of municipal solid wastes have the potential to reduce CO2 used as raw materials and alternative hydrothermal calcination routes are employed for belite clinker production, CO2 emission can be strongly reduced or even totally avoided. The availability of fly ash will help in reducing the CO2 emissions and will also help in resolving, to a great extent, the fly ash disposal problem. This thesis is based on focusing on the possibility of using fly ash as raw materials to prepare low cost innovation matrices for immobilization of radioactive wastes by synthesizing new kind of cement of low consuming energy. The synthesis process is based on the hydrothermal-calcination route of the fly ash without extra additions.

  4. Thermal gradient control of roller compacted concrete dams[ACI SP-235

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    Ramezanianpour, A.A.; Hassankhani, A. [Amirkabir Univ. of Technology. (Iran, Islamic Republic of). Dept. of Civil Engineering; Ramezanianpour, A.M. [Toronto Univ., ON (Canada). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    2006-07-01

    Concrete dams around the world are constructed using the roller compacted concrete (RCC) method due to the low cost of materials and rapid construction. However, the quality of concrete is largely influenced by the cement's heat of hydration and resulting thermal gradient. Thermal cracking, which can be induced by the generated and remaining heat in the concrete layers, can usually be controlled by pre-cooling and post-cooling systems in the construction of concrete dams. In this study, a laboratory model was used to examine how thermal cracking in RCC dams is influenced by the type of cement and its speed of concreting. The layer thickness and time needed for dissipating the generating heat was optimized in an effort to control thermal cracking. A cylinder was filled with type 2 portland cement as well as a blended cement incorporating natural pozzolans. Three different cement contents were used to examine the effect of cement content and type on heat generation. Several cylindrical specimens of varying sizes were tested both experimentally and analytically. Results of the compression strength of 3 different concrete mixtures were presented. The study showed that increasing the cement content of the concrete mixture from 140 kg to 170 kg resulted in a 10 per cent increase in compressive strength. Although replacement of portland cement with pozzolans reduced the compressive strength at early ages, concrete mixtures containing pozzolans were found to be beneficial in RCC dams because the compressive strength of the pozzolanic cement and concrete mixture increased at a higher rate at longer ages when compared with the control concrete mixture. It was concluded that incorporating natural pozzolans in RCC mixtures is the most effective way to reduce the temperature and heat when comparing cement reduction and speed of concrete exposure time methods. 7 refs., 6 tabs., 11 figs.

  5. Comparison on Heat of Hydration between Current Concrete for NPP and High Fluidity Concrete including Pozzolan Powders

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    Nuclear power plant (NPP) concrete structures are exposed to many construction factors that lower the quality of concrete due to densely packed reinforcements and heat of hydration since they are mostly constructed with mass concrete. The concrete currently being used in Korean NPPs is mixed with Type I cement and fly ash. However, there is a demand to improve the performance of concrete with reduced heat of hydration and superior constructability. Many advantages such as improving workability and durability of concrete and decreasing heat of hydration are introduced by replacing cement with pozzolan binders. Therefore, the manufacturing possibility of high fluidity concrete should be investigated through applying multi-component powders blended with pozzolan binders to the concrete structure of NPPs, while the researches on properties, characteristic of hydration, durability and long-term behavior of high fluidity concrete using multi-component cement should be carried out. High fluidity concrete which is made using portland cement and pozzlonan powders such as fly ash and blast furnace slag has better properties on heat of hydration than the concrete currently in use for NPPs

  6. The degree of hydration assessment of blended cement pastes by differential thermal and thermogravimetric analysis. Morphological evolution of the solid phases

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    Monteagudo, S.M., E-mail: sm.monteagudo@alumnos.upm.es [Departamento de Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Moragues, A., E-mail: amoragues@caminos.upm.es [Departamento de Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Gálvez, J.C., E-mail: jaime.galvez@upm.es [Departamento de Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Casati, M.J., E-mail: mariajesus.casati@upm.es [Departamento de Vehículos Aeroespaciales, Escuela de Ingeniería Aeronáutica, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain); Reyes, E., E-mail: encarnacion.reyes@upm.es [Departamento de Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28040 (Spain)

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    Highlights: • A proposal of hydration degree calculation for blended cement pastes is presented. • The method is based both on the contributions of various authors and on DTA–TG results. • Paste and mortar specimens with BFS, FA and SF mineral admixtures were used. • The evaluation of CH gives information on hydration and pozzolanic reactions. • The assessment of α provides an insight into future strength evolution. - Abstract: The degree of hydration assessment of cement paste from differential thermal and thermogravimetric analysis data has been performed by several authors that have offered a number of proposals for technical application to blended cements. In this paper, two calculation methods are studied in detail. Then, a proposal of the degree of hydration calculation for blended cements, based on the analysis of experimental results of DTA–TG, is presented. The proposed method combines the contributions of the authors and allows straightforward calculation of the degree of hydration from the experimental results. Validation of the methodology was performed by macroscopic and microstructural tests through paste and mortar specimens with blast furnace slag, flying ash and silica fume mineral admixtures bei(g)ng used. Tests of scanning electron microscopy with an energy dispersive analyser on paste specimens, and of mechanical strength on mortar specimens with the same percentages of substitution, were performed. They showed good agreement with the information derived from the differential thermal and thermogravimetric analysis data.

  7. The degree of hydration assessment of blended cement pastes by differential thermal and thermogravimetric analysis. Morphological evolution of the solid phases

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    Highlights: • A proposal of hydration degree calculation for blended cement pastes is presented. • The method is based both on the contributions of various authors and on DTA–TG results. • Paste and mortar specimens with BFS, FA and SF mineral admixtures were used. • The evaluation of CH gives information on hydration and pozzolanic reactions. • The assessment of α provides an insight into future strength evolution. - Abstract: The degree of hydration assessment of cement paste from differential thermal and thermogravimetric analysis data has been performed by several authors that have offered a number of proposals for technical application to blended cements. In this paper, two calculation methods are studied in detail. Then, a proposal of the degree of hydration calculation for blended cements, based on the analysis of experimental results of DTA–TG, is presented. The proposed method combines the contributions of the authors and allows straightforward calculation of the degree of hydration from the experimental results. Validation of the methodology was performed by macroscopic and microstructural tests through paste and mortar specimens with blast furnace slag, flying ash and silica fume mineral admixtures bei(g)ng used. Tests of scanning electron microscopy with an energy dispersive analyser on paste specimens, and of mechanical strength on mortar specimens with the same percentages of substitution, were performed. They showed good agreement with the information derived from the differential thermal and thermogravimetric analysis data

  8. Assessment of the hydration constants of post blended blast furnace slag cements

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    Visser, J.H.M.; Zon, Q.F. van; Beijersbergen van Henegouwen, J.F.; Hacquebord, A.; Zwet, R.G.A. van

    2014-01-01

    The amount of bound water in OPC i slag blends have been measured for three different temperature regimes: from 105 to 950°C, 400 to 600 oC and 600 to 950°C for three different OPCs and one type of slag, at 5 different replacement factor and at four ages. Based on the measured linear relationship be

  9. Effect of sulphates in cement (containing 5% pozzolana) and in sand on the correlation between compressive strength and u.p.v. of concrete of different mixes

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    Shalal, A. R.

    1990-01-01

    Sulphates may be found in any of the raw materials of cement. Sand contaminated with sulphates is currently a local problem because of the difficulty in obtaining well-graded sand which could be used in concrete that has an acceptable sulphate content. In this work, the effect of sulphates in cement, with S% pozzolana, and in sand on the correlation between compressive strength and ultrasonic pulse velocity (U.P.V.) of concrete of different mixes such as 1:1.5:3, 1:2:4, and 1:3:6 is studie...

  10. The influence of sulfuric environments on concretes elaborated with sulfate resistant cements and mineral admixtures. Part 1: Concrete exposed to Sodium Sulfate (Na2SO4) = Estudio de la influencia de los medios con presencia de sulfatos en hormigones con cementos sulforresistentes y adiciones minerales. Parte 1: Hormigones expuestos a sulfato sódico (Na2SO4)

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    Bernal Camacho, Jesús Manuel; Mahmoud Abdelkader, Safwat; Reyes Pozo, Encarnación; Moragues Terrades, Amparo

    2013-01-01

    The study of sulfate attack in concrete is considered vital for the preservation of the structural integrity of constructions. Its aggressive behaviour causes degradation of the cement matrix which changes the initial properties of the material. In this article, the sulfate resistance of concrete is studied. To that goal, four different concrete mixes were made with sulphur resistant cement. The concretes were tested for compressive strength, transport capacity of sulfates and microstructural...

  11. Influence of The Activated Qatari Attapulgite Clay Admixture on The Mechanical Properties and Hydration Kinetics of Ordinary Portland Cement

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    Al-Noaimi, Kawkab Kh. [كوكب النعيمي

    2001-01-01

    Blended cements are types of cements containing additives other than those used m Portland cement, which have considerable technological interest, because such addition increases the chemical resistance to sulfate and chloride attack. The present investigation represents a laboratory study, which provides a unique opportunity to introduce an effective practical attempt to deal with the problem of concrete deterioration m Qatar and the Arabian Gulf region, and to provide a solution to the prob...

  12. Effect of high temperatures on cement composite materials in concrete structures

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    Bodnárová, L.; Válek, J. (Jan); Sitek, L. (Libor); Foldyna, J.

    2013-01-01

    Concrete is flexible construction materi al, which is utilized in various technologica l applications for underground structures and reinforcement of mine works (adits, tunnels etc.). In such applications, concrete has ma ny functions – static function, water-tightness, gas-tightne ss, resistance to action of aggressive waters as well as durability. In case of railroad and road tunnel constructions, there is an other important problem: influence of high temp eratures on concrete li...

  13. Durability of Concrete Using Rice Husk Ash as Cement Substitution Exposed To Acid Rain

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    I. A. Ahmad; Parung, H.

    2014-01-01

    The acidity of rainfall in major areas of Indonesia is under neutral pH. Average pH of rainfall is between 3 and 5. Free lime within concrete will react with acid and cause a decrease in the strength of concrete. A means to anticipate the damage is to reduce the content of free lime within concrete. Silicon oxide contained in rice husk ash can react with free lime to form a new compound that is harder and denser. It became the basis for the use of rice husk ash in concrete mix...

  14. Influence of additives for concrete on the containment of radio-elements and strength under radiation of 'cement' matrices

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    In order to improve the durability of cement-based materials used for the storage of radioactive wastes, fluidizers are generally introduced into these materials during their preparation. Thus, Naphtalene Sulfonate Formaldehyde (NSF) and Melamine Sulfonate Formaldehyde (MSF) are used as fluidizers in concrete which therefore presents good rheological properties when fresh, and a high compactness when hardened. This research study aims at investigating what happens to the fluidizer in a hardened cement paste, how this fluidizer affects the durability (mechanical strength, porosity, apparent diffusion coefficient) of a cement paste in absence of irradiation, what is the behaviour of these organic compounds under irradiation (reticulation or degradation, nature of radiolysis gases), how these organic compounds affects the durability (dimension, porosity, mechanical strength) of a cement paste under cobalt 60 gamma radiation, and how apparent solubilities of the different isotopes vary in cement water in presence of these organic compounds

  15. Rice husk derived waste materials as partial cement replacement in lightweight concrete Utilização de resíduos derivados da casca de arroz como substitutos parciais do cimento no concreto leve

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    Celso Yoji Kawabata; Holmer Savastano Junior; Joana Sousa-Coutinho

    2012-01-01

    In this study rice husk ash (RHA) and broiler bed ash from rice husk (BBA), two agricultural waste materials, have been assessed for use as partial cement replacement materials for application in lightweight concrete. Physical and chemical characteristics of RHA and BBA were first analyzed. Three similar types of lightweight concrete were produced, a control type in which the binder was just CEMI cement (CTL) and two other types with 10% cement replacement with, respectively, RHA and BBA. All...

  16. The Feasibility of Modified Magnesia-Phosphate Cement as a Heat Resistant Adhesive for Strengthening Concrete with Carbon Sheets

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    Ailian Zhang

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available External bonding of carbon fiber sheets has become a popular technique for strengthening concrete structures all over the world. Epoxy adhesive, which is used to bond the carbon fiber sheets and concrete, deteriorates rapidly when being exposed to high temperatures. This paper presents a high-temperature-resistant modified magnesia-phosphate cement (MPC with the compressive strength that does not decrease at the temperature of 600 °C. The bond properties of both the modified MPC and the epoxy adhesive between externally bonded carbon fiber sheets and concrete were evaluated by using a double-shear test method after exposure to elevating temperatures from 105 °C to 500 °C. The results showed that the bond strength of the modified MPC at room temperature (RT is much higher than that of the epoxy resin. Full carbonation with almost 0 MPa was detected for the epoxy sample after the exposure to 300 °C, while only 40% reduction of bond strength was tested for the modified MPC sample. Although the modified MPC specimens failed through interlaminar slip of fiber strips instead of complete debonding, the MPC specimens performed higher bond strength than epoxy resin at ambient temperature, and retained much higher bond strength at elevated temperatures. It could be concluded that it is feasible to strengthen concrete structural members with externally bonded carbon fiber sheets using the modified MPC instead of epoxy adhesive. Furthermore, the use of the modified MPC as the binder between carbon fiber sheets and concrete can be less expensive and an ecologically friendly alternative.

  17. Strength and durability of concrete: Effects of cement paste-aggregate interfaces. Part 2: Significance of transition zones on physical and mechanical properties of portland cement mortar; Final report

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    Lee, T.F.F.; Cohen, M.D.; Chen, W.F.; Zhang, Y.

    1998-08-01

    The research was based on a two-part basic research investigation studying the effects of cement paste-aggregate interfaces (or interfacial transition zones-ITZ) on strength and durability of concrete. Part 1 dealt with the theoretical study and Part 2 dealt with the experimental.

  18. Development of porosity of cement paste blended with supplementary cementitious materials after carbonation

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    Wu, B.; YE, guang

    2015-01-01

    Supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) like fly ash (FA) and blast furnace slag (BFS) are normally used to replace parts of Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) to reduce the cost and CO2 emission. Some consequences are the reduction of portlandite (CH) content and the formation of C-S-H with low Ca/Si ratio, due to pozzolanic reactions. It is known that carbonation of portlandite leads to a reduction in the porosity which is ascribed to the positive difference of molar volumes between CH and ...

  19. A comparative cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of three concrete mix designs

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    Tait, Michael W.; Cheung, Wai Ming

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The concrete industry faces challenges to create concrete mix designs that reduce negative environmental impacts but also maintain high performance. This has led to ‘greener’ cementitious materials being developed which can decrease the use of traditional Portland cement (PC). This study intended to carry out a ‘cradle-to-gate’ life cycle assessment (LCA) on concrete mix designs containing different cementitious blends. Methods: The aim of this study was to obtain the overa...

  20. Evaluation of Photocatalytic Properties of Portland Cement Blended with Titanium Oxynitride (TiO2−xNy Nanoparticles

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    Juan D. Cohen

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Photocatalytic activity of Portland cement pastes blended with nanoparticles of titanium oxynitride (TiO2−xNy was studied. Samples with different percentages of TiO2−xNy (0.0%, 0.5%, 1%, 3% and TiO2 (1%, 3% were evaluated in order to study their self-cleaning properties. The presence of nitrogen in the tetragonal structure of TiO2 was evidenced by X-ray diffraction (XRD as a shift of the peaks in the 2θ axis. The samples were prepared with a water/cement ratio of 0.5 and a concentration of Rhodamine B of 0.5 g/L. After 65 h of curing time, the samples were irradiated with UV lamps to evaluate the reduction of the pigment. The color analysis was carried out using a Spectrometer UV/Vis measuring the coordinates CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage L*, a*, b*, and with special attention to the reddish tones (Rhodamine B color which correspond to a* values greater than zero. Additionally, samples with 0.5%, 1%, 3% of TiO2−xNy and 1%, 3% of TiO2 were evaluated under visible light with the purpose of determining the Rhodamine B abatement to wavelengths greater than 400 nm. The results have shown a similar behavior for both additions under UV light irradiation, with 3% being the addition with the highest photocatalytic efficiency obtained. However, TiO2−xNy showed activity under irradiation with visible light, unlike TiO2, which can only be activated under UV light.

  1. Durability predictions from rate of diffusion testing of normal portland cement, fly ash, and slag concrete

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    A waste repository for the belowground disposal of low-level radioactive waste, labelled IRUS (Intrusion Resistant Underground Structure), is planned at the Chalk River Laboratories. It relies greatly on the durability of concrete for a minimum of 500 years of service life. A research program based on laboratory testing to design a durable concrete and predict its useful engineered service life is in progress. The durability of concrete depends on its resistance to deterioration from both internal and external causes. Since the rate of degradation depends to a major extent on the rate of ingress of aggressive ions into concrete, laboratory testing is in progress to establish the diffusion rates of chlorides and sulphate ions. A total of 1000 concrete specimens and 500 paste specimens are being exposed at 22 degrees and 45 degrees C to twenty-five different combinations of corrosive agents, including CO2. Procedures to measure the ionic penetration profile and to determine the factors controlling diffusion of ions in the various concretes have been developed. The paper presents the initial results from the research program and the longevity predictions to qualify concretes for the IRUS waste repository, based on 16 months of diffusion testing on laboratory specimens

  2. Blast furnace slag-cement grout blends for the immobilization of technetium-containing wastes

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    Mixed low-level radioactive and chemically toxic process treatment wastes from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant are stabilized by solidification in cement-based grouts. Conventional portland cement and fly ash grouts are shown to be very effective for retention of hydrolyzable heavy metals (including lead, cadmium, uranium, and nickel), but are marginally acceptable for retention of radioactive 99Tc (which is present in the waste as the highly mobile pertechnate anion). Addition of ground blast furnace slag to the grout is shown to reduce the effective diffusivity of technetium by several orders of magnitude; retention of technetium is improved by decreasing the waste loading in the grout or by increasing the proportion of blast furnace slag in the grout dry mix. The selective effect of slag is believed to be due to its ability to reduce Tc(VIII) to the less soluble Tc(IV) species. The addition of other reductive grout admixtures (e.g., sodium sulfide, ferrous ion, and powdered iron metal) also appear to improve the retention of technetium in grout. 31 refs., 2 figs., 25 tabs

  3. Strength and durability of concrete: Effects of cement paste-aggregate interfaces. Part 1: Theoretical study on influence of interfacial transition zone on properties of concrete materials; Final report

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    Zhang, Y.; Chen, W.F.

    1998-08-01

    This research was based on a two-part basic research investigation studying the effects of cement paste-aggregate interfaces (or interfacial transition zones-ITZ) on strength and durability of concrete. Part 1 dealt with the theoretical study and Part 2 dealt with the experimental.

  4. Plastic Shrinkage Cracking Behavior of Pavement Cement Concrete at Early Age%路面水泥混凝土的早期塑性开裂性能

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    王稷良; 田波; 张擎

    2012-01-01

    针对目前路面水泥混凝土易于出现塑性开裂的情况,为更合理优化路面混凝土原材料与配合比设计参数,采用笠井芳夫教授提出的大板法,对比研究了水泥细度、矿物掺和料种类及掺量、混凝土配合比设计参数对路面混凝土早期塑性开裂性能的影响.试验结果表明,水泥的比表面积越大,矿物掺和料掺量越高,水灰比越小,混凝土浆集比越大时,越不利于路面水泥混凝土的塑性开裂控制.且相对于粉煤灰与矿粉,硅灰作为矿物掺和料时,硅灰将更显著降低混凝土抗塑性开裂等级.为提高路面水泥混凝土的抗裂性,宜选择比表面积小于360 kg/m3的水泥,水灰比大于0.4、浆集比小于275:725的配合比设计参数.当混凝土中掺加活性矿物掺和料时,应加强混凝土的早期养护,以抑制塑性裂缝的出现.%To cope with the situation that present pavement cement concrete is easy to appear plastic shrinkage cracking, in order to optimize the raw materials and the mix design parameters of pavement concrete more reasonably, the influence of fineness of cement, species and mixing amount of mineral admixture and concrete mix design parameters on early plastic shrinkage cracking performance of pavement cement concrete was comparatively studied by using the plate method proposed by Professor Kasai. The test results show that (1) it would be more detrimental to the control of plastic shrinkage cracking of pavement cement concrete when the cement specific surface area was larger, the content of mineral admixture became higher, the water-cement ratio turned smaller, and the cement paste-aggregate ratio trended to be greater; (2) relative to fly ash and mineral powder, silica fume will reduce the level of plastic shrinkage cracking resistance of concrete more significantly when used as mineral admixture; (3 ) in order to improve the crack resistance of pavement cement concrete, the mix design parameters should be

  5. The influence of natural pozzolana mineralogical composition in the properties of blended cement

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    Gener Rizo, M.

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available The pozzolana activity is the main property of the active additions but, in order to select them, we have to consider - between other factors- its mineralogical composition with a great influence, not only in the active component, but also in other cement properties. In the present work we have studied 4 different Cuban natural pozzolanes, characterized with the help of X ray diffraction and with thermic and chemical analysis. The pozzolanic activity was also evaluated through a chemical and physicomechanic method. Some cements were prepared with different contents of each one of the pozzolanics, and analysed their physicomechanic and chemical properties. Finally, we found that the pozzolanics mineralogical composition has a great influence in the pozzolanic activity and in the properties of mixed cements. Also we found that it 5 possible to obtain the best resistances in the time and the smaller needs of water when the vitreous phase prevail in the additions.

    La actividad puzolánica es la propiedad fundamental de las adiciones activas, pero para la selección de la misma se debe considerar, entre otros factores, su composición mineralógica, que influye no sólo en los constituyentes activos, sino también en muchas propiedades de los cementos. En el presente trabajo, como material puzolánico se estudiaron 4 puzolanas naturales cubanas, las cuales fueron caracterizadas mediante difracción de Rayos X, análisis térmico y análisis químico; se evaluó, además, la actividad puzolánica mediante un método químico y otro físico-mecánico. Se prepararon cementos con diferentes contenidos de cada una de las puzolanas y se analizaron sus propiedades químicas y físico-mecánicas. Se concluye que la composición mineralógica de las puzolanas influye de forma determinante en la actividad puzolánica y en las propiedades de los cementos mezclados; que los mejores desarrollos de resistencias en el tiempo y los menores requerimientos

  6. Influence of the pore network on hydrogen diffusion through blended cement pastes

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    This article presents a study on the influence of the pore size distribution on gas diffusion through CEM V cement pastes, for different water saturation degrees. The numerical results are compared to the experimental hydrogen diffusion coefficients obtained with water saturation levels ranging from 20% to 95%. The model developed in our research group accounts for the various types of transfer through the pore network: Knudsen diffusion or molecular diffusion depending on the pore size, together with hydrogen diffusion through water. The virtual pore network is created from mercury porosimetry data as a result of the combination of different sizes pore families. By testing different combinations, we could propose pore arrangements leading to diffusion coefficients corresponding to the experimental ones, and show how the combinations of the biggest pore family contribute to control the gas diffusion process. (authors)

  7. Experimental Investigation and Theoretical Modeling of Nanosilica Activity in Concrete

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    Han-Seung Lee

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents experimental investigations and theoretical modeling of the hydration reaction of nanosilica blended concrete with different water-to-binder ratios and different nanosilica replacement ratios. The developments of chemically bound water contents, calcium hydroxide contents, and compressive strength of Portland cement control specimens and nanosilica blended specimens were measured at different ages: 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 14 days, and 28 days. Due to the pozzolanic reaction of nanosilica, the contents of calcium hydroxide in nanosilica blended pastes are considerably lower than those in the control specimens. Compared with the control specimens, the extent of compressive strength enhancement in the nanosilica blended specimens is much higher at early ages. Additionally, a blended cement hydration model that considers both the hydration reaction of cement and the pozzolanic reaction of nanosilica is proposed. The properties of nanosilica blended concrete during hardening were evaluated using the degree of hydration of cement and the reaction degree of nanosilica. The calculated chemically bound water contents, calcium hydroxide contents, and compressive strength were generally consistent with the experimental results.

  8. Influence of fly ash fineness on strength, drying shrinkage and sulfate resistance of blended cement mortar

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    P. Chindaprasirt; S. Homwuttiwong; V. Sirivivatnanon [Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen (Thailand). Department of Civil Engineering

    2004-07-01

    In this paper, the influence of fineness of fly ash on water demand and some of the properties of hardened mortar are examined. In addition to the original fly ash (OFA), five different fineness values of fly ash were obtained by sieving and by using an air separator. Two sieves, Nos. 200 and 325, were used to obtain two lots of graded fine fly ash. For the classification using air separator, the OFA was separated into fine, medium and coarse portions. The fly ash dosage of 40% by weight of binder was used throughout the experiment. From the tests, it was found that the compressive strength of mortar depended on the fineness of fly ash. The strength of mortar containing fine fly ash was better than that of OFA mortar at all ages with the very fine fly ash giving the highest strength. The use of all fly ashes resulted in significant improvement in drying shrinkage with the coarse fly ash showing the least improvement owing primarily to the high water to binder ratio (W/B) of the mix. Significant improvement of resistance to sulfate expansion was obtained for all fineness values except for the coarse fly ash where greater expansion was observed. The resistance to sulfuric acid attack was also improved with the incorporation of all fly ashes. In this case the coarse fly ash gave the best performance with the lowest rate of the weight loss owing probably to the better bonding of the coarse fly ash particles to the cement matrix and less hydration products. It is suggested that the fine fly ash is more reactive and its use resulted in a denser cement matrix and better mechanical properties of mortar.

  9. Manufacturing of mortars and concretes non-traditionals, by Portland cement, metakaoline and gypsum (15.05%

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    Talero, R.

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available In a thorough previous research (1, it appeared that creation, evolution and development of the values of compressive mechanical strength (CS and flexural strength (FS, measured in specimens 1x1x6cm of mortar type ASTM C 452-68 (2, manufactured by ordinary Portland cement P-1 (14.11% C3A or PY-6 (0.00% C3A, metakaolin and gypsum (CaSO4∙2H2O -or ternary cements, CT-, were similar to the ones commonly developed in mortars and concretes of OPC. This paper sets up the experimental results obtained from non-traditional mortars and concretes prepared with such ternary cements -TC-, being the portland cement/metakaolin mass ratio, as follows: 80/20, 70/30 and 60/40. Finally, the behaviour of these cements against gypsum attack, has been also determined, using the following parameters: increase in length (ΔL%, compressive, CS, and flexural, FS, strengths, and ultrasound energy, UE. Experimental results obtained from these non-traditional mortars and concretes, show an increase in length (ΔL, in CS and FS, and in UE values, when there is addition of metakaolin.

    En una exhaustiva investigación anterior (1, se pudo comprobar que la creación, evolución y desarrollo de los valores de resistencias mecánicas a compresión, RMC, y flexotracción, RMF, proporcionados por probetas de 1x1x6 cm, de mortero 1:2,75, selenitoso tipo ASTM C 452-68 (2 -que habían sido preparadas con arena de Ottawa, cemento portland, P-1 (14,11% C3A o PY- 6 (0,00% C3A, metacaolín y yeso (CaSO4∙2H2O-, fue semejante a la que, comúnmente, desarrollan los morteros y hormigones tradicionales de cemento portland. En el presente trabajo se exponen los resultados experimentales obtenidos de morteros y hormigones no tradicionales, preparados con dichos cementos ternarios, CT, siendo las proporciones porcentuales en masa ensayadas, cemento portland/metacaolín, las siguientes: 80/20, 70

  10. Cement mixtures containing copper tailings as an additive: durability properties

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    Obinna Onuaguluchi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The effects of copper tailings as an additive, on some durability properties of cement mixtures were investigated. In each mixture, copper tailings addition levels by mass were 0%, 5% and 10%. Compared to the control samples, copper tailings blended pastes showed superior performance against autoclave expansion while insignificant decreases in sulfate resistance of mortars were observed. Copper tailings increased the water absorption and total permeable voids of concretes slightly. However, the compressive and flexural strengths of blended concretes were higher than those of the control samples. Similarly, improved resistance to acid attack and chloride penetration as the copper tailings content of concretes increased were also observed. Results further showed that the ASTM C 1202 rapid chloride permeability test may not be a valid indicator of chloride migration in mixtures containing conductive copper tailings. These results suggest that copper tailings can potentially enhance the durability properties of cement based materials.

  11. Mixture optimization of cement treated demolition waste with recycled masonry and concrete

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    Xuan, D.X.; Houben, L.J.M.; Molenaar, A.A.A.; Shui, Z.H

    2011-01-01

    Due to environmental reasons and the shortage of natural resources, it is greatly valuable to recycle construction and demolition waste (CDW) as much as possible. One of effective ways to reuse more CDW is to produce a cemented road base material. The recycled CDW however is a mix of recycled masonr

  12. Study on Alkali-Activated Concrete Containing High Volume GGBS with 30% Cement in Ambient Condition

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    Nagraj M

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The current research aims to investigate alkali-activated ground granulated blast furnace slag was partially replaced with OPC by 30% by weight. The workability and mechanical properties of alkali-activated concrete were studied. All results of alkali activated slag concrete were compared to control concrete on plain GGBS. The ground granulated blast furnace slag is activated with different concentrations of sodium hydroxide and sodium silicate activating solutions. The activated slag pastes are cured at 23  2°C for 28 days in sealed plastic containers, the resulting hardened alkali activated pastes are impregnated with epoxy and then polished. The results indicated that the workability decreased as the slag content increased.

  13. Chloride diffusivity in red mud-ordinary portland cement concrete determined by migration tests

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    Daniel Véras Ribeiro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Red mud, which is a solid waste produced in the alumina production process, is classified as dangerous due to its high pH. In this work, the concentration of chlorides was monitored by measuring the conductivity of the anolyte, which initially was distilled water. The steady and nonsteady-state chloride diffusion coefficients were estimated from the "time lag"� and "equivalent time" between diffusion and migration experiments. The capillary water absorption, apparent porosity and pore size distribution of concretes were also analyzed. The addition of red mud apparently ensured lower chloride diffusion in the tested mixtures due to its superfine particle-size distribution and its "filler"� effect. Red mud lengthened the service life of the concrete to 35 years (double that of the reference concrete. This finding is very positive since it indicates a delay in the onset of the rebar corrosion process caused by the migration of chloride ions.

  14. Hydration of a silica fume blended low-alkali shotcrete cement

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    Lothenbach, Barbara; Rentsch, Daniel; Wieland, Erich

    Ettringite and C-S-H are the main hydrates formed during the hydration of the low-alkali cement “ESDRED” consisting of 60% CEM I, 40% microsilica and 4.8% set accelerator. Small quantities of portlandite and hemicarbonate present as intermediate phases destabilise within a few weeks. The use of a set accelerator leads to massive ettringite precipitation, a moderate decalcification of C-S-H and reduction of pH due to presence of dissolved formate. The slow reaction of the silica fume during hydration decalcifies the C-S-H and decreases the alkali concentration to 30 mM and the pH value of the pore solution to 11.5 after 1 year and longer. The further reaction of the silica fume is expected to be slow and to result in a decrease of pH to 11. Further, the destabilisation of ettringite to thaumasite is expected. The long-term stability of C-S-H and the pH of approximately 11 make ESDRED a good candidate for usage in contact with the clay-based barriers of a repository for radioactive waste.

  15. Potential of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Cement Composites as Concrete Repair Material

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    Tanvir Manzur; Nur Yazdani; Md. Abul Bashar Emon

    2016-01-01

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are a virtually ideal reinforcing agent due to extremely high aspect ratios and ultra high strengths. It is evident from contemporary research that utilization of CNT in producing new cement-based composite materials has a great potential. Consequently, possible practical application of CNT reinforced cementitious composites has immense prospect in the field of applied nanotechnology within construction industry. Several repair, retrofit, and strengthening techniques a...

  16. Use of Rice Husk Ash as Partial Replacement with Cement In Concrete- A Review

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    Sourav Ghosal; S. Moulik

    2015-01-01

    Rapid increase in construction activities has resulted in shortage of conventional construction materials.In the present scenario, the high cost of conventional building materials is a major factor affecting housing delivery in the world.This has necessitated research into alternative materials of construction.The effective housing techniques deal with reduction in cost of construction as well as providing strength to buildings.Mainly gravel,sand and cement are used in th...

  17. Prediction of the curing time to achieve maturity of the nano-cement based concrete using the Weibull distribution model: A complementary data set

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    Byung Wan Jo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This data article provides a comparison data for nano-cement based concrete (NCC and ordinary Portland cement based concrete (OPCC. Concrete samples (OPCC were fabricated using ten different mix design and their characterization data is provided here. Optimization of curing time using the Weibull distribution model was done by analyzing the rate of change of compressive strength of the OPCC. Initially, the compressive strength of the OPCC samples was measured after completion of four desired curing times. Thereafter, the required curing time to achieve a particular rate of change of the compressive strength has been predicted utilizing the equation derived from the variation of the rate of change of compressive strength with the curing time, prior to the optimization of the curing time (at the 99.99% confidence level using the Weibull distribution model. This data article complements the research article entitled “Prediction of the curing time to achieve maturity of the nano-cement based concrete using the Weibull distribution model” [1].

  18. Prediction of the curing time to achieve maturity of the nano-cement based concrete using the Weibull distribution model: A complementary data set.

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    Jo, Byung Wan; Chakraborty, Sumit; Kim, Heon

    2015-09-01

    This data article provides a comparison data for nano-cement based concrete (NCC) and ordinary Portland cement based concrete (OPCC). Concrete samples (OPCC) were fabricated using ten different mix design and their characterization data is provided here. Optimization of curing time using the Weibull distribution model was done by analyzing the rate of change of compressive strength of the OPCC. Initially, the compressive strength of the OPCC samples was measured after completion of four desired curing times. Thereafter, the required curing time to achieve a particular rate of change of the compressive strength has been predicted utilizing the equation derived from the variation of the rate of change of compressive strength with the curing time, prior to the optimization of the curing time (at the 99.99% confidence level) using the Weibull distribution model. This data article complements the research article entitled "Prediction of the curing time to achieve maturity of the nano-cement based concrete using the Weibull distribution model" [1]. PMID:26217804

  19. 水泥与混凝土外加剂适应性地解决%Adaptability solution of cement and concrete additive

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    封培然

    2014-01-01

    结合XM水泥厂具体情况,在对影响其水泥与混凝土外加剂适应性因素进行分析,提出改善熟料冷却速度,降低出厂水泥中温度,更换原燃材料,使用助磨剂等建议与措施。在实施部分措施后,XM水泥与外加剂的适应性差的问题得到较好解决。%The factors of compatibility between cement and concrete additive were analysed, combined with particular case of XM ce-ment plant, a series of measures were put forward including clinker cooling speed improvement, reducing finished cement temperature, changing raw material and fuel and using grinding agent, etc. By some measures, the adaptability problems between cement and concret dditive of XM cement plant were solved sucessfully.

  20. Penetration and leaching studies of radionuclides in concrete and hardened cement paste

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    Decommissioning of nuclear facilities and their conversion into 'green fields' entails the accumulation of enormous amounts of building materials, concrete being the major component. Safety aspects impose the need to consider it as nuclear waste, thus placing it within the operative frame of national and international radiation protection guidelines. A costly process for appropriate disposal is strictly dictated for such materials. According to recent investigations, the huge part of nearly 92% of these rest concrete masses from nuclear plants is free of contamination and can be unrestrictedly released for further use. A smaller slightly contaminated part of roughly 6-7% is liable to a restricted release but can be modified into an unrestrictedly free subject after proper decontamination. The conception of recycling valuable aggregate from dismantled concrete gains more and more acceptance, since it will save natural resources on the one hand and considerably decrease the high costs of waste disposal on the other. The objective of the present research project is to clarify processes associated with contamination of concretes through water paths and to delineate certain leaching options. Acquisition of basic experimental data will support the development of a regulation framework to establish activity limits after decontamination. (orig.)

  1. Corrosion rate of steel embedded in blended Portland and fluid catalytic cracking catalyst residue (FC3R cement mortars

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    Payá, J.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports on a study of the corrosion levels in steel bars embedded in mortars made with a blend of Portland cement and (0-20% spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst residue (FC3R, with a variable (0.3-0.7 water/binder (w/b ratio. The specimens were stored in the following conditions: relative humidity of 40, 80 or 100% and CO2 concentrations of 5 and 100%. The steel corrosion rate was measured with polarization resistance techniques. In the absence of aggressive agents, the steel was found to remain duly passivated in mortars with an FC3R content of up to 15% under all the conditions of relative humidity tested. The reinforcement corrosion level in mortars with a w/b ratio of 0.3 and 15% FC3R subjected to accelerated carbonation was similar to the level observed in the unblended Portland cement control mortar.En este trabajo se ha estudiado el nivel de corrosión de barras de acero embebidas en morteros de cemento Portland con relación agua/material cementante (a/mc variable (0,3-0,7, en los que parte del cemento (0-20% se sustituyó por catalizador de craqueo usado (FC3R. Las condiciones de conservación de las probetas elaboradas fueron las siguientes: distintas humedades relativas (40, 80 y 100% y dos concentraciones de CO2 (5 y 100%. La velocidad de corrosión de los aceros se midió mediante la técnica de resistencia de polarización. Se ha podido determinar que, bajo las distintas condiciones de humedad relativa y ausencia de agresivo, los aceros se mantuvieron correctamente pasivados en los morteros con contenidos de FC3R de hasta el 15%. El nivel de corrosión que presenta el refuerzo embebidos en morteros con sustitución de un 15% de cemento por FC3R y relación a/mc 0,3, al ser sometidos a un proceso de carbonatación acelerada, era muy similar al mostrado por el mortero patrón, sin FC3R.

  2. Micro and macrolevel properties of fly ash blended self compacting concrete

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    Highlights: ► Effect of class F fly ash on micro and macrolevel properties of self compacting concrete is studied. ► Decrease in microcracking width and Ca/Si ratio was observed in SCC with the age. ► Micro and macrolevels properties of SCC were compared to those of conventional concrete. ► Micro and macrolevel properties of SCC are reasonably correlated. ► Recommendation of SCC mix with medium compressive strength of 32 MPa for the building constructions. - Abstract: This investigation is mainly focused on the effect of class F fly ash on the micro and macrolevel properties of self compacting concrete (SCC) after 28, 56 and 112 days of curing. The microlevel properties studied were the microcrack widths between aggregate and paste and atomic Calcium–Silica (Ca/Si) ratio. The macrolevel properties studied were compressive strength, modulus of elasticity and splitting tensile strength. A conventional concrete (CC) having an equivalent 28-day SCC compressive strength has also been examined at different ages. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis was carried to examine the width of microcracks and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) was carried out to determine the chemical elements of both SCC and CC. Studies revealed that pozzolanic action of class F fly ash improved the microlevel properties of SCC with age by reducing the microcracking width and Ca/Si ratio and thus enhanced the macrolevel properties

  3. State of chemical modeling modules for the degradation of concrete and cements

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    Meike, A.

    1997-04-15

    This report describes the conceptual framework upon which modeling activities will be needed to predict the chemistry of water in contact with concrete and its degradation products cover a broad area, from developing databases for existing abiotic codes, to developing codes that can simulate the chemical impact of microbial activities at a level of sophistication equivalent to that of the abiotic modeling codes, and ultimately, to simulating drift-scale chemical systems in support of hydrological, geochemical,a nd engineering efforts.

  4. Long-term behaviour of concrete: development of operational model to predict the evolution of its containment performance. Application to cemented waste packages

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    In order to describe the main phenomena during different stages of cement waste packages life-time and to predict the long-term behaviour (containment performance) of concrete, coupled experiments and modelling studies are achieved. With respect to logical methodology, improvement of these studies is accomplished. Degradation of concrete in low mineralized, carbonated and sulfated water lead to an evolution of chemical characteristics (dissolution/precipitation of solid phases) and of transport properties which must be included or coupled in retention/transport modelling of radio nuclides to predict containment performance. (author)

  5. Calcium aluminate cement concrete: durablllty and conversión. A fresh look at an old subject

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    George, C. M.

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper re-examines the relationship between durability and conversion of calcium aluminate cement concretes, CACC. Conversion is a natural and inevitable process whereby these materials reach a stable mature condition. Numerous structures built more than half a century ago remain serviceable and in service today. Some of these are illustrated. They are the best testament to the durability of converted concrete having survived far longer in the converted than the unconverted condition. The unique rapid hardening characteristics of CACC offer a valuable selfheating capability. Conversión is immediate and this leads to better long term strengths because more cement is hydrated. Moreover, recent work has shown that the thermodynamically stable hydrates of converted CAC are intrinsically more resistant to attack from such aggressive agents as sulphuric acid. This provides an explanation of the excellent long term performance of Fondu concretes, for example in many saewer applications. Our knowledge and understanding today of the durability of calcium alumínate bonded materials has been built on close to 100 years of accumulated experience and laboratory studies. We know how to use these materials and we know what to expect from them. We can be confident that they will serve us well in the century ahead.

    Este trabajo examina de nuevo la relación entre durabilidad y conversión de hormigones de cemento aluminoso, HAC (High Alumina Cement. La conversión es un proceso natural e inevitable a través del cual este material consigue una condición definitiva y estable. Numerosas estructuras que se edificaron hace más de medio siglo siguen utilizables y utilizadas hoy en día. Algunas de estas estructuras vienen ilustradas en este trabajo. Ellas sirven como mejor ejemplo de la durabilidad del hormigón convertido, ya que han sobrevivido mucho más tiempo en el estado convertido que en el no convertido. Las singulares caracter

  6. Inquiry on concrete mix proportion design by blending water-reducing agent%掺减水剂混凝土配合比设计探讨

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    丁曙光

    2012-01-01

    On the basis of summarizing the functions of water-reducing agent,the article describes the design methods of concrete mix proportion and concrete mix proportion by blending water-reducing agent,which has provided certain guidance for mix proportion design in concrete engineering and for improving the concrete utilization performance.%在总结减水剂作用的基础上,对混凝土设计配合比及掺加减水剂后配合比的设计方法做了阐述,为混凝土工程中配合比设计提供了参考,进而提高混凝土使用性能。

  7. EFFECT OF QUARTZ/MULLITE BLEND CERAMIC ADDITIVE ON IMPROVING RESISTANCE TO ACID OF SODIUM SILICATE-ACTIVATED SLAG CEMENT. CELCIUS BRINE.

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    SUGAMA, T.; BROTHERS, L.E.; VAN DE PUTTE, T.R.

    2006-06-01

    We evaluated the usefulness of manufactured quartz/mullite blend (MQMB) ceramic powder in increasing the resistance to acid of sodium silicate-activated slag (SSAS) cementitious material for geothermal wells. A 15-day exposure to 90{sup o} CO{sub 2}-laden H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} revealed that the MQMB had high potential as an acid-resistant additive for SSAS cement. Two factors, the appropriate ratio of slag/MQMB and the autoclave temperature, contributed to better performance of MQMB-modified SSAS cement in abating its acid erosion. The most effective slag/MQMB ratio in minimizing the loss in weight by acid erosion was 70/30 by weight. For autoclave temperature, the loss in weight of 100 C autoclaved cement was a less than 2%, but at 300 C it was even lower. Before exposure to acid, the cement autoclaved at 100 C was essentially amorphous; increasing the temperature to 200 C led to the formation of crystalline analcime in the zeolitic mineral family during reactions between the mullite in MQMB and the Na from sodium silicate. In addition, at 300 C, crystal of calcium silicate hydrate (1) (CSH) was generated in reactions between the quartz in MQMB and the activated slag. These two crystalline phases (CSH and analcime) were responsible for densifying the autoclaved cement, conveying improved compressive strength and minimizing water permeability. The CSH was susceptible to reactions with H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, forming two corrosion products, bassanite and ionized monosilicic acid. However, the uptake of ionized monosilicic acid by Mg dissociated from the activated slag resulted in the formation of lizardite as magnesium silicate hydrate. On the other hand, the analcime was barely susceptible to acid if at all. Thus, the excellent acid resistance of MQMB-modified SSAS cement was due to the combined phases of lizardite and analcime.

  8. Quantitative study on the effect of high-temperature curing at an early age on strength development of concrete. Experiment with mortar using moderate-heat portland cement

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    The effect of high-temperature curing at an early age on the strength development of concrete using moderate-heat portland cement was quantitatively studied. High-temperature curing conditions were set so as to give systematic variations in the temperature-time factors. As a result, the integrated value of curing temperature during the period having a significant effect on the strength development was proposed as a parameter that expressed the degree of high-temperature curing. The effect of high-temperature curing on the strength development of concrete using moderate-heat portland cement could be exactly predicted with the integrated value of curing temperature during the period from 0 to 3 days. (author)

  9. Construction Technique of Cement Pervious Concrete with Asphalt Pacver%场地水泥透水混凝土摊铺成型施工技术

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    郑莲琼; 周继忠; 蔡雪峰; 林奇; 聂小龙

    2012-01-01

    Technical performance of cement pervious concrete which has a good ecological effect are introduced,detailed descriptions on construction technique of the cement pervious concrete using asphalt paver,construction process,construction key-points are summarized.It can raise working efficiency,reduce cost and improving engineering quality.%水泥透水混凝土场地具有良好的生态效应。本文介绍了水泥透水混凝土的技术性能和工艺原理,重点描述水泥透水混凝土摊铺法成型施工技术。该技术工艺简单、工效高,降低了工程成本,提高了水泥透水性混凝土场地质量。

  10. Surface Modification of Fly Ashes with Carbide Slag and Its Effect on Compressive Strength and Autogenous Shrinkage of Blended Cement Pastes

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    HAO Chengwei; DENG Min; MO Liwu; LIU Kaiwei

    2012-01-01

    Surfaces of grade Ⅲ fly ashes were modified through mixing with carbide slag and calcining at 850 ℃ for 1 h.Mineralogical compositions and surface morphology of fly ashes before and after modification were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM),respectively.Effect of surface-modified fly ashes on compressive strength and autogenous shrinkage of blended cement pastes was investigated.Microstructures of cement pastes were examined by backscattered electron (BSE) imaging and mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP).The experimental results showed that β-C2S was formed on the surfaces of fly ashes after modification.Hydration of β-C2S on the surface-modified fly ashes densified interface zone and enhanced bond strength between particles of fly ashes and hydrated clinkers.In addition,surface modification of fly ashes tended to decrease total porosity and 10-50 nm pores of cement pastes.Surface modification of fly ashes increased compressive strength and reduced autogenous shrinkage of cement pastes.

  11. Optimization of the choice of cement in order to reduce the expansion of concrete as a result of delayed ettringite formation (DEF)

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    DIVET, L; FASSEU, P; Santos Silva, A.

    2006-01-01

    A large number of countries have already imposed restrictions aimed at limiting the risk of delayed ettringite formation (DEF). These rules are often based on temperature criteria. However, the nature of the cement and, in particular, the use of mineral additives, should improve the resistance of concrete, but at the present time, the quantities that are required to prevent distress due to DEF are not known. This paper describes research into the influence of fly ashes and metakaolin as DEF i...

  12. High-temperature performance of mortars and concretes based on alkali-activated slag/metakaolin blends

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    Bernal, S. A.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper assesses the performance of mortars and concretes based on alkali activated granulated blastfurnace slag (GBFS/metakaolin (MK blends when exposed to high temperatures. High stability of mortars with contents of MK up to 60 wt.% when exposed to 600 °C is identified, with residual strengths of 20 MPa following exposure to this temperature. On the other hand, exposure to higher temperatures leads to cracking of the concretes, as a consequence of the high shrinkage of the binder matrix and the restraining effects of the aggregate, especially in those specimens with binders containing high MK content. A significant difference is identified between the water absorption properties of mortars and concretes, and this is able to be correlated with divergences in their performance after exposure to high temperatures. This indicates that the performance at high temperatures of alkali-activated mortars is not completely transferable to concrete, because the systems differ in permeability. The differences in the thermal expansion coefficients between the binder matrix and the coarse aggregates contribute to the macrocracking of the material, and the consequent reduction of mechanical properties.

    Este artículo evalúa el desempeño de morteros y hormigones basados en mezclas de escoria siderúrgica (GBFS/metacaolín (MK, activadas alcalinamente expuestos a temperaturas altas. Se identifica una elevada estabilidad en morteros con contenidos de MK de hasta un 60% cuando se exponen a temperaturas de 600 ºC, con una resistencia residual de 20 MPa posterior a la exposición a esta temperatura. Por otra parte, la exposición a temperaturas más elevadas conduce al agrietamiento de los hormigones como consecuencia de una elevada contracción de la matriz cementante y las restricciones por efecto de los áridos, especialmente en aquellos especímenes con cementantes que contienen altos contenidos de MK. Se identifican diferencias significativas en

  13. Kinetic and morphological differentiation of Ettringites in plain and blended Portland cements using Metakaolin and the ASTM C 452-68 test. Part I: kinetic differentiation

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    2008-01-01

    In this first part of the study, the results obtained in prior research with XRD and SEM, as well as the Le Chatelier-Ansttet test were confirmed with the ASTM C 452-68 test. To this end, 20%, 30% and 40% metakaolin (MK) was added to ten Portland cements, six OPCs and four SRPCs. Both the ten plain PCs and the 30 metakaolin (MK) blends were tested for two years under ASTM C 452-68 specifications, determining not only the percentage increase in length, ΔL(%), of the specimens, but also the sul...

  14. The effect of water to cement ratio on fracture parameters and brittleness of self-compacting concrete

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    Highlights: ► Fracture properties of SCC were obtained using two different methods. ► Results showed with decrease of w/c ratio the fracture toughness increases. ► Size effect method can predict the peak load with a good precision for SCC beams. ► The size effect curve showed SCC ductility increases with increase of w/c ratio. - Abstract: The paper describes an experimental research on fracture characteristics of self-compacting concrete (SCC). Three point bending tests conducted on 154 notched beams with different water to cement (w/c) ratios. The specimens were made from mixes with various w/c ratios from 0.7 to 0.35. For all mixes, common fracture parameters were determined using two different methods, the work-of-fracture method (WFM) and the size effect method (SEM). Test results showed that with decrease of w/c ratio from 0.7 to 0.35 in SCC: (a) the fracture toughness increases linearly: (b) the brittleness number is approximately doubled: (c) the effective size of the process zone cf in SEM and the characteristic length (lch) in WFM decrease which may be explained by the change in structural porosity of the aggregate–paste transition zone; and (d) the fracture surface of concrete is roughly smoother, which can be attributed to the improved bond strength between the aggregates and the paste. Also, the results showed that there is a correlation between the fracture energy measured by WFM (GF) and the value measured through SEM (Gf) (GF ≅ 2.92Gf)

  15. Effect of high temperatures on cement composite materials in concrete structures

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    Bodnárová, L.; Válek, J.; Sitek, Libor; Foldyna, Josef

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 10, č. 2 (2013), s. 173-180. ISSN 1214-9705 R&D Projects: GA MŠk ED2.1.00/03.0082; GA ČR GAP104/12/1988 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : high temperature * load resistance * concrete * reinforcing of mine works * fiber reinforcement Subject RIV: JJ - Other Materials Impact factor: 0.667, year: 2013 http://www.irsm.cas.cz/materialy/acta_content/2013_02/acta_170_06_Bodnirovi_173-180.pdf

  16. Study of behavior of concrete and cement based composite materials exposed to high temperatures

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    Bodnárová, L.; Horák, D.; Válek, J.; Hela, R.; Sitek, Libor

    Ostrava: Ústav geoniky AV ČR, 2013 - (Sitek, L.; Klichová, D.), s. 7-15 ISBN 978-80-86407-43-2. [Vodní paprsek 2013 - výzkum, vývoj, aplikace. Soláň, Karolinka (CZ), 22.10.2013-24.10.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk ED2.1.00/03.0082 Grant ostatní: GA ČR(CZ) GAP104/12/1988 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : concrete * high temperature * water jet Subject RIV: JQ - Machines ; Tools

  17. Removal of polyurea spray coatings from the surface of cement concrete by water jet technology

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    Ščučka, Jiří; Bódi, Z.; Hlaváček, Petr; Klich, Jiří; Martinec, Petr; Foldyna, Josef

    Ostrava: Ústav geoniky AV ČR, 2013 - (Sitek, L.; Klichová, D.), s. 241-248 ISBN 978-80-86407-43-2. [Vodní paprsek 2013 - výzkum, vývoj, aplikace. Soláň, Karolinka (CZ), 22.10.2013-24.10.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk ED2.1.00/03.0082 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : concrete * polyurea spray coating * removal * water jet Subject RIV: JQ - Machines ; Tools

  18. Influence of the waste glass in the axial compressive strength of Portland cement concrete; Influencia dos residuos vitreos na resistencia a compressao axial do concreto de cimento Portland

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    In this work, was studied the influence of the incorporation of waste glass, coming from the stage of thinning and polishing of a company of thermal glass treatments, in the axial compressive strength of Portland cement concrete. The coarse and ground aggregates used was crushed stone and sand, respectively. For production of the concrete, percentages of glass residues of 5%, 10% and 20% had been used in substitution to the sand, and relations water/cement (a/c) 0,50, 0,55 and 0,58. The cure of the test bodies was carried through in 7, 14 and 28 days. The statistics analysis of the results was carried out through of the analysis of variance for each one of the cure times. From the results of the compressive strength of the concrete, it could be observed that the concrete has structural application for the relation a/c 0,5, independently of waste glass percentage used, and for the relation a/c 0,55 with 20% of waste glass. (author)

  19. 影响水泥混凝土路面平整度的因素分析与对策%Analysis on the Factors Influencing Cement Concrete Pavement Flatness and Countermeasures

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    王晓玲

    2011-01-01

    本文对高速公路水泥混凝土路面平整度的影响因素进行了分析,详细地阐述了提高混凝土路面平整度的施工控制措施,以保证水泥混凝土路面平整、行车舒适、经久耐用,对水泥混凝土路面发展具有重要意义.%The paper analyzes the factors affecting highway cement concrete pavement flatness and describes control measures in detail to improve the construction of concrete pavement smoothness so that to ensurethe cement concrete road surface flatness, driving comfort and durability, which is of great significance to the development of cement concrete pavement.

  20. Cement mixtures containing copper tailings as an additive: durability properties

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    Obinna Onuaguluchi; Özgur Eren

    2012-01-01

    The effects of copper tailings as an additive, on some durability properties of cement mixtures were investigated. In each mixture, copper tailings addition levels by mass were 0%, 5% and 10%. Compared to the control samples, copper tailings blended pastes showed superior performance against autoclave expansion while insignificant decreases in sulfate resistance of mortars were observed. Copper tailings increased the water absorption and total permeable voids of concretes slightly. However, t...

  1. An Experimental Investigation of Partial Replacement of Cement by Industrial Waste (Hypo Sludge

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    Full Text Available Concrete is strength and tough material but it is porous material also which interacts with the surrounding environment. The durability of concrete depends largely on the movement of water and gas enters and moves through it. To produce low cost concrete by blending various ratios of cement with hypo sludge & to reduce disposal and pollution problems due to hypo sludge it is most essential to develop profitable building materials from hypo sludge. To make good quality paper limited number of times recycled Paper fibers can be used which produces a large amount of solid waste. The innovative use of hypo sludge in concrete formulations as a supplementary cementations material was tested as an alternative to traditional concrete.

  2. Development of a reactive transport code MC-CEMENT Ver.2 and its verification using 15-year in-situ concrete/clay interactions at the Tournemire URL

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    Document available in extended abstract form only. Highly alkaline environments induced by cement based materials are likely to deteriorate the physical and/or chemical properties of the bentonite buffer materials in radioactive waste repositories. Predicting long-term alteration of concrete/clay systems requires physico-chemical models and a number of input parameters. In our previous studies, alkaline alteration of bentonite and diffusive mass transport in micropores in cement based materials were empirically investigated and modeled. In order to provide reliability to the long-term prediction of bentonite buffer performance under disposal conditions, it is necessary to develop and verify reactive transport codes for concrete/clay systems. In this study, a PHREEQC-based, reactive transport analysis code (MC-CEMENT ver.2) was developed and was verified by comparing results of the calculations with in situ observations. The finite differential method (FDM) is applied in MC-CEMENT ver.2 for discretization. PHREEQC ver. 2.18 and HST3D are in charge of chemical reaction analysis and mass transport analysis, respectively. The sequential non-iterative approach (SNIA) is used to couple mass transport and chemical reactions. A model of diffusive mass transport in micropores in cement based materials (4) was incorporated to take low diffusivity in cement based materials into account. The code sequentially calculates the groundwater flow, heat transfer, mass transport, geochemical reactions, changes in properties such as porosity and effective montmorillonite dry density, changes in parameters on mass transport such as hydraulic conductivity and diffusivity. Space-dependent mass transport parameters such as diffusivity, hydraulic conductivity and porosity and their changes with time as a result of dissolution and formation of minerals can be calculated by the code. An in situ engineered analogue of a cement/clay interface which has undergone 15 years of interaction at IRSN

  3. Achieving Mixtures of Ultra-High Performance Concrete

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC is a relatively new concrete. According to [11] UHPC is that concrete which features compressive strength over C100/115 class. Up to this point standards for this type of concrete were not adopted, although its characteristic strength exceeds those specified in [33]. Its main property is high compressive strength. This provides the possibility of reducing the section of elements (beams or columns made of this type of concrete, while the load capacity remains high. The study consists in blending mixtures of UHPC made of varying proportions of materials. The authors have obtained strengths of up to 160 MPa. The materials used are: Portland cement, silica fume, quartz powder, steel fibers, superplasticiser, sand and crushed aggregate for concrete - andesite.

  4. Experiment Studies of Cement Concrete Sleep-wake up Agent%关于水泥混凝土休眠-唤醒剂的试验研究

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    袁惠星; 李海波; 徐惠青

    2014-01-01

    A new type of chemical admixture of concrete is developed: concrete "sleep-wake up agent". Test shows that by incorporating and controlling the composition and dosage of sleep-wake up agent, the liquidity keeping time of concrete can be controlled according to the requirements, which can prolong the setting time, and timely promote its condense sclerosis. It is helpful for improving concrete's hydration heat properties, mechanical properties, and durability, thus solving the solves the new mix cement concrete using limitation and the technology of long distance transport problems.%研制出了一种新型混凝土化学外加剂,即混凝土“休眠-唤醒剂”。试验表明:通过掺入和控制休眠-唤醒剂的成分和掺量,可按要求控制混凝土的流动性保持时间,延长其凝结时间,并适时促进其凝结硬化,一定程度上有助于改善混凝土水化放热性能、力学性能及耐久性能,解决了新拌水泥混凝土使用时效和长距离运送的技术难题。

  5. The Fatigue Damage of Cement Concrete Pavement and Its Countermeasures%水泥混凝土路面疲劳破坏及其对策研究

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    陈积光; 肖四喜; 戚成安

    2012-01-01

    水泥混凝土路面的破坏主要表现为疲劳破坏.研究表明,混凝土的强度和路面表面的平整度,对路面的疲劳寿命影响很大.建议采用混凝土的"双向拉伸强度"作为混凝土路面板的厚度设计验算标准,并在施工中尽量整平路面,提高路表的平整度指标.%the destruction of the cement concrete pavement mainly is fatigue damage.The research shows that the strength of cement concrete pavement and its roughness influence the fatigue life very much."Two-way tensile strength" is suggested as the standard of concrete pavement board’s thickness of checking and design,as far as possible to leveling the pavement in construction and improves the roughness index of the pavement.

  6. Cement concrete pavement summary of temperature field%普通水泥混凝土路面温度应力研究

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    曾惠珍; 吴梅容

    2011-01-01

    水泥混凝土路面直接暴露在大气之中,一年四季大气温度周期性的变化以及每一天白昼黑夜气温的变化.使得混凝土路面的温度也随之产生周期性的变化。本文论述了水泥混凝土路面温度应力诞生与发展的必然性.全面系统介绍了国内外温度应力计算公式的发展历程,提出了应进一步开展的研究工作。%Cement concrete pavements are normally directly exposed to the atmophere. The periodic changes of air temperature over years cause the periodic temperature changes of concrete pavements. The article introduces the ne- cessity of the creation and development of the temperature stress of cement concrete pavement ,and introduces the de- velopment process of the calculating formula for temperature stress at home and abroad comprehensively and systemat- ically.At last,we have an outlook for the further reseach.

  7. Strength-permeability Model of Pervious Cement Concrete%透水性混凝土强度-渗透性模型试验研究

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    崔新壮; 欧金秋; 张娜; 高智珺; 隋伟

    2013-01-01

    High permeability is an important characteristic of pervious concrete . For the existing permeability testing devices of pervious concrete ,the specimen sidewall leakage is serious due to the large numbers of open pores on the surface of specimens . To solve the problem ,a new permeability testing method for pervious concrete was developed and a composite sidewall structure with waterproof daub , flexible rubber cushion and rigid sleeve sidewall was proposed .Meanwhile ,the strength and permeability of pervious cement concrete are incompatible with a reciprocal relationship .However ,limited research has been conducted on the relationship between them .Effects of water-cement ratio (W/C) ,aggregate-cement ratio and porosity on the properties of pervious concrete , including strength and permeability , were studied . Furthermore , strength-porosity model , permeability-porosity model and strength-permeability model were established .Tests reveal that :a) There is an optimum W/C of pervious concrete ,at which strength reaches the maximum ;b) The relationship between the strength and W/C shows a downward quadratic curve ,and the permeability is proportional to porosity and aggregate-cement ratio ;c) The relationship between strength and permeability of pervious cement concrete can be well fitted with the Lorentzian function ,and the strength decreases when the permeability increases ,but the rate of reduction decreases gradually .The optimum combination of strength and permeability should be determined based on the specific engineering requirements in design .%高透水性是透水性混凝土的重要特征,现有的透水性混凝土渗透系数测试装置存在试件侧壁渗漏问题,为此提出了一种试件侧面防水涂抹+柔性夹层+套筒刚性壁的防侧漏复合结构,提高了渗透系数测试精度。透水性混凝土的透水性和强度是一对矛盾体,此消彼长,但目前对它们之间关系缺乏系统的研究。通过

  8. Thermogravimetric analysis of phase transitions in cement compositions mixed by sodium silicate solution

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    Fedosov Sergey Viktorovich

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a study of the capability to modify cement by mechanical activation of sodium silicate water solution. Admixtures or blends of binding agents were employed for modifying concrete properties. The liquid glass is applied to protect from chemically or physically unfavorable environmental impacts, such as acidic medium and high temperature. The sodium silicate is a high-capacity setting accelerator. The increasing of the liquid glass proportion in the mix leads to the degradation of the cement paste plasticity and for this reason it is necessary to reduce the amount of liquid glass in the cement paste. The activation of dilute water solution of sodium silicate into rotary pulsating apparatus directly before tempering of the cement paste is an effective way to decrease mass fraction of liquid glass in the cement paste. The results of the combined influence of liquid glass and mechanical activation on physicochemical processes taking place in cement stone are represented in this research. Thermogravimetric analysis was used in order to study cement blends. Thermogravimetric analysis of modified cement stone assays was performed by thermo analyzer SETARAM TGA 92-24. The results of the analysis of phase transition taking place under high-temperature heating of cement stone modified by the mechanical activation of the water solution of the sodium silicate were introduced. Thermograms of cement stone assays were obtained at different hardening age. The comparison of these thermograms allows us to come to a conclusion on the formation and the retention during long time of a more dense structure of the composite matrix mixed by the mechanical activation of sodium silicate water solution. The relation between the concrete composition and its strength properties was stated. Perhaps, the capability of modified concrete to keep calcium ions in sparingly soluble hydrosilicates leads to the increase in its durability and corrosion resistance.

  9. 混凝土养护剂在水泥路面中的应用研究%Application of Concrete Curing Compound in Cement Pavement

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    彭会明; 曾永革

    2011-01-01

    研究了自然条件下采用混凝土养护剂对水泥路面进行养护的影响因素及效果.对三条水泥混凝土路面公路的试验路段分别采取覆盖洒水养护、混凝土养护剂养护,其中混凝土养护剂的用量分别按200,300,350g/m2控制,将各种养护条件下28天的混凝土钻芯取样强度、回弹强度与相应标准养护条件下的强度进行对比,得出了养护剂的用量和养护温度对混凝土强度的影响以及使用养护剂可获更高的混凝土表面硬度的结论.%The influencing factors and effect of cement pavement maintenance using concrete curing compound under natural condition are studied in this paper. The test section of three cement concrete pavements are separately maintained by sprinkling and using concrete curing compound, the amount of which is controlled according to 200, 300, 350 g/m2. The core strength and rebound strength under each curing condition for 28 d are compared with that under the corresponding standard curing condition. The influence of the amount of curing compound and curing temperature on concrete strength are obtained. It is concluded that using curing compound can achieve higher surface hardness.

  10. Thoughts on improving the adaptability of cement and adjusting the product structure of cement concrete%关于提高水泥适应性与调整水泥混凝土产品结构的思考

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    丁美荣

    2015-01-01

    The direction and guideline of common cement product structure adjustment is to increase the proportion of high performance portland cement clinker with the component of more C2 S,moderate C3 S and lower C3 A and the cement at all levels made from it,with the aim of prolonging the age of the construction.In cement industry,great efforts should be made to develop moderate heat and low heat portland cement which application range is capable to be widely expanded.For speeding up the spread of high performance concrete and adjusting cement quantity levels,it is important to promote the revision of design specification and improve applying policy meas-ures.In order to improve the adaptability of the cement product,technical parameters beyond specification should be encouraged to nego-tiate as supplied provisions between supplier and buyer or the enterprise standards should be formulated,which are stricter than national standards.%通用水泥产品结构调整方向与指导思想是:提高以较高 C2 S、适中 C3 S、低 C3 A 矿物组成的高性能硅酸盐熟料及其所配制的各级别水泥的比例,以提高建筑物寿命。水泥工业应大力发展应用面可大为拓展的中、低热硅酸盐水泥。为加快推广高性能混凝土与调整水泥质量等级,关键是推进修订设计规范与完善应用政策措施。为提高水泥产品适应性,应鼓励供需双方协商标准规定以外的技术要求指标,作为补充条款,或制订严于国标的企业标准。

  11. Cement-based radioactive waste hosts formed under elevated temperatures and pressures (FUETAP concretes) for Savannah River Plant high-level defense waste

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    Concretes that are formed under elevated temperatures and pressures (called FUETAP) are effective hosts for high-level radioactive defense wastes. Tailored concretes developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have been prepared from common Portland cements, fly ash, sand, clays, and waste products. These concretes are produced by accelerated curing under mild autoclave conditions (85 to 2000C, 0.1 to 1.5 MPa) for 24 h. The solids are subsequently dewatered (to remove unbound water) at 2500C for 24 h. The resulting products are strong (compressive strength, 40 to 100 MPa), leach resistant [plutonium leaches at the rate of 10 pg/(cm2.d)], and radiolytically stable, monolithic waste forms (total gas value = 0.005 molecule/100 eV). This report summarizes the results of a 4-year FUETAP development program for Savannah River Plant (SRP) high-level defense wastes. It addresses the major questions concerning the performance of concretes as radioactive waste forms. These include leachability, radiation stability, thermal stability, thermal conductivity, impact strength, permeability, phase complexity, and effect of waste composition

  12. Use of Rice Husk-Bark Ash in Producing Self-Compacting Concrete

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    Sumrerng Rukzon; Prinya Chindaprasirt

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the use of blend of Portland cement with rice husk-bark ash in producing self-compacting concrete (SCC). CT was partially replaced with ground rice husk-bark ash (GRHBA) at the dosage levels of 0%–40% by weight of binder. Compressive strength, porosity, chloride penetration, and corrosion of SCC were determined. Test results reveal that the resistance to chloride penetration of concrete improves substantially with partial replacement of CT with a blend of GRHBA and the imp...

  13. Study on effect of carbonation and reinforcement protection ability of recycled aggregate concrete with water cement ratio%水灰比对再生混凝土碳化和护筋能力影响研究

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    孙亚丽

    2013-01-01

    试验配制水灰比为0.60、0.55、0.50、0.45、0.40的普通混凝土以及相同水灰比掺50%再生粗骨料的再生混凝土,测试混凝土碳化深度并研究其护筋能力.试验结果表明,相同条件下,再生混凝土的碳化深度大于普通混凝土.水灰比越大,再生混凝土与普通混凝土护筋能力均越小;水灰比相同时,再生混凝土护筋能力小于普通混凝土.%Test to prepare normal concrete with water cement ratio of 0.60,0.55,0.50,0.45,0.40 respectively,and recycled aggregate concrete with the same water cement ratio plus 50% regenerated aggregate,test concrete carbonation depth and study its reinforcement protection ability.The test results show that:in the same condition,the recycled concrete carbonation depth is greater than normal concrete.The bigger water cement ratio,the smaller recycled concrete and normal concrete reinforcement protection ability is;If the water cement ratio is the same,the reinforcement protection ability of the recycled concrete protection is smaller than that of the normal concrete.

  14. Early age hydration and pozzolanic reaction in natural zeolite blended cements: Reaction kinetics and products by in situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction

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    The in situ early-age hydration and pozzolanic reaction in cements blended with natural zeolites were investigated by time-resolved synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction with Rietveld quantitative phase analysis. Chabazite and Na-, K-, and Ca-exchanged clinoptilolite materials were mixed with Portland cement in a 3:7 weight ratio and hydrated in situ at 40 oC. The evolution of phase contents showed that the addition of natural zeolites accelerates the onset of C3S hydration and precipitation of CH and AFt. Kinetic analysis of the consumption of C3S indicates that the enveloping C-S-H layer is thinner and/or less dense in the presence of alkali-exchanged clinoptilolite pozzolans. The zeolite pozzolanic activity is interpreted to depend on the zeolite exchangeable cation content and on the crystallinity. The addition of natural zeolites alters the structural evolution of the C-S-H product. Longer silicate chains and a lower C/S ratio are deduced from the evolution of the C-S-H b-cell parameter.

  15. Influence of content and particle size of waste pet bottles on concrete behavior at different w/c ratios

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    The goal of this work was to study the mechanical behavior of concrete with recycled Polyethylene Therephtalate (PET), varying the water/cement ratio (0.50 and 0.60), PET content (10 and 20 vol%) and the particle size. Also, the influence of the thermal degradation of PET in the concrete was studied, when the blends were exposed to different temperatures (200, 400, 600 oC). Results indicate that PET-filled concrete, when volume proportion and particle size of PET increased, showed a decrease in compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, modulus of elasticity and ultrasonic pulse velocity; however, the water absorption increased. On the other hand, the flexural strength of concrete-PET when exposed to a heat source was strongly dependent on the temperature, water/cement ratio, as well as on the PET content and particle size. Moreover, the activation energy was affected by the temperature, PET particles location on the slabs and water/cement ratio.

  16. Emerging Energy-efficiency and CO{sub 2} Emission-reduction Technologies for Cement and Concrete Production

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    Hasanbeigi, Ali; Price, Lynn; Lin, Elina

    2012-04-06

    Globally, the cement industry accounts for approximately 5 percent of current anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions. World cement demand and production are increasing significantly, leading to an increase in this industry's absolute energy use and CO{sub 2} emissions. Development of new energy-efficiency and CO{sub 2} emission-reduction technologies and their deployment in the market will be key for the cement industry's mid- and long-term climate change mitigation strategies. This report is an initial effort to compile available information on process description, energy savings, environmental and other benefits, costs, commercialization status, and references for emerging technologies to reduce the cement industry's energy use and CO{sub 2} emissions. Although studies from around the world identify a variety of sector-specific and cross-cutting energy-efficiency technologies for the cement industry that have already been commercialized, information is scarce and/or scattered regarding emerging or advanced energy-efficiency and low-carbon technologies that are not yet commercialized. This report consolidates available information on nineteen emerging technologies for the cement industry, with the goal of providing engineers, researchers, investors, cement companies, policy makers, and other interested parties with easy access to a well-structured database of information on these technologies.

  17. Detecting the Presence of High Water-to-Cement Ratio in Concrete Surfaces Using Highly Nonlinear Solitary Waves

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    Piervincenzo Rizzo; Amir Nasrollahi; Wen Deng; Julie M. Vandenbossche

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    We describe a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method based on the propagation of highly nonlinear solitary waves (HNSWs) to determine the excess of water on the surface of existing concrete structures. HNSWs are induced in a one-dimensional granular chain placed in contact with the concrete to be tested. The chain is part of a built-in transducer designed and assembled to exploit the dynamic interaction between the particles and the concrete. The hypothesis is that the interaction depends on ...

  18. Rheology and zeta potential of cement pastes containing calcined silt and ground granulated blast-furnace slag

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    B. Safi; A. Benmounah; Saidi, M.

    2011-01-01

    This study aimed to analyse the re-use of dam silt as a supplementary binder for self-compacting concrete (SCC). When burnt, silt becomes more reactive because the kaolin it contains is converted into metakaolin. Portland cement, calcined or burnt silt and ground granulated blast furnace slag were used in this research. Cement pastes were prepared with blends containing two or three of these materials. The replacement ratio for burnt silt in both cases was 10 % and 20 % by cement weight and t...

  19. The optimization of concrete mixtures for use in highway applications

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    . Conducted research enabled further reduction of cement contents to 250 kg/m3 (420 lb/yd3) as required for the design of sustainable concrete pavements. This research demonstrated that aggregate packing can be used in multiple ways as a tool to optimize the aggregates assemblies and achieve the optimal particle size distribution of aggregate blends. The SCMs, and air-entraining admixtures were selected to comply with existing WisDOT performance requirements and chemical admixtures were selected using the separate optimization study excluded from this thesis. The performance of different concrete mixtures was evaluated for fresh properties, strength development, and compressive and flexural strength ranging from 1 to 360 days. The methods and tools discussed in this research are applicable, but not limited to concrete pavement applications. The current concrete proportioning standards such as ACI 211 or current WisDOT roadway standard specifications (Part 5: Structures, Section 501: Concrete) for concrete have limited or no recommendations, methods or guidelines on aggregate optimization, the use of ternary aggregate blends (e.g., such as those used in asphalt industry), the optimization of SCMs (e.g., class F and C fly ash, slag, metakaolin, silica fume), modern superplasticizers (such as polycarboxylate ether, PCE) and air-entraining admixtures. This research has demonstrated that the optimization of concrete mixture proportions can be achieved by the use and proper selection of optimal aggregate blends and result in 12% to 35% reduction of cement content and also more than 50% enhancement of performance. To prove the proposed concrete proportioning method the following steps were performed: • The experimental aggregate packing was investigated using northern and southern source of aggregates from Wisconsin; • The theoretical aggregate packing models were utilized and results were compared with experiments; • Multiple aggregate optimization methods (e.g., optimal

  20. 1st International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete

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    Favier, Aurélie

    2015-01-01

    This volume focuses on research and practical issues linked to Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete. The main subjects are geology of clays, hydration and performance of blended systems with calcined clays, alkali activated binders, economic and environmental impacts of the use of calcined clays in cement based materials. Topics addressed in this book include the influence of processing on reactivity of calcined clays, influence of clay mineralogy on reactivity, geology of clay deposits, Portland-calcined clay systems, hydration, durability, performance, Portland-calcined clay-limestone systems, hydration, durability, performance, calcined clay-alkali systems, life cycle analysis, economics and environmental impact of use of calcined clays in cement and concrete, and field applications. This book compiles the different contributions of the 1st International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, which took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, June, 23-25, 2015.The papers present the latest  res...

  1. Incorporation of Mineral Admixtures in Sustainable High Performance Concrete

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Concrete is a widely used construction material around the world, and its properties have been undergoing changes through technological advancement. Numerous types of concrete have been developed to enhance the different properties of concrete. So far, this development can be divided into four stages. The earliest is the traditional normal strength concrete which is composed of only four constituent materials, which are cement, water, fine and coarse aggregates. With a fast population growth and a higher demand for housing and infrastructure, accompanied by recent developments in civil engineering, such as high-rise buildings and long-span bridges, higher compressive strength concrete was needed. At the beginning, reducing the water-cement ratio was the easiest way to achieve the high compressive strength. Thereafter, the fifth ingredient, a water reducing agent or super plasticizer, was indispensable. However, sometimes the compressive strength was not as important as some other properties, such as low permeability, durability and workability. Thus, high performance concrete was proposed and widely studied at the end of the last century. Currently, high-performance concrete is used in massive volumes due to its technical and economic advantages. Such materials are characterized by improved mechanical and durability properties resulting from the use of chemical and mineral admixtures as well as specialized production processes. This paper reviews the incorporation of mineral admixtures in binary, ternary and quaternary blended mortars in concrete.

  2. The influence of sulfuric environments on concretes elaborated with sulfate resistant cements and mineral admixtures. Part 2: Concrete exposed to Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4) = Estudio de la influencia de los medios con presencia de sulfatos en hormigones con cementos sulforresistentes y adiciones minerales. Parte 2.Hormigones expuestos a sulfato magnésico (MgSO4)

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    Bernal Camacho, Jesús Manuel; Mahmoud Abdelkader, Safwat; Reyes Pozo, Encarnación; Monteagudo Viera, Silvia M.

    2013-01-01

    The present work studies the resistant of the concrete against magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) and compare the results with values obtained previously of the same concretes exposed to sodium sulfate (Na2SO4). Thus, it is possible analyze the influence of the cation type. To that end, four different concrete mixes were made with sulfur resistant cement and mineral admixtures (silica fume, fly ash and blast furnace slag). The concretes were submerged for different period in magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)....

  3. Radon exhalation rates of concrete modified with fly ash and silica fumes

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    The radiological impact of the environmental gas radon to the health of general public is of concern since many decades. Cement used for the construction blended with fly ash and silica fumes is recommended by Government in order to avoid the soil and environmental pollution. But these addition step-up the Indoor radon level in the dwelling due to radioactivity contents. The exhalation of radon from concrete blended with silica fumes and fly ash depends upon addition level, porosity, moisture and radioactivity content. In order to optimize the level of substitution of silica fumes and fly ash, measurements of radon exhalation rates from the concrete blended with different proportions of fly ash and silica fumes was carried out using active scintillation radon monitor. The effect of porosity, moisture, back diffusion and radioactivity content of the concrete on exhalation rates is studied. The measured exhalation rates were extrapolated for indoor radon concentration and effective dose equivalent using ICRP, 1987 recommendations. (author)

  4. Clean Development Mechanism: Laterite as Supplementary Cementing Material (SCM

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Carbon dioxide (CO2 a major Green House Gas (GHG in the atmosphere, is believed to be largely responsible for global climate change through industrial emissions. The level of CO2 concentration has exponentially increased from about 280 ppm at the start of the industrial revolution to about 380 ppm to date. Although Kyoto protocol has bound industrialized nations to reduce green house gas emissions by 5.2% below 1990 levels around year 2008-2012, but violation continues. The cement industry is one of the major emitter of green house gases, particularly CO2 due to its energy intensive production process. It is estimated that approximately 1 tone of CO2 is released during the manufacturing of each tone of Portland cement. Most of CO2 emissions originate from burning fossil fuels and de-carbonization of limestone in a cement plant. During past several decades, the use of by-product materials in concrete, either as components of blended cements or as admixtures, has increased significantly. In this study, another alternate Supplementary Cementing Material (SCM, Laterite has been used with the objectives: to evaluate the performance of cement containing different percentages of laterite (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 %; to identify the optimum replacement percentage; and to investigate the effects of different concentrations of laterite on various properties of cement. For that purpose, laterite was tested: before blending (for elemental and mineralogical composition by using XRF, SEM and XRD: after blending (Elemental analysis using XRF, fineness test by using Blaine’s air permeability test and for particle size % on 45, 90 and 200 µ sieve, respectively; and after hydration (for mineralogical analysis using SEM. Furthermore, physical tests of manufactured cement, i.e., water consistency, setting time, Le-Chatlier-expansion and compressive strength were also evaluated and compared with limestone and fly-ash cement blends. The results show that with the

  5. Concrete, hardened: Self desiccation

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    Hansen, Ernst Jan De Place; Hansen, Kurt Kielsgaard; Persson, Bertil

    1999-01-01

    The test method covers the determination of internal relative humidity (RH) in hardened concrete and cement mortar using RH instruments. The determination of RH is done on crushed samples of concrete or cement motar. This test method is only for measuring equipment which gives off or takes up...

  6. Self Compacting Concrete And Its Properties

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    S. Mahesh

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Self-compacting concrete (SCC, which flows under its own weight and doesn’t require any external vibration for compaction, has revolutionized concrete placement. Such concrete should have relatively low yield value to ensure high flow ability, a moderate viscosity to resists segregation and bleeding and must maintain its homogeneity during transportation, placing and curing to ensure adequate structural performance and long term durability. Self-compacting concrete (SCC can be defined as a fresh concrete which possesses superior flow ability under maintained stability (i.e. no segregation thus allowing self-compaction that is, material consolidation without addition of energy. Self-compacting concrete is a fluid mixture suitable for placing in structures with Congested reinforcement without vibration and it helps in achieving higher quality of surface finishes. However utilization of high reactive Metakaolin and Flyash asan admixtures as an effective pozzolan which causes great improvement in the porestructure. The relative proportions of key components are considered by volumerather than by mass. self compacting concrete (SCC mix design with 29% of coarse aggregate, replacement of cement with Metakaolin and class F flyash, combinations of both and controlled SCC mix with 0.36 water/cementitious ratio(by weight and388 litre/m3 of cement paste volume. Crushed granite stones of size 16mm and12.5mm are used with a blending 60:40 by percentage weight of total coarse aggregate. Self-compacting concrete compactibility is affected by the characteristics of materials and the mix proportions; it becomes necessary to evolve a procedure formix design of SCC. The properties of different constituent materials used in this investigation and its standard tests procedures for acceptance characteristics of self compacting concrete such as slump flow, V-funnel and L-Box are presented.

  7. 水灰比对再生混凝土抗压强度影响的研究%Study of Water Cement Ratios on Compressive Strength of Recycled Concrete

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    2014-01-01

    指出了再生混凝土是将废弃混凝土经过清洗、破碎、分级,并按一定比例相互配合后得到的,是将再生骨料作为部分或者全部骨料配置的混凝土。水灰比是影响混凝土的抗压强度的主要因素。不同的水灰比对混凝土的其它方面的性能也有一定的影响。在相同的水灰比下,普通混凝土的性能与再生混凝土的性能又是否存在着差异,是试验研究的问题。试验采用不同的水灰比,将再生混凝土与普通混凝土的强度进行了比较,分析了不同水灰比对再生混凝土强度的影响。%Recycled concrete is made of waste concrete by cleaning ,crushing ,grading and under a certain proportion of mutual cooperation ,and is configured by concrete recycled aggregate as part of or all of the aggregate .The water cement ratio influences the strength of concrete ,and different water cement ratios also influence concrete′s other properties .This test focuses on the problems of whether there are some influences on the recycled concrete performance and whether there are differences between the performance of ordinary concrete and recycled concrete performance in the same water cement ratio .By adopting different water -cement ratios to the recycled concrete and normal concrete strength ,it compares their durability ,carbonation resistance .Finally ,it analyzes the influences of different water cement ratios on the properties of recycled concrete .

  8. Low-pH concrete: design, characterisation and durability

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    Using of Portland cement in association with clay in a deep geological repository could present some difficulties. The clay properties may be altered by the high pH conditions set by the cement pore water. Moreover, a high temperature rise caused by cement hydration in massive concrete elements could induce microcracking of the material. Investigations have thus been carried out to formulate low alkalinity and low-heat blended cements referred as 'low-pH' binders, which would show an improved compatibility with the repository environment and which could be used to elaborate high-strength concrete. A list of specifications to be checked by the concrete materials has been defined including pore solution pH around 11, temperature rise during hydration less than 20 C, moderate shrinkage and high compression strength (superior to 70 MPa). Several systems comprising Portland cement, a pozzolana (silica fume or fly ash) and blast furnace slag were compared. All blends were characterized by high amounts of additions, the OPC fractions ranging only from 20 to 60%. The pore solution pH values of the blended pastes were within the range [11.7 - 12.2] after one year of hydration. The decrease in pH as compared to a reference made with OPC was due to a i) strong reduction of the alkali concentration in the pore water, ii) depletion or decrease of the portlandite content in the blends and iii) enrichment of C-S-H with silica. These low pH binders were successfully used to prepare high strength concretes (pH pore-water values within the range [10.7 - 11.6] according to the binders) with usual tools of civil engineering. Finally, leaching tests carried out in pure water indicated a very slow decalcification (reduced by a factor 4) of the blended pastes, as compared to a Portland cement paste. The mineralogical evolution and leached fluxes could be modelled by using a coupled reactive transport code (HYTEC). (author)

  9. Pavement structure mechanics response of flexible on semi-flexible overlay that based on the old cement concrete pavement damage

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The old cement pavement damage status directly affect the design of the paving renovation. Based on the state of the old road investigation, combined with the research data at home and abroad, use the control index that average deflection, deflection value and CBR value to determine the reasonable time to overlay. Draw up the typical pavement structure according to the principle of combination of old cement pavement overlay structure design, and calculated that the tensile stress and shear stress in asphalt layer ,semi-flexible layer and the tensile in the old cement pavement adopting BISA3.0 statics finite element analysis model when modulus in the old road was diminishing. Use the computed result to analyses the influence of old road damage condition the influence of pavement structure.

  10. Influence of water-cement ratio upon mechanical property of recycled concrete%水灰比对再生混凝土力学性能的影响

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    2012-01-01

    以普通混凝土为参照,研究了水灰比对再生骨料混凝土力学性能的影响,介绍了试验材料及方法并得出实验结果,结果表明再生混凝土强度与水灰比密切相关,其与基准混凝土对水灰比的响应不同,从而为再生混凝土的生产实践奠定基础。%Taking common concrete as the reference, the paper studies the influence of water-cement ratio upon mechanical property of recycled concrete, introduces experimental materials and methods, and obtains experimental results. Results show that: recycled concrete strength is closely related to water-cement ratio, its response is different from that of standard concrete upon water-cement ratio, so as to lay a foundation for the production of recycled concrete.

  11. 水泥混凝土路面填缝料疲劳试验方法研究%Research on Fatigue Test Methods for Joint Sealing Materials for Cement Concrete Pavement

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    王宝松; 王进勇; 龙丽琴

    2012-01-01

    水泥混凝土路面填缝料在实际应用中,受气候、机械外力作用产生疲劳老化,使用寿命下降.填缝料疲劳导致地表水渗入基层是水泥混凝土路面破坏的重要原因之一.现有填缝料评价体系中无体现疲劳性能的评价指标.基于对现有水泥混凝土路面接缝料的力学研究和室内试验,提出适合于水泥混凝土路面填缝料疲劳性能检测的试验方法和仪器,其对于水泥混凝土路面填缝料的研究及应用具有重要意义.%Joint sealing materials for cement concrete pavement in practical application produce fatigue aging under effect of climate and mechanical force and the service life decreases. Penetration of surface water into base course caused by fatigue of joint sealing materials is one of important reasons for damage to cement concrete pavement. Existing evaluation system for joint sealing materials has no evaluation indices for fatigue performance. On the basis of mechanical research and indoor test for joint sealing materials for cement concrete pavement, this paper proposes test methods and instruments suitable for detection of fatigue performance of joint sealing materials for cement concrete pavement, which show importance significance for research and application of joint sealing materials for cement concrete pavement.

  12. Performance Evaluation of Metallic Fibres on the Low and high Volume Class F Flyash based Cement Concrete

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    V. M. Sounthararajan

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Flyash based concrete attracts more attention owing to huge cost savings, reduction in the heat of hydration and longer durability. This research study presents the experimental investigation thatwas carried out to evaluate the performance characteristics of flyash addition in concrete. The concrete mixtures were prepared with different dosages of steel fibres and different replacement level of Class F flyash. The test results on mechanical properties indicated that the addition of flyash at 30% and 50% showed an initial reduction in compressive strength. However, at longer curing periods there was a subsequent gain in strength. Also, the addition of steel fibres at 1% volume fraction showed a consistent improvement in the concrete strength of 45.50 MPa and 59.80 MPa at 7 and 28 days respectively. It can be concluded that the addition of 30% of flyash with 1% steel fibre based concrete showed a marginal improvement in compressive strength and significant increase in flexural strength than conventional concrete.

  13. Carbon-Coated-Nylon-Fiber-Reinforced Cement Composites as an Intrinsically Smart Concrete for Damage Assessment during Dynamic Loading

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    Zhenjun ZHOU; Zhiguo XIAO; Wei PAN; Zhipeng XIE; Xixian LUO; Lei JIN

    2003-01-01

    Concrete containing short carbon-coated-nylon fibers (0.4~2.0 vol. pct) exhibited quasi-ductile response by developing a large damage zone prior to fracture localization. In the damage zone, the material was microcracked but continued to local strain-harden. The carbon-coated-nylon-fiber-reinforced concrete composites (NFRC) were found to be an intrinsically smart concrete that could sense elastic and inelastic deformation, as well as fracture. The fibers served to bridge the cracks and the carbon coating gave the conduction path. The signal provided came from the change in electrical resistance, which was reversible for elastic deformation and irreversible for inelastic deformation and fracture. The resistance decrease was due to the reduction of surface touch resistance between fiber and matrix and the crack closure. The resistance irreversible increase resulted from the crack opening and breakage of the carbon coating on nylon fiber.

  14. Maximizing carbon uptake and performance gain in slag-containing concretes through early carbonation

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    Monkman, Sean

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been identified as a major contributor to climate change. Current CO2 mitigation efforts focus on the removal, recovery and disposal of CO2 at point sources. Finding beneficial uses of as-captured or recovered CO2 is a critical challenge in greenhouse gas mitigation. This thesis investigates the possibility of the beneficial use of carbon dioxide in precast concrete production and the performance, both short-term and long-term, of the concretes so produced. The calcium compounds in cementitious materials react readily with carbon dioxide to convert CO2 to thermodynamically stable carbonates. The reaction accelerates strength development and makes the technology appropriate for early age curing. Paste, mortar and concrete samples were examined to quantify such aspects as the carbon dioxide uptake, strength development, and durability of carbonated concrete. It was found that the uptake by the cementitious binders was significant. Compared to their theoretical capacity, cement could reach a carbonation degree of over 25% when treated as pastes and about 20% when used as a part of concrete. The study compared carbonation-cured and hydrated Portland cement concrete and slag cement concretes in terms of their early strength, late strength, weathering carbonation shrinkage, freeze/thaw durability, water absorption, and pH. The carbonated concrete was generally comparable, or superior, to the hydrated concrete except for the case of a 50% GGBF slag blend which had a slower strength development due to reduced secondary cementitious reaction. A second method of binding carbon into concrete was considered by carbonating ladle slag fines and using them as a fine aggregate. The 28-day strength of concrete, either hydrated or carbonation-cured, made with the manufactured slag aggregate was comparable to that of a hydrated concrete made with conventional fine aggregate. Carbon dioxide uptake by concrete was nearly doubled if carbonation

  15. Prospects of large-scale realization of radiation-chemical technology at nuclear power supply for cement and concrete production

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    Possibility and advisability of a complex application of nuclear power in large-capacity production of main building materials are shown. As a result of such plant construction the efficiency is expected to be about 400 million roubles, in which case more than 100 thousand tons of reinforcing-bar steel, about 800 thousand tons of cement and 1.5 million tons of equivalent fuel per a year will be additionally saved

  16. ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT CEMENT

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    The objective of this project is to develop an improved ultra-lightweight cement using ultra-lightweight hollow glass spheres (ULHS). Work reported herein addresses Task 1: Assess Ultra-Lightweight Cementing Issues, Task 2: Review Russian Ultra-Lightweight Cement Literature, Task 3: Test Ultra-Lightweight Cements, and Task 8: Develop Field ULHS Cement Blending and Mixing Techniques. Results reported this quarter include: preliminary findings from a literature review focusing on problems associated with ultra-lightweight cements; summary of pertinent information from Russian ultra-lightweight cement literature review; laboratory tests comparing ULHS slurries to foamed slurries and sodium silicate slurries for two different applications; and initial laboratory studies with ULHS in preparation for a field job

  17. Concrete products

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    Anon

    2002-01-01

    Increased strength and durability in concrete products can be achieved through the addition of fly ash during the manufacturing process. The properties of concrete are enhanced by fly ash. The benefits include cost and the environment. Fly ash is normally defined as finely divided residue resulting from the combustion of pulverized coal, carried from the combustion chamber to the furnace by exhaust gas. The main applications of fly ash in concrete products are ready mix concrete, bridge decks and support footing, precast structures, blocks and bricks, and pipes. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has published standards to ensure that the desired physical properties of the concrete are achieved and the standards are found in CSA A23.1, detailing the engineering materials and mix proportions. The type of fly ash to be used for specific properties is important. Finishing and curing operations must be performed with care. The free lime generated by cement hydration reacts with fly ash, forming additional calcium silicate hydrate. Permeability of the concrete is reduced since the calcium silicate hydrate fills the void resulting from the cement pour. Some of the benefits to be derived from fly ash in concrete are: water reduction, improved workability, high ultimate strength, improved pumpability, and reduced heat of hydration. In addition, the life cycle costs are lower, and great strength is obtained. An environmental benefit results from the reduction of natural resource consumption.

  18. MODE II FRACTURE PARAMETERS FOR VARIOUS SIZES OF BEAMS IN PLAIN CONCRETE

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    Darsigunta Seshaiah

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Blended aggregate in concrete and arriving at the structural properties of blended aggregate concrete is a thrust area. Pumice is very light and porous igneous rock that is formed during volcanic eruptions.Cinder is a waste material obtained from steel manufacturing units. Shear strength is a property of major significance for wide range of civil engineering materials and structures. Shear and punching shear failures particularly in deep beams, in corbels and in concrete flat slabs are considered to be more critical and catastrophic than other types of failures. This area has received greater attention in recent years. For investigating shear type of failures, from the literature it is found that double central notched (DCN specimen geometry proposed by Prakash Desai and V.Bhaskar Desai is supposed the best suited geometry. In this present experimental investigation an attempt is made to study the Mode-II fracture property of light weight blended aggregate cement concrete combining both the pumice and cinder in different proportions, and making use of DCN test specimen geometry . By blending the pumice and cinder in different percentages of 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 by volumeof concrete, a blended light weight aggregate concrete is prepared. By using this the property such as in plane shear strength is studied. Finally an analysis is carried out regarding Mode-II fracture properties of blended concrete. It is concluded that the Ultimate load in Mode-II is found to decrease continuously with the percentage increase in Pumice aggregate content. It is also observed that the ultimate stress in Mode II is found to increase continuously with percentage increase in cinder aggregate content.

  19. Compressive Strength and Hydration Process of Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) mixed with Sea Water, Marine Sand and Portland Composite Cement

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    Tjaronge, M.Wihardi

    2013-01-01

    As the world's largest archipelagic state, Indonesia consists with more than 18,000 islands and over 7.9 million square kilometres of sea. This present study is a part of research work to accelerate the sustainable infrastructure development in distant islands in addressing the lack of infrastructure and environment issues. The utilization of sea water and marine sand can reduce the consumption of fresh water and river sand, therefore decrease the price of concrete work in the low land area...

  20. A comparative analysis of the wear characteristics of glazes generated on the ordinary Portland cement surface of concrete by means of CO2 and high power diode laser radiation

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    Lawrence, Jonathan

    2004-01-01

    The wear characteristics of a glaze generated on the ordinary Portland cement (OPC) surface of concrete using a 2 kW high power diode laser (HPDL) and a 3 kW CO2 laser have been determined. Within both normal and corrosive environmental conditions, the wear rate of the CO2 and HPDL generated glazes were consistently higher than the untreated OPC surface of concrete. Life assessment testing revealed that surface glazing of the OPC with both the CO2 and the HPDL effected an increase in wear lif...

  1. Feedback experience from a 30 years old concrete using cement with a high content of blast furnace slag; Retour d'experience sur un beton age de 30 ans contenant un ciment riche en laitier

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    Charron, Ch. [Holcim, Obourg (Belgium); Lion, M.; Jeanpierre, A. [Electricite de France (EDF), Ceidre-TEGG, 13 - Aix en Provence (France); Ammouche, A. [LERM, 13 - Arles (France)

    2009-08-15

    In this study, we analyze the aspect of a slag cement concrete used in the seventies for the construction of the walls of a structure located close to the channel sea. From different characterization tests (chemical, physical, and micro structural), it can be conclude that the concrete is not showing any pathology and any important attack, due to the marine environment. After being exposed during 30 years, the chlorides ions have not reach the steel metal bar reinforcement and the carbonation depth is still low. This study details the results of chloride diffusion coefficient and carbonation depth measurements, sulfates and chloride quantification, XRD analysis, and SEM examination. (authors)

  2. Cracking control in mass concrete for three gorges dam; Sankyo damu ni okeru masu konkurito no hibiware yokusei

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    Chu, CHuanying

    1999-09-10

    The provisional cofferdam work of the mainstream of Three Gorges Dam project was successfully finished on November 8, 1997. Now, the work enters its second stage, and the placing of large-scale concrete was started. The total quantity of concrete used in this project reaches 15.00 million m{sup 3}. Inhibition of dam concrete cracking is an important subject. In order to manufacture concrete with good crack-resistance, cements, fly ashes, aggregates and blending agents are strictly selected; and hydration-generating heat is reduced by means of strict temperature control, precooling of aggregates, reduction of placing temperature and concrete temperature in mixers, and the like. As a consequence of maintaining the highest temperature value in concrete blocks to be lower than a predetermined value, harmful cracks can be prevented from occurring when the temperature in the dam lowers. (NEDO)

  3. Coagulated silica - a-SiO2 admixture in cement paste

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    Pokorný, Jaroslav; Pavlíková, Milena; Záleská, Martina; Rovnaníková, Pavla; Pavlík, Zbyšek

    2016-07-01

    Amorphous silica (a-SiO2) in fine-grained form possesses a high pozzolanic activity which makes it a valuable component of blended binders in concrete production. The origin of a-SiO2 applied in cement-based composites is very diverse. SiO2 in amorphous form is present in various amounts in quite a few supplementary cementing materials (SCMs) being used as partial replacement of Portland cement. In this work, the applicability of a commercially produced coagulated silica powder as a partial replacement of Portland cement in cement paste mix design is investigated. Portland cement CEM I 42.5R produced according to the EU standard EN 197-1 is used as a reference binder. Coagulated silica is applied in dosages of 5 and 10 % by mass of cement. The water/binder ratio is kept constant in all the studied pastes. For the applied silica, specific surface area, density, loss on ignition, pozzolanic activity, chemical composition, and SiO2 amorphous phase content are determined. For the developed pastes on the basis of cement-silica blended binder, basic physical properties as bulk density, matrix density, and total open porosity are accessed. Pore size distribution is determined using MIP analysis. Initial and final setting times of fresh mixtures are measured by automatic Vicat apparatus. Effect of silica admixture on mechanical resistivity is evaluated using compressive strength, bending strength, and dynamic Young's modulus measurement. The obtained data gives evidence of a decreased workability of paste mixtures with silica, whereas the setting process is accelerated. On the other hand, reaction activity of silica with Portland cement minerals results in a slight decrease of porosity and improvement of mechanical resistivity of cement pastes containing a-SiO2.

  4. Concrete with mineral and chemical addition

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    In the article interpretation of basic result research of cement concrete on astringent with grind wastage flotation concrete florin ore. Prove that introduction the highest wastage in composition astringent in quantitative to 20% from the masses of cement allowed find physical-technical description of concrete. More elective is Mark that, complex introduction in composition of astringent wastage of production florin and chemical plasticizer that will do contribute to acceleration velocity of hydrate wedge mineral of cement and forming strong structure of concrete

  5. Sustainable Concrete Technology

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    Sim J.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The growing concern over global warming and significant ecological changes requires sustainable development in all fields of science and technology. Concrete not only consumes huge amount of energy and natural sources, but also emits large amount of CO2, mainly due to the production of cement. It is evident that such large amount of concrete production has put significant impact on the energy, resource, environment, and ecology of the society. Hence, how to develop the concrete technology in a sustainable way has become a significant issue. In this paper, some of Korean researches for sustainable development of concrete are presented. These are sustainable strengthening for deteriorated concrete structure, sustainable reinforcement of new concrete structure, sustainable concrete using recycled aggregate and supplementary cementing materials and finally application of each technique to precast concrete.

  6. Nondestructive Handheld Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Analysis of Spectroscopic Changes and Multivariate Modeling of Thermally Degraded Plain Portland Cement Concrete and its Slag and Fly Ash-Based Analogs.

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    Leung Tang, Pik; Alqassim, Mohammad; Nic Daéid, Niamh; Berlouis, Leonard; Seelenbinder, John

    2016-05-01

    Concrete is by far the world's most common construction material. Modern concrete is a mixture of industrial pozzolanic cement formulations and aggregate fillers. The former acts as the glue or binder in the final inorganic composite; however, when exposed to a fire the degree of concrete damage is often difficult to evaluate nondestructively. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy through techniques such as transmission, attenuated total reflectance, and diffuse reflectance have been rarely used to evaluate thermally damaged concrete. In this paper, we report on a study assessing the thermal damage of concrete via the use of a nondestructive handheld FT-IR with a diffuse reflectance sample interface. In situ measurements can be made on actual damaged areas, without the need for sample preparation. Separate multivariate models were developed to determine the equivalent maximal temperature endured for three common industrial concrete formulations. The concrete mixtures were successfully modeled displaying high predictive power as well as good specificity. This has potential uses in forensic investigation and remediation services particularly for fires in buildings. PMID:27059444

  7. Designing concrete for durability

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    Boyd, A.J.; Mindess, S.; Skalny, J.

    2001-01-01

    Some of the factors affecting the durability of modern concrete structures are discussed, with an emphasis on the problems caused by modern portland cements. This is followed by a description of some concrete durability issues of current interest, such as plastic shrinkage, seawater attack, and sulfate attack. The strategies for testing for durability are also discussed. It is concluded that, to produce durable concretes, a holistic approach to concrete construction must be adopted.
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  8. Photocatalyticpaving concrete

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    Lyapidevskaya Ol'ga Borisovna

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Today bituminous concrete is a conventional paving material. Among its advantages one can name dustlessness and noiselessness, fine wear (up to 1 mm a year and fine maintainability. As the main disadvantages of this material one can name high slipperiness under humidification, low durability and weather resistance. Besides that, during placement of the bituminous concrete a lot of different air pollutants are emitted, which are harmful for environment and human’s health (they are listed in the paper according to the US Environmental Protection Agency materials. As an alternative, one can use cement-concrete pavement, which is in many ways more efficient than the bituminous concrete. It is proposed to enhance environmental performance of the cement-concrete pavement via usage of photocatalysis. The mechanism of different photocatalytic reactions is described in the paper, namely heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis, photo-induces, photoactivated catalysis and catalytical photoreactions. It is pro-posed to use heterogeneous photocatalysis with titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst. The mechanism of photo oxidation of air contaminants, with the usage of titanium dioxide is2described. The paper sets problems, connected with the sensibilization of TiOto thevisible light (it is proposed to use titanium dioxide, doped with the atoms of certain elements to increase its sensibility to the visible light and with the development of a new photocatalytic paving concrete, which will meet the requirements, specified for paving in the climatic and traffic conditions of the Russian Federation.

  9. 水泥与混凝土外加剂(减水剂)适应性问题探析%Inquiry on the adaptability of cement and concrete additives

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    王庆

    2016-01-01

    With an introduction of technological and economic effects of water-reducing agent,starting from aspects of cement clinker mineral composition,gypsum compositions,alkali contents and cement fineness and so on,the thesis analyzes factors influencing cement and concrete additive adaptability,and puts forward measures of solving cement and additives adaptability problems,so as to meet the engineering demands for concrete technology performance.%介绍了减水剂的技术经济效果,从水泥熟料矿物成分、石膏成分、碱含量、水泥细度等方面,分析了影响水泥与混凝土外加剂适应性的因素,提出了解决水泥与外加剂适应性问题的措施,从而满足工程对混凝土技术性能的要求.

  10. Barium aluminate cement: its application

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    The technology of manufacturing barium aluminate cement from barium sulfate and alumina, using a rotary kiln for firing the clinker is described. The method of granulation of the homogenized charge was used. Conditions of using the ''to mud'' method in industry were indicated. The physical and chemical properties of barium aluminate cement are determined and the quality of several batches of cement prepared on a semi-industrial scale and their suitability for making highly refractory concretes are tested. The optimal composition of the concretes is determined as a function of the mixing water and barium aluminate cement contents. Several experimental batches of concretes were used in the linings of furnaces in the steel industry. The suitability of these cements for use in fields other than steelmaking is examined. It is established that calcium aluminate cement has certain limited applications

  11. Use of Rice Husk-Bark Ash in Producing Self-Compacting Concrete

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    Sumrerng Rukzon

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the use of blend of Portland cement with rice husk-bark ash in producing self-compacting concrete (SCC. CT was partially replaced with ground rice husk-bark ash (GRHBA at the dosage levels of 0%–40% by weight of binder. Compressive strength, porosity, chloride penetration, and corrosion of SCC were determined. Test results reveal that the resistance to chloride penetration of concrete improves substantially with partial replacement of CT with a blend of GRHBA and the improvement increases with an increase in the replacement level. The corrosion resistances of SCC were better than the CT concrete. In addition, test results indicated that the reduction in porosity was associated with the increase in compressive strength. The porosity is a significant factor as it affects directly the durability of the SCC. This work is suggested that the GHRBA is effective for producing SCC with 30% of GHRBA replacement level.

  12. Improved Photodegradation of Organic Contaminants Using Nano-TiO2 and TiO2 -SiO2 Deposited on Portland Cement Concrete Blocks.

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    Jafari, Hoda; Afshar, Shahrara

    2016-01-01

    The photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanoparticles (nano-TiO2 ) and its hybrid with SiO2 (nano-TiO2 -SiO2 ) for degradation of some organic dyes on cementitious materials was studied in this work. Nanohybrid photocatalysts were prepared using an inorganic sol-gel precursor and then characterized using XRD, SEM and UV-Vis. The grain sizes were estimated by Scherrer's equation to be around 10 nm. Then, a thin layer was applied to Portland cement concrete (PCC) blocks by dipping them into nano-TiO2 and nano-TiO2 -SiO2 solution. The efficiency of coated PCC blocks for the photocatalytic decomposition of two dyes, Malachite Green oxalate (MG) and Methylene Blue (MB), was examined under UV and visible irradiation and then monitored by the chemical oxygen demand tests. The results showed that more than 80% and 92% of MG and MB were decomposed under UV-Vis irradiation using blocks coated with nano-TiO2 -SiO2 . TiO2 /PCC and TiO2 -SiO2 /PCC blocks showed a significant ability to oxidize dyes under visible and UV lights and TiO2 -SiO2 /PCC blocks require less time for dye degradation. Based on these results, coated blocks have increased photocatalytic activity which can make them commercially accessible photocatalysts. PMID:26648581

  13. Studying the behavior of concrete at high temperatures

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    2013-01-01

    This thesis deals with the behavior of cement concrete at high temperature with a focus on the impact behavior of aggregate, cement type and polypropylene fiber reinforcement. The theoretical part describes the issue of cement concrete at high temperatures, especially processes in the cement matrix, aggregates and polypropylene fibers. Furthermore, theoretical part describes the selection of a suitable type of cement and aggregates in concrete exposed to high temperatures. In the experimental...

  14. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON REHABILITATION OF REINFORCED CEMENT CONCRETE INTERIOR BEAM-COLUMN JOINTS USING CFRP AND GFRP SHEETS

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a rapid rehabilitation scheme for moderately damaged reinforced concrete interior beam - column joints under the static loading. Eight interior beam - column joints were casted and designated as virgin specimens and tested up to failure . Out of eight specimens, four of the specimens were externally wrapped with glass fibre reinforced polymer sheets and other four specimens with carbon fibre reinforced polymer sheets. These rehabilitated specimens were tested up to failure. The performances of the rehabilitatedbeam-column joint specimens were compared with the virgin beam-column joint specimens. Experimental results illustrated that the rehabilitated specimens of glass fibre reinforced polymer and carbon fibre reinforced polymer beam-column joint specimens exhibited an improved load carrying capacity and a higher rate of stiffness than the virgin specimens.

  15. 磷铝酸盐水泥混凝土抗渗性能研究%Research on Property of Anti-permeability of Phosphoaluminate Cement Concrete

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    刘鹏; 余志武; 张鸣; 丁铸; 邢峰; 胡佳山

    2011-01-01

    Abstract: The properties of air-permeability, sorptivity, water-permeability and chloride diffusion of phos-phoaluminate cement (PAC) concrete were investigated in detail, and the mechanism was discussed as well. The phase composition and morphology of hydration products, porosity and por"e size distribution, and electrical properties of PAC concrete cured for 28 days were analyzed with X-ray diffraction (XRD), mercury intrusion porosimetry(MIP) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). It is indicated that the properties of PAC concrete are better than that of PC. The air-permeability coefficient and sorptivity of PAC concrete cured for 28 days is 0.013 7Xln(/>/mbar)/min and 0. 045 6X10~7 m'/min05 respectively, the water permeability coefficient is 2. 99 X 10~9 mm/s, the chloride diffusion coefficient is 1. 61 X 10~12 m2/s. This shows that the hydration mechanism and the hydration products of PAC are different from that of PC. The permeability coefficient of concrete reduces with age, which is due to continuous formation of more hydration products.%研究了磷铝酸盐水泥(PAC)混凝土表面透气、表面吸水、水渗透和氯离子渗透性能,并对它们的机理进行了探讨.利用X射线衍射仪(XRD),全自动孔隙分析仪(MIP)和电化学工作站(EIS)对混凝土水化产物的物相组成、孔结构特性和电性能进行了分析.结果表明:磷铝酸盐水泥混凝土具有较佳的表面性能、抗水渗透和抗氯离子渗透性能,养护28 d的PAC混凝土表面透气系数为0.013 7×ln( p/mbar) /min,表面吸水系数约为0.045 6×10-7m3/min0.5,相对渗水系数约为2.99×10-9 mm/s,氯离子扩散系数约为1.61×10-12 m2/s.这是由于磷铝酸盐水泥水化机理和水化生成物不同于硅酸盐水泥造成的.随着养护龄期的增长,PAC的水化生成物增多,结构更加致密,混凝土抗渗性能亦随之提高.

  16. Kinetic and morphological differentiation of Ettringites in plain and blended Portland cements using Metakaolin and the ASTM C 452-68 test. Part I: kinetic differentiation

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available In this first part of the study, the results obtained in prior research with XRD and SEM, as well as the Le Chatelier-Ansttet test were confirmed with the ASTM C 452-68 test. To this end, 20%, 30% and 40% metakaolin (MK was added to ten Portland cements, six OPCs and four SRPCs. Both the ten plain PCs and the 30 metakaolin (MK blends were tested for two years under ASTM C 452-68 specifications, determining not only the percentage increase in length, ΔL(%, of the specimens, but also the sulphate content in the curing water. Other parameters studied included: chemical analysis of the cementitious materials used and specific properties of some of the cements tested.The experimental results, ΔL(% versus time, re-confirmed that the formation rate of ettringite from the reactive alumina, Al2O3r-, present in the pozzolan must be substantially higher than the formation rate of ettringite from the C3A present in the PC. This was verified by the variation of the sulphate content in the specimen curing water throughout the test. In light of those findings, in this article these two types of ettringite are denominated rapid forming ettringite or ett-rf, and slow forming ettringite or ett-lf.En esta Parte I de la investigación, se han logrado verificar mediante el ensayo ASTM C 452-68, los resultados obtenidos en anteriores investigaciones realizadas con DRX y SEM y el ensayo Le Chatelier-Ansttet. Para ello, a 10 cementos Portland –6 CPO y 4 CPRS– se les añadió 20%, 30% y 40% de metakaolín (MK. Tanto los 10 CP como los 30 de sus mezclas con metakaolín (MK, se ensayaron durante 2 años, mediante dicho método ASTM C 452-68, y a sus probetas no sólo se les determinó su incremento porcentual de longitud, ΔL(%, sino además, el contenido de sulfatos de sus aguas de conservación. Otras determinaciones complementarias fueron: análisis químico de los materiales cementiceos utilizados y propiedades específicas de algunos cementos ensayados

  17. The optimization of concrete mixtures for use in highway applications

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    Moini, Mohamadreza

    . Conducted research enabled further reduction of cement contents to 250 kg/m3 (420 lb/yd3) as required for the design of sustainable concrete pavements. This research demonstrated that aggregate packing can be used in multiple ways as a tool to optimize the aggregates assemblies and achieve the optimal particle size distribution of aggregate blends. The SCMs, and air-entraining admixtures were selected to comply with existing WisDOT performance requirements and chemical admixtures were selected using the separate optimization study excluded from this thesis. The performance of different concrete mixtures was evaluated for fresh properties, strength development, and compressive and flexural strength ranging from 1 to 360 days. The methods and tools discussed in this research are applicable, but not limited to concrete pavement applications. The current concrete proportioning standards such as ACI 211 or current WisDOT roadway standard specifications (Part 5: Structures, Section 501: Concrete) for concrete have limited or no recommendations, methods or guidelines on aggregate optimization, the use of ternary aggregate blends (e.g., such as those used in asphalt industry), the optimization of SCMs (e.g., class F and C fly ash, slag, metakaolin, silica fume), modern superplasticizers (such as polycarboxylate ether, PCE) and air-entraining admixtures. This research has demonstrated that the optimization of concrete mixture proportions can be achieved by the use and proper selection of optimal aggregate blends and result in 12% to 35% reduction of cement content and also more than 50% enhancement of performance. To prove the proposed concrete proportioning method the following steps were performed: • The experimental aggregate packing was investigated using northern and southern source of aggregates from Wisconsin; • The theoretical aggregate packing models were utilized and results were compared with experiments; • Multiple aggregate optimization methods (e.g., optimal

  18. 不同胶凝材料的精细混凝土高温后力学性能%MECHANICAL PROPERTY OF FINE GRAINED CONCRETE WITH DIFFERENT CEMENTING MATERIAL AFTER EXPOSURE TO HIGH-TEMPERATURE

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    沈玲华; 王激扬; 徐世烺; 付晔

    2015-01-01

    为了改善用于纤维编织网增强混凝土基体材料的精细混凝土的耐高温性能,该文进行了120个40mim×40mm×160mm棱柱体的高温后抗折强度试验和240个40mm×40mm×40mm立方体的高温后抗压强度试验.考察了不同胶凝材料对精细混凝土试件高温后力学性能的影响,包括外掺纳米材料以及以高铝水泥作为主要胶凝材料的影响.结果表明:体积掺量为1.5%和3.0%纳米SiO2气凝胶粉末未能改善精细混凝十的耐高温性能,质量掺量为5.0%纳米陶瓷粉在目标温度TR=800℃时使基体混凝土的抗压和抗折强度分别提高84.2%和120.9%.当TR=800℃时,采用高铝水泥作为主要胶凝材料的试件力学性能均比普通精细混凝土试件大幅提高;各组掺入活性粉末的高铝水泥混凝土试件在TR=800℃时,相对抗压和抗折强度均比未掺活性粉末时有所提高.%To improve the high temperature resistance of fine grained concrete for textile reinforced concrete matrices,120 prism specimens (40mm×40mm×160mm) for flexural tests and 240 cube specimens (40mm×40mm×40mm) were prepared in this paper for compressive strength tests after exposure to high temperature.The effects of different cementing materials on mechanical properties of fine grained concrete were studied,including the effect of nanomaterial admixtures and the use of alumina cement as main cementing material.The results show that nanometer SiO2 aerogel powder cannot improve the high temperature resistance of fine grained concrete when volume fraction is 1.5% or 3.0%.Nanosized ceramic powder with quality content of 5.0% can improve the residual compressive and flexural strength of fine grained concrete by 84.2% and 120.9%,respectively,over that of concrete without nanosized ceramic powder at 800℃.When TR=800℃,mechanical properties of specimens with alumina cement as the main cementing material increase greatly compared with ordinary fine grained

  19. Characterization and utilization of cement kiln dusts (CKDs) as partial replacements of Portland cement

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    Khanna, Om Shervan

    The characteristics of cement kiln dusts (CKDs) and their effects as partial replacement of Portland Cement (PC) were studied in this research program. The cement industry is currently under pressure to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and solid by-products in the form of CKDs. The use of CKDs in concrete has the potential to substantially reduce the environmental impact of their disposal and create significant cost and energy savings to the cement industry. Studies have shown that CKDs can be used as a partial substitute of PC in a range of 5--15%, by mass. Although the use of CKDs is promising, there is very little understanding of their effects in CKD-PC blends. Previous studies provide variable and often conflicting results. The reasons for the inconsistent results are not obvious due to a lack of material characterization data. The characteristics of a CKD must be well-defined in order to understand its potential impact in concrete. The materials used in this study were two different types of PC (normal and moderate sulfate resistant) and seven CKDs. The CKDs used in this study were selected to provide a representation of those available in North America from the three major types of cement manufacturing processes: wet, long-dry, and preheater/precalciner. The CKDs have a wide range of chemical and physical composition based on different raw material sources and technologies. Two fillers (limestone powder and quartz powder) were also used to compare their effects to that of CKDs at an equivalent replacement of PC. The first objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive composition analysis of CKDs and compare their characteristics to PC. CKDs are unique materials that must be analyzed differently from PC for accurate chemical and physical analysis. The present study identifies the chemical and physical analytical methods that should be used for CKDs. The study also introduced a method to quantify the relative abundance of the different

  20. Mass Change Prediction Model of Concrete Subjected to Sulfate Attack

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    Kwang-Myong Lee

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study suggested a mass change prediction model for sulfate attack of concrete containing mineral admixtures through an immersion test in sulfate solutions. For this, 100% OPC as well as binary and ternary blended cement concrete specimens were manufactured by changing the types and amount of mineral admixture. The concrete specimens were immersed in fresh water, 10% sodium sulfate solution, and 10% magnesium sulfate solution, respectively, and mass change of the specimens was measured at 28, 56, 91, 182, and 365 days. The experimental results indicated that resistance of concrete containing mineral admixture against sodium sulfate attack was far greater than that of 100% OPC concrete. However, in terms of resistance against magnesium sulfate attack, concrete containing mineral admixture was lower than 100% OPC concrete due to the formation of magnesium silicate hydrate (M-S-H, the noncementitious material. Ultimately, based on the experimental results, a mass change prediction model was suggested and it was found that the prediction values using the model corresponded relatively well with the experimental results.

  1. Carbonation rates of concretes containing high volume of pozzolanic materials

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    Kritsada Sisomphon; Lutz Franke [Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg (Germany). Department of Building Physics and Building Materials

    2007-12-15

    The project studies the influence of fly ash and slag replacement on the carbonation rate of the concrete. The experimental work includes samples of pure Portland cement concrete (CEM I 42,5 R), blast-furnace slag concrete (CEM III-B), and fly ash blended concrete. To reveal the effect of curing on carbonation rate, the concretes were exposed to various submerged curing periods during their early ages. After that, the samples were subsequently exposed in the climate room controlling 20 {sup o}C and 50% RH until the testing date when the samples had an age of 5 months. Then, the accelerated carbonation test controlling the carbon dioxide concentration of 3% by volume, with 65% relative humidity were started to perform. The depth of carbonation can be observed by spraying a phenolphthalein solution on the fresh broken concrete surface. Finally, according to Fick's law of diffusion theoretical equations are proposed as a guide for estimating the carbonation rate of fly ash and blast-furnace slag concretes exposed under natural conditions from the results from accelerated carbonation tests.

  2. NANOMODIFIED CONCRETE

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    B. M. Khroustalev

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the main directions in construction material science is the development of  next generation concrete that is ultra-dense, high-strength, ultra-porous, high heat efficient, extra corrosion-resistant. Selection of such direction is caused by extreme operational impacts on the concrete, namely: continuously increasing load on the concrete and various dynamics of such loads; the necessity in operation of concrete products in a wide temperature range and their exposure to various chemical and physical effects.The next generation concrete represents high-tech concrete mixtures with additives that takes on and retain the required properties when hardening and being used under any operational conditions. A differential characteristic of the next generation concrete is its complexity that presumes usage of various mineral dispersed components, two- and three fractional fine and coarse aggregates, complex chemical additives, combinations of polymer and iron reinforcement.Design strength and performance properties level of the next generation concrete is achieved by high-quality selection of the composition, proper selection of manufacturing techniques, concrete curing, bringing the quality of concrete items to the required level of technical condition during the operational phase. However, directed formation of its structure is necessary in order to obtain high-tech concrete.Along with the traditional methods for regulation of the next generation concrete structure, modification of concrete while using silica nanoparticles is also considered as a perspective one because the concrete patterning occurs due to introduction of a binder in a mineral matrix. Due to this it is possible to obtain nano-modified materials with completely new properties.The main problem with the creation of nano-modified concrete is a uniform distribution of nano-materials in the volume of the cement matrix which is particularly important in the cases of adding a modifier in

  3. An historical examination of concrete

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    The requirement that concrete in nuclear waste repositories be stable physically and chemically for hundreds, if not thousands, of years has initiated studies of ancient and old concretes. The history of cement and concrete is described. The oldest know concrete, from Yugoslavia, is ca. 7,500 years old. Concrete was used in many ancient civilisations, including those of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Ancient concretes were usually based upon lime, but sometimes gypsum was used. Pure lime concretes hardened by atomospheric carbonation but the Ancients, in particular the Romans, also employed hydraulic limes and discovered pozzolanas to make superior concretes which, upon hardening, contained complex cementitious hydrates including calcium-silicate-hydrate (CSH), the principal binding element in Portland cement concrete. Portland cement was not invented until 1824 or later and consists principally of calcium silicates formed by clinkerisation of a mixture of limestone and clay in carefully measured proportions. The cement sets hydraulically to form, principally, calcium hydroxide and CSH, the latter being an amorphous or semi-amorphous substance of variable composition. The published literature relating to the analysis of old and ancient cements and concretes is reviewed. A suite of samples spanning the history of concrete has been obtained. A variety of physical and chemical techniques have been employed to characterise these samples. (author)

  4. Mix Proportion Optimal Design for Flexible Basalt Fiber Reinforced Cement Concrete%柔性玄武岩纤维水泥混凝土配比优化设计

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    史国刚; 李海涛; 顾兴宇

    2012-01-01

    In order to research the road performances of basalt fiber reinforced concrete, aimed at the uncertainty and experience relying in flexible fiber cement concrete mix design, taken water/binder ratio as a reference factor, the influences of basalt fiber volume content and length on the bending tensile strength of cement concrete were analyzed by orthogonal experiments, and the rank and the value scope of the influencing factors were determined. The optimized values of the influencing factors were selected by further research the influences of basalt fiber volume fraction on 28 d bending strength, dry shrinking ratio and impact toughness of cement concrete and the strengthening mechanism analysis of flexible fiber reinforced concrete. The research results indicate that (1) water-cement ratio, fiber volume content and fiber length are important factors influencing concrete strength; (2) adding 0. 2% -0. 3% volume content of basalt fiber can significantly enhance the early strength, shrink properties and impact properties of cement concrete which remain good workability. Basalt fiber has some effects on improving the late strength of reinforced concrete.%为研究玄武岩纤维增强水泥混凝土的路用性能,针对柔性纤维水泥混凝土配合比设计过程中的不确定性和依赖经验的现状,以水灰比作为参照因素,通过正交试验分析了玄武岩纤维体积掺量和长度对混凝土抗弯拉强度的影响程度,明确了主次影响参数及参数适宜取值范围.通过进一步分析纤维体积率对水泥混凝土28 d抗弯拉强度、干缩率和冲击韧性等指标的影响,结合柔性纤维混凝土的增强机理,确定了各参数的最佳选值.研究结果表明,水灰比、纤维体积掺量和纤维长度是影响混凝土强度的重要因素,0.2%~0.3%体积掺量的玄武岩纤维可显著提高水泥混凝土的早期强度、收缩性能和抗冲击性能,同时具有良好的工作性,玄武岩纤维对水泥

  5. 成型方式和养护条件对多孔改性水泥混凝土性能的影响%Influence of Molding Method and Curing Conditions on Properties of Porous Modified Cement Concrete

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    王中合

    2014-01-01

    As a result of adding cement modifier and large porosity, porous modified cement concrete has different properties on different molding method or curing condition. Through the comparative test of dif-ferent molding methods and different curing condition, concrete porosity, bulk density, compressive strength and flexural strength are detected. The test results show that, porous modified concrete molding should adopt the method of light vibration in a short time or artificial pound. Its curing condition is stan-dard curing early, then natural curing.%由于添加了水泥改性剂且空隙率大,不同成型方式和养护条件对多孔改性水泥混凝土的性能产生不同的影响。通过不同成型方式和不同养护条件对比试验,检测混凝土的空隙率、毛体积密度、抗压强度、抗弯拉强度等性能。试验结果表明,多孔改性水泥混凝土成型宜采用短时间轻振或人工插捣的方式;适宜的养护条件是早期保湿养护,而后进行自然养护。

  6. 水泥混凝土配合比设计的经济性优化研究%Research on Economic Optimization of Cement Concrete Mix Proportion Design

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    熊明祥

    2011-01-01

    Through analyzing and comparing the project cost of cement concrete with different proportioning materials, the paper studies the project economic optimization of cement concrete proportioning. Study shows that the optimized proportioning concrete not only can meet various technical function requirements of project, reduce the cost of construction material cost directly and significantly; but also can reduce the cost indirectly, and improve the economic benefits of the project and businesses.%通过对水泥混凝土不同配合比材料组成工程造价成本加以分析、比较,对水泥混凝土配合比的工程经济性优化进行研究.研究证明:配合比经优化的混凝土不仅仅能满足工程施工的各项技术性能要求,直接、明显地降低工程材料成本;且更间接地降低工程成本,提高项目乃至企业的经济效益.

  7. Environmental Impact of Concrete

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    Dan Babor

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The cement and concrete industries are huge. What does this mean in terms of the environment? Concrete and other cementitious materials have both environmental advantages and disadvantages. This paper takes a look at how these materials are made, then reviews a number of environmental considerations relating to their production and use.

  8. Environmental Impact of Concrete

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    Dan Babor; Diana Plian; Loredana Judele

    2009-01-01

    The cement and concrete industries are huge. What does this mean in terms of the environment? Concrete and other cementitious materials have both environmental advantages and disadvantages. This paper takes a look at how these materials are made, then reviews a number of environmental considerations relating to their production and use.

  9. Synthesis of knowledge on the long-term behaviour of concretes. Applications to cemented waste packages; Synthese des connaissances sur le comportement a long terme des betons. Application aux colis cimentes

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    Richet, C.; Galle, C.; Le Bescop, P.; Peycelon, H.; Bejaoui, S.; Tovena, I.; Pointeau, I.; L' Hostis, V.; Levera, P

    2004-03-01

    As stipulated in the former law of December 91 relating to 'concrete waste package', a progress report (phenomenological reference document) was first provided in 1999. The objective was to make an assessment of the knowledge acquired on the long-term behaviour of cement-based waste packages in the context of deep disposal and/or interim storage. The present document is an updated summary report. It takes into account a new knowledge assessment, considers coupled mechanisms and should contribute to the first performance studies (operational calculations). Handling and radio-nuclides (RN) confinement are the two major functional properties requested from the concrete used for the waste packages. In unsaturated environment (interim storage/disposal prior to closing), the main problem is the generation of cracks in the material. This aspect is a key parameter from the mechanical point of view (retrievability). It can have a major impact on the disposal phase (confinement). In saturated environment (disposal post-closing phase), the main concern is the chemical degradation of the waste package concrete submitted to underground waters leaching. In this context, the major thema are: the durability of the concretes under water (chemical degradation) and in unsaturated medium (corrosion of reinforcement), matter transport, RN retention, chemistry / transport / mechanical couplings. On the other hand, laboratory data on the behaviour of concretes are used to evaluate the RN source term of waste packages in function of time (concrete waste package OPerational Model, i.e. 'Concrete MOP'). The 'MOP' provides the physico-chemical description of the RN release in relationship with the waste package degradation itself. This description is based on simplified phenomenology for which only dimensioning mechanisms are taken into account. The use of Diffu-Ca code (basic module for the MOP) on the CASTEM numerical plate-form, already allows operational

  10. Sustainable Concrete Technology

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    Sim J.; Lee K.H.

    2015-01-01

    The growing concern over global warming and significant ecological changes requires sustainable development in all fields of science and technology. Concrete not only consumes huge amount of energy and natural sources, but also emits large amount of CO2, mainly due to the production of cement. It is evident that such large amount of concrete production has put significant impact on the energy, resource, environment, and ecology of the society. Hence, how to develop the concrete technology in ...

  11. Kinetic and morphological differentiation of ettringites in plain and blended Portland cements with metakaolin and the ASTM C 452-68 test. Part II: Morphological differentiation by SEM and XRD analysis

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    Talero, R.

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The same cementitious materials (OPCs, SRPCs and matekaolin, MK, the same blended cements and the same ASTM C 452-68 test than in Part I, were used. Other complementary determinations were: chemical analysis of cementing materials, SEM and XRD analysis of ettringites and specific properties of some cement tested and of their pastes.The experimental results have also demonstrated that when 7.0% SO3, equivalent to 15.05% of gypsum, was added to the M pozzolan-containing Portland cement and tested with the ASTM C 452-68 method, it was not found to behave aggressively but rather as “setting regulator ”, because the increase in mechanical strengths over time and setting times in these mixes were, therefore, similar to the pattern observed in any PC. However, when the gypsum content was raised to triple than that amount (21.0% SO3, it behaved aggressively. In both cases, logically, ettringite from both origins were involved in the resulting beneficial or adverse behavior.En esta Parte II se utilizaron los mismos materiales cementíceos (CPO, CPRS, y metakaolín, MK, los mismos cementos de mezcla y el mismo método de ensayo ASTM C 452-68 que en la Parte I. Otras determinaciones complementarias fueron: análisis químico de los materiales cementíceos, análisis por DRX y SEM de ettringitas y propiedades específicas de algunos cementos ensayados y de sus pastas.Los resultados experimentales obtenidos han demostrado también que, el 7.0% de SO3 presente en los 30 cementos de mezcla con MK, ensayados conforme el método ASTM C 452-68, no se comporta como agresivo sino como ”regulador de fraguado”, porque los tiempos de fraguado y el aumento de resistencias mecánicas fueron como los de cualquier CP. De aquí que algunos de esos cementos de mezcla puedan ser considerados “cementos hidráulicos expansivos”, el resto, no. Sin embargo, cuando la cantidad de yeso aportada fue el triple (21,0% SO3, se comportó como agresivo, motivo por el cual

  12. The mix design and construction technology of pervious cement pavement concrete%透水水泥路面混凝土配合比设计及施工技术

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    肖菁

    2011-01-01

    Pervious cement pavement concrete is of good perviousness,it can release the problems of highway seeper and urban environment,so it is a sort of environmental protection concrete.The material selection,mix design and construction technology of pervious ce%透水水泥路面混凝土具有良好的透水性,能够缓解公路积水和城市环境问题,是一种环保型的混凝土。本文讨论了透水水泥路面混凝土的原材料选择、配合比设计及施工工艺,并展望了透水水泥路面混凝土的应用前景。

  13. A historical examination of concrete

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    The requirement that concrete in radioactive waste repositories be stable physically and chemically for very long times has initiated studies of ancient and old concretes. This report is a contribution to this effort. After a description of the history of cement and concrete, the published literature relating to the analysis of old and ancient concrete is reviewed. A series of samples spanning the history of concrete has been obtained; a variety of physical and chemical techniques have been employed to characterize these samples. Reasons for survival of ancient concretes, and for durability of early, reinforced concretes are identified. Recommendations for further studies are given. 132 refs

  14. The aggressiveness of pig slurry to cement mortars

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    Massana Guitart, Jordi; Guerrero Bustos, Ana; Antón Fuentes, Rebeca; Garcimartin Molina, Miguel Angel; Sanchez Espinosa, Elvira

    2013-01-01

    The aim was to measure the behaviour of various mortars employed in livestock media in central Spain and to analyse the aggressiveness of pig slurry to cement blended with fly ash mortars. To achieve this, mortar specimens were immersed in ponds storing pig slurry. Mortar specimens, of 40 ? 40 ? 160 mm, were made from four types of cement commonly used and recommended for rural areas. The types were a sulphate-resistant Portland cement and three cements blended in different proportions with ...

  15. Concrete Shrinkage Effect on the Composite Steel–Concrete State of Stresses

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    Moga, Petru; Alb, Claudia Pondichi

    2014-01-01

    The size of concrete shrinkage deformation depends, similar to creep, upon many factors: concrete composition, concrete quality, water/cement ratio, aggregate nature and grain size, compaction manner, humidity of ambient environment. In the steel–concrete composite structures, the phenomena of creep and shrinkage affect concrete behaviour and lead to shortening in the concrete slab. As concrete is rigidly tied to steel, the shortening is partially stopped and brings about a redistribution of ...

  16. 高性能混凝土外加剂对水泥砂浆力学性能的影响%Mechanical properties research of high-performance concrete admixtures on the cement mortar

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    程朝霞; 张自新; 胡志超; 杨健辉

    2011-01-01

    A new type of admixtures on mortar strength was researched with mixed-level orthogonal table.Mixing a few different factors and levels of additives to form a new group of 16 specimens of cement mortar,and testing 3 d and 28 d strength of these prism specimens,then using orthogonal design analysis of variance test methods such as error analysis researched the influence of high-performance concrete admixtures on the cement mortar strength.The results showed that high-performance concrete admixtures are not the most perfect additives.Without reducing water consumption,high performance concrete admixtures with the same quality of cement replacement,the admixtures on the strength of the effect is not significant factors.In the dosage less case,the improvement is not obvious on the strength of concrete,and mixed with excessive can cause retardation.Admixture of polycarboxylate superplasticizer increases the strength.There was an interaction between high-performance concrete admixtures and water reducing agent.%采用混合水平正交表研究了新型外加剂对砂浆强度的影响.通过掺加不同因子及水平数的新型外加剂成型了16组水泥砂浆试件,测试了3 d和28 d龄期的强度,采用正交设计中的方差分析、试验误差等方法分析表明,高性能混凝土外加剂并不是性能最好的外加剂,不减少用水量的情况下,用高性能混凝土外加剂替代同等质量水泥后,外加剂对强度的影响并不是显著因素.掺量较少的情况下,对混凝土强度的提高不明显,掺量过大,会造成缓凝.掺加聚羧酸减水剂提高强度,高性能混凝土外加剂和减水剂之间存在交互作用.

  17. Impact of internal water reservoirs on shrinkage of high strength concrete

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    Drčar, Grega

    2013-01-01

    High strength concrete has lower water-cement ratio compared to regular concrete, which allows higher strength of the concrete. Because of low water-cement ratio, there is a lack of water during the process of hydration.During the transport of water from the capillary pores of concrete, high forces to the structure of the hardening cement paste were created. Because of this forces, the concrete shrinks, which creates cracks and therefore reduces durability of the concrete elements. In this...

  18. High Performance Concrete Pavement in Indiana

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    Nantung, Tommy E

    2011-01-01

    Until the early 1990s, curling and warping of Portland cement concrete pavement did not concern pavement engineers in many transportation agencies. Since beginning construction of the interstate system in the United States in the late 1950s through the late 1980s, the performance of Portland cement concrete pavement has been associated with properties of concrete as a pavement material. In those years developed standards and design guidelines emphasized better concrete materials and construct...

  19. Inlfuence of Additives on Shrinkage and Early-age Crack Resistance of Slag Cement Concrete%外加剂对矿渣水泥混凝土收缩与早期抗裂的影响

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    韩静云; 宋旭艳; 郜志海

    2016-01-01

    选用木钠减水剂、UEA-H膨胀剂、早强剂、柠檬酸缓凝剂以常用掺量外掺入矿粉水泥中,检测其化学收缩和干缩性能,同时将各掺量的外加剂分别引入到矿渣水泥混凝土中,检测其抗压强度以及早期抗裂性能,结果表明:木钠减水剂增加矿渣水泥的早期化学收缩,也增大矿渣水泥胶砂的干缩值;UEA-H膨胀剂增加矿渣水泥的化学收缩,并能降低矿渣水泥胶砂的干缩;早强剂则在早期就大幅度增加矿渣水泥的化学收缩,对胶砂体系干缩性能影响与基准矿渣水泥体系相当;柠檬酸缓凝剂能降低矿渣水泥的化学收缩值,但会提高胶砂体系的干缩值。木钠减水剂、UEA-H膨胀剂和早强剂都能提高矿渣水泥混凝土的早期抗裂性能,其中早强剂在所选用的几种外加剂中效果最好,而缓凝剂对矿渣水泥混凝土早期抗裂性能具有不利影响。%Sodium ligninsulfonate water reducer, UEA-H expansive agent, early strength agent and citric acid retarder could be introduced into slag cement, and then chemical shrinkage and dry shrinkage of system may be tested. After slag concrete with various additives respectively can be prepared, its compressive strength and early crack resistance may be determined. The results can show that: sodium ligninsulfonate water reducer can increase early chemical shrinkage and dry shrinkage of slag cement. UEA-H expansive agent can increase chemical shrinkage and reduce dry shrinkage of slag cement. Early strength agent can substantially increase early chemical shrinkage of slag cement. Inlfuence of early strength agent on dry shrinkage of slag cement may be similar to fundamental slag cement. Citric acid retarder can reduce chemical shrinkage of slag cement, but may improve dry shrinkage of cement system. Sodium ligninsulfonate water reducer, UEA-H expansive agent, early strength agent could improve early cracking resistance of slag concrete

  20. Performance of Groundnut Husk Ash (GHA - Rice Husk Ash (RHA Modified Concrete in Acidic Environment

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    Egbe-Ngu Ntui Ogork

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the findings of an investigation on the compressive strength of concrete containing Groundnut Husk Ash (GHA blended with Rice Husk Ash (RHA and its resistance to acid aggression, as well as regression models of the concrete resistance in acidic environment. The GHA and RHA used were obtained by controlled burning of groundnut husk and rice husk, respectively in a kiln to a temperature of 600 oC, and after allowing cooling, sieved through sieve 75 µm and characterized. The compressive strength of GHA-RHAConcrete was investigated at replacement levels of 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40 %, respectively by weight of cement. A total of seventy five 150 mm cubes of GHA-RHA-Concrete grade 20 were tested for compressive strength at 3, 7, 28, 60 and 90 days of curing. Also, thirty 100 mm cubes were exposed to attack from 10 % concentration of diluted solution of sulphuric acid (H2SO4 and nitric acid (HNO3, respectively and the concrete resistance was also modeled using Minitab statistical software to establish regression models. The result of the investigations showed that the compressive strength of the concrete decreased with increase in GHA-RHA content. However 15 % replacement with GHA-RHA was considered as optimum for structural concrete. The use of GHA admixed with 10 % RHA in concrete improved its resistance against sulphuric and nitric acids aggression. The average weight loss of GHA-RHA- concrete after 28 days of exposure in sulphuric acid and nitric acid were 11.6 % and 11.7 %, respectively as opposed to 22.4 % and 15.1 %, respectively for plain Portland cement concrete. The regression models of GHA-RHA-Concrete for resistance against sulphuric and nitric acids were developed with R2 values of 0.668 and 0.655, respectively and were adequate for prediction of the sensitivities of pozzolanic activity of GHA-RHA in acidic environment.

  1. 基于累积损伤因子的水泥混凝土路面设计%Cement concrete pavement design based on cumulative damage factor

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    蔡良才; 朱占卿; 吴爱红; 潘正华; 王维国

    2012-01-01

    Based on the compositive fatigue equation of load fatigue stress and temperature fatigue stress, the coverage-to-pass ratios of single-axle-single-wheel load and single-axle-double-wheel load were calculated by adopting cumulative damage factor. A direct calculating method of total cumulative fatigue damage of pavement structure produced by multi-axle load and a new design method of cement concrete pavement were put forward by replacing design axle load with cumulative damage factor. The accuracy and application feasibility of calculating fatigue damage produced by multi-axle load were done through a design example with two types of traffic volumes. Analysis result indicates that the acting times of multi-axle load at all points on the cross section of highway are different, and the peak value of cumulative damage of each axle load may be not at the same location. The thicknesses of worst pavement places under the traffic volumes calculated by the design method based on cumulative damage factor are all 22 cm, which meets the design requirement, and the thicknesses of other places can reduce according to the cumulative damage curve. Thereby, it can avoid the differences and localizations of present specification design method of concrete pavement based on standard axle load and equivalent fatigue consumption principle. 1 tab, 8 figs, 12 refs.%考虑荷载疲劳应力和温度疲劳应力的综合疲劳方程,计算了单轴单轮及单轴双轮轴载的覆盖通行率,利用累积损伤因子替代标准轴载在交通量换算中的作用,提出了直接计算各级轴载对路面结构总的累积疲劳损伤方法和新的水泥混凝土路面设计方法,并采用两组交通量对轴载累积损伤量的计算方法的准确性与可行性进行了验证。分析结果表明:公路横断面上各点处轴载的作用次数是不同的,各级轴载的累积疲劳损伤峰值不一定在同一位置,利用基于累积损伤因子的水泥混凝土路面设计

  2. Performance of Cement Containing Laterite as Supplementary Cementing Material

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    Abbas Bukhari, Z. S.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The utilization of different industrial waste, by-products or other materials such as ground granulated blast furnace slag, silica fume, fly ash, limestone, and kiln dust, etc. as supplemen- tary cementing materials has received considerable attention in recent years. A study has been conducted to look into the performance of laterite as Supplementary Cementing Materials (SCM. The study focuses on compressive strength performance of blended cement containing different percentage of laterite. The cement is replaced accordingly with percentage of 2 %, 5 %, 7 % and 10 % by weight. In addition, the effect of use of three chemically different laterites have been studied on physical performance of cement as in setting time, Le-Chatlier expansion, loss on ignition, insoluble residue, free lime and specifically compressive strength of cement cubes tested at the age of 3, 7, and 28 days. The results show that the strength of cement blended with laterite as SCM is enhanced. Key words: Portland cement, supplementary cementing materials (SCM, laterite, compressive strength KUI – 6/2013 Received January 4, 2012 Accepted February 11, 2013

  3. Prediction of Compressive Strength of Self compacting Concrete with Flyash and Rice Husk Ash using Adaptive Neuro-fuzzy Inference System

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    S. S, Pathak

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Self-compacting concrete is an innovative concrete that does not require vibration for placing and compaction. It is able to flow under its own weight, completely filling formwork and achieving full compaction even in congested reinforcement without segregation and bleeding. In the present study self compacting concrete mixes were developed using blend of fly ash and rice husk ash. Fresh properties of theses mixes were tested by using standards recommended by EFNARC (European Federation for Specialist Construction Chemicals and Concrete system. Compressive strength at 28 days was obtained for these mixes. This paper presents development of Adaptive Neuro-fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS model for predicting compressive strength of self compacting concrete using fly ash and rice husk ash. The input parameters used for model are cement, fly ash, rice husk ash and water content. Output parameter is compressive strength at 28 days. The results show that the implemented model is good at predicting compressive strength.

  4. FORMULATION AND APPLICATION OF FATIGUE EQUATION FOR POROUS CEMENT CONCRETE%多孔水泥基混凝土疲劳方程的建立及应用

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    陈拴发; 郑木莲; 王秉纲

    2005-01-01

    作为水泥混凝土或沥青路面基层的多孔混凝土和面层一起受到荷载和温度的反复作用,因此,在路面应力分析和结构设计中需考虑它的疲劳性能.在多孔混凝土小梁弯拉疲劳实验的基础上,通过分析疲劳寿命实验数据的概率分布,得出其疲劳寿命服从双参数Weibull分布,并依次回归出不同应力水平和等效应力水平下两种形式的疲劳方程.根据疲劳方程提出了以多孔混凝土作为水泥混凝土路面下面层应力计算的荷载疲劳应力系数,沥青路面基层层底拉应力验算的抗拉强度结构系数,建立了进行路面结构设计的轴载换算模型.%Porous concrete, serving as the base of a cement concrete or a bituminous pavement, should withstand the repeated actions of traffic and temperature together with the road surface. Therefore, the fatigue characteristic was considered in pavement stress analysis and structure design. Based on indoor flexural tensile fatigue tests of small beams, through analyzing the probability distribution of the fatigue life, it was proved that the fatigue life of the porous concrete obeys two-parameter Weibull distribution, and two types of fatigue equations were formulated under different stress level and equivalent stress level. The load fatigue stress coefficient used in the load stress calculation for the porous concrete as undersurface of the cement concrete pavement were derived. The tensile strength structure coefficient used in the tensile stress check for the porous concrete as the base of an asphalt pavement, and the axle load conversion model used in pavement structure design was put forward.

  5. Effects of lithium nitrate admixture on early-age cement hydration

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    Although the benefits of lithium admixtures for mitigation of alkali-silica reaction (ASR) have been well documented, the potential ancillary effects of lithium compounds on cement and concrete remain largely uncharacterized. To examine the effects of the most common lithium admixture - lithium nitrate - on early-age behavior, the admixture was introduced at dosages of 0% to 400% of the recommended dosage to six cements of varying composition and to a cement-fly ash blend. Behavior was examined by isothermal calorimetry and measurements of chemical shrinkage, autogenous shrinkage, and setting time. Results indicate that lithium nitrate accelerates the early hydration of most cements but may retard hydration after 24 h. In the lowest alkali cement tested, set times were shortened in the presence of lithium nitrate by 15-22%. Higher dosages appeared to increase autogenous shrinkage after 40 days. The replacement of cement by Class F fly ash at 20% by weight appeared to diminish the early acceleration effects, but later hydration retardation and autogenous shrinkage were still observed

  6. Self-consolidating concrete homogeneity

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    Jarque, J. C.; Parra, C.; Valcuende, M.O.

    2007-01-01

    Concrete instability may lead to the non-uniform distribution of its properties. The homogeneity of self-consolidating concrete in vertically cast members was therefore explored in this study, analyzing both resistance to segregation and pore structure uniformity. To this end, two series of concretes were prepared, self-consolidating and traditional vibrated materials, with different w/c ratios and types of cement. The results showed that selfconsolidating concretes exhibit high resistance to...

  7. Diffusion Decay Coefficient for Chloride Ions of Concrete Containing Mineral Admixtures

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    Jae-Im Park

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The diffusion coefficient for chloride ions and the diffusion decay coefficient for chloride ions are essential variables for a service life evaluation of concrete structures. They are influenced by water-binder ratio, exposure condition, curing temperature, cement type, and the type and use of mineral admixture. Mineral admixtures such as ground granulated blast furnace slag, fly ash, and silica fume have been increasingly used to improve resistance against chloride ions penetration in concrete structures built in an offshore environment. However, there is not enough measured data to identify the statistical properties of diffusion decay coefficient for chloride ions in concrete using mineral admixtures. This paper is aimed at evaluating the diffusion decay coefficient for chloride ions of concrete using ordinary Portland cement or blended cement. NT BUILD 492 method, an electrophoresis experiment, was used to measure the diffusion coefficient for chloride ions with ages. It was revealed from the test results that the diffusion decay coefficient for chloride ions was significantly influenced by W/B and the replacement ratio of mineral admixtures.

  8. Rice husk derived waste materials as partial cement replacement in lightweight concrete Utilização de resíduos derivados da casca de arroz como substitutos parciais do cimento no concreto leve

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    Celso Yoji Kawabata

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In this study rice husk ash (RHA and broiler bed ash from rice husk (BBA, two agricultural waste materials, have been assessed for use as partial cement replacement materials for application in lightweight concrete. Physical and chemical characteristics of RHA and BBA were first analyzed. Three similar types of lightweight concrete were produced, a control type in which the binder was just CEMI cement (CTL and two other types with 10% cement replacement with, respectively, RHA and BBA. All types of similar lightweight concrete were prepared to present the same workability by adjusting the amount of superplasticizer. Properties of concrete investigated were compressive and flexural strength at different ages, absorption by capillarity, resistivity and resistance to chloride ion penetration (CTH method and accelerated carbonation. Test results obtained for 10% cement replacement level in lightweight concrete indicate that although the addition of BBA conducted to lower performance in terms of the degradation indicative tests, RHA led to the enhancement of mechanical properties, especially early strength and also fast ageing related results, further contributing to sustainable construction with energy saver lightweight concrete.Neste trabalho, cinzas de casca de arroz (RHA e cinzas de cama de frango (BBA, dois resíduos agrícolas, foram avaliadas para uso como substitutos parciais do cimento para produção de concreto leve. Características físicas e químicas de RHA e BBA foram analisadas. Três tipos semelhantes de concreto leve foram produzidos, um controle em que o ligante era totalmente cimento CEM I (CTL e dois outros tipos de concreto, com substituição de 10% com RHA e BBA, respectivamente. Todos os tipos de concreto leve foram feitos através do ajuste da quantidade de superplastificante para apresentarem a mesma trabalhabilidade. Propriedades de concreto investigados foram resistência à compressão e à flexão em diferentes idades

  9. Evolution of cement based materials in a repository for radioactive waste and their chemical barrier function

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    Kienzler, Bernhard; Metz, Volker; Schlieker, Martina; Bohnert, Elke [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany). Inst. fuer Nukleare Entsorgung (INE)

    2015-07-01

    The use of cementitious materials in nuclear waste management is quite widespread. It covers the solidification of low/intermediate-level liquid as well as solid wastes (e.g. laboratory wastes) and serves as shielding. For both high-level and intermediate-low level activity repositories, cement/concrete likewise plays an important role. It is used as construction material for underground and surface disposals, but more importantly it serves as barrier or sealing material. For the requirements of waste conditioning, special cement mixtures have been developed. These include special mixtures for the solidification of evaporator concentrates, borate binding additives and for spilling solid wastes. In recent years, low-pH cements were strongly discussed especially for repository applications, e.g. (Celine CAU DIT COUMES 2008; Garcia-Sineriz, et al. 2008). Examples for relevant systems are Calcium Silicate Cements (ordinary Portland cement (OPC) based) or Calcium Aluminates Cements (CAC). Low-pH pore solutions are achieved by reduction of the portlandite content by partial substitution of OPC by mineral admixtures with high silica content. The blends follow the pozzolanic reaction consuming Ca(OH){sub 2}. Potential admixtures are silica fume (SF) and fly ashes (FA). In these mixtures, super plasticizers are required, consisting of polycarboxilate or naphthalene formaldehyde as well as various accelerating admixtures (Garcia-Sineriz, et al. 2008). The pH regime of concrete/cement materials may stabilize radionuclides in solution. Newly formed alteration products retain or release radionuclides. An important degradation product of celluloses in cement is iso-saccharin acid. According to Glaus 2004 (Glaus and van Loon 2004), it reacts with radionuclides forming dissolved complexes. Apart from potentially impacting radionuclide solubility limitations, concrete additives, radionuclides or other strong complexants compete for surface sites for sorbing onto cement phases. In

  10. Evolution of cement based materials in a repository for radioactive waste and their chemical barrier function

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    The use of cementitious materials in nuclear waste management is quite widespread. It covers the solidification of low/intermediate-level liquid as well as solid wastes (e.g. laboratory wastes) and serves as shielding. For both high-level and intermediate-low level activity repositories, cement/concrete likewise plays an important role. It is used as construction material for underground and surface disposals, but more importantly it serves as barrier or sealing material. For the requirements of waste conditioning, special cement mixtures have been developed. These include special mixtures for the solidification of evaporator concentrates, borate binding additives and for spilling solid wastes. In recent years, low-pH cements were strongly discussed especially for repository applications, e.g. (Celine CAU DIT COUMES 2008; Garcia-Sineriz, et al. 2008). Examples for relevant systems are Calcium Silicate Cements (ordinary Portland cement (OPC) based) or Calcium Aluminates Cements (CAC). Low-pH pore solutions are achieved by reduction of the portlandite content by partial substitution of OPC by mineral admixtures with high silica content. The blends follow the pozzolanic reaction consuming Ca(OH)2. Potential admixtures are silica fume (SF) and fly ashes (FA). In these mixtures, super plasticizers are required, consisting of polycarboxilate or naphthalene formaldehyde as well as various accelerating admixtures (Garcia-Sineriz, et al. 2008). The pH regime of concrete/cement materials may stabilize radionuclides in solution. Newly formed alteration products retain or release radionuclides. An important degradation product of celluloses in cement is iso-saccharin acid. According to Glaus 2004 (Glaus and van Loon 2004), it reacts with radionuclides forming dissolved complexes. Apart from potentially impacting radionuclide solubility limitations, concrete additives, radionuclides or other strong complexants compete for surface sites for sorbing onto cement phases. In Germany

  11. Industrial trial to produce a low clinker, low carbon cement

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    Vizcaíno-Andrés, L. M.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A preliminary assessment of conditions for the industrial manufacture of a new cementitious system based on clinker-calcined clay and limestone, developed by the authors, referred as “low carbon cement” is presented. The new cement enables the substitution of more than 50% of the mass of clinker without compromising performance. The paper presents the follow-up of an industrial trial carried out in Cuba to produce 130 tonnes of the new cement at a cement plant. The new material proved to fulfill national standards in applications such as the manufacture of hollow concrete blocks and precast concrete. No major differences either in the rheological or mechanical properties were found when compared with Portland cement. Environmental assessment of the ternary cement was made, which included comparison with other blended cements produced industrially in Cuba. The new cement has proven to contribute to the reduction of above 30% of carbon emissions on cement manufacture.Se presenta la evaluación preliminar de las condiciones de fabricación industrial de un nuevo sistema cementicio a partir del empleo de clínquer; arcillas calcinadas y piedra caliza; desarrollado por los autores; denominado “cemento de bajo carbono”. El nuevo cemento posibilita la reducción de más de un 50% de la masa de clínquer; sin comprometer el comportamiento del material. El presente trabajo presenta el monitoreo de la producción industrial en una planta en Cuba; de 130 t del nuevo cemento. El cemento obtenido cumple con las regulaciones nacionales de calidad y su empleo tiene similar rendimiento que el cemento Pórtland para la producción de bloques y hormigón de 25 MPa. Se realiza el análisis de impacto ambiental del cemento ternario mediante la comparación con otros cementos producidos industrialmente. El nuevo cemento puede contribuir a la reducción de más del 30% de las emisiones de CO2 asociadas a la manufactura de cemento.

  12. Present Stage of Gelivity Resistant Concrete Features

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    Bogdan Rujanu

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The characteristics of the concrete gelivity by imposing strictly conditions to the composition are studied. We observed the new formed structure so as components from cement stone, vulnerable at freeze thaw, to be lower as percentage. The resulted concrete structures will have the main characteristic of reduced cement consumption, high exigencies of freeze thaw durability and low costs.

  13. Quality inspection system of cement-based materials supporting performance confirmation for radioactive waste repository. Part 1. Nondestructive evaluation of rebound number and air permeability of surface concrete of in-situ structures and laboratory specimens

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    Applicability of nondestructive tests for quality inspection of cement-based materials in radioactive waste repository was researched experimentally in situ and laboratory. Two nondestructive tests for evaluation of the strength property and the mass transfer resistance of surface concrete, rebound hummer test and Torrent permeability test respectively were focused and discussed in terms of usability and future task. The results obtained by experiments on actual structures in situ show that rebound number measured by rebound hummer test is not always equivalent to air permeability of surface concrete measured by Torrent permeability test. This indicates the importance of nondestructive test related to mass transfer resistance for the sub-surface disposal of low-level radioactive waste requiring high-level nuclide-diffusion resistance is required. On the other hand, the results of laboratory test show several tasks on nondestructive evaluation of mass transfer resistance, for example the reexamining of correction method of Torrent air permeability based on moisture state in surface concrete. (author)

  14. Low-pH concrete: design, characterisation and durability; Les betons bas pH - formulation, caracterisation et etude a long terme

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    Codina, M

    2007-09-15

    Using of Portland cement in association with clay in a deep geological repository could present some difficulties. The clay properties may be altered by the high pH conditions set by the cement pore water. Moreover, a high temperature rise caused by cement hydration in massive concrete elements could induce microcracking of the material. Investigations have thus been carried out to formulate low alkalinity and low-heat blended cements referred as 'low-pH' binders, which would show an improved compatibility with the repository environment and which could be used to elaborate high-strength concrete. A list of specifications to be checked by the concrete materials has been defined including pore solution pH around 11, temperature rise during hydration less than 20 C, moderate shrinkage and high compression strength (superior to 70 MPa). Several systems comprising Portland cement, a pozzolana (silica fume or fly ash) and blast furnace slag were compared. All blends were characterized by high amounts of additions, the OPC fractions ranging only from 20 to 60%. The pore solution pH values of the blended pastes were within the range [11.7 - 12.2] after one year of hydration. The decrease in pH as compared to a reference made with OPC was due to a i) strong reduction of the alkali concentration in the pore water, ii) depletion or decrease of the portlandite content in the blends and iii) enrichment of C-S-H with silica. These low pH binders were successfully used to prepare high strength concretes (pH pore-water values within the range [10.7 - 11.6] according to the binders) with usual tools of civil engineering. Finally, leaching tests carried out in pure water indicated a very slow decalcification (reduced by a factor 4) of the blended pastes, as compared to a Portland cement paste. The mineralogical evolution and leached fluxes could be modelled by using a coupled reactive transport code (HYTEC). (author)

  15. 轻烧氧化镁对水泥混凝土性能影响研究%Study on influence of light-burned magnesia on properties of cement concrete

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    胡泽清; 朱正贵; 孙明伦; 杜蓉

    2015-01-01

    To improve the crack resistance of hydraulic concrete, the proper amount of light-burned magnesia can be added. Taking the raw concrete material in Xiluodu Hydropower Station as a case, the properties of low and medium heat concrete mixed with the light-burned magnesia were studied. The results show that through the mixing of magnesia, the setting time of low heat cement concrete is shortened, the early slump and gradual loss of gas are reduced, the frost-resistance and impermeability of concrete meet the design requirements. With the increase of the magnesia content, the concrete strength decrease, but the autog-enous volume deformation and crack resistance are improved. In engineering applications, the optimal dosage of magnesia must be determined by a series of tests, so as to ensure the stable properties of hardened concrete.%为提高水工混凝土抗裂性能,往往在混凝土中适量掺入轻烧氧化镁。以溪洛渡水电站工程混凝土原材料为例,对掺轻烧氧化镁的低热和中热水泥混凝土性能展开了试验研究。试验结果表明,掺入轻烧氧化镁后,低热水泥混凝土凝结时间缩短、早期坍落度和含气量经时损失降低,混凝土抗冻和抗渗性能达到设计要求;且随着掺量的提高,混凝土强度降低,但自生体积变形和抗裂性均提高。在工程应用中,应根据实际情况,通过试验确定轻烧氧化镁最优掺量,确保硬化后的混凝土性能稳定。

  16. Development of high integrity, maximum durability concrete structures for LLW disposal facilities

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    A number of disposal facilities for Low-Level Radioactive Wastes have been planned for the Savannah River Site operated by the Department of Energy near Aiken, SC. Design has been completed for disposal vaults for several waste classifications and construction is nearly complete or well underway on some facilities. Specific design criteria varies somewhat for each waste classification. All disposal units have been designed as below-grade concrete vaults, although the majority will be above ground for many years before being encapsulated with earth at final closure. Some classes of vaults have a minimum required service life of 100 years. All vaults utilize concrete containing a unique blend of cement, blast furnace slag and pozzolan. The design synthesizes the properties of the concrete mix with carefully planned design details and construction methodologies to (1) eliminate uncontrolled cracking; (2) minimize leakage potential; and (3) maximize durability. The first of these vaults will become operational in 1992. (author)

  17. Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete

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    Sjunnesson, Jeannette

    2005-09-15

    This is an environmental study on concrete that follows the standard protocol of life cycle assessment (LCA). The study is done for two types of concrete, ordinary and frost-resistant concrete, and has an extra focus on the superplasticizers used as admixtures. The utilization phase is not included in this study since the type of construction for which the concrete is used is not defined and the concrete is assumed to be inert during this phase. The results show that it is the production of the raw material and the transports involved in the life cycle of concrete that are the main contributors to the total environmental load. The one single step in the raw material production that has the highest impact is the production of cement. Within the transportation operations the transportation of concrete is the largest contributor, followed by the transportation of the cement. The environmental impact of frost-resistant concrete is between 24-41 % higher than that of ordinary concrete due to its higher content of cement. Superplasticizers contribute with approximately 0.4-10.4 % of the total environmental impact of concrete, the least to the global warming potential (GWP) and the most to the photochemical ozone creation potential (POCP). Also the toxicity of the superplasticizers is investigated and the conclusion is that the low amount of leakage of superplasticizers from concrete leads to a low risk for the environment and for humans.

  18. Tracing interactions between natural argillites and hyper-alkaline fluids from engineered cement paste and concrete: Chemical and isotopic monitoring of a 15-years old deep-disposal analogue

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    Samples of Toarcian argillite were collected both next to and far from a CEM II cement paste and a CEM II concrete, within the specific context of a 15-a old borehole located in the Tournemire Experimental Platform (Aveyron, France). The objectives were evaluation of the mineralogical and geochemical changes of the claystone at the contact with the cementitious materials and determination of the spatial extent of the interactions. The approach includes the examination of the mineralogical (XRD, SEM, TEM), chemical (major, trace, rare earth elements) and isotopic (Sr, C, O) compositions of argillite whole-rocks and of various soluble phases, at two scales: in the rock matrix (P1 scale) and along micro-cracks (P2 scale). The two study scales outline nearly similar mineralogical modifications, shown by the presence of Ca silicate hydrates (C–S–H) and newly-formed CaCO3 within 10–15 mm of the cement paste and concrete. Chemical data from whole-rock argillites indicate few changes in a slightly thicker zone (18–20 mm), mainly consisting of an increase in the CaO wt.%, and a decrease in Sr contents. The other elementary contents remained quite constant except for MgO, which suggests redistribution with precipitation of a Mg-rich mineral phase at 20 mm from cement paste/concrete interface. Acetic acid leachates had more pronounced variations, including a decrease of the total elementary content in the same ‘geochemical disturbed zone’ (GDZ), together with a significant increase of the Sr isotopic ratios. A combination of Sr and C/O isotopic patterns was used to distinguish the behavior of secondary cementitious phases in the clay-rich rock: (i) calcite dissolution and re-precipitation is supported by C/O isotopic data and (ii) C–S–H neoformation is evidenced by the 87Sr/86Sr ratios; this tool also contributes to determine the origin of the fluids. The proportion of newly-formed C–S–H in the matrix and in the micro-cracks of the argillite is modeled.

  19. Mechanical property and hydration mechanism of slag blended magnesium phosphate cement%矿渣磷酸镁水泥的力学性能和水化机理

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    侯磊; 李金洪; 王浩林

    2011-01-01

    以高炉矿渣作为磷酸镁水泥(MPC)的活性混合材料,研究了MPC的凝固时间、力学性能、物相组成和显微结构,并探讨了矿渣MPC的作用机理.实验固定磷镁比为25%,硼镁比为7.5%,矿渣掺量分别为磷镁总质量的0%、10%、20%、30%和40%.结果表明,矿渣参与了水化反应并提高了MPC的胶凝性能,随着矿渣掺量增大,矿渣MPC的抗压强度提高,但矿渣水化产生的膨胀应力会破坏MPC的内部结构,因此其抗折强度随矿渣掺量增大而降低.矿渣MPC的主要水化产物为六水合磷酸镁铵(MgNH4PO4·6 H2O),矿渣的掺入使凝胶相增加,并有部分Ca2+进入MgNH4PO4·6 H2O品格,使水化产物的形貌、大小发生变化.样品中剩余较多死烧镁和矿渣颗粒,可起骨料作用.%Blast-furnace slag was used as an active addition of magnesium phosphate cement. The influence of blast-furnace slag on the setting time, mechanical property, mineral phase and microstucture of slag blended magnesium phosphate cement (MPC) was studied. The prescription was designed as follows: the ratio of monoammonium phosphate to magnesia was 25% in mass, the borax additive amount to magnesia was 7.5% , the additive amount of blast-furnace slag was 0% , 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% separately in the ratio of total amount of dead burned magnesia and monoammonium phosphate to MPC. The results show that slag might participate the hydration, which improves the bonding of MPC, and the compressive strength of slag-blended MPC is improved with the increasing additive amount of slag. However, slag might results in expansion stress during hydration process, which causes lattice disturbance in hardened MPC, so the flexual strength decreases with the increasing additive amount of slag at the same time. The main hydration product of slag blended MPC is struvite (MgNH4PO4·6 H2O), the content of amorphous phase might increase after being mixed with slag in MPC, and Ca2+ ions in slag can result

  20. Study on properties of rice husk ash and its use as cement replacement material

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    Ghassan Abood Habeeb

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the properties of rice husk ash (RHA produced by using a ferro-cement furnace. The effect of grinding on the particle size and the surface area was first investigated, then the XRD analysis was conducted to verify the presence of amorphous silica in the ash. Furthermore, the effect of RHA average particle size and percentage on concrete workability, fresh density, superplasticizer (SP content and the compressive strength were also investigated. Although grinding RHA would reduce its average particle size (APS, it was not the main factor controlling the surface area and it is thus resulted from RHA's multilayered, angular and microporous surface. Incorporation of RHA in concrete increased water demand. RHA concrete gave excellent improvement in strength for 10% replacement (30.8% increment compared to the control mix, and up to 20% of cement could be valuably replaced with RHA without adversely affecting the strength. Increasing RHA fineness enhanced the strength of blended concrete compared to coarser RHA and control OPC mixtures.

  1. ANALYSIS OF UNCERTAINTIES IN CEMENT INDUSTRY IN TURKEY

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    Kemal Yildirim; Omer Arioz

    2013-01-01

    Cement industry having 4,5 billion Dollars revenue and 1 billion Dollar export volume plays very important role in Turkey’s economy. Turkish cement industry is very sensitive to economic crisis and involves many uncertainties. In this study, price uncertainties, technological uncertainties, and price-technological uncertainties in Turkish cement industry were analyzed. The cement demand is mostly affected by demand to ready mixed concrete. Demand to cement is also related to the picture of co...

  2. Durability of high volume fly ash concrete

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    Camões, Aires

    2006-01-01

    It is well known that the concrete industry has to contribute to the sustainability of construction. For this intent it is necessary to reduce the cement content without compromising the durability requirements of the concrete constructions. Therefore, large scale cement replacement in concrete by by products such as fly ash will be extremely beneficial from the overall ecological and environmental point of view. In this context, an experimental research work was carried out focused on the...

  3. DECISION MAKING MODELING OF CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS

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    Suhartono Irawan; Harry Patmadjaja; Richard Tanara; Fransisca Soeprajogi

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an experimental evaluation between predicted and practice concrete strength. The scope of the evaluation is the optimisation of the cement content for different concrete grades as a result of bringing the target mean value of tests cubes closer to the required characteristic strength value by reducing the standard deviation. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : concrete+mix+design%2C+acceptance+control%2C+optimisation%2C+cement+content.

  4. DECISION MAKING MODELING OF CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS

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    Suhartono Irawan

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of an experimental evaluation between predicted and practice concrete strength. The scope of the evaluation is the optimisation of the cement content for different concrete grades as a result of bringing the target mean value of tests cubes closer to the required characteristic strength value by reducing the standard deviation. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : concrete+mix+design%2C+acceptance+control%2C+optimisation%2C+cement+content.

  5. Use of limestone powder during incorporation of Pb-containing cathode ray tube waste in self-compacting concrete.

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    Sua-iam, Gritsada; Makul, Natt

    2013-10-15

    For several decades, cathode ray tubes (CRTs) were the primary display component of televisions and computers. The CRT glass envelope contains sufficient levels of lead oxide (PbO) to be considered hazardous, and there is a need for effective methods of permanently encapsulating this material during waste disposal. We examined the effect of adding limestone powder (LS) on the fresh and cured properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC) mixtures containing waste CRT glass. The SCC mixtures were prepared using Type 1 Portland cement at a constant cement content of 600 kg/m(3) and a water-to-cement ratio (w/c) of 0.38. CRT glass waste cullet was blended with river sand in proportions of 20 or 40% by weight. To suppress potential viscosity effects limestone powder was added at levels of 5, 10, or 15% by weight. The slump flow time, slump flow diameter, V-funnel flow time, Marsh cone flow time, and setting time of the fresh concrete were tested, as well as the compressive strength and ultrasonic pulse velocity of the hardened concrete. Addition of limestone powder improved the fresh and hardened properties. Pb leaching levels from the cured concrete were within US EPA allowable limits. PMID:23892134

  6. Influence of content and particle size of waste pet bottles on concrete behavior at different w/c ratios.

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    Albano, C; Camacho, N; Hernández, M; Matheus, A; Gutiérrez, A

    2009-10-01

    The goal of this work was to study the mechanical behavior of concrete with recycled Polyethylene Therephtalate (PET), varying the water/cement ratio (0.50 and 0.60), PET content (10 and 20 vol%) and the particle size. Also, the influence of the thermal degradation of PET in the concrete was studied, when the blends were exposed to different temperatures (200, 400, 600 degrees C). Results indicate that PET-filled concrete, when volume proportion and particle size of PET increased, showed a decrease in compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, modulus of elasticity and ultrasonic pulse velocity; however, the water absorption increased. On the other hand, the flexural strength of concrete-PET when exposed to a heat source was strongly dependent on the temperature, water/cement ratio, as well as on the PET content and particle size. Moreover, the activation energy was affected by the temperature, PET particles location on the slabs and water/cement ratio. PMID:19525104

  7. A comparative study of self-consolidating concretes incorporating high-volume natural pozzolan or high-volume fly ash

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    Celik, Kemal

    2014-09-01

    The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of Portland cement replacement on the strength and durability of self-consolidating concretes (SSC). The two replacement materials used are high-volume natural pozzolan (HVNP), a Saudi Arabian aluminum-silica rich basaltic glass and high-volume Class-F fly ash (HVFAF), from Jim Bridger Power Plant, Wyoming, US. As an extension of the study, limestone filler (LF) is also used to replace Portland cement, alongside HVNP or HVFAF, forming ternary blends. Along with compressive strength tests, non-steady state chloride migration and gas permeability tests were performed, as durability indicators, on SCC specimens. The results were compared to two reference concretes; 100% ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and 85% OPC - 15% LF by mass. The HVNP and HVFAF concrete mixes showed strength and durability results comparable to those of the reference concretes; identifying that both can effectively be used to produce low-cost and environmental friendly SCC. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. LASER ABLATION STUDIES OF CONCRETE

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    Laser ablation was studied as a means of removing radioactive contaminants from the surface and near-surface regions of concrete. We present the results of ablation tests on cement and concrete samples using a 1.6 kW pulsed Nd:YAG laser with fiber optic beam delivery. The laser-s...

  9. Durable fiber reinforced self-compacting concrete

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    In order to produce thin precast elements, a self-compacting concrete was prepared. When manufacturing these elements, homogenously dispersed steel fibers instead of ordinary steel-reinforcing mesh were added to the concrete mixture at a dosage of 10% by mass of cement. An adequate concrete strength class was achieved with a water to cement ratio of 0.40. Compression and flexure tests were carried out to assess the safety of these thin concrete elements. Moreover, serviceability aspects were taken into consideration. Firstly, drying shrinkage tests were carried out in order to evaluate the contribution of steel fibers in counteracting the high concrete strains due to a low aggregate-cement ratio. Secondly, the resistance to freezing and thawing cycles was investigated on concrete specimens in some cases superficially treated with a hydrophobic agent. Lastly, both carbonation and chloride penetration tests were carried out to assess durability behavior of this concrete mixture

  10. Inorganic contaminants attenuation in acid mine drainage by fly ash and fly ash-ordinary Portland cement (OPC) blends : column experiments

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    The infiltration of acid mine drainage (AMD) material into mine voids is one of the environmental impacts of underground coal mining. In this study, the mitigation of AMD in a mine void was simulated in laboratory conditions. Various mixtures of fly ash, solid residues, and Portland cement were added to packed columns over a 6-month period. The fly ash additions generated near-neutral to alkaline pH levels, which in turn induced precipitation, co-precipitation, and adsorption contaminant attenuation mechanisms. A modelling study demonstrated that the precipitation of ferrihydrite, Al-hydroxides, Al-oxyhydroxysulphates, gypsum, ettringite, manganite, and rhodochrosite lowered contaminant levels. Results of the study indicated that the pH regime and acidity level of the AMD strongly influenced both the leaching of the toxic trace elements as well as the attenuation of the AMD. 3 refs., 2 figs.

  11. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON EFFECT OF VARIOUS FACTORS ON COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE

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    BİNİCİ, Hanifi; İsmail H. ÇAĞATAY; Kaplan, Hasan

    2000-01-01

    In this study, the factors affecting at the compressive strength of the concrete were determined. According the result of the test, the quality of concrete, which was used, is very low. Cement, analysis of aggregates for concrete, compacting, mixing placing and curing of concrete, and the techniques of the production of concrete have effected by different ratio of the quality of concrete.

  12. Application Research on Preventing Measures against Reflection Cracks of Asphalt Concrete Surface Covering Old Cement Pavement%旧水泥路面沥青加铺层防反射裂缝措施的应用与分析

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    张泽鹏; 王钊

    2014-01-01

    In this paper,the five common prevention measures against reflection crack that produced in asphalt concrete pavement covering an old cement concrete pavement have been introduced,including self-adhesive belt, thermal bonding belt,SAMI stress absorbing layer,geotextile and glass fiber grid. Through indoor fatigue tests and outdoor tests,comparison and analysis on application characteristic of the five prevention measures have been put forward.%针对旧水泥混凝土路面沥青加铺层结构中自粘式压缝带、热粘式压缝带、SAMI 应力吸收层、土工布及玻纤格栅等常用的五种延缓反射裂缝的处理措施,通过对其进行室内疲劳试验分析和室外试验评价,对比分析这五种处理措施的应用特点。

  13. Nanogranular origin of concrete creep

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    Vandamme, Matthieu; Ulm, Franz-Josef

    2009-01-01

    Concrete, the solid that forms at room temperature from mixing Portland cement with water, sand, and aggregates, suffers from time-dependent deformation under load. This creep occurs at a rate that deteriorates the durability and truncates the lifespan of concrete structures. However, despite decades of research, the origin of concrete creep remains unknown. Here, we measure the in situ creep behavior of calcium–silicate–hydrates (C–S–H), the nano-meter sized particles that form the fundament...

  14. Application of Old Cement Concrete Pavement in Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Surface Layer%浅谈旧水泥砼路面加铺钢纤维砼面层的应用

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    丁海萍; 刘妙

    2013-01-01

    Layered steel fiber concrete pavement is a new kind of pavement structure.The steel fiber is bestrewed on top and under surface of the concrete pavement plate at the time of construction,and two layers of steel fiber concrete network is formed.It can protect the position easily damaged in concrete pavement effectively,and It is important to improve bending ability of concrete pavement and reduce the thickness of concrete pavement at design time.The performance and road condition of this pavement structure is very good after consign,and pavement maintenance cost is very low.It can increase the service life of pavement greatly.The social and economic benefit is significant at the same time.%上下层布式钢纤维砼路面是一种比较新颖的路面结构.在施工的时候,在砼路面板顶面和底面上撒布钢纤维,并形成两层的钢纤维砼网.可以有效的保护砼路面容易发生破损的部位,对提升砼路面的抗弯拉能力也有很大的帮助,并能够在设计的时候,降低砼路面的厚度.这种结构的路面结构在施工交付使用后,使用的性能非常好,路面状况也很好,路面的养护和维修费用低.同时能较大提高路面的使用寿命,其社会效益、经济效益特别显著.

  15. Special protective concretes

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    Concrete is the most convenient material when large-scale radiation protection is needed. Thus, special concretes for nuclear purposes are used in various facilities like reactors, reprocessing centers, storage sites, accelerators, hospitals with nuclear medicine equipment, food ionization centers etc.. The recent advances made in civil engineering for the improvement of concrete durability and compactness are for a large part transposable to protection concretes. This article presents the basic knowledge about protection concretes with the associated typological and technological aspects. A large part is devoted to the intrinsic properties of concretes and to their behaviour in irradiation and temperature conditions: 1 - definition and field of application of special protective concretes; 2 - evolution of concepts and technologies (durability of structures, techniques of formulation, new additives, market evolution); 3 - design of protective structures (preliminary study, radiation characteristics, thermal constraints, damping and dimensioning, mechanical criteria); 4 - formulation of special concretes (general principles, granulates, hydraulic binders, pulverulent additives, water/cement ratio, reference composition of some special concretes); 5 - properties of special concretes (damping and thermo-mechanical properties); 6 - induced-irradiation and temperature phenomena (activation, radiolysis, mineralogical transformations, drying, shrinking, creep, corrosion of reinforcement). (J.S.)

  16. Drying of concrete. Part II: The drying time of concrete structures

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    Hansen, Kurt Kielsgaard; Christensen, Søren Lolk

    1998-01-01

    The composition of a concrete mix has a significant influence on the drying time to reach a given relative humidity in the concrete pores. Knowledge of the influence on the drying of a specific component in the concrete makes it possible to design a concrete mix having a predetermined drying time....... In the paper the effects of the air content and the silica fume content on the drying time are investigated on two concrete mixes having different water/cement ratios. One concrete represents a normal concrete and the other represents a selfdesiccation concrete....

  17. Soft X-ray Microscopy of Green Cements

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    Monteiro, P. J. M.; Mancio, M.; Kirchheim, A. P.; Chae, R.; Ha, J.; Fischer, P.; Tyliszczak, T.

    2011-09-01

    The present status of the cement and concrete industry is not sustainable. The production of Portland cement is responsible for 7% of the CO2 emissions in the world and existing reinforced concrete infrastructure is deteriorating at a fast pace. The change in the existing technology requires new developments in our understanding of the nanostructure of hydration products and the complex deterioration reactions. We have been developing an elaborate research program to advance the existing cement and concrete science by characterizing its nanostructure by synchrotron radiation. A new generation of green cements is being studied using high-resolution soft x-ray microscopy at the nano-level.

  18. Soft X-ray Microscopy of Green Cements

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    The present status of the cement and concrete industry is not sustainable. The production of Portland cement is responsible for 7% of the CO2 emissions in the world and existing reinforced concrete infrastructure is deteriorating at a fast pace. The change in the existing technology requires new developments in our understanding of the nanostructure of hydration products and the complex deterioration reactions. We have been developing an elaborate research program to advance the existing cement and concrete science by characterizing its nanostructure by synchrotron radiation. A new generation of green cements is being studied using high-resolution soft x-ray microscopy at the nano-level.

  19. The dimensional stability and elastic modulus of cemented simulant Winfrith reactor (SGHWR) sludge

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    Dimensional changes and elastic modulus have been monitored on cemented simulant sludge stored in various environments. Specimens prepared using a blended cement show no serious detrimental effects during sealed storage, underwater storage or freeze/thaw cycling. (author)

  20. Concrete Thinking

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    Kuang-Ming Wu

    2015-01-01

    Existence is concrete discerned bodily, thinking considers existents, and so concrete thinking is primal, at the base of logical thinking. Still, concrete actuality is reasonable beyond logical analysis. So, concrete thinking is “illogical” bodily reasonable. Thus this essay explores 1) concrete thinking various and 2) concrete thinking concretely. All this concrete thinking culminates in kids’ joys alive.

  1. Expansion of Hanford concrete

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    This report presents results of measurements of thermal expansion of concrete cores from Hanford, Washington facilities, and concrete cast at the Construction Technology Laboratories of Portland Cement Association (CTL/PCA). Thermal expansion was measured from room temperature to 16000F on 0.5 x 3.0-in. specimens heated at a rate of 100F/min. Specimens were cored from concrete cylinders cast at CTL/PCA in 1975 and 1977, and from cylindrical cores taken from the Purex Building and Waste Tank Farms at the Hanford, Washington complex. A total of 14 specimens were tested: eight tests on CTL/PCA cast concrete, two tests on material from the Purex Building, and four tests on Waste Tank Farms concrete. All tests were conducted using a commercially built dilatometer of high strain resolution

  2. Reinforcing of Cement Composites by Estabragh Fibres

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    Merati, A. A.

    2014-04-01

    The influence of Estabragh fibres has been studied to improve the performance characteristics of the reinforced cement composites. The concrete shrinkage was evaluated by counting the number of cracks and measuring the width of cracks on the surface of concrete specimens. Although, the Estabragh fibres lose their strength in an alkali environment of cement composites, but, the ability of Estabragh fibres to bridge on the micro cracks in the concrete matrix causes to decrease the width of the cracks on the surface of the concrete samples in comparison with the plain concrete. However, considering the mechanical properties of specimens such as bending strength and impact resistance, the specimens with 0.25 % of Estabragh fibre performed better in all respects compared to the physical and mechanical properties of reinforced cement composite of concrete. Consequently, by adding 0.25 % of Estabragh fibres to the cement composite of concrete, a remarkable improvement in physical and mechanical properties of fibre-containing cement composite is achieved.

  3. Investigation on the Potentials of Cupola Furnace Slag in Concrete

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    Stephen Adeyemi Alabi; Joseph O. Afolayan

    2013-01-01

    The compressive strength of the concrete designed using blast cupola furnace slag and granulated cupola slag as a coarse aggregate and partial replacement for cement was investigated. A series of experimental studies were conducted involve concrete production in two stages. The first stage comprised of normal aggregate concrete (NAC) produced with normal aggregates and 100% ordinary Portland cement (OPC). Meanwhile, the second stage involved production of concrete comprising of cupola furnace...

  4. Using particle packing technology for sustainable concrete mixture design

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    Fennis, S.A.A.M.; Walraven, J.C.

    2012-01-01

    The annual production of Portland cement, estimated at 3.4 billion tons in 2011, is responsible for about 7% of the total worldwide CO2-emission. To reduce this environmental impact it is important to use innovative technologies for the design of concrete structures and mixtures. In this paper, it is shown how particle packing technology can be used to reduce the amount of cement in concrete by concrete mixture optimization, resulting in more sustainable concrete. First, three different metho...

  5. EFFECT OF NATURAL ZEOLITE ON THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND FREEZE-THAW RESISTANCE OF PORTLAND CEMENT

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    Bayartsetseg, E.; Lkhagvajargal, G.; Batgerel, D.; Sarangerel, D.; Ochirkhuyag, B

    2011-01-01

    Effects of zeolites in various natural deposits as replacement cementing material on mechanical performance of Portland cement were studied. The blended cement pastes with zeolites were cured at room temperature in air for various durations (1, 7 and 28 days). Mechanical performance of the blended cement samples such as setting time, volume of water, compressive strength, normal consistency and freeze-thaw resistance of the mortar are determined. The optimal substitution ratio was 20 wt. % of...

  6. The incorporation of low and medium level radioactive wastes (solids and liquids) in cement

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    Experimentation has shown that high temperatures generated during the setting of ordinary Portland cement/simulant waste mixes can be significantly reduced by the use of a blend of ground granulated blast furnace slag and ordinary Portland cement. Trials on simulated waste showed that blended cement gave improved stability and a reduction in leach rates, and confirmed that the cement-based process can be used for the immobilisation of most types of low and medium level waste. (U.K.)

  7. Energetically Modified Cement (EMC) - Performance Mechanism

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    Ronin, Vladimir; Elfgren, Lennart [Luleaa Univ. of Technology (Sweden). Centre for High Performance Cement

    2003-03-01

    Energetically Modified Cements, EMC, made of intensively milled cement (50%) and fillers (50%) of quartz or fly ash have been compared to blends of Ordinary Portland Cement, OPC, and fillers. The EMCs have better properties than other blends and are comparable to unblended OPC. This remarkable fact can probably be explained as follows. The grinding process reduces the size of both cement grains and fillers. This combined with the creation of micro defects gives the ground cement a very high degree of hydration. The increased early hydration and a better distribution of hydration products results in an extensive pore size refinement of the hardened binder. This pore size refinement leads to a favorably reduced permeability and diffusivity and very good mechanical properties.

  8. Design of ecological concrete by particle packing optimization

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    Fennis, S.A.A.M.

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this research project on Ecological Concrete was to reduce the CO2-emission of concrete and to reuse secondary materials form concrete production and other industries simultaneously. This also minimizes the use of natural resources and the production costs. To replace cement in concrete

  9. Thermal Shock-resistant Cement

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    Sugama T.; Pyatina, T.; Gill, S.

    2012-02-01

    We studied the effectiveness of sodium silicate-activated Class F fly ash in improving the thermal shock resistance and in extending the onset of hydration of Secar #80 refractory cement. When the dry mix cement, consisting of Secar #80, Class F fly ash, and sodium silicate, came in contact with water, NaOH derived from the dissolution of sodium silicate preferentially reacted with Class F fly ash, rather than the #80, to dissociate silicate anions from Class F fly ash. Then, these dissociated silicate ions delayed significantly the hydration of #80 possessing a rapid setting behavior. We undertook a multiple heating -water cooling quenching-cycle test to evaluate the cement’s resistance to thermal shock. In one cycle, we heated the 200 and #61616;C-autoclaved cement at 500 and #61616;C for 24 hours, and then the heated cement was rapidly immersed in water at 25 and #61616;C. This cycle was repeated five times. The phase composition of the autoclaved #80/Class F fly ash blend cements comprised four crystalline hydration products, boehmite, katoite, hydrogrossular, and hydroxysodalite, responsible for strengthening cement. After a test of 5-cycle heat-water quenching, we observed three crystalline phase-transformations in this autoclaved cement: boehmite and #61614; and #61543;-Al2O3, katoite and #61614; calcite, and hydroxysodalite and #61614; carbonated sodalite. Among those, the hydroxysodalite and #61614; carbonated sodalite transformation not only played a pivotal role in densifying the cementitious structure and in sustaining the original compressive strength developed after autoclaving, but also offered an improved resistance of the #80 cement to thermal shock. In contrast, autoclaved Class G well cement with and without Class F fly ash and quartz flour failed this cycle test, generating multiple cracks in the cement. The major reason for such impairment was the hydration of lime derived from the dehydroxylation of portlandite formed in the autoclaved

  10. Research on ZWR Concrete Energy Saving Synergist

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    Hu Zhigang

    2015-01-01

    ZWR concrete energy saving synergist used in commodity concrete, were carried out experimental research and engineering application. The results show that the energy-boosters, in ensuring the overall performance of the concrete situation, as its content is 0.6% to 1% in cementitious material can reduce the amount of cement by 10% to 15%, significantly reduces production costs. Without changing the working properties and structural performance of the concrete, this energy saving synergist can ...

  11. How Concrete Is Concrete?

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    Gravemeijer, Koeno

    2011-01-01

    If we want to make something concrete in mathematics education, we are inclined introduce, what we call, "manipulatives", in the form of tactile objects or visual representations. If we want to make something concrete in a everyday-life conversation, we look for an example. In the former, we try to make a concrete model of our own,…

  12. Cement Formation

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    Telschow, Samira; Jappe Frandsen, Flemming; Theisen, Kirsten;

    2012-01-01

    Cement production has been subject to several technological changes, each of which requires detailed knowledge about the high multiplicity of processes, especially the high temperature process involved in the rotary kiln. This article gives an introduction to the topic of cement, including an...... overview of cement production, selected cement properties, and clinker phase relations. An extended summary of laboratory-scale investigations on clinkerization reactions, the most important reactions in cement production, is provided. Clinker formations by solid state reactions, solid−liquid and liquid...

  13. Discussion of the method of reworking an old cement concrete pavement by superimposing a new one%对“白加白”改造旧水泥砼路面实施方案的探讨

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    何勇兵

    2011-01-01

    G318怀宁段路面改善工程设计方案为旧水泥砼路面加铺水泥砼路面(简称"白加白"),在安庆市公路系统尚属首次实施,在我省亦无成功的实践经验可直接借鉴。为此,安庆市公路局专门成立了科研小组,并与浙江大学合作,以"白加白改造旧水泥砼路面方案的研究"为课题,将G318怀宁段作为实践项目,申报2010年度安徽省交通科技项目。笔者作为小组三位主要成员之一,全过程参与该项目的建设与管理。现就该方案的实践成果进行一次全面系统的总结,并就有关技术问题进行探讨。%Superimposing a new cement concrete pavement on the old one is designed to improve the Huaining segment of Highway G318.This is the first practice of this kind in Anqing,without successful experiences in the province that can be directly used for reference.For this,Anqing Municipal Administration specially formed a scientific research group,which,jointly with Zhejiang Univesity,applied for a sci-tech project in 2010 titled Study on the Viability of Reworking Old Cement Concrete Pavement by Superimposing A New One with the Huaining segment of highway G318 as a practice.The author,as one of the three key members of the group,participated in the project construction and management in overall process,summarized the work results and discussed some technical issues in this paper.

  14. Solidificación-Estabilización de Cromo, Níquel y Plomo en una Matriz Sólida de Hormigón Fabricada con Cemento Portland Solidification-Stabilization of Chromium, Nickel and Lead in a Concrete Solid Matrix of Portland Cement

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    René A Lara-Díaz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se validó la técnica de cementación como alternativa para la solidificación-estabilización de residuos sintéticos de metales pesados, cromo, níquel y plomo, usando probetas sólidas de hormigón de cemento Portland. El proceso de cementación se realiza a partir de una mezcla base para obtener hormigón con resistencia a la compresión de 29.4 N/mm², los metales fueron incorporados como sales metálicas en el agua de amasado. Se realizaron pruebas de resistencia a la compresión, lixiviación de metales por la prueba PECT con absorción atómica y se calculó la eficiencia de retención. El hormigón fabricado con cemento Portland es adecuado para su uso en la solidificación-estabilización de níquel y plomo a una concentración máxima de 0.43% para níquel y 1.94% para plomo.The technique of cementation was validated as an alternative method for the solidification-stabilization of heavy metal synthetic wastes, chromium, nickel and lead, using concrete solid cylinders made of Portland cement. The cementation process takes place starting with a concrete mixture base with compressive strength of 29.4 N/mm². Metals were incorporated as metallic salts in the mixing water. Tests of compressive strength, leaching of metals by PECT with atomic absorption were performed and retention efficiencies were calculated. Concrete made with Portland cement is appropriate for the solidification-stabilization of nickel and lead, with maximum concentrations of 0.43% of nickel and 1.94% of lead in concrete.

  15. Brief Analysis on the Key Factors of Raw Materials Influencing the Mix Strength of Cement Concrete Pavement%浅析原材料影响水泥混凝土路面配合比强度的关键因素

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    林泽彬

    2011-01-01

    水泥混凝土路面配合比设计阶段是保证路面实体强度的首要阶段,也是十分重要的阶段。笔者依据多年的经验并结合多条高速公路的施工监理实践,在广梧高速公路河口至平台B段的施工监理过程中,针对水泥混凝土路面配合比设计阶段,从原材料各个主要因素入手对配合比进行单因素优化设计,找出原材料影响水泥混凝土强度(主要是抗折强度)的关键因素,为现场配合比设计的质量控制提供一定的借鉴经验。%Mix Design of cement concrete pavement is not only the first stage to guarantee the strength of pavement,but also the most important stage.Based on years of experience and supervision practice for several expressway construction projects,particularly the construction supervision of B segment between Hekou and Pingtai of Guangzhou-Wuzhou Expressway,in the light of the mix design of cement concrete pavement stage,optimized mix design base on each major factor of raw materials has been carried out to find out the key factors of raw materials which will influence cement concrete strength(mainly flexural strength),which can provide references for the future on-site quality control of cement concrete mix design.

  16. Self-flowing underwater concrete mixtures for high rise structures

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    Placement of conventional concrete mixtures in underwater construction results in a high percentage of material loss due to washout of cement paste. This paper presents the influence of anti washout admixture (AWA) on various properties of concrete. Eleven self-flowing concrete (SFC) mixtures using type II cement were proportioned. A combination of low water cement (w/c), high cement contents, anti washout admixtures, fly ash, and silica fume were used to enhance the resistance of fresh concrete to washout. The concrete mixtures proportioned to be highly flow able, self-leveling and cohesive. The water-cementitious materials ratios ranged between 0.356 and 0.392 which correspond a typical underwater concrete mixture. The concrete mixtures were tested for slump, slump flow, washout resistance and compressive strength. The compressive strength of each concrete mixture cast underwater was determined at 3, 7, 28 days and compared with the compressive strength of the same concrete mixture cast in normal condition (in air). Test results indicated that the use of an AWA facilitates the production of flow able concrete mixtures with the added benefit of lower washout loss. Concrete mixture proportioned using Type II cement and fly ash at level of replacement of 15% was found to develop self flowing concrete with better fresh and hardened properties and more resistant to washout. The self-flowing underwater concretes developed a 28-day compressive strengths ranging from 20 to 28 MPa

  17. Development of high integrity, maximum durability concrete structures for LLW disposal facilities

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    A number of disposal facilities for Low-Level Radioactive Wastes have been planned for the Savannah River Site. Design has been completed for disposal vaults for several waste classifications and construction is nearly complete or well underway on some facilities. Specific design criteria varies somewhat for each waste classification. All disposal units have been designed as below-grade concrete vaults, although the majority will be above ground for many years before being encapsulated with earth at final closure. Some classes of vaults have a minimum required service life of 100 years. All vaults utilize a unique blend of cement, blast furnace slag and pozzolan. The design synthesizes the properties of the concrete mix with carefully planned design details and construction methodologies to (1) eliminate uncontrolled cracking; (2) minimize leakage potential; and (3) maximize durability. The first of these vaults will become operational in 1992. 9 refs

  18. Design Analysis on the Cement Concrete Mix Ratio of C30 Underwater Cast-in-place Pile with Anti-rust Agent%加阻锈剂的C30水下灌注桩水泥混凝土配合比设计分析

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    郝丽

    2015-01-01

    随着我国交通事业的快速发展,水泥混凝土配合比设计在高等级公路和地方公路大中小桥的施工中占有越来越重要的地位.本文针对氯离子含量超标地区的桥梁施工中水泥混凝土配合比设计进行了论述,为类似桥梁施工进行水泥混凝土配合比设计提供了一些借鉴和参考.%With the rapid development of China's transportation industry, cement concrete mix ratio design in the con-struction of large, medium, and small bridges in high-grade highway and local highway occupies an increasingly im-portant position. In this paper, the design of cement concrete mix ratio in bridge construction in the area of excessive chloride content is discussed, which provides some references for the design of cement concrete mix ratio for similar bridge construction.

  19. Service life of concrete

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    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has the responsibility for developing a strategy for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste (LLW). An approach being considered for their disposal is to place the waste forms in concrete vaults buried in the earth. A service life of 500 years is required for the concrete vaults as they may be left unattended for much of their lives. This report examines the basis for making service life predictions based on accelerated testing and mathematical modeling of factors controlling the durability of concrete buried in the ground. Degradation processes are analyzed based on considerations of their occurrence, extent of potential damage, and mechanisms. A recommended research plan for developing methods for predicting the service life of concrete is presented. The major degradation processes that concrete of underground vaults will likely encounter are sulfate attack, corrosion of reinforcing steel, alkali-aggregate reactions, and leaching by ground water. Freezing and thawing damage could occur before the vaults are covered with soil and therefore are addressed. Other degradation processes which may occur are microbiological attack, salt crystallization, and attack by LLW, especially by acidic materials. Two important factors controlling the resistance of concrete to these degradation processes are its quality and permeability. Concepts of quality and factors affecting quality of concrete are discussed. Permeability is discussed in terms of the water-to-cement ratio, the pore structure of concrete, and the effects of cracks. 101 refs., 15 figs., 5 tabs

  20. Performance of portland limestone cements: Cements designed to be more sustainable that include up to 15% limestone addition

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    Barrett, Timothy J.

    In 2009, ASTM and AASHTO permitted the use of up to 5% interground limestone in ordinary portland cement (OPC) as a part of a change to ASTM C150/AASHTO M85. When this work was initiated a new proposal was being discussed that would enable up to 15% interground limestone cement to be considered in ASTM C595/AASHTO M234. This work served to provide rapid feedback to the state department of transportation and concrete industry for use in discussions regarding these specifications. Since the time this work was initiated, ASTM C595/AASHTO M234 was passed (2012c) and PLCs are now able to be specified, however they are still not widely used. The proposal for increasing the volume of limestone that would be permitted to be interground in cement is designed to enable more sustainable construction, which may significantly reduce the CO2 that is embodied in the built infrastructure while also extending the life of cement quarries. Research regarding the performance of cements with interground limestone has been conducted by the cement industry since these cements became widely used in Europe over three decades ago, however this work focuses on North American Portland Limestone Cements (PLCs) which are specifically designed to achieve similar performance as the OPCs they replace.This thesis presents a two-phase study in which the potential for application of cements containing limestone was assessed. The first phase of this study utilized a fundamental approach to determine whether cement with up to 15% of interground or blended limestone can be used as a direct substitute to ordinary portland cement. The second phase of the study assessed the concern of early age shrinkage and cracking potential when using PLCs, as these cements are typically ground finer than their OPC counterparts. For the first phase of the study, three commercially produced PLCs were obtained and compared to three commercially produced OPCs made from the same clinker. An additional cement was tested

  1. Performance of portland limestone cements: Cements designed to be more sustainable that include up to 15% limestone addition

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    Barrett, Timothy J.

    In 2009, ASTM and AASHTO permitted the use of up to 5% interground limestone in ordinary portland cement (OPC) as a part of a change to ASTM C150/AASHTO M85. When this work was initiated a new proposal was being discussed that would enable up to 15% interground limestone cement to be considered in ASTM C595/AASHTO M234. This work served to provide rapid feedback to the state department of transportation and concrete industry for use in discussions regarding these specifications. Since the time this work was initiated, ASTM C595/AASHTO M234 was passed (2012c) and PLCs are now able to be specified, however they are still not widely used. The proposal for increasing the volume of limestone that would be permitted to be interground in cement is designed to enable more sustainable construction, which may significantly reduce the CO2 that is embodied in the built infrastructure while also extending the life of cement quarries. Research regarding the performance of cements with interground limestone has been conducted by the cement industry since these cements became widely used in Europe over three decades ago, however this work focuses on North American Portland Limestone Cements (PLCs) which are specifically designed to achieve similar performance as the OPCs they replace.This thesis presents a two-phase study in which the potential for application of cements containing limestone was assessed. The first phase of this study utilized a fundamental approach to determine whether cement with up to 15% of interground or blended limestone can be used as a direct substitute to ordinary portland cement. The second phase of the study assessed the concern of early age shrinkage and cracking potential when using PLCs, as these cements are typically ground finer than their OPC counterparts. For the first phase of the study, three commercially produced PLCs were obtained and compared to three commercially produced OPCs made from the same clinker. An additional cement was tested

  2. The use of particle packing models to design ecological concrete

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    Fennis, S.A.A.M.; Walraven, J.C.; Den Uijl, J.A.

    2009-01-01

    Ecological concrete can be designed by replacing cement with fillers. With low amounts of cement it becomes increasingly important to control the water demand of concrete mixtures. In this paper a cyclic design method based on particle packing is presented and evaluated on the basis of experiments o

  3. Performance test on shielding concrete

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    The cylinder of the shielding concrete is made from common Portland cement and home-made coarse or fine aggregates. Orthogonal design experiment and regression analysis are adopted to study the effects of the water content, sand percentage and water-cement ratio on the property of shielding concrete and the difference between them. The test shows that the tensile strength is in inverse proportion with water-cement ratio, and the influence is quite significant. Another factor is the type of aggregates. The effect of the age on its density is not obvious. Similarly, the concrete shielding γ rays shares the same influencing factors with that shielding neutron rays on density, slump and tensile strength. And both have the same change rules regarding to mechanical property. (authors)

  4. Blended Learning

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    Bauerová, Andrea

    2013-01-01

    This thesis is focused on a new approach of education called blended learning. The history and developement of Blended Learning is described in the first part. Then the methods and tools of Blended Learning are evaluated and compared to the traditional methods of education. At the final part an efficient developement of the educational programs is emphasized.

  5. 改性氯氧镁水泥砂石混凝土强度的试验研究%Experimental Investigation on Strength Development of Modified Magnesium Oxychloride Cement Concrete

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    乔宏霞; 刘尧; 周茗如; 余红发; 冯坚

    2012-01-01

    Basing on different MgO/MgCl2 and H2O/MgCl2 molar ratios, the magnesium oxychloride cement(MOC) concrete was formed by adding the mixture of MgO, gravel, sand, water-resisting admixture and three kinds of mineral admixtures ( fly ash, silica fume and mineral powder) into magnesium chloride solution (MCS). The test blocks were demoulded and tested at 7 d, 14 d, 28 d, 56 d, 90 d and 128 d aging time. The rules of strength develop was summarized as early and late strength development. The patterns of compressive strength development showed the same trend, but the numerical value varied with different mineral admixtures, as the concrete with fly ash performed the highest, while that with mineral powder showed the lowest. The Late development of all mixture proportions fluctuated. That was, the strength dropped at a certain aging time, and then the development was resumed as the curing proceeded. XRD, SEM and EDS was used to analyze the micro-mechanism, and the dense gel phase was found in MOC concrete with fly ash. The strength loss, as the result of the active magnesia, was overall controllable due to the existence of WRA.%基于不同的MgO/MgCl2 、H2O/MgCl2物质的量比,试验中混合不同量的氧化镁、砂子、石子、抗水剂以及三种传统矿物掺合料拌制氯氧镁水泥混凝土,并测定其早期(7~28 d)和后期(28 ~ 128 d)抗压强度.试验证明,添加不同矿物掺合科(硅灰,矿粉,粉煤灰)镁水泥强度发展趋势相同但强度发展程度不同,其中以粉煤灰混凝土强度最高.由于复合抗水剂的存在,早期吸潮返卤被抑制,强度发展良好.后期混凝土强度发生下降,随着养护进行,强度又恢复发展.通过微观手段(X射线衍射、扫描电镜和能谱图)发现,含有粉煤灰的镁水泥混凝土样品微观结构存在致密凝胶相.

  6. Cements in radioactive waste management. Characterization requirements of cement products for acceptance and quality assurance purposes

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    Cementitious materials are used as immobilizing matrices for low (LLW) and medium-level wastes (MLW) and are also components of the construction materials in the secondary barriers and the repositories. This report has concerned itself with a critical assessment of the quality assurance aspects of the immobilization and disposal of MLW and LLW cemented wastes. This report has collated the existing knowledge of the use and potential of cementitious materials in radioactive waste immobilization and highlighted the physico-chemical parameters. Subject areas include an assessment of immobilization objectives and cement as a durable material, waste stream and matrix characterization, quality assurance concepts, nature of cement-based systems, chemistry and modelling of cement hydration, role and effect of blending agents, radwaste-cement interaction, assessment of durability, degradative and radiolytic processes in cements and the behaviour of cement-based matrices and their near-field interactions with the environment and the repository conditions

  7. Fresh State and Mechanical Properties of Self Compacting Concrete Incorporating High Volume Fly Ash

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    Mohamad N; Zulaika M. S.; Samad A. A. A.; Goh W. I.; Hadipramana J.; Wirdawati A.

    2016-01-01

    Self-compacting concrete is considered as a concrete which can be placed and compacted under its own weight without vibration. The elimination of the need for compaction leads to better quality concrete and substantial improvement of working conditions. This paper investigates the fresh state and mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete incorporating high volume fly ash. Fly Ash (FA) was mixed into self-compacting concrete (SCC) as a replacement for cement. Portland cement (PC) was p...

  8. Mechanical Properties of Plastic Concrete Containing Bentonite

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    Peng Zhang; Qiaoyan Guan; Qingfu Li

    2013-01-01

    Plastic concrete consists of aggregates, cement, water and bentonite, mixed at a high water cement ratio, to produce a ductile material. It is used for creating an impermeable barrier (cut-off wall) for containment of contaminated sites or seepage control in highly permeable dam foundations. The effects of water to binder ratio and clay dosage on mechanical properties of plastic concrete were investigated. The results indicate that the water to binder ratio and clay dosage have great influenc...

  9. Autogenous shrinkage, speciality of high performance concretes

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    Vogrič, Nina

    2014-01-01

    Autogenous shrinkage is a consequence of self dessication in pores of hardened cement paste and is, at high performance concrete significantly greater than that of the ordinary concretes, mainly due to low water to cement ratio. In the graduation thesis we examined the main mechanisms that cause autogenous shrinkage. It can be reduced by internal curinginternal water reservoirs. As internal water reservoirs we used pre-soaked expanded clay Liapor. On specimens, in which we replaced 12 % of ag...

  10. Mix design of high-performance concrete

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    Aminul Islam Laskar

    2011-01-01

    A mix design procedure for high-performance concrete mixes has been presented in this paper. Since rheological parameters and compressive strength are fundamental properties of concrete in two different stages of production, the correlation between rheological parameters and compressive strength has been used instead of using water-cement ratio versus compressive strength relationship. Water-cement ratio and aggregate volume to paste volume ratio has also been determined from rheological beha...

  11. Cement Solidification Method For Intermediate-Level Liquid Waste Containing Sodium Sulphate (Na2SO4)

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    A new cement solidification method for intermediate-level liquid waste containing large amounts of sodium sulphate (Na2SO4) has been developed. This method involves two safety concepts for disposal sites: reduction in the amount of sulphate ion (SO42-) released from solidified wastes and reduction in the amount of hydrogen gas generated due to radiolysis of the water present in the solidified waste. In order to eliminate SO42- release from solidified wastes, two chemical reactions were important in our solidification method: (1) Barium-compounds (Ba(OH)2.8H2O, etc) were reacted with SO42- to form BaSO4, and (2) using alumina cement material, SO42- was mineralized as ettringite, 3CaO.Al2O3.3CaSO3.2H2O. Based on leaching tests, the amount of SO42- released from the solidified forms into ion exchange water under anaerobic conditions was less than 1 x 10-3 mol/L. Thus, this method should be effective in preventing engineered concrete barrier layers from cracking. In order to evaluate the amount of hydrogen gas generated from cement solids due to radiolysis of hydrated and non-hydrated water in the solid, gamma-ray irradiation experiments on solidified alumina cement (ALC), solidified ordinary portland cement (OPC), solidified ordinary portland cement blended with blast-furnace slag (OPC-BFS), and synthetic ettringite were performed. As a result, the generation rate of hydrogen gas from ALC was less than those from OPC and OPC-BFS and approximately equal to that from ettringite. (authors)

  12. Cements in Radioactive Waste Disposal

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    The use of cement and concrete to immobilise radioactive waste is complicated by the wide- ranging nature of inorganic cementing agents available as well as the range of service environments in which cement is used and the different functions expected of cement. For example, Portland cement based concretes are widely used as structural materials for construction of vaults and tunnels. These constructions may experience a long pre-closure performance lifetime during which they are required to protect against collapse and ingress of water: strength and impermeability are key desirable characteristics. On the other hand, cement and concrete may be used to form backfills, ranging in permeability. Permeable formulations allow gas readily to escape, while impermeable barriers retard radionuclide transport and reduce access of ground water to the waste. A key feature of cements is that, while fresh, they pass through a fluid phase and can be formed into any shape desired or used to infiltrate other materials thereby enclosing them into a sealed matrix. Thereafter, setting and hardening is automatic and irreversible. Where concrete is used to form structural elements, it is also natural to use cement in other applications as it minimises potential for materials incompatibility. Thus cement- mainly Portland cement- has been widely used as an encapsulant for storage, transport and as a radiation shield for active wastes. Also, to form and stabilise structures such as vaults and silos. Relative to other potential matrices, cement also has a chemical immobilisation potential, reacting with and binding with many radionuclides. The chemical potential of cements is essentially sacrificial, thus limiting their performance lifetime. However performance may also be required in the civil engineering sense, where strength is important, so many factors, including a geochemical description of service conditions, may require to be assessed in order to predict performance lifetime. The

  13. Characteristics and propierties of oil-well cements additioned with blast furnace slag

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    Sánchez, R.; Palacios, M.; Puertas, F.

    2011-01-01

    The present paper addresses the alkali activation of Portland cements containing blast furnace slag (20 and 30% of the cement by weight) with a view to the possible use of these materials in oil well construction. The hydration studies conducted showed that in cement/slag blends, the sodium silicate activating solution partially inhibited the dissolution of the silicate phases in the Portland cement, retarding cement hydration and reducing the precipitation of reaction products. D...

  14. Rheological Properties of Cemented Tailing Backfill and the Construction of a Prediction Model

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    Liu Lang; KI-IL Song; Dezheng Lao; Tae-Hyuk Kwon

    2015-01-01

    Workability is a key performance criterion for mining cemented tailing backfill, which should be defined in terms of rheological parameters such as yield stress and plastic viscosity. Cemented tailing backfill is basically composed of mill tailings, Portland cement, or blended cement with supplementary cement material (fly ash and blast furnace slag) and water, among others, and it is important to characterize relationships between paste components and rheological properties to optimize the w...

  15. Immobilisation of ion exchange resins in cement

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    Over the last seven years, Low Oxidation State Metal Ion reagents (LOMI) have been used to decontaminate the 100 MW(e) Steam Generating Heavy Water Ractor (SGHWR) at Winfrith. The use of these reagents has resulted in a dilute ionic solution containing activation products which are produced by corrosion of metallic components in the reactor. It has been demonstrated that the amount of activity in the solution can be reduced using organic ion exchanger resins. These resins consist of a cross linked polystyrene with sulphonic acid or quaternary ammonium function groups and can be successfully immobilised in blended cement systems. The formulation which has been developed is produced from a 9 to 1 blend of ground granulated blast furnace slag (BFS) and ordinary Portland cement (OPC) containing 28% ion exchange resin in the water saturated form. If 6% Microsilica is added to the blended cement the waste loading can be increased to 36 w/o. (author)

  16. Technology for reuse of contaminated concrete constituents

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    During decommissioning activities of nuclear installations, large amounts of contaminated concrete will have to be processed. All this concrete has to be treated and stored as radioactive waste, which implies major economical and environmental consequences. It was shown that the contamination is mainly concentrated in the porous cement stone. By separating this cement stone from the clean dense aggregate particles, a considerable volume reduction can be reached. KEMA has developed, designed and constructed a pilot plant scale test installation for separation of aggregate from contaminated concrete. The separation is based on a thermal treatment followed by milling and sieving. The clean aggregate can be re-used in concrete, whereas the (slightly) contaminated cement stone could be upgraded to a binder for concrete used in the nuclear industry. (author)

  17. US cement industry

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    Nisbet, M.A.

    1997-12-31

    This paper describes the cement and concrete industry, and provides data on energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. The potential impact of an energy tax on the industry is briefly assessed. Opportunities identified for reducing carbon dioxide emissions include improved energy efficiency, alternative fuels, and alternative materials. The key factor in determining CO{sub 2} emissions is the level of domestic production. The projected improvement in energy efficiency and the relatively slow growth in domestic shipments indicate that CO{sub 2} emissions in 2000 should be about 5% above the 1990 target. However, due to the cyclical nature of cement demand, emissions will probably be above target levels during peak demand and below target levels during demand troughs. 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. Use of Recycled Aggregate and Fly Ash in Concrete Pavement

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Recycled materials aggregate from the demolished concrete structures and fly ash from burning coal shows the possible application as structural and non structural components in concrete structures. This research aims to evaluate the feasibility of using concrete containing recycled concrete aggregate and fly ash in concrete pavement. Approach: Two water cement ratio (0.45 and 0.55 the compressive strength, modulus of electricity and flexural strength for concrete with recycled aggregate and fly ash with 0, 25% replacing cement in mass were considered. Results: The material properties of recycled aggregate concrete with fly ash indicate comparable results with that of concrete with natural aggregate and without fly ash. Conclusion/Recommendations: The recycled materials could be used in concrete pavement and it will promote the sustainability of concrete.

  19. The suitability of concrete using recycled aggregates (RAs) for high-performance concrete (HPC)

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    Torgal, Fernando Pacheco; Ding, Y.; Miraldo, Sérgio; Abdollahnejad, Zahra; J. A. Labrincha

    2013-01-01

    Most studies related to concrete made with recycled aggregates (RA) use uncontaminated aggregates produced in the laboratory, revealing the potential to re-use as much as 100%. However, industrially produced RA contain a certain level of impurities that can be deleterious for Portland cement concrete, thus making it difficult for the concrete industry to use such investigations unless uncontaminated RA are used. This chapter reviews current knowledge on concrete made with RA, with a focus on ...

  20. CONCRETE DURABILITY Through High Volume Fly ash Concrete (HVFC) A Literature review

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    VANITA AGGARWAL; Dr. S.M.GUPTA; Dr.S.N.SACHDE

    2010-01-01

    The application of concrete in construction is as old as the days of Greek and roman civilization. But for numerous easons, the concrete construction industry is not sustainable. It consumes a lot of virgin materials and the principal raw material of concrete i.e. cement is responsible for green house gas emissions causing a threat to environment through global warming. Therefore, the industry has seen various types of concrete in search of a solution to sustainable development. Infrastructur...