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Author Shatha, Hasan ♦ Muthana, Saadi ♦ Tareq, Al-Attar
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Content type Text
Publisher EDP Sciences
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Date Created 2018-05-14
Copyright Year ©2018
Language English ♦ French
Subject Domain (in LCC) TA1-2040
Subject Keyword Engineering (General) ♦ Technology ♦ Civil engineering (General)
Abstract The behavior of internally cured high performance concrete, HPC, exposed to freezing and thawing cycles, was investigated. Two saturated curing agents, Limestone dust and powder of Porcelanite rock, were used to facilitate internal curing for concrete. These agents were used as partial replacements of fine aggregate in two volumetric percentages, 20 and 30 percent. The cast concrete specimens were separated in two groups according to curing method: water-cured and sealed (only internally-cured) specimens. The concrete specimens were subjected to three exposure systems, F0: without freezing and thawing, and F1 and F2: with 50 and 100 cycles of freezing and thawing, respectively. The freezing and thawing test was done as stipulated by the ASTM C666. The conducted tests for each exposure were: compressive and flexural strengths. The results revealed that internal curing does not enhance the concrete resistance to freezing and thawing cycles. Using saturated agents has increased the moisture content of concrete and makes it more vulnerable to frost action deterioration. Sealed specimens for all investigated mixes showed lower reductions in strength than water-cured ones. The lesser water content of these mixes may be the reason for that behavior.
ISSN 2261236X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2018-01-01
e-ISSN 2261236X
Journal MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume Number 162
Starting Page 02011


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