Performance Comparison between High Strength Concrete and Ordinary Concrete under Mixed Erosion and Freeze-Thaw Cycling
: Performance of high strength concrete and ordinary concrete under alternating action of mixed erosion and freeze-thaw cycling were compared. The erosion solution was mixed by weight of 3% sodium chloride and 5% sodium sulfate. Results showed that, after 200 freeze-thaw cycles, the effect of surface scaling of ordinary concrete was more significant than that of high strength concrete, and the mass loss rate of ordinary concrete was much higher; The relative dynamic modulus of elasticity of high strength concrete slightly increased by 2.99%, while that of ordinary concrete decreased more than 13%. Compressive strength and elastic modulus of high strength and ordinary concrete behaved almost in the same way in the first 50 freeze-thaw cycles, with the increase of freeze-thaw cycles in the following test, the compressive strength and elastic modulus of ordinary concrete showed larger reductions than these of high strength concrete. As the freeze-thaw cycles increased, the corresponding strain to the peak stress of high strength concrete decreased, but it increased for ordinary concrete.
J. Zhang et al., "Performance Comparison between High Strength Concrete and Ordinary Concrete under Mixed Erosion and Freeze-Thaw Cycling", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1667-1672, 2011