Water Sorptivity and Permability of New-Old Concrete Composite System
Several experiments were carried out to investigate the effects of water to binder ratio(w/b) and mineral admixtures on water sorptivity and permeability of new-old concrete composite system in this paper in order to further understand the transport properties and thus degradation mechanism of new-old concrete repair system. Results indicate that a reasonable choice of w/b of new concrete is of great importance for obtaining new-old concrete composite with a low water sorptivity. Addition of ultrafine powder such as silica fume as one of component of repairing materials will benefit for effectively reducing water sorptivity and permeability of new-old concrete repair system in practice. The linear correlative coefficient between capillary sorption coefficient, coulomb electricity and porosity of new-old concrete composite sample is bad and lower compared with those of corresponding new concrete samples. The total porosity of new-old concrete composite sample is not an exclusive factor determined its water sorptivity and permeability. The pore structure of new-old concrete composite sample, especially interfacial transition zone between new and old concrete plays more important role on transport properties of sample.
G. C. Long et al., "Water Sorptivity and Permability of New-Old Concrete Composite System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3311-3319, 2011