Mechanical Properties of Concrete with Aggregate Type at Elevated Temperature
This research effort aims to evaluate the mechanical properties of concrete with two aggregate type, light weight and normal weight at elevated temperatures. To understand the mechanical properties at elevated temperature, normal and light weight concrete of 60 MPa grade was exposed to temperature range 20 to 700°C under 0%, 20%, 40% load conditions and compressive strength, elastic modulus, thermal strain and transient creep at target temperature were inspected. Experimental results show that light weight concrete has higher compressive strength, although the strength of normal weight concrete degenerated more sharply than the light weight concrete at elevated temperature. Moreover, the thermal strain (0% unstressed) and total strain (20%, 40% stressed) of normal weight concrete was higher than that of light weight concrete. Loading conditions significantly influenced the mechanical properties of normal weight concrete compared to that of light weight concrete at high temperature.
T. G. Lee et al., "Mechanical Properties of Concrete with Aggregate Type at Elevated Temperature", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1840-1846, 2011