The Durability Life Prediction of Recycled Concrete under Chlorate Environment
Using orthogonal test, the influence of variable mixing proportions of recycled coarse aggregate, polypropylene fibre and air entraining and water-reducing admixture on the anti-penetration capability of chloride ion of recycled concrete is analyzed. And the mechanism of resistance to chloride ion permeation concerning different mixing proportions of the materials is figured out. After that, basing on the effects of these materials on the durability life of recycled concrete in chlorate surroundings, the sequence is worked out: first, air entraining and water reducing agent, then recycled coarse aggregate, last one, polypropylene fibre. Employing Fick’s second law, the durability life of recycled concrete applied in chlorate environment is estimated. As a result, evidences for the practical application of recycled concrete are provided for its use in the northern cold areas and the places along the coast.
A. J. Chen et al., "The Durability Life Prediction of Recycled Concrete under Chlorate Environment", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 314-316, pp. 849-852, 2011