Chloride Resistance of Recycled Aggregate Concrete under Wetting-Drying Cycles
Recycled aggregates concrete (RAC) becomes an important participant in recycled materials. This study was performed in order to evaluate the effect of recycled coarse aggregates (RCA) on the chloride resistance of concretes with different coarse aggregates replacement ratio under wetting–drying cycles. Composition influence on the concrete were studied with different the addition of admixtures. The results indicate that the free chloride content decreased with the increasing of depth, whist it increased with the increasing replacement ratio of RCA at the same depth. Wetting–drying cycles accelerated the process of chloride diffusion. It was also found that the addition of admixtures can improve the ability of chloride resistance of concrete.
B. Qi et al., "Chloride Resistance of Recycled Aggregate Concrete under Wetting-Drying Cycles", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 724, pp. 3-7, 2017