Shrinkage of Fine-Grained Composites Based on Alkali-Activated Slag


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The paper deals with the experimental determination of shrinkage development of the composites based on the alkali-activated slag (AAS). The main aim of the experimental investigation was to verify the effect of the addition of shrinkage-reducing admixture (SRA) on the overall process of shrinkage properties during AAS composites ageing.



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Šárka Nenadálová, Vlastimil Bílek, Zbyněk Keršner, Stanislav Seitl and Dr. Hana Šimonová




B. Kucharczyková et al., "Shrinkage of Fine-Grained Composites Based on Alkali-Activated Slag", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 761, pp. 7-10, 2018

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January 2018




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