Experimental Analysis of the Impact on the Durability of Concrete Additions


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This report deals with long term monitoring of durability properties of concrete using different weight doses of various kinds of additions. Particularly limestone, silica fume as a 50% suspension and blast furnace slag were used. Even though the basic recipe is based on the designed concrete, all the fresh concrete was made with a free-fall concrete mixer in the laboratory. This report deals with long-term monitoring of cement concrete surface resistance to water and defrosting chemicals (achieved 475 cycles). The article also describes results of following tests: determination of concrete frost resistance, depth of water penetration under pressure and depth of chloride penetration. Standard tests of fresh and hardened concrete specimens complement the experiment.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 249)

Edited by:

Šárka Nenadálová and Petra Johová




V. Suchánek and K. Hájková, "Experimental Analysis of the Impact on the Durability of Concrete Additions", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 249, pp. 73-78, 2016

Online since:

April 2016




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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2012.01.005

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