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Durability aspects of concrete and mortar in the presence of a new concrete improver admixture



Title: Durability aspects of concrete and mortar in the presence of a new concrete improver admixture
Author(s): D. Zampini, M. Weibel, A. Walliser, M. Oppliger
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems
Editor(s): K. Kovler and A. Bentur
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-29-2
e-ISBN: 2351580362
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 269 - 276
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: A new type of admixture has been developed that enhances the performance of concrete in terms of durability. The New Concrete Improver (NCI) admixture regulates the curing of concrete and reduces drying shrinkage. Properties such as shrinkage (plastic and free drying), freeze-thaw resistance, permeability, and strength development are compared in concrete and mortar containing state-of-the-art shrinkage reducing admixtures, the New Concrete Improver, and no admixtures. Microstructural characterization is carried out in order to compare damage features to properties of the materials investigated.


Online publication: 2010-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00