Requirements for a test of frost resistance of concrete

Title: Requirements for a test of frost resistance of concrete
Author(s): D. Janssen
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Workshop on Frost Resistance of Concrete
Editor(s): M. J. Setzer, R. Auberg and H. - J. Keck
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-30-6
e-ISBN: 2351580370
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2002
Pages: 277 - 286
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 13
Language: English

Abstract: Qualification of a concrete mixture for use in a freeze-thaw environment can be accom-plished by subjecting specimens prepared from the mixture to an appropriate freeze-thaw test. Such a test should be able to produce the same type of deterioration as could be expected in the field, should have good repeatability, and should be able to produce results within a reasonable amount of time. The purpose of this work is to examine the various parameters involved in an acceptable freeze-thaw qualification test. These parameters include specimen dimensions, preparation and conditioning, test conditions including moisture, de-icing salt, and temperature exposure. Existing freeze-thaw tests as well as measured field temperature profiles are examined, and observed deterioration mechanisms are compared to field exposures. Recommendations for a freeze-thaw test to be used for mixture qualification are presented.

Online publication: 2010-06-28
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