Performance of pozzolanic admixtures on mechanical and durability properties of concrete

Author(s): P. Hosseini, M. Moradian, A.H. Esmaili, M. Ghorbani, M. Shekarchi, E. Sharifi
Paper category: Conference
Book title: 2nd International conference on Microstructural-related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Editor(s): Guang Ye, K. Van Breugel, Wei Sun, Changwen Miao
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-129-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-123-0
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 656-664
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

One of the common methods for improvement in mechanical and durability properties of concrete is use of pozzolanic admixtures as a partial replacement for cement. Pozzolan is a silica or silica-alumina material which reacts with cement and makes more cementitious material. In this study, four mix designs were prepared using silica fume, natural zeolite, and metakaolin in comparison to the control mix. Several mechanical and durability tests such as compressive strength, water absorption, water penetration depth, oxygen permeability, electrical resistivity and acid resistance were performed on concrete specimens. According to the results, in most cases, specimens containing pozzolanic admixtures performed better than control specimens. In addition, the effectiveness of silica fume was more considerable comparing to other admixtures.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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