Fire spalling in concrete - The moisture effect, part II

Author(s): R.Jansson, L. Boström
Paper category: Workshop
Book title: Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure – Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop, Paris 2013
Editor(s): P. Pimienta, F. Meftah
Print ISBN: 978-2-7598-1074-1
Publisher: Edp sciences
Pages: 178 - 185
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

A compressive strength reduction effect of almost 40% has been shown for small mortar specimens with a moisture content of 8% boiled in water for 3, 10 or 20 minutes compared with dried specimens. This shows that the presence of moisture can be a plausible factor that reduces the strength in areas where spalling in the form of surface flaking during fire exposure occurs.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
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