Effective water-cement ratio of concrete and its effect on the durability of concrete structures

Author(s): M. Chromá, P. Rovnaníková, B. Teplý, A. Strauss
Paper category: Workshop
Book title: RILEM International workshop on performance-based specification and control of concrete durability
Editor(s): D. Bjegović, H. Beushausen, M. Serdar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-135-3
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-136-0
Pages: 57 - 65
Total Pages: 9
Language: English

In Eurocode EN 206-1 the k-value concept has been introduced in order to take into account the characteristics of cements with additives, in particular to adjust the water / cement limits in terms of exposure classes. In addition, the performance-based design approach idea for the life optimization or the life span design is mentioned as a alternative flexible tool with respect to the k-value concept. The objective of this paper is a discussion of k-values and the k-value concepts. Furthermore, an alternative performance based approach for the detection of numerical durability is presented.

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

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