Property Characterization of Self Compact Concrete at Early Ages

Title: Property Characterization of Self Compact Concrete at Early Ages
Author(s): Z. Li
Paper category : conference
Book title: SCC'2005-China: 1st International Symposium on Design, Performance and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete
Editor(s): Zhiwu Yu, Caijun Shi, Kamal Henri Khayat and Youjun Xie
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-61-6
e-ISBN: 2912143624
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 363 - 374
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 17
Language: English

Abstract: The process of hydration and solidification of self compact concrete (SCC) has a significant influence on the long term strength and durability of SCC. There is little information regarding the early hydration for SCC. The electrical property characterization of SCC provides a direct and practical method for monitoring and investigating the hydration process of young SCC. In conventional method of electrical resistivity measurement for cement-based materials, there is a problem in contact between specimen and electrodes. This study adopts electrodeless measurement technique to investigate the electrical resistivity of SCC at early stage. The method eliminates the contact problem and polarization effect. The results obtained by this method have much better accuracy. The test results provided the electric parameters for SCC with different chemical admixture incorporations. The variations and characteristics of the measured electrical parameters were used to characterize the physical and chemical properties of young SCC. These parameters were used to study and analyse the hardening process of young SCC.

Online publication: 2005-04-11
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143624.038