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The Microstructure of Self-Compacting Concrete Compared with High Performance Concrete and Traditional Concrete



Title: The Microstructure of Self-Compacting Concrete Compared with High Performance Concrete and Traditional Concrete
Author(s): G. Ye
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: 383 - 394
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 11
Language: English


Abstract: In recent years, self-compacting concrete (SCC) has gained wide application in the construction and infrastructure industry. As for High Performance Concrete (HPC) and traditional concrete (TC), the microstructural properties of SCC are the main factors, which determine the material properties, i.e. the mechanical properties, transport properties and the behaviour when SCC is exposed to the fire.
In order to investigate the development of the microstructure of SCC, the microstructural parameters including porosity, pore size distribution and phase distribution are determined by means of mercury intrusion porosimetry and scanning electron microscopy. The thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and the derivative thermogravimetric analysis (DTG) are used to identify the phase constituents. These parameters are compared with high performance concrete and traditional concrete. The specimens of self-compacting cement paste are made with water/binder ratio 0.41 and 0.48, while the high performance cement paste with w/c 0.33 and traditional cement paste with w/c 0.48. The measurements are performed at different hydration stages, i.e. at 1, 3, 7, 14, 28 and 56 days.


Online publication: 2005-04-11
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143624.040