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DEGREE OF HYDRATION BASED CREEP MODELLING OF CONCRETE WITH BLENDED BINDERS: FROM CONCEPT TO REAL APPLICATIONS



Author(s): G. De Schutter, Y. Yuan, X. Liu and W. Jiang
Paper category: Proceeding
Book title: Design, Performance and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete
Editor(s): Caijun Shi, Zhihua Ou and Kamal Henri Khayat
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-143-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-144-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2014
Pages: 33
Total Pages : 1
Language : English


Abstract: The mechanical behaviour of hardening concrete is to a large extent determined by the evolving microstructure as a result of the hydration process. For traditional binder systems, consisting of Portland cement or blast furnace slag cement, the degree of hydration is known to be a fundamental parameter in this respect, enabling a detailed study and accurate prediction of the early age mechanical behaviour, including basic creep. Nowadays, in view of improved sustainability of cementitious materials, binder systems tend to become more complex, consisting of a blend of different powders. As the hydration process and microstructure development are influenced by the inclusion of powders into the binder, the question is raised whether the degree of hydration concept is still applicable to concrete based on complex blended binder systems. In this paper, some experimental results are summarized, and the application to real structures is illustrated. Basic creep of hardening concrete with complex blended binders can still be modelled following the degree of hydration concept.


Online publication: 2017
Publication type: full_text
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