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Particle-matrix proportioning of high strength lightweight aggregate concrete

Author(s): Elisabeth Leite Skare, Jelena Zivkovic, Stefan Jacobsen, Jan Arve Øverli
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: SynerCrete’18: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete: Synergizing Expertise and Bridging Scales of Space and Time Vol. 1 & 2
Editor(s): Miguel Azenha, Dirk Schlicke, Farid Benboudjema, Agnieszka Jędrzejewska
ISBN: 978-2-35158-202-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-203-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 279-284
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: Production of lightweight aggregate concretes (LWAC) requires specific knowledge and processes in order to achieve good workability of paste and concrete. A particularly demanding case is high strength lightweight aggregate concrete, i.e. having 28-day characteristic compressive strength in the range 60-80 N/mm2 with oven dry density equal or less than 2000 kg/m3 . Coarse manufactured lightweight aggregates themselves often lack particles smaller than 2 mm, which together with open aggregate porosity causes a certain loss of workability during the first minutes after mixing. An efficient way of improving this is by particle-matrix proportioning. The desired concrete workability can be obtained by combining the filler modified paste with a suitable amount of coarse aggregate particles. In order to investigate this, several different LWAC mixes have been tested with the lightweight aggregate Stalite, an argillite slate from the US. We found that the particle-matrix proportioning approach can give desired workability of the LWAC mixes. This methodology is economical since no increase in cement and admixtures dosage is needed.

Online publication : 2018
Publication type : full_text
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