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Chloride penetration in concrete under compression or splitting tensile load representing 60 - 65 per cent of the ultimate load



Author(s): Hugo Eguez, Nele De Belie, Geert De Schutter
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference
Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016
Segment on Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials
Editor(s): Ole M. Jensen, Konstantin Kovler and Nele De Belie
ISBN:978-2-35158-178-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-179-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 332 -343
Total Pages: 12
Language : English


Abstract: A critical loading ratio is reached at 50% of concrete ultimate load. Beyond this point the presence of micro cracks exerts a big influence on the chloride transport. For compression the strain distribution in the sample developed micro-cracking system that is more or less homogeneously distributed in the sample. Therefore it is expected the same chloride profile regardless of the position. When combined splitting tensile load and chloride attack are acting on concrete, the main micro-crack system is located on the loading plane. This contributes to regular and alike shaped chloride profiles if they are taken from planes that are kept parallel to the splitting one. Prismatic samples (100 x 100 x 400 mm) made of OPC binder were exposed to a 3% by weight sodium chloride solution while maintaining a loading ratio equal to 60 % of the maximum capacity. Cubic samples (side = 150 mm) made of OPC and 50% BFS had similar chemical exposure while applying a permanent splitting tensile load corresponding to 65 % of their breaking capacity. After the exposure, ground layers were obtained from the samples to determine the total chloride ingress into the concrete by means of potentiometric titration and the effect of the load on the chloride ingress was assessed.


Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
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