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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF DEF-EXPANSIONS OF CONCRETE MIXES SUBMITTED TO EARLY AND LATE HEAT TREATMENTS



Author(s): Renaud-Pierre Martin, Céline Bazin, Jean-Claude Renaud and François Toutlemonde
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of CONSEC13 Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions - Environment and Loading Volume I
Editor(s): Z.J. Li, W. Sun, C.W. Miao, K.Sakai, O.E. Gjørv, N.Banthia
ISBN: 978-2-35158-124-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-134-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 851-861
Total Pages: 961
Language : English


Abstract: Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF) is an endogenous reaction leading to the expansion of the affected concretes and generally inducing cracking and decrease of the mechanical properties. Consequently, the corresponding structures have to be re-assessed in terms of serviceability and structural safety. Numerical tools are generally used for these purposes. Their development requires however a good understanding of the corresponding mechanisms. In particular, the effects of heating have to be well taken into account since this parameter is one of the most influent regarding DEF. This paper proposes an experimental study concerning the effects of early and late heat treatments on the expansions due to DEF. Concrete cylinders had been exposed to multiple heatings of various temperatures and durations. They have been monitored in terms of expansions and mass during about 1800 days. The swellings have been quantified by modelling the expansions. The results have been analyzed regarding the thermal history of the specimens and the degradation they suffered prior to the heat treatment.


Online publication : 2013
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00


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