Early age monitoring of cementitious material properties

Title: Early age monitoring of cementitious material properties
Author(s): S. Shah, Z. Sun, G. Venkiteela
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Editor(s): W. Sun, K. van Breugel, C. Miao, G. Ye and H. Chen
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-065-3
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-084-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 1321 - 1332
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 13
Language: English

Abstract: Early age monitoring of concrete mechanical properties are essential to assure the quality and the performance of concrete structures. In this paper, a non-destructive one-sided ultrasonic technique, ultrasonic wave reflection method (UWR), was proposed and its capabilities in monitoring the early age concrete properties at micro and macro structural levels were briefly reviewed. In addition to the applications of UWR testing, a comprehensive modeling procedure for estimation of concrete mechanical properties based on the cement pastes properties (measured by UWR method) was also presented herein. Having the many advantages over the other in-situ non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, UWR method can be reliably applied in field to measure the various early age properties besides the compressive strength of concrete.

Online publication: 2009-06-09
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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