How to evaluate Equivalent Concrete Performance following EN 206-1? The Belgian approach

Authors: G. De Schutter
Paper category: conference
Book title: Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning – ConcreteLife’09
Editor(s): K. Kovler
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-074-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-085-1
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 1 – 7
Total Pages: 7
Language: English

Abstract: The European Standard for Concrete, EN 206-1, gives the durability requirements for concrete exposed to different environmental conditions. These requirements are formulated for well-known cement types, like Portland cement and blast furnace slag cement, and taking into account partial cement replacement by pozzolanic additions like fly ash and silica fume. Going beyond well-known solutions, e.g. using new types of binder and/or new type of additions, the European Standard EN 206-1 generally defines the Equivalent Concrete Performance Concept (ECPC). By means of the ECPC-concept, the durability of nontraditional or alternative cementitious materials can be evaluated in comparison with wellknown deemed-to-satisfy-solutions. However, the European Standard does not give a detailed method for the implementation of the ECPC concept. In Belgium, a new Standard has been developed for the practical implementation of the ECPC concept, enabling the evaluation and attestation of non-standard cement types and/or pozzolanic additions. The evaluation of the durability is based on comparative tests, comparing the non traditional concrete composition with standard solutions accepted by EN 206-1. In this paper, this Belgian approach will be outlined, as implemented in the Belgian Standard NBN B15-100.

Online publication: 2012-05-16
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