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The influence of temperature on unrestrained volume changes in cementitious materials



Authors: G. Sant, P. Lura, J. Weiss
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: 538 – 546
Total Pages: 9
Language: English


Abstract: This paper examines the influence of temperature on chemical shrinkage and unrestrained autogenous volume change in cementitious systems. The apparent activation energy of cement hydration is determined using measurements of chemical shrinkage. Equivalent age transformations are performed on the experimentally measured data. The results indicate that equivalent age transformations are suitable for describing the influence of temperature on chemical reactions, but are in general an inappropriate procedure for simulating the evolution of autogenous volume change in cementitious materials cured at different temperatures.


Online publication: 2012-05-16
Publication Type: full_text
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