Performance of concrete: Resistance of concrete to sulphate and other environmental conditions
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Performance of concrete: Resistance of concrete to sulphate and other environmental conditions A symposium in honour of Thorbergur Thorvaldson

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto .
Written in English


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Statement[edited by] E.G. Swenson.
SeriesCanadian Building series. 2
ContributionsSwenson, Edwin George., Thorvaldson, Thorbergur.
The Physical Object
Paginationix,243p.
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14372946M

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This book on concrete is a compilation of scientific and technical papers presented at a symposium held in honour of a Canadian scientist of international stature, the late Thorbergur Thorvaldson. It is intended as a memorial in recognition of his great contribution to the development of sulphate-resistant cement and : E.G. (editor) Swenson. Get this from a library! Performance of Concrete: Resistance of Concrete to Sulphate and Other Environmental Conditions ; A Symposium in Honour of Thorbergur Thorvaldson. [E G Swenson;] -- Construction is normally the largest of a nation's industries and the use of concrete exceeds by far the use of all other . Performance of Concrete Resistance of Concrete to Sulphate and Other Environmental Conditions; A Symposium in Honour of Thorbergur Thorvaldson qebe The Compressive Strength of High-Performance Concrete .   The rapid deterioration of specimens exposed to more aggressive conditions in the chamber indicated that degradation of concrete under the most severe MIC conditions (i.e., concrete surface pH concrete Cited by: 3.

Moreover, concrete with high water cement ratios, and C 3 A percentages showed low sulfate resistance. Concrete with low water cement ratios, and C 3 A percentages provides an good performance . other words a high performance concrete is a concrete in which certain characteristics are usage and exposure conditions, consistent 5 High resistance to sulphate attack. Sulfate damage to concrete typically starts at the surface exposed to the sulfate environment and sulfate containing salt that forms on the concrete surface. (4) To ensure long periods of satisfactory performance, concrete pavements in contact with sulfate-containing soil or water must be resistant to sulfate .   To repair surface damage to airport pavements quickly, efficiently, and cheaply, surface-strengthening materials may be added to the concrete to improve its frost resistance. In the current study, several such materials, namely, concrete protectant, polyurea, epoxy resin, and silane (main ingredients), were tested for their performance .

for cement in concrete 1. Generally concrete soffits (unless programme can accommodate) 2. Maximise cementitious addi tions in footings or other locations where striking times are less critical. (e.g. ICF construction) 3. Allow some flexibility of % content for contractor to tailor mix to suit site conditions 2. Other performance requirements can be specified, such as scaling resistance, strength, and freeze/thaw durability. Testing for Corrosion Resistance The first line of defense against corrosion of reinforcement is to inhibit the penetration of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and salts from the concrete . There is a constant drive for the development of ultra-high-performance concrete using modern green engineering technologies. These concretes have to exhibit enhanced durability and incorporate energy-saving and environment-friendly functions. The object of this work was to develop a green concrete with an improved sulfate resistance. In this new type of concrete. The exceptional durability of portland cement concrete is a major reason why it is the world’s most widely used construction material. But material limitations, design and construction practices, and severe exposure conditions can cause concrete .