Permeability of high-performance concrete incorporating presoaked lightweight aggregates for internal curing

Liu, Xuemei & Zhang, Min-Hong (2010) Permeability of high-performance concrete incorporating presoaked lightweight aggregates for internal curing. Magazine of Concrete Research, 62(2), pp. 79-89.

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study on the effect of presoaked lightweight aggregates (LWAs) for internal curing on water permeability, water absorption and resistance of concrete to chloride-ion penetration in comparison with those of a control concrete and a concrete with shrinkage reducing admixture (SRA) of similar water/cement ratios (w/c). In general, the concretes with LWA particles had initial water absorption, sorptivity and water permeability similar to or lower than those of the control concrete and the concrete with SRA. The charges passed, chloride migration coefficient and chloride diffusion coefficient of such concretes were in the same order as those of the control concrete and the concrete with SRA. However, the incorporation of the LWAs for internal curing reduced unit weight, compressive strength and elastic modulus of the concrete.

Comparing the LWAs of different sizes for internal curing, finer particles were more efficient in reducing the shrinkage and generally resulted in less reduction in the unit weight, compressive strength, and elastic modulus. However, the increase in the more porous crushed LW particles in concrete seems to increase the penetration of chloride ions in the concrete. The concrete with SRA had initial water absorption, sorptivity, water permeability and resistance to chloride ion penetration comparable with those of the control concrete. The use of SRA in concrete does not affect the elastic modulus of the concrete, except for a minor influence on the compressive strength of the concrete.

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ID Code: 60648
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: concrete, high performance, internal curing, permeability, lightweight aggregate, chloride ion, water absorption
DOI: 10.1680/macr.2008.62.2.79
ISSN: 1751-763X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500) > Engineering Practice (091503)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Thomas Telford (ICE Publishing)
Copyright Statement: “Permission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees.”
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2013 22:42
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 01:38

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