WIT Press


The Effects Of Type Of Cement And Curing Methods On The Pore Structure Of Concrete

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC030261

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

559.60 kb

Author(s)

M. Anwar

Abstract

The resistance of cementitious materials to chemical attack or physical degradation is related to the mechanical properties of the material, but more importantly the chemical and microstructural characteristics and particularly the pore structure of the hardened material. Given information about pore structure, Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (MIP) is a technique that can provide such information which has improved significantly in pressuring capacity and in operational convenience. By measuring the amount of mercury intruded into the pores of a solid sample, the porosiineters give valuable data from which cumulative volume and pore size distribution, porosity as well as pore surface area can be determined. In this work, five concrete mixtures are prepared with waterlcementitious material ratio 0.4 to investigate the effect of using different

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