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The Durability Of Normal Strength Concrete: An Experimental Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC150171

Volume

90

Pages

9

Page Range

195 - 203

Published

2015

Size

564 kb

Author(s)

V. Patel, N. Shah

Abstract

The present study is carried out for evaluating the effect of aggressive environments like sulphate and chloride exposure on normal strength concrete. This paper presents results of experiments like the compression test (150mm×150mm×150mm size cubes), rebound hammer test and ultrasonic pulse velocity test (150mm×150mm×150mm size cubes), split tensile test (100mm diameter×200mm height cylinders), rapid chloride penetration test (100mm diameter, 50mm thickness specimen), sulphate and chloride attack test (150mm×150mm×150mm size cubes) performed on M30 grade concrete. The results clearly indicated that normal strength concrete cannot contribute significantly against sulphate and chloride attack.

Keywords

normal strength concrete, aggressive environment, sulphate and chloride attack, rapid chloride penetration