The Durability Of Normal Strength Concrete: An Experimental Study
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V. Patel, N. Shah
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.
normal strength concrete, aggressive environment, sulphate and chloride attack, rapid chloride penetration