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Durability Performance of Concrete Containing Condensed Silica Fume

Alexander, Mark and Magee, Bryan (1999) Durability Performance of Concrete Containing Condensed Silica Fume. Cement and Concrete Research, 29 (6). pp. 917-922. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/S0008-8846(99)00064-2


The paper describes a short-term study carried out to examine the durability performance of various condensed silica fume (CSF) concretes in comparison to portland cement (PC) and PC/ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) controls up to the age of 28 days. Mix proportions were designed to provide 28-day strengths of 30, 40, and 50 MPa for the PC controls and these were used for all binder combinations considered. Concrete durability was inferred from a suite of durability index tests designed to measure concrete resistance to gas, liquid, and ion transport mechanisms. It is shown that concrete durability is dramatically improved through the use of CSF. Optimum performance was achieved through the use of CSF as a 10% addition by mass to the initial binder content. The work also confirms CSF’s effectiveness when used in ternary binder blends with PC and GGBS, with these mixes out-performing the controls and selected binary-blended PC/CSF mixes.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Curing; Durability; Chloride; Silica Fume; Concrete
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:36908
Deposited By: Dr Bryan Magee
Deposited On:13 Feb 2017 11:36
Last Modified:13 Feb 2017 11:36

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