Effect of External Sulfate Attack on Self Compacted Concrete
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2013, Volume 31, Issue 6, Pages 1092-1106
AbstractSelf-compacting concrete (SCC) is an innovative concrete that does not require vibration for placing and compaction. It is able to flow under its own weight, completely filling formwork and achieving full compaction, even in the presence of congested reinforcement. The effect of external sulfate attack was studied-Es (very sever exposure SO4>10000ppm) according to ACI 318-11.
The mix design method of SCC used is according to EFNARC 2002, and then must satisfy the criteria of filling ability, passing ability and segregation resistance. The experimental program focuses to study two different chemical composition of sulfate resistance Portland cement with different percentage of silica fume replacement by weight of cement and W/cm (0.3 and 0.35). The SCC mixes with cement type 1(C3S= 46.39 and C3S/C2S = 1.78) shows more resistance to Es than mixes with cement type 2 (C3S= 61.22 and C3S/C2S =4.44). The SCC mixes containing 10% SF as replacement of cement shows more resistance to external sulfate attack. The percentage of increase is 17.95% for SCC mixes with type 1 cement and W/cm =0.3 and 17.88% for SCC mixes with type 2 cement and W/cm =0.3 compared to reference concrete mixes
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