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See detailDurability of mortar and concretes containing slag with low hydraulic activity
Hadj Sadok, Ahmed; Kenaï, Saïd; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Cement & Concrete Composites (2012), 34(5), 671677

Granulated blast furnace slag has been widely used as a partial substitute for Portland cement in many applications because of advantages which include cost reduction, reduction in heat evolution and ... [more ▼]

Granulated blast furnace slag has been widely used as a partial substitute for Portland cement in many applications because of advantages which include cost reduction, reduction in heat evolution and improvement of durability properties. However, the effectiveness of slag depends on its hydraulic reactivity. In this paper, the results of an experimental study on the effect of slag with low hydraulicity on the mechanical and durability properties of concrete and the performance of mortar under sulfate attack are discussed. Special attention is given to gas permeability and water absorption of slag concrete. The durability of slag concrete is improved at long term at low Water/Binder ratio. Sulfate resistance of mortar is improved by slag replacement up to 30%. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical and durability properties of concrete using contaminated recycled aggregates
Debieb, Farid; Kenaï, Saïd; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Cement & Concrete Composites (2010), 32(6), 421-426

The degradation of concrete structures due to chlorides and sulphates penetration is of obvious importance in civil engineering as having major impact on structural durability. In this paper, the results ... [more ▼]

The degradation of concrete structures due to chlorides and sulphates penetration is of obvious importance in civil engineering as having major impact on structural durability. In this paper, the results of an investigation on the effect of contaminated crushed concrete aggregates on mechanical properties and durability of recycled concrete are presented. Natural aggregates concrete (NC) slabs were cured in water, sea water, chloride solutions or sulphate solutions and then crushed to obtain virgin and contaminated (polluted) recycled aggregates. The properties of natural (NA) and recycled aggregates (RA) and the mechanical properties and durability performances of a new concrete made from 100% of RA are analysed. The results show that contaminated RA are much sensitive to chlorides than sulphates and are rapidly leached when soaked into water. Significant differences were observed between the properties of original and new concrete and the results clearly show the necessity of taking these contaminations into account. [less ▲]

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