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London

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http://www.csce2016.ca/

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Repeated crystallisation of salt minerals has been considered as the driving force for surface scaling of concrete exposed to physical sulphate attack. This damage is initiated when stresses induced by the internal pressure created via repeated salt crystallisation exceed the tensile strength of the concrete. The degree of such damage will depend mainly on the structure and connectivity of pores, which control the penetration of sulphates into the concrete. Several factors affect the pore structure including the concrete constituents, mixture proportions and the curing process. Therefore, in this paper, the effect of the pore structure on concrete deterioration by physical sulphate attack was investigated. Results show that the durability of concrete against physical sulphate attack can be controlled by tailoring the pore structure of the concrete surface.


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MAT-720: EFFECT OF PORE STRUCTURE ON CONCRETE DETERIORATION BY PHYSICAL SULPHATE ATTACK

London

Repeated crystallisation of salt minerals has been considered as the driving force for surface scaling of concrete exposed to physical sulphate attack. This damage is initiated when stresses induced by the internal pressure created via repeated salt crystallisation exceed the tensile strength of the concrete. The degree of such damage will depend mainly on the structure and connectivity of pores, which control the penetration of sulphates into the concrete. Several factors affect the pore structure including the concrete constituents, mixture proportions and the curing process. Therefore, in this paper, the effect of the pore structure on concrete deterioration by physical sulphate attack was investigated. Results show that the durability of concrete against physical sulphate attack can be controlled by tailoring the pore structure of the concrete surface.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Materials/15