The effect of cement type on long-term transport properties of self-compacting concretes

Doğan Ü. A., Özkul M. H.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.96, pp.641-647, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this study, four types of pozzolanic cements-CEM II/A-P, CEM II/B-M, CEM II/B-P and CEM IV/B-M, together with CEM I, were used to produce self-compacting concretes. However, it was not possible to obtain self-compacting properties with CEM II/B-P and CEM IV/B-M. The fresh concrete properties and the hardened concrete properties-sorptivity, water penetration under pressure, carbonation and rapid chloride penetration were determined on the concretes stored in air for 3 years. Drying shrinkage was monitored for up to 4 months, and compressive strengths were measured at the age of 28 days after a standard water curing. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.