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Title: Strength deterioration of high strength concrete in sulfate environment

Abstract

Sulfate in soil and groundwater may cause damage to the concrete in underground structures. In this paper, laboratory tests were performed to assess the damage of chemical attack by magnesium sulfate and sodium sulfate on normal and high strength concretes. The selected solutions were pure water and 10% sulfate solutions (sodium and magnesium), which were determined by consideration of the soil environment in Korea. The parameters in experimental programs were water-binder ratio, silica fume content, and the compressive strength of concrete. Observed differences in the characteristics between normal and high strength concretes are discussed, and a scheme for maximizing the resistance of high strength concrete against various kinds of sulfates is suggested.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Andong Technical Coll. (KR)
OSTI Identifier:
20000437
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Cement and Concrete Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 0008-8846
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPRESSION STRENGTH; CORROSION RESISTANCE; CONCRETES; SILICA; REPUBLIC OF KOREA; SULFATES; BENCH-SCALE EXPERIMENTS; FIELD TESTS

Citation Formats

Park, Y.S., Suh, J.K., Lee, J.H., and Shin, Y.S. Strength deterioration of high strength concrete in sulfate environment. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1016/S0008-8846(99)00106-4.
Park, Y.S., Suh, J.K., Lee, J.H., & Shin, Y.S. Strength deterioration of high strength concrete in sulfate environment. United States. doi:10.1016/S0008-8846(99)00106-4.
Park, Y.S., Suh, J.K., Lee, J.H., and Shin, Y.S. Wed . "Strength deterioration of high strength concrete in sulfate environment". United States. doi:10.1016/S0008-8846(99)00106-4.
@article{osti_20000437,
title = {Strength deterioration of high strength concrete in sulfate environment},
author = {Park, Y.S. and Suh, J.K. and Lee, J.H. and Shin, Y.S.},
abstractNote = {Sulfate in soil and groundwater may cause damage to the concrete in underground structures. In this paper, laboratory tests were performed to assess the damage of chemical attack by magnesium sulfate and sodium sulfate on normal and high strength concretes. The selected solutions were pure water and 10% sulfate solutions (sodium and magnesium), which were determined by consideration of the soil environment in Korea. The parameters in experimental programs were water-binder ratio, silica fume content, and the compressive strength of concrete. Observed differences in the characteristics between normal and high strength concretes are discussed, and a scheme for maximizing the resistance of high strength concrete against various kinds of sulfates is suggested.},
doi = {10.1016/S0008-8846(99)00106-4},
journal = {Cement and Concrete Research},
issn = {0008-8846},
number = 9,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}