CARBONIC ACID WATER ATTACK OF PORTLAND CEMENT BASED MATRICES . PROTECTION OF CONCRETE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1990

Concretes based on portland cement (OPC) and blends of OPC with slag and fly ash were subjected to carbonic acid water attack. Measurements and observations included mass loss, depth of attack, leachate water composition and changes in surface water absorption properties. The paper aims to highlight some of the problems related to the characterisation of concrete deterioration. It is shown that, depending on the method of characterisation used, different conclusions can be drawn about the relative performance of various concretes exposed to carbonic acid water attack. This is relevant to other durability studies using similar test methods with different aggressive environments. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • BALLIM, Y
    • Alexander, M G
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00619990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: O-419-15490-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM