Study of the influence of the aggressive environment on the behavior of reactive powder concrete

Study of the influence of the aggressive environment on the behavior of reactive powder concrete

Cement Based Composites (CEBACOM)
Volume 2 - Issue 1 - January 2021

chadli mounira Bensmail messaouda mekki mellas

Abstract

Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) currently represents the family of cementitious matrix materials with properties the most exceptional mechanics and durability. This study aims to investigate the physico-mechanical properties, and the durability in a sulphated environment of a reactive powder concrete using materials available in our region, we have integrated materials rich in silica (slag, silica fume and crushed quartz) in Portland cement with 15, 23 and 25%, respectively. After The remove of the specimens from the mold and place the RPC in the curing box under steam curing conditions of 90 ° C for 72h, let them cool naturally for 24 h, the test pieces are immersed in water at 20 ° C, the specimens are broken in flexion and compression. From this study we can make the following conclusions: The incorporation of additions increases the compressive and flexural tensile strengths, which gives an improvement in the compactness of the mixtures by the pozzolanic effect of these last, by removing the particle size phase in the RPC and the affluence of dune sand (southern Algeria) and slag (industrial waste from the iron ore blast furnace), because Na2SO4 has a major effect on the compressive strength notably for non-fibrous formulations. NaOH improve the compressive strength for all formulation.

Keywords

Reactive Powder Concrete; Compression; Flexion; Durability; Aggressive environments.
https://doi.org/10.36937/cebacom.2021.001.002