No-fines concrete with a compressive strength in the range 7–30 MPa at 28 days of curing were optimized by changing the water/cement ratio from 0.41 to 0.34 and the aggregate/cement ratio from 8 to 4. Some mixtures were also repeated with the addition of a hydrophobic admixture and prepared by fully replacing the ordinary aggregate with recycled aggregate to evaluate durability effects. High susceptibility to carbonation was observed for all the no-fines mixes studied. The use of recycled aggregate increases capillary water absorption (about 50%); however, the related decrease in durability could be easily counteracted with the use of a hydrophobic admixture.

Effect of hydrophobic admixture and recycled aggregate on physical-mechanical properties and durability aspects of no-fines concrete / Tittarelli, Francesca; M., Carsana; Ruello, Maria Letizia. - In: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. - ISSN 0950-0618. - STAMPA. - 66:(2014), pp. 30-37. [10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.05.043]

Effect of hydrophobic admixture and recycled aggregate on physical-mechanical properties and durability aspects of no-fines concrete

TITTARELLI, Francesca
;
RUELLO, Maria Letizia
2014-01-01

Abstract

No-fines concrete with a compressive strength in the range 7–30 MPa at 28 days of curing were optimized by changing the water/cement ratio from 0.41 to 0.34 and the aggregate/cement ratio from 8 to 4. Some mixtures were also repeated with the addition of a hydrophobic admixture and prepared by fully replacing the ordinary aggregate with recycled aggregate to evaluate durability effects. High susceptibility to carbonation was observed for all the no-fines mixes studied. The use of recycled aggregate increases capillary water absorption (about 50%); however, the related decrease in durability could be easily counteracted with the use of a hydrophobic admixture.
2014
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