MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 6, 2013Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Moisture, Pore Pressure and Innovative Technics|
|Published online||17 September 2013|
Fire spalling in concrete – The moisture effect, part II
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Sweden
A compressive strength reduction effect of almost 40% has been shown for small mortar specimens with a moisture content of 8% boiled in water for 3, 10 or 20 minutes compared with dried specimens. This shows that the presence of moisture can be a plausible factor that reduces the strength in areas where spalling in the form of surface flaking during fire exposure occurs.
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