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Volume 147, 2018The Third International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment (SIBE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Structure and Material|
|Published online||22 January 2018|
Effect of Pressure and Heat Treatments on the Compressive Strength of Reactive Powder Concrete
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lampung, Jalan S. Brojonegoro No. 1 Bandar Lampung, Indonesia 35145
2 GeoEnergy Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
3 British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
4 Division of Manufacturing and Process Technologies, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
This paper presents the corresponding compressive strength of RPC with variable pressure combined with heating rate, heating duration, and starting time of heating. The treatments applied were 8 MPa static pressure on fresh RPC prims and heat curing at 240 °C in an oven. The compressive strength test was conducted at 7-d and 28-d. The images of RPC morphology were captured on the surface of a fractured specimen using Scanning Electron Microscopy in Secondary Electron detector mode to describe pore filing mechanism after treatments. The results show that a heating rate at 50 °C/hr resulted in the highest compressive strength about 40 % more than those at 10 or 100 °C/hr. A heating duration of 48 hours led to the maximum compressive strength. Heat curing applied 2 days after casting resulted in the maximum compressive. Heat curing had a signicant effect on the compresssive strength due to the acceleration of both reactions (hydration and pozzolanic) and the degree of transformation from tobermorite to xonotlite. It is concluded that the optimum condition of treatments is both pressure and heat curing at 2-day after casting with a rate of 50 °C/hr for 48 hours.
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