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Volume 162, 2018The 3rd International Conference on Buildings, Construction and Environmental Engineering, BCEE3-2017
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Building Materials Engineering and Construction Management|
|Published online||07 May 2018|
Shrinkage of high performance lightweight concrete exposed to hot-dry weather conditions
Civil Engineering Department, Al-Esra’a University College Baghdad, Iraq
2 Building and Construction Engineering Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
3 Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Baghdad, Iraq
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The main aim of this investigation is to study the combined effect of hot-dry weather conditions on the plastic and drying shrinkage of high performance lightweight aggregate concrete (HPLWAC) specimens, along with the other properties including, workability, setting time compressive and splitting strength. The experimental program including the use of fixed mix proportions and was carried out in a typical Iraqi summer day (under actual conditions) of different times during the day. The results indicate that the use of lightweight aggregate play a main role in decreasing the effect of hot dry weather on plastic shrinkage, as well as the plastic shrinkage strain of HPLWC specimens cast at 12:00 pm. less than that of normal weight aggregate concrete specimens by about 36.7%. While drying shrinkage of HPLWC specimens at initial ages up to 7 days was low and it increases with a higher rate at later ages.
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