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Volume 195, 2018The 4th International Conference on Rehabilitation and Maintenance in Civil Engineering (ICRMCE 2018)
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|Published online||22 August 2018|
Microscopic investigation on concrete cured internally by using porous ceramic roof-tile waste aggregate
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
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Porous ceramic roof-tile waste aggregate (PCA), which is a recycled material, is an effective internal curing material for concrete. Part of the aggregate is replaced with saturated internal curing material to supply internal water into the cement paste continuously. Internal water is effective to promote the hydration of cement paste, especially in concrete with a low water-to-cement ratio because external curing water cannot easily reach inside the concrete. It has been reported that PCA leads to an increase in compressive strength and the reduction of autogenous shrinkage of concrete. However, the effects of PCA in previous researches are different with regards to the experimental conditions and have not been evaluated sufficiently. Therefore, the present study aims to investigate the effect of internal water supplied from PCA microscopically. In the experimental program, a compressive strength test was conducted for 6 types of concrete with a W/C of 0.35. The microhardness around the aggregate in the concrete was also measured to investigate the extent of the influence of the internal water supply. The results showed the possibility that microhardness of ITZ around PCA is improved by internal curing water supply and the compressive strength of concrete is also improved by using PCA.
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