Materiales de Construcción, Vol 57, No 285 (2007)

Ternary blend cements concrete. Part II: Transport mechanism


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2007.v57.i285.37

G. Menéndez
Universidad Nacional del Centro, Olavarria, Argentina

V. L. Bonavetti
Universidad Nacional del Centro, Olavarria, Argentina

E. F. Irassar
Universidad Nacional del Centro, Olavarria, Argentina

Abstract


With today’s extensive use of cements containing two or more additions (blended cements), predicting concrete durability on the grounds of its strength alone leads to errors that may affect the service life of the resulting structures. Indeed, concrete of a given strength class can be made from different materials and proportions of widely varying durability. The present study evaluated water absorption, sorptivity and initial surface absorption in concrete made with unadditioned Portland, binary (limestone) and ternary (limestone and granulated slag) blend cement.

Keywords


blend cements; limestone; granulated blast furnace slag; water absorption; sorptivity

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