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Synergetic roles of concrete ingredients in strength development

Banu, Zahida and Nagaraj, TS (1996) Synergetic roles of concrete ingredients in strength development. In: Construction and Building Materials, 10 (4). pp. 251-253.

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Concrete is basically a heterogeneous material made up of ingredients with distinct physical and mechanical properties. As a result, the presence of interphases is inevitable. In the processing of concrete, fresh and hardened states are the two distinct stages. In the fresh state, the presence of inert constituents in the cement mortar matrix only dilutes the overall potential of concrete to flow. In the hardened state the synergetics play a dominant role in strength development. When the strength of coarse aggregate is far higher than the strength levels for which the matrix or concrete is processed, interphase bonding plays a dominant role on the strength. When the matrix strength is comparable to that of the aggregate strength, in contrast, the concrete strength is affected by the aggregate strength. Besides these aspects, the effects of the size and the surface texture of coarse aggregates have also been analysed. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Construction and Building Materials
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: concrete mix proportioning;Abrams�law;coarse aggregate characteristics
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 May 2011 06:10
Last Modified: 13 May 2011 06:10
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37600

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