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2022 ◽  
Vol 961 (1) ◽  
pp. 012024
Abdulrasool Thamer Abdulrasool ◽  
Noor R. Kadhim ◽  
Safaa S. Mohammed ◽  
Ahmed Abdulmueen Alher

Abstract Concrete curing is one of the most significant factors in the development of compressive strength, and a high temperature difference during curing may reduce strength. The microcracks created in the concrete as a result of the constant temperature change cause this exudation. Internal curing has become popular for decreasing the risk of early-age cracking in high-performance concrete by limiting autogenous shrinkage (HPC). This study looks at the effectiveness of internal wet curing offered by a new kind of aggregate called “recycled waste porous ceramic fine aggregates”. The evolution of measured mechanical characteristics is examined on three distinct HPCs, both with and without internal curing materials. Ceramic fine aggregates were used to replace two different quantities of regular weight fine aggregate. Ceramic fine aggregates were shown to be quite beneficial for internal cure. It has been discovered that incorporating 20% ceramic fine aggregates into HPC improves the properties of the material, resulting in low internal stress and a large improvement in compressive strength. It should be emphasized that, unlike some traditional lightweight aggregates, no loss in compressive strength has been seen for the various quantities of ceramic fine aggregates introduced at either early or later ages.

2021 ◽  
Vol 2 (1) ◽  
pp. 1-14
Joshua Prabahar ◽  
Babak Vafaei ◽  
Elvis Baffoe ◽  
Ali Ghahremaninezhad

This paper examines the influence of biochar on the properties of alkali-activated slag pastes using two activator solutions, namely NaOH and Na2CO3. The biochar demonstrated different absorption kinetics in the mixture of slag and the two activator solutions. The pastes with biochar showed a delay in the heat flow peak, compared to the pastes without biochar, but the cumulative heat release in these pastes at later hours was increased, compared to the pastes without biochar. It was found that the use of biochar reduced autogenous shrinkage in the pastes and the reduction in autogenous shrinkage was more pronounced in the alkali-activated slag with NaOH, compared to Na2CO3. The void structure of the pastes was investigated using x-ray micro-computed tomography. It was found that refined pore structure due to reduced effective solution/slag in the pastes with biochar was able to compensate for the decreasing effect of biochar voids on compressive strength. The electrical resistivity was shown to be lower in the pastes with biochar.

2021 ◽  
Vol 44 ◽  
pp. 103412
Shengwen Tang ◽  
Desheng Huang ◽  
Zhen He

2021 ◽  
Vol 312 ◽  
pp. 125438
Puntana Suttiprapa ◽  
Weerachart Tangchirapat ◽  
Chai Jaturapitakkul ◽  
Ubolluk Rattanasak ◽  
Peerapong Jitsangiam

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