Hatice Öznur Öz, Hasan Erhan Yücel, Muhammet Günes
Frost resistance, basic pumice, self-compacting concrete, ultrasonic pulse velocity, mass loss
In this study, an experimental study was conducted to investigate the effect of basic pumice on frost resistance of self-compacting concrete (SCC). A total of 6 SCCs with a water/binder ratio of 0.32 was produced in which crushed stone replaced with basic pumice in 5 different mixture ratios with increased 5% from 10% to 30% as well as control of self-compacting concrete (SCC-C) without basic pumice. Within the scope of this study, ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV) and mass loss values were measured at every 50 cycles. Moreover, relative dynamic modulus of elasticity (RDME) and durability factor (DF) of all SCCs were calculated. At the end of 300 freeze-thaw cycles, compressive strength of all SCC mixtures was tested to obtain the freeze-thaw resistance of basic pumice. According to experiment results that carried out, using of basic pumice up to 20% increased the frost durability of SCC mixtures.
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Hatice Öznur Öz, Hasan Erhan Yücel, Muhammet Günes. (2016) Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Self Compacting Concrete Incorporating Basic Pumice. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1, 285-291