Optimierung der Robustheit von selbstverdichtendem Beton gegenüber Temperatureinflüssen

W. Schmidt, H.J.H. Brouwers, H.C. Kühne, B. Meng

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Abstract

Robustness optimisation of self-compacting concrete regarding temperature effects Regarding the temperature dependent performance, self-compacting concrete (SCC) distinguishes from normal concrete, since its rheology does not only depend upon the hydration itself but supplementary upon the adsorption of superplasticizers, which is affected by the time and the hydration progress. Based on rheometric concrete investigations with different SCC mixture compositions and varied anionic charge densities of the superplasticizers, it is shown that SCC, which is rich in powder components, shows robust performance at low temperatures, while compositions with lower powder contents are favourable at high temperatures. Furthermore, the performance of different superplasticizer modifications at different temperature ranges is demonstrated. The relevant processes are explained by means of the water to powder ratio as well as the adsorption behaviour of superplasticizers, and options for the development of robust mixture compositions for individual temperature ranges are itemised.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
JournalBeton- und Stahlbetonbau
Volume108
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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