Calcium chloride in concrete : applications and ambiguities

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Journal of Civil Engineering
ISSN0315-1468
Volume5
Issue2
Pages213221; # of pages: 9
Subjectconcrete (materials); calcium chloride; concrete admixtures; Admixtures; beton (materiau); chlorure de calcium; adjuvant
AbstractMany aspects of the action of calcium chloride in concrete are ambiguous, controversial, or incompletely understood. Examples include: (a) the restrictive definition of calcium chloride as an accelerator; (b) the lack of clarity in prescribing the dosage for practical applications; (c) the classification of calcium chloride as an antifreezing agent; (d) the misconception regarding corrosion of reinforcement in the presence of CaCl[2]; (e) the divergence of opinion on the mechanism of action; and (f) incomplete understanding of the changes in the intrinsic properties of cement containing calcium chloride. This paper attempts to deal with these aspects citing typical examples.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-773
NRC number16692
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NPARC number20375782
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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