Frost action in cement paste

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Journal titleMateriaux et constructions. Materials and Structures
Pages18; # of pages: 8
Subjectcement; effects of frost; frost resistance; freeze thaw cycles; Concrete
AbstractAn earlier theory of frost action is further developed and its implications considered, particularly with regard to testing. Factors determining durability of paste, dimensions of sample, degree of saturation and rate of cooling are discussed. It is shown that cumulative residual expansion is a good indicator for testing frost resistance: samples can be evaluated after 10 to 15 freeze-thaw cycles. The results are discussed in relation to existing tests.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number13969
NPARC number20374784
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Record created2012-07-23
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