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Accelerated electric curing of steel-fibre reinforced concrete

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posted on 18.09.2018 by Domenico Cecini, Simon Austin, Sergio Pialarissi-Cavalaro, Alessandro Palmeri
This paper evaluates the effect of electric curing on the mechanical properties and microstructure of steel fibre reinforced concrete. Specimens subjected to electric curing, steam curing and without curing were tested for compressive and residual flexural tensile strengths at different ages. The fibre-matrix contact area after pull-out was characterized by means of scanning electron microscopy. Although electric cured specimens had consistently smaller residual flexural strengths than steam cured specimens, differences were not statistically significant. Results derived from this study confirm the feasibility of applying electric curing for the production of elements made with steel-fibre reinforced concrete.

Funding

This study has been developed as part of the first author’s EngD (Engineering Doctorate) project, co-sponsored by the EPSRC (the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) (Grant code EP/G037272/1), whose financial support is gratefully acknowledged.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Construction and Building Materials

Volume

189

Issue

20 november 2018

Pages

192 - 204

Citation

CECINI, D. ... et al, 2018. Accelerated electric curing of steel-fibre reinforced concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 189, pp.192-204.

Publisher

Elsevier © The Authors

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/

Acceptance date

27/08/2018

Publication date

2018-09-06

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

ISSN

0950-0618

Language

en

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