Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1680/macr.2008.62.2.79
Title: Permeability of high-performance concrete incorporating presoaked lightweight aggregates for internal curing
Authors: Liu, X. 
Zhang, M.-H. 
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2010
Source: Liu, X.,Zhang, M.-H. (2010-02-01). Permeability of high-performance concrete incorporating presoaked lightweight aggregates for internal curing. Magazine of Concrete Research 62 (2) : 79-89. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1680/macr.2008.62.2.79
Abstract: This paper presents an experimental study on the effect of presoaked lightweight aggregates (LWAs) for internal curing on water permeability, water absorption and resistance of concrete to chloride-ion penetration in comparison with those of a control concrete and a concrete with shrinkage reducing admixture (SRA) of similar water/cement ratios (w/c). In general, the concretes with LWA particles had initial water absorption, sorptivity and water permeability similar to or lower than those of the control concrete and the concrete with SRA. The charges passed, chloride migration coefficient and chloride diffusion coefficient of such concretes were in the same order as those of the control concrete and the concrete with SRA. However, the incorporation of the LWAs for internal curing reduced unit weight, compressive strength and elastic modulus of the concrete. Comparing the LWAs of different sizes for internal curing, finer particles were more efficient in reducing the shrinkage and generally resulted in less reduction in the unit weight, compressive strength, and elastic modulus. However, the increase in the more porous crushed LW particles in concrete seems to increase the penetration of chloride ions in the concrete. The concrete with SRA had initial water absorption, sorptivity, water permeability and resistance to chloride ion penetration comparable with those of the control concrete. The use of SRA in concrete does not affect the elastic modulus of the concrete, except for a minor influence on the compressive strength of the concrete. © 2010 Thomas Telford Ltd.
Source Title: Magazine of Concrete Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/65989
ISSN: 00249831
DOI: 10.1680/macr.2008.62.2.79
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