Implementation of innovative technologies for the improvement of concrete properties for freezing and thawing processes
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Keywords

construction
concrete
frost resistance

Abstract

For over a hundred years, concrete has been a well-known building material and is widely used in construction. Its properties have convinced construction engineers, architects, contractors and investors, which is why it is currently difficult to find a building completed without the use of this material. However, the influence of atmospheric conditions and other environmental influences means that over time they leave more and more visible signs of progressive destruction even on the best building material of the century. Taking into account the problems related to aeration and surface hydrophobization, the aim of the work was to demonstrate that by using an admixture in the form of an anionic bitumen emulsion and a superplasticizer based on polycarboxylate ethers, it is possible to obtain hard-to-wet concretes with a favorable porosity structure and increased resistance to environmental influences. For static calculations and dimensioning, an original calculation model of the pavement made of concrete with dispersed reinforcement in the form of fibers was used, which made it possible to eliminate the reinforcement in the form of bars. Laboratory tests with the use of concrete samples taken during concreting carried out after 28 days of maturation confirmed the high compressive strength.

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