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Title: Effect of silica fume on high performance concrete strength
Authors: Mansor, Ali M.
Hamed, Ahmed
Borg, Ruben Paul
Keywords: Cement industries -- Environmental aspects
Building materials
Sustainable buildings -- Materials
Self-consolidating concrete
Concrete -- Expansion and contraction
Precast concrete
High strength concrete
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Gutenberg Press
Citation: Mansor, A. M., Hamed, A. M. M., & Borg, R. P. (2016). Effect of silica fume on high performance concrete strength. SBE16 Malta : Europe and the Mediterranean towards a sustainable built environment, Malta. 65-70.
Abstract: High Performance Concrete (HPC) is now a days used widely in the construction industry worldwide. To produce HPC with normal ingredients one use mineral admixtures like silica fume, fly ash and metakoline. In addition admixtures including Superplasticisers are also used. This paper investigates the effect of silica fume (SF), added in varying percentages (0, 3, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5%), on concrete strength. Superplasticiser - (Viscocrete Tempo 12) - was added to the concrete mixtures as well. Compressive strength, shear strength and tensile strength tests were conducted, and the results were discussed. Results showed that the compressive strength changes with the varying percentage addition of silica fume. The highest compressive strength (88 MPa) was obtained when the percentage of silica fume was 7.5 % of the cement weight. Beyond 7.5 % silica fume, the compressive strength started descending. Tensile and shear strength were found to vary in an inverse relationship with the increasing percentage of silica fume. A significant reduction in tensile strength and shear strength were recorded when the silica fume percentage is increased. However, the 10% ratio between tensile and compressive strength for normal concrete, was not found to be, relevant for HPC with SF.
ISBN: 9789995709358
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