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Frost Destruction of Concrete – A Study of the Validity of Different Mechanisms

Published Online: 01 Dec 2018
Page range: 35 - 54
Received: 16 Feb 2018
Accepted: 19 Apr 2018
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Abstract

Well-known frost destruction mechanisms applicable to concrete not exposed to salt are, (1) hydraulic pressure during freezing, (2) growth of ice-bodies in capillaries during freezing. Theories behind these mechanisms are presented. A third mechanism, ice expansion during heating of frozen concrete, is put forward. The validity of a certain mechanisms is discussed by analyzing its ability to explain experimental observations.

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