American Society of Civil Engineers


Deterioration of High Performance Hybrid Fibers Reinforced Expansive Concrete Exposed to Magnesium Sulfate Solution


by Liming Yang, (Department of Civil Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, P.O. BOX 281, Nanjing; 210016, China E-mail: luemingyang@163.com.), Hongfa Yu, (Department of Civil Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, P.O. BOX 281, Nanjing; 210016, China E-mail: yuhongfa@nuaa.edu.cn.), Haiyan Ma, (Department of Civil Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, P.O. BOX 281, Nanjing; 210016, China E-mail: mahaiyan@nuaa.edu.cn.), and Peng Zhou, (Department of Civil Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, P.O. BOX 281, Nanjing; 210016, China.)

pp. 2614-2619, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41039(345)431)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009
Abstract: Deterioration of fly ash concrete, high performance concrete, and high performance hybrid fibers reinforced expansive concrete(HPHFREC) exposed to 5% magnesium sulfate solution is investigated. Two corrosion regimes were employed: natural immersion and dry-wet cycle. From the experimental results, it is found that erosion of concretes under combined action of magnesium sulfate and dry-wet cycles is more severe than that in single magnesium sulfate corrosion, and the dry-wet cycle accelerates the deterioration of concretes in magnesium sulfate environment. In early exposure period, concrete has a structure reinforced phase during which dynamic modulus of elasticity and mass of concretes increase steadily. Among the four types of concretes tested, HPHFREC gets the best corrosion resistance and surface peeling resistance in magnesium sulfate environment.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Reinforced concrete
Deterioration
Dewatering
China
Sulfates