سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: دومین کنفرانس بین المللی بتن و توسعه
تعداد صفحات: ۱۰
H. Hamada T. Yamaji – Port and Airport Research Institute, 3-1-1, Nagase, Yokosuka, Japan, 239-0826.
T.U. Mohammed – The University of Asia Pacific, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1209,Bangladesh.
K. Torii – Kanazawa University, 2-40-20, Kodatsuno, Kanazawa, Japan, 920-8667.
Deterioration of steam-cured concrete specimens made with laumontite containing aggregates, under marine submerged, tidal, and atmospheric exposures for 30 years, was investigated. Theexpansion of the specimens exposed to the marine submerged and tidal exposures ranged from complete disintegration to the moderate deterioration. The deteriorated regions contains little calcium hydroxide as well as calcium silicate hydrates, but rich with ettringite, brucite, and calcite. At the deteriorated region, white rim of ettringite crystal is found around the aggregates. Ettringite, brucite, and calcite are also found at the voids as well as along the cracked path. No visible crack was found on the surface of the atmospheric specimens. It is clearly understood that exposure condition is a governing factor related to the expansion caused by the laumontite mineral. No expansion of 30 years old atmospheric and tidal specimens is found after further wetting and drying exposure utilizing natural seawater of temperature 60oC.