Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Julio F. Davalos
Considerable differences in drying shrinkage strains and compressive strengths are observed in HPC containing supplementary cementing materials from normal concrete (without any supplementary cementing material). The differences in these properties due to addition of supplementary cementing materials occur because of different quantity of C-S-H gel formation. This limits the application to HPC of standard prediction equation for shrinkage and strength of normal concrete.;Therefore in this study a novel technique has been used to estimate the C-S-H gel for cement pastes containing supplementary cementing materials in varying replacement proportions and combinations. New shrinkage and compressive strength models have been developed using the obtained gel-time relationship for all the combinations. The proposed models were calibrated with the experimental results of concrete made with similar supplementary cementing material and water-cementitious material ratio and was validated with data obtained from different sources.
Chatterjee, Aniruddha, "Shrinkage and strength characterizations of concrete containing supplementary cementing materials" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1879.