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Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2013 Vol.5(4): 488-492 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.603

Effect of Curing Conditions on the Freeze-Thaw Durability of Self-Consolidating Concrete Including Fly Ash

Nesibe Gozde Ozerkan and Ismail Ozgur Yaman
Abstract—This paper presents the effect of curing conditions on freeze-thaw durability of self-consolidating concrete. In order to determine the effect of curing conditions on the durability properties of self-consolidating concrete, some specimens were cured in air and the others in water. Moist-cured (M-C) specimens were kept in water for 14 days at a temperature of 23±2°C before they were subjected to freeze-thaw cycles. Air-cured (A-C) specimens were however left in ambient laboratory conditions and were saturated in water for a day before they were subjected to the same freeze-thaw cycles. From the permeability tests, it was concluded that air cured specimens have higher permeability. Furthermore, an increase in fly ash content resulted in a reduction in the permeation properties of self-consolidating concrete. On the other hand, more variations were observed in permeability results since only two specimens were used for permeability tests. During the freezing-thawing test, it was observed that air cured specimens were not affected by freezing-thawing and did not indicate any degradation since they were not totally saturated because of the lack of the saturation period that was employed.

Index Terms—Curing, fly ash, freeze-thaw durability, self-consolidating concrete.

N. G. Ozerkan is with the Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (e-mail: gozdeozerkan@qu.edu.qa).
I. O. Yaman is with the Civil Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail: ioyaman@metu.edu.tr).

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Cite:Nesibe Gozde Ozerkan and Ismail Ozgur Yaman, "Effect of Curing Conditions on the Freeze-Thaw Durability of Self-Consolidating Concrete Including Fly Ash," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 488-492, 2013.

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