Explosive Spalling of Fire Exposed Resource Saving Concrete Structures

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The paper describes briefly a new test facility, which has been developed within the project “Resource Saving Concrete Structures”, also called “Green Concrete” and some test results from the project. A full report is available from the home page of the Department of Civil Engineering Kristiansen, Hertz, Sørensen [1]. The main idea was to establish a test method by means of which it should be possible to assess whether a particular concrete has an increased risk of spalling compared to traditional concretes as defined in Hertz [2] and only using ordinary standard cylinders as test specimens. The method has been applied on the green concretes of the project and later also as a first indicator in other projects. The method appears to be a valuable tool for the first investigation of new concretes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Nordic Mini-Seminar on Concrete and Fire
Place of PublicationTaastrup, Denmark
PublisherDanish Technological Institute
Publication date2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventNordic Mini Seminar on Concrete and Fire 2003 - Danish Technological Institute, Taastrup, Denmark
Duration: 22 May 200323 May 2003


SeminarNordic Mini Seminar on Concrete and Fire 2003
LocationDanish Technological Institute


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