Measurement of the saturated surface dry state of fines

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Abstract

New materials for use in concrete or in the construction sector are constantly appearing. These materials may have different composition or properties from the existing materials. This challenges the test methods since they may not be appropriate for the new materials. In this paper a test method for measuring the saturated, surface-dry (SSD) water absorption of particles in the size range 1-100 μm is described. Quantitative identification of the SSD state is very important for the water balance of concrete materials, however, existing test methods such as EN and ASTM does not work for particles in this size.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventWorkshop on "Disruptive Innovations" - Ladce, Slovakia
Duration: 28 Nov 201828 Nov 2018

Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on "Disruptive Innovations"
Country/TerritorySlovakia
CityLadce
Period28/11/201828/11/2018

Bibliographical note

Workshop on "DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS", 28 November 2018, Ladce, Slovakia

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