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Fire spalling in concrete – The moisture effect, part II

By Jansson R. and Boström L.


A compressive strength reduction effect of almost 40% has been shown for small mortar specimens with a moisture content of 8% boiled in water for 3, 10 or 20 minutes compared with dried specimens. This shows that the presence of moisture can be a plausible factor that reduces the strength in areas where spalling in the form of surface flaking during fire exposure occurs

Topics: Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials, TA401-492, Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering, TK1-9971, Technology, T, DOAJ:Materials, DOAJ:Technology and Engineering, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1051/matecconf
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