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Durability and fracture toughness of fly ash concrete in the marine environment

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1990
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This thesis presents the experimental investigation of durability and fracture toughness (K IC) of fly ash concrete in the marine environment. The findings indicate that the deterioration rate of durability parameters, such as compressive strength, weight loss, and dynamic modulus of elasticity, due to 450 wet and dry cycles exposure (the Accelerated Durability Testing), was inversely proportional to the amount of fly ash replacement. On the other hand, tensile strength properties, such as modulus of rupture and fracture toughness, were independent of fly ash replacement, but increased with the period of accelerated testing. The mean K IC values of fly ash concrete mixes showed that they are closely related to their compressive strengths and size effects. According to AE, unstable crack propagation initiated at 93-97% maximum load. With SEM observations, it was found that crystallized particles were precipitated in the void spaces due to chemical reaction between the cement paste and seawater.
Title: Durability and fracture toughness of fly ash concrete in the marine environment.
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Name(s): Lee, Seung-Kyoung
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1990
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 135 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis presents the experimental investigation of durability and fracture toughness (K IC) of fly ash concrete in the marine environment. The findings indicate that the deterioration rate of durability parameters, such as compressive strength, weight loss, and dynamic modulus of elasticity, due to 450 wet and dry cycles exposure (the Accelerated Durability Testing), was inversely proportional to the amount of fly ash replacement. On the other hand, tensile strength properties, such as modulus of rupture and fracture toughness, were independent of fly ash replacement, but increased with the period of accelerated testing. The mean K IC values of fly ash concrete mixes showed that they are closely related to their compressive strengths and size effects. According to AE, unstable crack propagation initiated at 93-97% maximum load. With SEM observations, it was found that crystallized particles were precipitated in the void spaces due to chemical reaction between the cement paste and seawater.
Identifier: 14614 (digitool), FADT14614 (IID), fau:11409 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1990.
Subject(s): Fly ash
Concrete--Cracking
Fracture mechanics
Concrete--Testing
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