Title: Prediction of Deterioration of Concrete Due to Freezing and Thawing and to Deicing Chemical Use
Author(s): M. S. Zaman, P. Ridgway, and A. G. B. Ritchie
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 56-58
Keywords: cement pastes; chemical attack; chlorides; compressive strength;concretes; deicers; deterioration; flexural strength; freeze-thaw durability; mechanical tests; water-cement ratio.
A brief report is presented on mechanical strength test results for cement paste specimens subjected to cycles of freezing and thawing in sodium chloride solutions, indicating the importance of these tests in the prediction of the behavior of concrete in the presence of chloride based deicing chemicals under freeze-thaw conditions.