Title: Development of HPC in Germany with Special Emphasis on Transport Phenomena
Author(s): Hans W. Reingardt, Massimo . Massimo Sosoro, and Michael Aufrecht
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 177-192
Keywords: capillarity; concretes; diffusion; models; organic impurities; porosity; tests; General
High-performance is discussed with respect to the imperviousness of concrete against hazardous organic fluids. This is a topic which receives great attention in Germany since environmental protection is an urgent, current issue. After a chapter on transport mechanisms and testing methods, test results are presented which support the physical relations and which show several possibilities to make a concrete as impervious as possible. Finally, research needs are formulated which should receive due attention in the near future.