The Signifcance of Critical Degrees of Saturation at Freezing of Porous and Brittle Materials

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Title: The Signifcance of Critical Degrees of Saturation at Freezing of Porous and Brittle Materials

Author(s): G. Fagerlund

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 47

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 13-66

Keywords: air entrainment; concretes; deicers; freeze-thaw durability; freezing; ice formation; mix proportioning; modulus of elasticity; moisture content; permeability; Poisson's ratio; pore water pressure; porosity; temperature; water

Date: 1/1/1975

Abstract:
The paper treats the problem "Frost Resistance" as a general problem for all porous materials. The basis is the undeniable fact that well defined critical degrees of maturation exist for all porous materials.