Freezing Behavior of Grouts Containing Granulated Slag


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Title: Freezing Behavior of Grouts Containing Granulated Slag

Author(s): Pierre Claude Aitcin

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 67

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 413-423

Keywords: aggregates; blast furnace slag; calcite; compressive strength; fine aggregates; freeze-thaw durability; grout; research; tensile strength.

Date: 5/1/1970

Grouts containing granulated blast furnace slag melilitic type present a particular behavior with respect to a succession of freezing and thawing cycles. Such grouts become surrounded with a thin film of particularly resistant finely crystallized calcite which results from the presence of granulated slag in the grout. This film layer increases notably the values of tensile and compressive strengths at rupture of these grouts.