EVALUATION OF EFFECTING FACTORS OF TRADITIONAL AND SUPER PLASTICIZER CONCRETE CORE STRENGTH

Aqeel H. Chkheiwer, Jaffar A. Kadim

Abstract


This paper deals with the investigation factors effecting core strength estimation by conducting an experimental study which included casting of six plain concrete beams. For each beam, 12 cubes were cast in addition to twenty-four core samples were extracted. The investigated factors involved the concrete compressive strength, concrete type, core extracting direction, core location, core depth in the beam, and the damage factor.
It obtained results showed that the ratio of compressive strength in the vertical to horizontal cast direction is (1.075) and (1.080) for the traditional and superplasticizer concrete, respectively. Also, the depth factor of bottom to top zone strength in vertical cast direction is (1.110) and (1.066) for traditional concrete and the super plasticizer concrete respectively, while the location factor of center zone in vertical cast direction corresponding to (1.088) and (1.103). Finally, the damage factor is directly proportional with the concrete strength for both concrete types.

http://dx.doi.org/10.30572/2018/kje/090415


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