Permeation properties of concretes incorporating fly ash and silica fume


COMPUTERS AND CONCRETE, vol.19, no.4, pp.357-363, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/cac.2017.19.4.357
  • Title of Journal : COMPUTERS AND CONCRETE
  • Page Numbers: pp.357-363
  • Keywords: rapid chloride permeability, water depth, capillarity, mineral additives, durability, DURABILITY PROPERTIES, RESISTANCE, TRANSPORT, STRENGTH, SLAG


This paper conveys the effects of fly ash and silica fume incorporated in concrete at various replacement ratios on the durability properties of concretes. It is quite well known that concrete durability is as much important as strength and permeability is the key to durability. Permeability is closely associated with the voids system of concrete. Concrete, with less and disconnected voids, is assumed to be impermeable. The void system in concrete is straightly related to the mix proportions, placing, compaction, and curing procedures of concrete. Reinforced concrete structures, particularly those of subjected to water, are at the risk of various harmful agents such as chlorides and sulfate since the ingress of such agents through concrete becomes easy and accelerates as the permeability of concrete increases. Eventually, both strength and durability of concrete reduce as the time moves on, in turn; the service life of the concrete structures shortens. Mineral additives have been proven to be very effective in reducing permeability.