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UDK: 666.624:131.435
DOI: n/a

Published: Građevinar 57 (2005) 5
Paper type: Professional paper
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Methods for testing resistance of concrete to freezing

Ana Hranilović Trubić, Srđan Uzelac

Abstract

Standard methods for testing resistance of concrete to freezing action and deicing salt are described in the paper. A special emphasis is placed on the advantages of a method recently devised as a means for determining the size of air voids using the air void analyzer (AVA) by which preventive actions may be taken to correct composition of the fresh concrete. It is stressed that, by using this method, the cost of subsequent repair can be avoided, while significant savings can be made in infrastructure construction. Capabilities of other testing methods are limited to mere presentation of factual information.

Keywords
air bubble, hardened concrete, deicing, freezing, specific surface, fresh concrete, spacing factor

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Trubić, A. H., Uzelac, S.: Methods for testing resistance of concrete to freezing, GRAĐEVINAR, 57 (2005) 5

OR:

Trubić, A. H., Uzelac, S. (2005). Methods for testing resistance of concrete to freezing, GRAĐEVINAR, 57 (5)
Authors:

Ana Hranilović Trubić
Institut IGH d.d.

Srđan Uzelac
Institut IGH d.d.