A combined ultrasound method applied to high performance concrete with silica fume

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Abstract

The use of ultrasonic relative amplitude ratio (RAR) and ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV) to evaluate the strength of high performance concrete (HPC) with 10%, 20% and 30% silica fume content at water/binder ratios from 0.22 to 0.40 with different curing conditions is presented in this paper. As the composition, maturity, free water content and curing conditions are factors that influence the strength of concrete, their effect on the measured UPV and the RAR are determined. Results show that UPV measurement is less sensitive at high level of strength but has good correlation with the compressive strength of HPC with silica fume, whereas RAR maintain good sensitivity at all level of strength (irrespective of the factors that influence the strength) with reduced correlation coefficient. The suggested combined UPV and RAR-strength correlation can be used to estimate the compressive strength of HPC with silica fume and can be combined with other nondestructive testing methods for better estimation of strength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-98
Number of pages5
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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High performance concrete
Silica fume
Ultrasonics
Compressive strength
Curing
Nondestructive examination
Velocity measurement
Water content
Binders
Concretes
Water
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Compressive strength
  • High performance concrete
  • Relative amplitude ratio
  • Silica fume
  • Ultrasonic pulse velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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A combined ultrasound method applied to high performance concrete with silica fume. / Hamid, Roszilah; Yusof, K. M.; Mohd. Zain, Muhammad Fauzi.

In: Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 94-98.

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