Influence of aggregate mineralogy on the geochemical properties of the concrete interfacial zone

Azimah Hussin, C. Poole, R. Fowell

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Abstract

Rock aggregates are commonly used in making concrete and, as the largest constituent accounting for 70-80% of the total volume, their properties can be very significant in the overall behaviour of the final product. This study examines the relationship between aggregate mineralogy and the geochemical behaviour of the concrete interfacial zone, and compares the influence of two aggregates - a Carboniferous limestone from Coldstones Quarry, northern England, and a granite from Johor, Malaysia. X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and petrographic analysis using polarised light microscopy were used to determine the chemical and mineralogical composition of the aggregate materials. The geochemical properties of the concrete interface were also studied by treating both aggregates with cement solution at 20°C and 70°C. After various periods ranging from 1 to 28 days, ions such as Ca 2+, K +, Al 3+, Na +, Si 4+ and Fe 2+ were analysed by inductive coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Young Researchers' Forum
EditorsR.K. Dhir, J.E. Halliday, E. Csetenyi
Pages211-216
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 International Congress - Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities - Dundee, Scotland
Duration: 5 Jul 20057 Jul 2005

Other

Other2005 International Congress - Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities
CityDundee, Scotland
Period5/7/057/7/05

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Mineralogy
Concretes
Quarries
Granite
Light polarization
Limestone
Spectrometry
Optical microscopy
Cements
Fluorescence
Rocks
Plasmas
X ray diffraction
X rays
Ions
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Aggregate mineralogy
  • Interfacial zone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Hussin, A., Poole, C., & Fowell, R. (2005). Influence of aggregate mineralogy on the geochemical properties of the concrete interfacial zone. In R. K. Dhir, J. E. Halliday, & E. Csetenyi (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Young Researchers' Forum (pp. 211-216)

Influence of aggregate mineralogy on the geochemical properties of the concrete interfacial zone. / Hussin, Azimah; Poole, C.; Fowell, R.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Young Researchers' Forum. ed. / R.K. Dhir; J.E. Halliday; E. Csetenyi. 2005. p. 211-216.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hussin, A, Poole, C & Fowell, R 2005, Influence of aggregate mineralogy on the geochemical properties of the concrete interfacial zone. in RK Dhir, JE Halliday & E Csetenyi (eds), Proceedings of the International Conference on Young Researchers' Forum. pp. 211-216, 2005 International Congress - Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities, Dundee, Scotland, 5/7/05.
Hussin A, Poole C, Fowell R. Influence of aggregate mineralogy on the geochemical properties of the concrete interfacial zone. In Dhir RK, Halliday JE, Csetenyi E, editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on Young Researchers' Forum. 2005. p. 211-216
Hussin, Azimah ; Poole, C. ; Fowell, R. / Influence of aggregate mineralogy on the geochemical properties of the concrete interfacial zone. Proceedings of the International Conference on Young Researchers' Forum. editor / R.K. Dhir ; J.E. Halliday ; E. Csetenyi. 2005. pp. 211-216
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