Preliminary experimental investigation on the strength and air permeability of reactive powder concrete

Umut Bektimirova, Aidana Tleuken, Elnara Satekenova, Chang Seon Shon, Dichuan Zhang, Jong Kim

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Abstract

A new reinforced concrete foundation system is being proposed to store renewable energy through the compressed air energy storage technology. For this application, the concrete is required to resist considerable tensile strength and to have low air permeability, which is not observed in normal concrete. Therefore, this paper is proposing to use reactive powder concrete for the suggested foundation system. Reactive powder concrete (RPC) is obtained by introducing either micro-cementitious materials like silica fume or fine powders like crushed quartz into the concrete mixture from where coarse aggregates had been removed. RPC has low water content and dense particle packing which lead to high strength and low air permeability characteristics. This paper conducts preliminary experimental investigations on the strength and air permeability of the RPC. Two important mix design parameters are studied including water-to-binder ratio ad silica fume content. Preliminary correlations between mix design parameters and strength/air permeability are developed. From the preliminary test results, it is concluded that the reactive powder concrete has potential to meet the high strength and low air permeability requirements, and is suitable for the proposed energy storage foundation system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterial Science and Engineering Technology VI - 6th ICMSET 2017
EditorsRamesh K. Agarwal
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages321-328
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783035712131
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event6th International Conference on Material Science and Engineering Technology, ICMSET 2017 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 20 2017Oct 22 2017

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume917 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Material Science and Engineering Technology, ICMSET 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10/20/1710/22/17

Keywords

  • Permeability
  • Porosity
  • Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC)
  • Silica Fume (SF)
  • Strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Bektimirova, U., Tleuken, A., Satekenova, E., Shon, C. S., Zhang, D., & Kim, J. (2018). Preliminary experimental investigation on the strength and air permeability of reactive powder concrete. In R. K. Agarwal (Ed.), Material Science and Engineering Technology VI - 6th ICMSET 2017 (pp. 321-328). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 917 MSF). Trans Tech Publications. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.917.321