Properties of aggregate-cement interface for high performance concrete

Surendra P Shah*, Z. Li, D. A. Lange

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An experimental study of the interfacial zone between aggregate and cement paste was undertaken. Various factors such as type of aggregate, treatment of aggregate surface, mixing process and incorporation of silica fume were investigated. A newly developed push-out method continuously measured force and slip displacement of the interface during loading. The interfacial properties of the transition zone were characterized using a mathematical model and the microstructure of the interface was examined by electron microscopy. It was found that the microstructure and properties of the interfacial zone can be significantly improved by aggregate pretreatment and mixing methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992


OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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