Influence of silica fume on the dynamic properties of concrete

M Benmammar, H S M E Boukli


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Ultrasonic pulse velocity and resonance frequency methods are non-destructive tests that allow the evaluation and control of building materials. They have been used to determine the dynamic properties of concrete, which are used in the design and control of structures and which are the key elements of the dynamics of materials.
In this study, we chose a non-destructive approach to quantify -in laboratory-, the influence of adding “silica fume” on ordinary concrete’s dynamic characteristics. However, several concrete mixtures have been prepared with limestone aggregates. The experimental plan used, allowed us to determine the dynamic elasticity modulus and the dynamic rigidity modulus of different formulated concretes.

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