Year 2010, Volume 34 , Issue 2, Pages 131 - 143 2010-02-01

Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures
Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures

Yassine SENHADJI [1] , Mohamed MOULI [2] , Hamid KHELAFI [3]


The cement production industry is one of the main consumers of energy and raw materials. Over the last years, a great effort has been made in order to substitute clinker for less energy demanding materials. In many countries, it is popular to use limestone as admixture material to improve the consistency of concrete. Nevertheless, the construction industry needs durable materials with improved properties. Following this objective, this work is a part of an ongoing project developed in the materials laboratory of LABMAT/ENSET, Oran, Algeria. This paper presents data on engineering properties such as compressive strength and visual change of mortar specimens incorporating limestone filler, subjected to severe sulfate attack and cured at: (i) 5 °C and (ii) 23 °C. Specimens with 4 replacement levels of limestone filler (0%, 10%, 20%, and 30% of cement by mass) were immersed in magnesium sulfate solutions with 5% of concentration for periods of up to 360 days. In order to identify the products formed by sulfate attack, microstructural analyses, such as XRD and SEM, were also performed on paste and mortar samples with similar replacement levels of limestone filler. The test results demonstrated that mortar and paste samples incorporating higher replacement levels of limestone filler were more susceptible to sulfate attack at low temperatures. On top of that, the deterioration was strongly associated with thaumasite, gypsum, and brucite formation in the magnesium sulfate solution.
The cement production industry is one of the main consumers of energy and raw materials. Over the last years, a great effort has been made in order to substitute clinker for less energy demanding materials. In many countries, it is popular to use limestone as admixture material to improve the consistency of concrete. Nevertheless, the construction industry needs durable materials with improved properties. Following this objective, this work is a part of an ongoing project developed in the materials laboratory of LABMAT/ENSET, Oran, Algeria. This paper presents data on engineering properties such as compressive strength and visual change of mortar specimens incorporating limestone filler, subjected to severe sulfate attack and cured at: (i) 5 °C and (ii) 23 °C. Specimens with 4 replacement levels of limestone filler (0%, 10%, 20%, and 30% of cement by mass) were immersed in magnesium sulfate solutions with 5% of concentration for periods of up to 360 days. In order to identify the products formed by sulfate attack, microstructural analyses, such as XRD and SEM, were also performed on paste and mortar samples with similar replacement levels of limestone filler. The test results demonstrated that mortar and paste samples incorporating higher replacement levels of limestone filler were more susceptible to sulfate attack at low temperatures. On top of that, the deterioration was strongly associated with thaumasite, gypsum, and brucite formation in the magnesium sulfate solution.
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Authors

Author: Yassine SENHADJI

Author: Mohamed MOULI

Author: Hamid KHELAFI

Dates

Publication Date : February 1, 2010

Bibtex @ { tbtkengineering144974, journal = {Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences}, issn = {1300-0160}, eissn = {1303-6157}, address = {}, publisher = {TUBITAK}, year = {2010}, volume = {34}, pages = {131 - 143}, doi = {10.3906/kim-1205-18}, title = {Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures}, key = {cite}, author = {SENHADJI, Yassine and MOULI, Mohamed and KHELAFI, Hamid} }
APA SENHADJI, Y , MOULI, M , KHELAFI, H . (2010). Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures. Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences , 34 (2) , 131-143 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tbtkengineering/issue/12130/144974
MLA SENHADJI, Y , MOULI, M , KHELAFI, H . "Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures". Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 34 (2010 ): 131-143 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tbtkengineering/issue/12130/144974>
Chicago SENHADJI, Y , MOULI, M , KHELAFI, H . "Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures". Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 34 (2010 ): 131-143
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ISNAD SENHADJI, Yassine , MOULI, Mohamed , KHELAFI, Hamid . "Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures". Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 34 / 2 (February 2010): 131-143 .
AMA SENHADJI Y , MOULI M , KHELAFI H . Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures. Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences. 2010; 34(2): 131-143.
Vancouver SENHADJI Y , MOULI M , KHELAFI H . Sulfate attack of Algerian cement-based material with crushed limestone filler cured at different temperatures. Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences. 2010; 34(2): 143-131.