Frost-damaged concrete: Part 2. Bond properties
Paper in proceedings, 2009

In an experimental investigation, pull-out tests were carried out on a reference and frost-damaged concrete. The level of frost damage was quantified by relative dynamic modulus of elasticity calculated from ultrasonic measurements. The test results showed significant influence of freeze-thaw cycles not only on the bond strength but also on the slip at the maximum bond. However, similar residual bond strength was observed for the reference and frost-damaged concrete. Finally, the results were compared with pull-out tests of frost-damaged concrete available in literature and the bond capacity and slip at maximum bond were discussed.

pull-out tests

frost damage

bond properties



Kamyab Zandi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Peter Utgenannt

Karin Lundgren

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

4th International Conference on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications


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