The influence of carbonation and age on salt frost scaling of concrete with mineral additions
Paper in proceedings, 2017
Resistance to salt frost scaling is tested by accelerated methods such as CEN/TS 12390-9. However, it has been shown that ageing and coupled deterioration mechanisms, like carbonation or leaching, can alter the frost resistance e.g. for concrete with high amount of slag (GGBS). This paper presents results from a laboratory study of concrete which have been exposed to accelerated carbonation at 1% CO2-concentration at different ages. The results show that exposing the specimens to accelerated carbonation at a young age result in an increased scaling and a carbonation depth corresponding to 10 year natural exposure. By increasing the age before the accelerated carbonation exposure the scaling is significantly reduced and the salt frost scaling resistance correlates better with field observations.
Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCM)