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This investigation studied the effect of interrupted testing combined with prolonged freezing on the freeze-thaw resistance of concretes containing fly ash as part of the cementitious fraction, using ASTM Test Method for Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing (C 666-84, Method A). Also studied was the effect of “marginal” air contents on the above test parameters. Test results indicate that for fly ash concretes with air contents in excess of 5%, interrupted and/or prolonged periods of freezing do not affect the freeze-thaw resistance of the concrete. Early age freezing (14 days) of fly ash concretes did not appear to be detrimental to the performance of the fly ash concretes tested.
Senior instructor, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Vice-president—Research, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
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