Volume 5, Issue 1 (January 2008)

    Some Investigations for Establishing Suitability of Watson’s Strength-Porosity Model for Concrete

    (Received 8 July 2007; accepted 27 November 2007)

    Published Online: 2007

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Micro-structural characteristics of concrete were determined with the help of a helium gas pycnometer and a mercury intrusion porosimeter. Details of the methodology adopted for these studies are presented in this technical note. Results in the form of ratio of solids to the pore volume were plotted with respect to the compressive strength of concrete and suitability of Watson’s strength-porosity model for concrete was evaluated. In addition to this, based on the study attempts have been made to recommend the value of parameters for concrete that appear in Watson’s strength-porosity model, which otherwise is applicable to hydrated portland cement pastes only.


    Author Information:

    Das, B. B.
    Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Powai, Mumbai

    Singh, D. N.
    ProfessorMember ASTM, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Powai, Mumbai

    Pandey, S. P.
    Asst. Vice President, Central R&D, Grasim Industries Ltd., KhorNeemuch,


    Stock #: JAI101345

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI101345

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    Title Some Investigations for Establishing Suitability of Watson’s Strength-Porosity Model for Concrete
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