Freezing-thawing resistance of white cement based SIFCON composites with slag


1st International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering Technology, IConMET 2021, Virtual, Online, 14 - 15 July 2021, vol.2544 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2544
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/5.0116272
  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, PC 52.5 CEM I R and blast furnace slag were used to prepare Slurry Infiltrated Fiber Concrete (SIFCON). While preparing the control mixture with 100% cement, the blast furnace slag in the other two series was replaced with cement by 25% and 50%. 5% of steel fiber was used in three prepared mixes. The series using 25% and 50% slag were also produced with a 10% fiber ratio. 7 and 28 days compressive and flexural strengths of 5 series were found. Besides, a freezing-thawing test (with 300 cycles) was applied to the samples. Compressive strength, weight loss, and flexural strength were found at the end of the freeze-thaw test. Besides, visual inspection was done after the freeze-thaw test. When the conclusions were investigated, it was observed that the slag decreased the early strength and created higher values in the 28-day results. It was seen that increasing the fiber ratio increased the strength values. SIFCON samples were found to be resistant to the freeze-thaw test.