Effect of prewetting methods on some fresh and hardened properties of concrete with pumice aggregate

Kabay N. , Aköz F.

CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES, vol.34, pp.503-507, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2011.11.022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.503-507
  • Keywords: Prewetting, Pumice, Lightweight concrete, Vacuum-soaking, Workability, Drying shrinkage, Compressive strength, STRENGTH LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE, MICROSTRUCTURE, PERMEABILITY, RATIOS, CEMENT


One of the major problems in lightweight aggregate concrete production is the high water absorption characteristic of the aggregates due to their porous structure. This problem is usually overcome by prewetting the lightweight aggregates or increasing the amount of mixing water. Since aggregate prewetting methods significantly affect fresh and hardened lightweight concrete properties, it is important to take this into account before the concrete production process.