Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The focus of this research was to compare the tension splitting strength (TSS) of belitic calcium sufloaluminate (BCSA) cement concrete to tensile strength predicted by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and to similarly proportioned portland cement (PC) concrete. BCSA is a rapid-setting cement with higher early strength, higher ettringite content, and lower calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) content than PC. PC and BCSA cement concrete cylinders were broken at different ages in both uniaxial compression and TSS. It was found that BCSA had a similar TSS to both the ACI prediction and PC TSS, but the results require further testing for application.
BCSA cement, tension splitting strength (TSS), ettringite, C-S-H.
Deschenes, Andrew Steven, "Tension Splitting Strength of BCSA Concrete Cylinders" (2019). Civil Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 58.