Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Degree Level



Civil Engineering


Murray, Cameron

Committee Member/Reader

Fernstrom, Eric


Concrete structures deteriorate over time, and there is an increasing demand for quick repair solutions. Belitic calcium sulfoaluminate (BCSA) cement, a type of rapid setting cement, is thought to be a more sustainable and convenient alternative to portland cement in repair concrete applications. Indicated by the name, rapid setting concrete can set up quicker than traditional portland cement concrete. Because of this, there has been a lot of research about the properties of rapid setting concrete mixes. One of the most popular topics is the strength of the concrete itself. However, there is a need for more research to understand the bond strength between a given rapid setting concrete and the original concrete that needs to be repaired. This is important because the success of the repair is dependent on the ability of the new concrete to work in conjunction with the original concrete.

The purpose of this research was to compare the bond strengths of BCSA cement concrete with that of portland cement concrete at different ages. BCSA cement concrete was found to have adequate bond strength and is a favorable option as a repair material for concrete structures due to its ability to develop strength quickly.


BCSA cement concrete, concrete bond strength, rapid setting cement, concrete repair