Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
Cameron D. Murray
Second Committee Member
BCSA, Calcium Sulfoaluminate, CSA, Early Life, Flexural Strength, High Early Strength
Belitic calcium sulfoaluminate cement (BCSA) is a hydraulic, rapid setting alternative to ordinary portland cement (OPC) with reduced energy demands and CO2 emissions. BCSA cement has numerous current and potential applications including transportation repair and precast manufacturing. Currently, limited research exists regarding the structural performance of CSA cements, restricting its potential implementation. Thus, the purpose of this research is to provide insight into the flexural performance and behavior of reinforced BCSA concrete beams. Overall, BCSA concrete had similar cracking and loading behavior to the OPC beams, with increased moment capacity for compression controlled specimens. Furthermore, BCSA concrete showed increased tensile strength and ductility when compared to OPC. Overall, the flexural strength of the BCSA concrete exceeded the predicted flexural strengths, indicating the current flexural strength equations are applicable for BCSA reinforced concrete design.
Cook, Gabriel, "Early Life Flexural Performance and Behavior of Reinforced BCSA Concrete Beams" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 3035.