Date of Graduation

12-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Civil Engineering

Advisor

Cameron D. Murray

Committee Member

Gary Prinz

Second Committee Member

Micah Hale

Keywords

BCSA, Calcium Sulfoaluminate, CSA, Early Life, Flexural Strength, High Early Strength

Abstract

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.

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