Strength


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Strength
101040310104011011119 StrengthPreviewThe strength of concrete is the property most valued by designers and quality control engineers. In solids, there exists a fundamental inverse relationship between porosity (volume fraction of voids) and strength. Consequently, in multiphase materials such as concrete, the porosity of each component of the microstructure can become strength-limiting. Natural aggregates are generally dense and strong; therefore, it is the porosity of the cement paste matrix as well as the interfacial transition zone between the matrix and coarse aggregate, which usually determines the strength characteristic of n…
Citation
P. Kumar Mehta, Ph.D.; Paulo J. M. Monteiro, Ph.D.: Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials, Fourth Edition. Strength, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export