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Design, Material Properties and Structural Performance of Sustainable Concrete

Mueller, H. S.; Haist, M.; Moffatt, J. S.; Vogel, M.

Abstract: Green concretes, also termed eco-concretes, with reduced cement content may provide an alternative for improving concrete sustainability independently of used supplementary cementitious materials. However, to evaluate the sustainability of these new types of concretes not only the ecological impact due to the composition may be regarded but in particular also their technical performance, i.e. their mechanical, physical and chemical properties, have to be taken into consideration. Consequently, this paper introduces first the index Building Material Sustainability Potential, which is applied in combination with the service life prediction for cement-reduced concretes using probabilistic methods. Moreover, the composition of green concretes is indicated, and related test results on the performance of green concretes are presented. The potential of green concrete for applications in practice is shown by the structural performance of graded concrete members being loaded in flexural tests.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Massivbau und Baustofftechnologie (IMB)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.306
ISSN: 1877-7058
KITopen ID: 1000067878
HGF-Programm 34.15.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Procedia engineering
Band 171
Seiten 22-32
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials (SCESCM 2016), Bali, RI, September 5-7, 2016
Schlagworte sustainability, graded concrete, green concrete, service life design, reliability
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