“Studded tire usage in Alaska contributes to rutting damage on pavements resulting in high maintenance costs and safety issues. In this study, binary, ternary, and quaternary highly-abrasion resistant concrete mix designs using supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) were developed. The properties of fresh concrete and mechanical, and durability properties of hardened concrete for these mix designs were then tested to determine an optimum highly-abrasion resistant concrete mixture which could be placed in cold climates to reduce rutting damage. SCMs used included silica fume, ground granulated blast furnace slag, and type F fly ash. Tests including workability, air content, drying shrinkage, compressive strength, flexural strength, and chloride ion permeability were conducted. Resistances to abrasion, freeze-thaw cycles, and scaling due to deicer exposure were also measured followed by a preliminary cost analysis to compare different concrete mix designs. Within the scope of this study a quaternary mix design, containing primarily silica fume and slag, provided the overall best performance in terms of strength, durability, abrasion resistance, and cost”--Abstract, page iii.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xii, 100 pages
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Thesis - Open Access
Murph, Diane Mariah, "Abrasion resistant concrete mix design for cold climates" (2019). Masters Theses. 8005.