Masters Theses

Abstract

“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.

Advisor(s)

Liu, Jenny

Committee Member(s)

Ma, Hongyan
Connor, Billy

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2019

Pagination

xii, 100 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 89-99).

Geographic Coverage

Alaska

Rights

© 2019 Diane Mariah Murph, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 11883

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