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Nonconventional concrete hollow blocks evaluation by destructive and non-destructive testing


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais, , n. 3, v. 6
Page(s): 392-398
DOI: 10.1590/s1983-41952013000300004

The aim of this study was to evaluate cementitious matrices properties by partial replacement of Portland cement by silica fume (SF) or by rice husk ash (RHA), and their application in nonbearing hollow blocks, tested by destructive and non-destructive methods. The following mixtures were produced: reference (100% of Portland cement) and Portland cement replacement (10% by mass) with SF or RHA. The non-destructive testing showed that the highest values of UPV were obtained for SF-based blocks and RHA-based blocks. The destructive test showed better results for SF-based blocks, but there was no statistical difference between the RHA-based and control ones.

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