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Title: Volcano-related materials in concretes: a comprehensive review
Authors: Cai, Gaochuang
Noguchi, Takafumi
Degée, Hervé
Zhao, Jun
Kitagaki, Ryoma
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Massive volcano-related materials (VRMs) erupted from volcanoes bring the impacts to natural environment and humanity health worldwide, which include generally volcanic ash (VA), volcanic pumice (VP), volcanic tuff (VT), etc. Considering the pozzolanic activities and mechanical characters of these materials, civil engineers propose to use them in low carbon/cement and environment-friendly concrete industries as supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) or artificial/natural aggregates. The utilization of VRMs in concretes has attracted increasing and pressing attentions from research community. Through a literature review, this paper presents comprehensively the properties of VRMs and VRM concretes (VRMCs), including the physical and chemical properties of raw VRMs and VRMCs, and the fresh, microstructural and mechanical properties of VRMCs. Besides, considering environmental impacts and the development of long-term properties, the durability and stability properties of VRMCs also are summarized in this paper. The former focuses on the resistance properties of VRMCs when subjected to aggressive environmental impacts such as chloride, sulfate, seawater, and freezing–thawing. The latter mainly includes the fatigue, creep, heat-insulating, and expansion properties of VRMCs. This study will be helpful to promote the sustainability in concrete industries, protect natural environment, and reduce the impacts of volcano disaster. Based on this review, some main conclusions are discussed and important recommendations regarding future research on the application of VRMs in concrete industries are provided.
Notes: Cai, GC (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, CERG, Fac Engn Technol, H-B106,Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan Gebouw H, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. gaochuang.cai@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20709
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6161-z
ISI #: 000374994600019
ISSN: 0944-1344
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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