ANÁLISE DAS PROPRIEDADES MECÂNICAS DE CONCRETOS PARA PAVIMENTAÇÃO EMPREGANDO DIFERENTES PROCESSOS DE CURA
ZANELLA, Andrigo Kemel. ANALYSIS OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT FOR USING DIFFERENT PROCEDURES FOR CURING. 2014. 178 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Engenharia Civil) - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, 2014.
Zanella, Andrigo Kemel
To develop a project sizing concrete pavement is necessary to know the mechanical properties and the different treatment processes of material to be used. This study aimed to analyze the mechanical properties such as flexural strenght, compressive strength, indirect tensile strength and static modulus of concrete paving. The three types of concrete were studied: An actual reference (typically used in paving, one with the addition of polypropylene fibers (common practice for floors), and a high strength concrete used to rapidly release the traffic. Different methods of curing were applied: chemical cure with and without the use of wet burlap bags (widely applied in pavements) and curing in a moist chamber (as recommended by standard). This evaluation of the mechanical properties for the concrete studied in different curing methods applied, showed that the microstructure of concrete is significantly interfering with the results, especially in cured concrete to track conditions (chemical cure without and with the placement of burlap sacks). Where factors such as the absorption and reabsorption of water evaporation to cement hydration, cracking the interface folder / aggregate, ambient conditions related to temperature and humidity, are interfering with the tensile strength in bending, compressive strength, indirect tensile strength and particularly in the static modulus and still, from the results obtained in this study and those reported by other authors who studied a high-strength concrete, it is possible to verify that there are particularities still unknown about the behavior of high strength concrete.