Study on the Deterioration Mechanism of Concrete Pavement for the Deicer-scaling

Li Jun1, 2, Gao Pei-Wei*, 1, Liu Hong-Wei1, 3
1 Department of Civil Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautic and Astronomics, Nanjing 210016,China
2 Civil Engineering College of Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng 224051,China
3 Jiangsu Rongsheng Group Co., Ltd, Yangzhou 225100, P.R.China

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The mechanical properties of concrete pavement were studied under the various frost-salt conditions using Capillary Suction of De-icing Chemicals and Freeze-thaw Test Method (CDF method). The test results show that: with the increasing of freeze-thaw cycles, concrete surface damage has a tendency to accelerate. The concrete which is in a 5% concentration chloride snow-thawing agent solution has the greatest impact damage after 150 frost-salt cycles compared with soaking in other different densities (3%, 20%). Mixing appropriate amount of silica fume and high-performance air-entraining agent in concrete can effectively improve the resistance of frost-salt scaling. With the frost-salt cycles increase, the concrete strength and the relative dynamic elastic modulus continues to decrease.

Keywords: Concrete, frost-salt, chloride snow-thawing agent, mechanical properties.