Project #'08'

Study of Field Samples

Description of the Transversal project themes including deterioration of cement matrices, verification of performance and innovation

This project started on 01 October 2006 and ended on 30 September 2009

This project is Finished

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung, Germany
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
University of Surrey, UK
Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V., Germany

State of the Art : References of field performance are essential to underpin the study to chemical deterioration in the laboratory. A database of available samples across Europe has been established.
Objective and Innovation : A range of characterisation techniques (SEM, TEM, MRI) will be used to study phase assemblages, the pores structure and the state of water. The data will provide a cross check with the output of projects 1, 2, 3, 4 and calibration of modelling (project 9). VDZ will bring its knowledge from long term laboratory testing for comparison.

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