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Tag: resistance of aggregates Factors affecting frost resistance of aggregates

Air-entrainment is an accepted method of ensuring durability of concrete in a cold environment, with regard to both internal distress and external damage from salt scaling (see also Chapter 9). However, even when concrete is properly air-entrained, certain types of coarse aggregates can cause distress. The mechanisms responsible for this distress are discussed next. Frost damage in hydrated cement paste

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