Mechanical properties of silicon carbide (SiC) additions in mortar samples were studied. Studies included pristine SiC-whiskers and calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) coated whiskers, in order to induce crystal growth from the whisker's surface. It was observed that crystal growth propagating from the whisker surfaces improved compression- and flexural strengths of mortar prisms, compared to pristine SiC-whiskers.
|Title of host publication||V International PhD Student Workshop on Durability of Reinforced Concrete|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Composition to Service Life Design|
|Editors||Rui Miguel Ferreira, Joost Gulikers, Carmen Andrade|
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|MoE publication type||B3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings|