Full Text:   <3238>

CLC number: TU31

On-line Access: 

Received: 2007-02-05

Revision Accepted: 2007-07-05

Crosschecked: 0000-00-00

Cited: 5

Clicked: 5172

Citations:  Bibtex RefMan EndNote GB/T7714

-   Go to

Article info.
Open peer comments

Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2007 Vol.8 No.11 P.1725-1730


Effects of slag fineness on durability of mortars

Author(s):  TOPÇ,U Ilker Bekir, Bİ,Lİ,R Turhan

Affiliation(s):  Department of Civil Engineering, Eskiş more

Corresponding email(s):   ilkerbt@ogu.edu.tr, tbilir@ogu.edu.tr

Key Words:  Cement, Fineness, Ground slag, High temperature effect, Sulphate attack, Sustainable development

TOPÇU Ilker Bekir, BİLİR Turhan. Effects of slag fineness on durability of mortars[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2007, 8(11): 1725-1730.

@article{title="Effects of slag fineness on durability of mortars",
author="TOPÇU Ilker Bekir, BİLİR Turhan",
journal="Journal of Zhejiang University Science A",
publisher="Zhejiang University Press & Springer",

%0 Journal Article
%T Effects of slag fineness on durability of mortars
%A U Ilker Bekir
%A R Turhan
%J Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A
%V 8
%N 11
%P 1725-1730
%@ 1673-565X
%D 2007
%I Zhejiang University Press & Springer
%DOI 10.1631/jzus.2007.A1725

T1 - Effects of slag fineness on durability of mortars
A1 - U Ilker Bekir
A1 - Bİ
A1 - Lİ
A1 - R Turhan
J0 - Journal of Zhejiang University Science A
VL - 8
IS - 11
SP - 1725
EP - 1730
%@ 1673-565X
Y1 - 2007
PB - Zhejiang University Press & Springer
ER -
DOI - 10.1631/jzus.2007.A1725

In recent years, the usages of by-products and wastes in industry have become more important. The importance of the sustainable development is also of increasing. The utilizations of wastes, as mineral admixture or fine aggregate, reduce the consumption of the natural resources and improve the durability of concrete. In this study, the effect of the fineness on the high temperature and sulphate resistances of concrete mortar specimens, produced with ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GBFS) replacing cement, is investigated. The compressive and flexural strength test results for all series related to durability effects, exposing temperature and solutions, exposure times for these durability effects, slag content and fineness are discussed. Consequently, the optimum slag contents are determined for producing the sulphate and high temperature resistant mortars.

Darkslateblue:Affiliate; Royal Blue:Author; Turquoise:Article


[1] Baradan, B., Yazıcı, H., Ün, H., 2002. Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures. DEU Faculty of Engineering Press, İzmir, p.282 (in Turkish).

[2] Binici, H., Aksoğan, O., 2006. Sulfate resistance of plain and blended cement. Cement & Concrete Composites, 28(1):39-46.

[3] Erdoğan, T.Y., 2002. Materials of Construction. METU Press, Ankara, p.308.

[4] Ghafoori, N., Bulholc, J., 1996. Investigation of lignite-based bottom ash for structural concrete. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 8(3):128-137.

[5] Mehta, P.K., 1997. Durability critical issues for the future. Concrete International, 19(7):69-76.

[6] Mehta, P.K., 1999. Advancements in concrete technology. Concrete International, 21(6):27-33.

[7] Mehta, P.K., 2001a. Building durable structures in the 21st century. Concrete International, 23(3):57-63.

[8] Mehta, P.K., 2001b. Reducing the environmental impact of concrete. Concrete International, 23(10):61-65.

[9] Mehta, P.K., 2002. Greening of the concrete industry for sustainable development. Concrete International, 24(7):23-27.

[10] Ramyar, K., İnan, G., 2007. Sodium sulfate attack on plain and blended cements. Building and Environment, 42(3):1368-1372.

[11] Topçu, İ.B., 2006a. Materials of Construction and Concrete. Uğur Off., Eskişehir, p.502 (in Turkish).

[12] Topçu, İ.B., 2006b. Concrete. Uğur Off., Eskişehir, p.260 (in Turkish).

[13] Topçu, İ.B., 2006c. Concrete Technology. Uğur Off., Eskişehir, p.570 (in Turkish).

[14] Topçu, İ.B., Canbaz, M., 2004. Properties of concrete containing waste glass. Cement and Concrete Research, 34(2):267-274.

[15] Topçu, İ.B., Demir, A., 2005. High Temperature Effect on Mortars Produced with Fly Ash. In: Akman, S. (Ed), Proceedings of 6th National Conference on Concrete (High Performance Concrete). IMO İstanbul Press, İstanbul, Turkey, p.101-111 (in Turkish).

[16] Turkish Standards Institute, 2005. TS EN 197-1 Cement-Part I: Composition, Specifications, and Conformity Criteria for Common Cements. TSE, Ankara, p.25.

[17] Ünlüoğlu, E., Topçu, İ.B., Yalaman, B., 2007. Concrete cover effect on reinforced concrete bars exposed to high temperatures. Construction and Building Materials, 21(6):1155-1160.

[18] Yüksel, İ., Bilir, T., 2007. Usage of industrial by-products to produce plain concrete elements. Construction and Building Materials, 21(3):686-694.

[19] Yüksel, İ., Özkan, Ö., Bilir, T., 2006. Use of granulated blast furnace slag in concrete as fine aggregate. ACI Materials Journal, 103(3):203-208.

Open peer comments: Debate/Discuss/Question/Opinion


Please provide your name, email address and a comment

Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
Tel: +86-571-87952783; E-mail: cjzhang@zju.edu.cn
Copyright © 2000 - 2024 Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE