Dr. Esteban Rougier Publishes His Work on How Gas Damages Concrete
Dr. Esteban Rougier, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), along with colleagues from the University of New Mexico and LANL, have recently published their work, Correlating damage and cracking with air (gas) permeability in concrete using the Brazilian tension test, in the journal Construction and Building Materials.
This research looks at the relationship between stress, damage, crack propagation, and air (gas) permeability evolution in concrete using the Brazilian tension test.
This is important for situations where hazardous gases are in contact with concrete, which can damage the concrete and effect gas permeability.
The study results found that the air (gas) permeability increased by over six orders of magnitude as the concrete cracking occurs and changes in air (gas) permeability directly correlate with changes in concrete damage and fracture.
This research work is possible due to the support received from both CSES and the New Mexico Consortium.
To read the entire article see: Correlating damage and cracking with air (gas) permeability in concrete using the Brazilian tension test.