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Abstract: The thermal and physical properties of concrete were investigated at high temperature to determine how these properties might change in the event of a fire. The influence of the type and content of aggregate was also investigated. It was found that the degradation and mass loss of concretes depends on the type of aggregate used. It was also determined that the porosity of concretes increases as temperature increases, and that the thermal properties of concretes are closely related to those of their corresponding aggregates.

Reference: Construction and Building Materials 95 (2015) 18-28

DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.07.060