Design for frost durability

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Conference2nd International CIB/Rilem Symposium on Moisture Problems in Buildings. Paper 4.1.4: 10 September 1974, Rotterdam, Holland
Subjectfrost resistance; frost; durability; moisture content; gel (froid); durabilite; degre hygrometrique
AbstractThe theory of frost action identifies the factors that impair durability. High moisture content, restricted or arrested water flow out of the porous body, and high cooling rate are the most dangerous conditions. Protection can be provided by the elimination of the cause, and/or by improving the material properties through alteration of the porous network, e.g. air entrainment, use of low W/C ratio, and vitrification of clay.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number14592
NPARC number20373918
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