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Petrographic and Physical-Mechanical Investigation of Natural Aggregates for Concrete Mixtures

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ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Fusion and Technology for Nuclear Safety and Security Department, Nuclear Safety, Security and Sustainability Division—Via Martiri di Monte Sole 4, 40129 Bologna, Italy
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Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara—Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara, Italy
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Department of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical and Agricultural Sciences, University of Ferrara—Via L. Borsari 46, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
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Materials 2021, 14(19), 5763; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14195763
Received: 31 August 2021 / Revised: 27 September 2021 / Accepted: 29 September 2021 / Published: 2 October 2021
The availability of different lithology with which concrete can be packaged could create substantial questions on the differences that they can provide to the same mixture. Different kinds of aggregates were analyzed individually to investigate their main characteristics, which allowed us to package five types of concrete mixtures. These five mixtures were compared to each other through compressive strength values. Furthermore, it was considered microscopically what possible differences could exist between these different mixtures, for example, differences in the cement/aggregate reaction. The chemical characterization of the aggregates, used as the skeleton of the cement mixes, was proposed as an important investigative phase in order to better understand the differences in the geotechnical and physical-mechanical characteristics and to verify the presence of any harmful phases for the durability of the concrete. View Full-Text
Keywords: concrete; aggregates; petrography; physical-mechanical characterization concrete; aggregates; petrography; physical-mechanical characterization
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Telloli, C.; Aprile, A.; Marrocchino, E. Petrographic and Physical-Mechanical Investigation of Natural Aggregates for Concrete Mixtures. Materials 2021, 14, 5763. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14195763

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Telloli C, Aprile A, Marrocchino E. Petrographic and Physical-Mechanical Investigation of Natural Aggregates for Concrete Mixtures. Materials. 2021; 14(19):5763. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14195763

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Telloli, Chiara, Alessandra Aprile, and Elena Marrocchino. 2021. "Petrographic and Physical-Mechanical Investigation of Natural Aggregates for Concrete Mixtures" Materials 14, no. 19: 5763. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14195763

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