The effect of freezing-thawing (F-T) cycles on the radiation shielding properties of concretes

Basyigit C., Akkurt İ., Altindag R., Kilincarslan S., Akkurt A., Mavi B., ...More

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.41, no.8, pp.1070-1073, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2005.04.025
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1070-1073


The variation of linear attenuation coefficients mu (cm(-1)) with the freezing-thawing (F-T) cycles has been investigated for concretes, in which different materials were used as an aggregate. For this purposes, six different concrete blocks have been produced in various ratios of water/cement (w/c) utilizing different materials as aggregates. Then, linear attenuation coefficients were measured for five different F-T cycles. It was noticed that the linear attenuation coefficients decreased with F-T cycles for all concrete types and also different effect observed for different w/c ratio and different aggregate. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.