@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001295,
	  title     = {Early-Age Structural and Thermal Performance of GGBS Concrete},
	  author    = {Kangkang Tang},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {A large amount of blast furnace slag is generated in
China. Most ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) however
ends up in low-grade applications. Blast furnace slag, ground to an
appropriate fineness, can be used as a partial replacement of
cementitious material in concrete. The potential for using GGBS in
structural concrete, e.g. concrete beams and columns is investigated
at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). With 50% of CEM
I cement replaced with GGBS, peak hydration temperatures
determined in a suspended concrete slab reduced by 20%. This
beneficiary effect has not been further improved with 70% of CEM I
replaced with GGBS. Partial replacement of CEM I with GGBS has a
retardation effect on the early-age strength of concrete. More GGBS
concrete mixes will be conducted to identify an ‘optimum’
replacement level which will lead to a reduced thermal loading,
without significantly compromising the early-age strength of
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {5},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {570 - 573},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001295},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/101},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 101, 2015},