Some Mechanical Properties of Retempered High Strength Concrete
AbstractIraq climate is characterized by the temperature increase during most of the months. The
ambient temperatures are considered the most important factor that effects the production,
properties and durability of the concrete.
This study aims to evaluate the effect of retempering concrete after 60 minutes from cast
by three different methods (retempring by water, retempring by Superplasticizer (G51) and
retempring by remixing) on some of the mechanical properties of High Strength Concrete
In this work, different tests methods are adopted such as compressive strength, splitting
tensile strength, ultrasonic pulse velocity and a hammer rebound Schmidt tests. These tests
are investigated at different ages (7, 14, 28, and 56 days).
The results show the high strength concrete that retempered by superplasticizer )G51
leads to higher strengths, higher Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) and higher hammer
rebound than direct cast. The rate of increase in the mechanical properties of the high strength
concrete that retempered by G51 relative to direct cast concrete at age 56 days were 28.29%
,16.37%, 2.76%,and 16.02% for compressive strength, splitting strength, Ultrasonic Pulse
Velocity (U.P.V.) and hammer rebound respectively.
While the concrete that retempered by water leads to lower strengths , lower Ultra Sonic
Pulse Velocity (UPV) and lower hammer rebound than the other mixes.
For the High Strength Concrete (HSC) mixes, the compressive strength and splitting
tensile strength are closely related to UPV with a high correlation coefficient, R2.