Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 673–682

Review: Improving cement-based materials by using silica fume

  • D. D. L. Chung

DOI: 10.1023/A:1013889725971

Cite this article as:
Chung, D.D.L. Journal of Materials Science (2002) 37: 673. doi:10.1023/A:1013889725971


The effects of silica fume as an admixture in cement-based materials are reviewed in terms of the mechanical properties, vibration damping capacity, freeze-thaw durability, abrasion resistance, shrinkage, air void content, density, permeability, steel rebar corrosion resistance, alkali-silica reactivity reduction, chemical attack resistance, bond strength to steel rebar, creep rate, coefficient of thermal expansion, specific heat, thermal conductivity, fiber dispersion, defect dynamics, dielectric constant and workability. The effects of silane treatment of the silica fume and of the use of silane as an additional admixture are also addressed.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. D. L. Chung
    • 1
  1. 1.Composite Materials Research LaboratoryState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA