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Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 752–759 | Cite as

Long-term hardening characteristics of prestressed anchorage grout

  • Sheng WangEmail author
  • Liyi Chen
  • Runqiu Huang
  • Zhaoqun Jiang
  • Yanshu Wang
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Abstract

Grout plays an important role in the transmission and maintenance of anchoring force, and in the protection of anchorage materials against corrosion. Thus, the hardening characteristics of grout directly affect the anchoring effectivity and long-term reliability. We have excavated a prestressed anchorage which has been in service for 20 years, and have tested the grout which has worked for that long period under complicated geological conditions through strength tests and have analyzed its mineral composition using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD).The results show that the mineral composition of the 12.5 m segment differs from other segments, and corresponds with poor coagulation characteristics of the 12.5 m segment grout. Analysis shows that unhydrated tricalcium silicate may be the reason for the localized poor coagulation.

Keywords

Prestressed anchorage Grout Longterm hardening characteristics Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) X-ray diffraction (XRD) 

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© Science Press, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheng Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Liyi Chen
    • 1
  • Runqiu Huang
    • 1
  • Zhaoqun Jiang
    • 2
  • Yanshu Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention & Geoenvionment ProtectionChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.The Insititute of Exploration Technology of CAGSChengduChina

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