Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


E. Povolansky

Recent publications
1.  Glinicki M.A., Dąbrowski M., Antolik A., Dziedzic K., Sikorin S., Fateev V., Povolansky E., Gamma irradiation sensitivity of early hardening cement mortar, CEMENT AND CONCRETE COMPOSITES, ISSN: 0958-9465, DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.104327, Vol.126, pp.104327-1-14, 2022

For possible application of gamma radiation in processing of fresh concrete, like surface processing at precast plants or 3D printing, it is essential to evaluate effects of irradiation on the early hardening of cementitious binders. The influence of gamma irradiation with the dose rate of 4.6 kGy/h on the early strength, pore size distribution and qualitative phase composition of mortar was investigated. The range of investigation comprises the effects selected micro- and nano-additions to Portland cement mortar used to control the kinetic of setting and early hardening of cement. Results show that gamma irradiation of hardening mortar results in the early strength increase of about 56–100%, in reduction of capillary porosity and pore size refinement. The gamma-irradiation sensitivity of early strength of cement mortar is equivalent to increased temperature wet curing. A correlation of heat evolution characteristics of hardening mortar and the temperature-equivalent of gamma irradiation is discussed.

boron minerals, early hardening, gamma irradiation, pore size distribution, strength, temperature equivalent

Glinicki M.A. - IPPT PAN
Dąbrowski M. - IPPT PAN
Antolik A. - IPPT PAN
Dziedzic K. - IPPT PAN
Sikorin S. - National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (BY)
Fateev V. - National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (BY)
Povolansky E. - other affiliation

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