Advanced

Frost Resistance of Building Materials : Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic Research Seminar in Lund, 1999

(1999) In Report TVBM 3087
Abstract
This report contains papers presented at a Research Seminar , or rather "workshop",

organised by our Department. It is the third in a series. The previous seminars were held in

1993 and 19961• The seminar is "Nordic", by which is meant that the speakers came from

the Scandinavian countries -Demnark, Norway, Sweden- and Finland. Certainly there are

other Nordic countries in which frost is a real problem, but this time there were no

participants from these countries. Most participants were invited personally and asked to

give presentations. The seminar language was English making it possible also for

participants from outside Scandinavia to take part. This time same German guest... (More)
This report contains papers presented at a Research Seminar , or rather "workshop",

organised by our Department. It is the third in a series. The previous seminars were held in

1993 and 19961• The seminar is "Nordic", by which is meant that the speakers came from

the Scandinavian countries -Demnark, Norway, Sweden- and Finland. Certainly there are

other Nordic countries in which frost is a real problem, but this time there were no

participants from these countries. Most participants were invited personally and asked to

give presentations. The seminar language was English making it possible also for

participants from outside Scandinavia to take part. This time same German guest research

students took part as "observers" and as contributors to the discussions.

The papers cover many aspects of frost damage. Some papers discuss the very important

problem of mai sture uptake before and during a freeze/tha w test. Other papers treat the

destruction mechanisms behind salt-frost scaling and internai frost attack. There are also

papers dealing with the assessment of the service life of concrete exposed to frost action.

Same papers present data from field exposure of specimens and from real structures.

Altogether, the seminar gives a good picture of what is going on in frost research in the

Nordic countries. Almost aU papers, however, treat concrete. There are many more

building materials for which frost damage is a problem, but no papers were presented. This

does not necessarily mean that work is not done on materials such as clay brick, natural

stone, etc, but evidently the activities are much smaller than for concrete. One reason

might be that it is much more difficult to find research funding for studies of these types of

materials. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
organization
publishing date
type
Book/Report
publication status
published
subject
in
Report TVBM 3087
editor
Fridh, Katja LU
publisher
Division of Building Materials, LTH, Lund University
external identifiers
  • other:TVBM-3087
ISSN
0348-7911
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
4fb74991-1abc-4e8c-879c-f50553e4810a (old id 1765674)
date added to LUP
2011-01-20 15:13:18
date last changed
2016-04-16 03:49:51
@proceedings{4fb74991-1abc-4e8c-879c-f50553e4810a,
  abstract     = {This report contains papers presented at a Research Seminar , or rather "workshop",<br/><br>
organised by our Department. It is the third in a series. The previous seminars were held in<br/><br>
1993 and 19961• The seminar is "Nordic", by which is meant that the speakers came from<br/><br>
the Scandinavian countries -Demnark, Norway, Sweden- and Finland. Certainly there are<br/><br>
other Nordic countries in which frost is a real problem, but this time there were no<br/><br>
participants from these countries. Most participants were invited personally and asked to<br/><br>
give presentations. The seminar language was English making it possible also for<br/><br>
participants from outside Scandinavia to take part. This time same German guest research<br/><br>
students took part as "observers" and as contributors to the discussions.<br/><br>
The papers cover many aspects of frost damage. Some papers discuss the very important<br/><br>
problem of mai sture uptake before and during a freeze/tha w test. Other papers treat the<br/><br>
destruction mechanisms behind salt-frost scaling and internai frost attack. There are also<br/><br>
papers dealing with the assessment of the service life of concrete exposed to frost action.<br/><br>
Same papers present data from field exposure of specimens and from real structures.<br/><br>
Altogether, the seminar gives a good picture of what is going on in frost research in the<br/><br>
Nordic countries. Almost aU papers, however, treat concrete. There are many more<br/><br>
building materials for which frost damage is a problem, but no papers were presented. This<br/><br>
does not necessarily mean that work is not done on materials such as clay brick, natural<br/><br>
stone, etc, but evidently the activities are much smaller than for concrete. One reason<br/><br>
might be that it is much more difficult to find research funding for studies of these types of<br/><br>
materials.},
  editor       = {Fridh, Katja},
  issn         = {0348-7911},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Division of Building Materials, LTH, Lund University},
  series       = {Report TVBM 3087},
  title        = {Frost Resistance of Building Materials : Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic Research Seminar in Lund, 1999},
  year         = {1999},
}