Investigation of relationship between aggregate shape parameters and concrete strength using imaging techniques

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2007
Özen, Murat
In this study, relationships between aggregate shape parameters and compressive strength of concrete were investigated using digital image processing and analysis methods. The study was conducted based on three mix design parameters, gradation type, aggregate type and maximum aggregate size, at two levels. A total of 40 cubic concrete specimens were prepared at a constant water-cement ratio. After the compressive strength tests were performed, each specimen was cut into 4 equal pieces in order to obtain the digital images of cross sections using a digital flatbed scanner. A number of aggregate shape parameters were then determined from the digital image of the cross sections to investigate their relationships with the compressive strength. The results indicted that even though the aggregate type was found to give strong correlation with the compressive strength, weak correlations, however, exist between the compressive strength and the aggregate shape parameters. The study suggested that the analyses of relationships should be further investigated by including the effects of aggregate distribution within the specimen cross sections.

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Citation Formats
M. Özen, “Investigation of relationship between aggregate shape parameters and concrete strength using imaging techniques,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.