Special requirements for freeze-thaw resistance of concrete in PWR nuclear civil works


Vol. 529 (9) 2016 / wtorek, Październik 23rd, 2018

(Open Access)

T. Piotrowski,
W. Jackiewicz-Rek,
P. Prochoń,
L. Courard,
A. Jeanpierre

DOI: 10.15199/33.2016.09.36

Volume 529: Issue 9
Pages 93-96
Accepted for publication: 07.07.2016 r.

The authors describe the additional requirements to ensure freeze-thaw resistance of concrete resulting from the French Rules for Design and Construction of PWR nuclear civil works RCC-CW. Since these requirements are based both on European standards and the French experience they are not fully compatible with the conditions and requirements in other countries, including Poland. The article seeks therefore to be an introduction to the discussion on adapting the guidelines for the freeze-thaw resistance of concrete from RCC-CWto Polish conditions.

Keywords: freeze-thaw resistance of concrete, requirements, nuclear power plant.
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  • Tomasz Piotrowski, Ph.D, Eng. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Wioletta Jackiewicz-Rek, Ph.D, Eng. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Piotr Prochoń, Eng. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Prof. Luc Courard, D.Sc. Eng. University of Liège, ArGEnCo
  • Alain Jeanpierre EDF Ceidre

Tomasz Piotrowski, Ph.D, Eng.

t.piotrowski@il.pw.edu.pl