Influence of the transition zone on properties of concrete
The transition zone is a thin layer around large aggregates in a concrete mix. The transition zone of concrete mix will significantly affect concrete properties, concrete elastic behavior. Also, the behavior under tensile loads. Transition zone serves as a bridge between other components of the concrete mix. the transition zone is a bridge between aggregate and bulk matrix(cement paste). The stiffness of the concrete mix is less than the stiffness of aggregate and bulk matrix. The main reason behind this is the bridge or the transition zone. This bridge possesses lower stiffness, and it can crack and fracture before other components of the mix. The main reason for lower stiffness and early fracture is the voids and microcracks in the transition zone.