Title: Compressive Strength Recommendations for Protecting Concrete from Multiple Freezing-and-Thawing Cycles
Author(s): Ronald L. Kozikowski, James Klinger, and Bruce A. Suprenant
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 51-55
Keywords: test, air, expansion, durability
Several ACI documents include compressive strength requirements or recommendations for protection of concrete from multiple cycles of freezing and thawing. The article compares these requirements/recommendations with available data from freezing-and-thawing tests of normalweight and lightweight concrete specimens. Based on a review of the existing data, the authors propose changes to the current ACI compressive strength requirements/recommendations for concrete exposed to freezing and thawing.