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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
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September 1, 2006
Kenneth C. Hover
Surface drying of freshly placed concrete is influenced by the evaporative conditions of the job-site microclimate. The influence of the combined effects of air and concrete temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed are often estimated by use of the equations graphically represented by the evaporation rate nomograph published in multiple ACI documents and elsewhere. This paper further explores the background of the nomograph, from its origins over 200 years ago to its current form, which is based on evaporation rates observed at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma in 1950 to 1951. By understanding the background and the fundamental relationships expressed in the nomograph, one comes to understand its intent, capability, limitations, and instructions for proper use.
January 1, 1994
ACI Committee 301
These specifications are a reference standard which the engineer or architect may make applicable to any building project by citing them in the project specifications. He supplements them as needed by designating or specifying individual project requirements. The document covers materials and proportioning of concrete; reinforcing and prestressing steels; production, placing, and curing of concrete; and formwork design and construction. Methods of treatment of joints and embedded items, repair of surface defects, and finishing of formed surfaces are specified. Separate chapters are devoted to slab construction and finishing, architectural concrete, massive concrete, and materials and methods for constructing post-tensioned concrete. Provisions governing testing, evaluation, and acceptance of concrete as well as for acceptance of the structure are included.
September 1, 1993
R. L. Day and M. N. Haque
This study presents an analysis of the influence of specimen size on the measured compressive strength of plain and fly ash concretes exposed to standard and cold curing. Strength tests were performed on three classes of air-entrained concrete using two sub-bituminous fly ashes at three replacement levels. Analysis of the present experimental results, combined with other results presented in the literature, shows that the compressive strength indicated by 75-mm cylinders is statistically identical to that indicated by 150-mm cylinders. Analysis suggests that this one-to-one relationship between strength of 75- and 150-mm cylinders may be valid for concrete strengths up to 50 MPa (7250 psi). Further analysis of published data leads to the conclusion that the equality of strength among specimen sizes also includes 100-mm- diameter cylinders. The type of mold used to cast test cylinders, whether cardboard, steel, or tin, does not have a significant effect on the trends observed.
January 1, 1991
ACI Committee 304
Includes a short history of, and information on, the basic design and operation of equipment used for the production of concrete by volumetric measurement and continuous mixing (VMCM), frequently called mobile mixers. Definitions, applications, and quality assurance testing are discussed. The use of this equipment is compared to weigh-batch-mix equipment for some of the limited differences.
January 1, 1989
Shivaprasad Kudlapur, Ariel Hanaor, P. N. Balaguru, and Edward G. Nawy
Presents results of an investigation of patching materials suitable for winter maintenance operations of bridges and pavements at subfreezing temperatures. Four materials, identified by a preliminary screening investigation as potentially suitable, were tested extensively for strength and durability. The four materials are methyl methacrylate-based polymer concrete, two types of magnesium phosphate-based concretes, and polyurethane-based concrete. Methyl methacrylate emerges as superior to the other materials in terms of performance, but environmental considerations mitigate in favor of the magnesium phosphates. The water-based magnesium phosphate has relatively poor freeze-thaw durability when cast at subfreezing temperatures, but the liquid-activated variety offers a reasonable compromise between performance and environmental factors.
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