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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.
Title: Behavior of an Expansive-Portland Mortar Composite
Author(s): Mohsen Mahmoudzadeh Rahimi and Clyde E. Kesler
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 239-243
Keywords: beams (supports); composite construction (concrete to concrete);composite materials; expansive cements;flexural tests; mortars (material);portland cement Type 1;self-stressing cements;stresses;tensile stress.
Abstract:Expansive cement motar can be used in construction with Type 1 cement motar to develop a composite beam, which after curing will have residual compressive stresses on the tensile surface which can result in significantly increased flexural strength. The magnitude of the increased flexural strength, for a particular beam geometry and a particular expansive cement, depends on the relative thickness of the layers of the two mortars.
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