Guide to Durable Concrete


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Title: Guide to Durable Concrete

Author(s): ACI Committee 201

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 74

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 573-609

Keywords: abrasion: abrasion resistance: acid resistance; adhesives:entrainment: alkali-aggregate reactions: alkali-carbonate reactions; bridge decks: calcium chlorides:cement-aggregate reactions; cement pastes: chemical analysis; chemical attack.

Date: 12/1/1977

This guide is essentially an update of the committee report "Durability of Concrete in Service" which appeared in the December 1962 ACI JOURNAL. There are a number of major revisions reflecting increased knowledge of the subject. A separate chapter is devoted to each of the main types of concrete deterioration. Their mechanism is described and the requirements for materials, design, and construction procedures necessary to prevent damage to the concrete are given. A selected bibliography is included with each chapter.