Low Slump Concrete Results in Cost Savings for Prestressed Containment Structures

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Title: Low Slump Concrete Results in Cost Savings for Prestressed Containment Structures

Author(s): D. E. Graham

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 71

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 126-129

Keywords: costs;creep properties;drying shrinkage;nuclear reactors;post-tensioning; prestressed concrete;prestressing steels;slump tests.

Date: 3/1/1974

Abstract:
Considerations of increases in drying shrinkage, autogenous shrinkage, and creep due to increasing slump indicate an increased cost for prestressing to maintain constant prestress. An example using ordinary methods and materials highlights the difference.