In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
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: Hydrothermal and Vacuum Saturated Lightweight Aggregate for Pumped Structural Concrete
Author(s): Willaim E. Reilly
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 428-432
Keywords: concrete construction; expanded shale aggregates; lightweight aggregate concretes; light-weight aggregates; liquid saturation; mix proportioning; moisture content; pumped concrete; water content; wetting
Abstract:Describes two methods for saturating lightweight aggregates for use in mixes suitable for pumping. In the hydrothermal method, aggregate at high temperature is immersed in water. In the vacuum saturated method, dry aggregate is evacuated then water introduced to fill the internal voids. Data are presented showing the amount of water absorbed in tests of both methods. Results are also given comparing concretes made with vacuum saturated aggregate and with dry aggregate.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber