High-Density Concrete Made with Hydrous-Iron Aggregates


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Title: High-Density Concrete Made with Hydrous-Iron Aggregates

Author(s): Harold S. Davis and Orville E. Borge

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 55

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 1141-1147

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 4/1/1959

Data are presented on the physical properties of a high-density concrete tested under standard conditions and after heating at temperatures of 85, 200, and 350 C. The concrete has a density of 218 lb per cu ft and a fixed water content of about 4.3 percent at 85 C, which makes it a desirable materiol for biological shields around atomic power reactors. Computed values of attenuation lengths are included for fast neutrons and gamma radiation.