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Title: Lightweight Aggregates for Concrete Masonry Units
Author(s): C . C . Carlson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 491-508
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract:The role of mineral lightweight aggregates in the production and utilization of concrete masonry units is discussed. Differences between lightweight and heavyweight aggregates having influence in block manufacturing procedure arc cited and the means for accommodating them are given. Various physical propcrtics of lightweight aggregate concrete masonry wall construction are described and compared to those of heavyweight aggregate. Some mention is made of special uses of lightweight aggregate masonry units for precast and cast-in-place floor and roof construction.
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