Lean Mass Concrete Used for Interior of Dams

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Title: Lean Mass Concrete Used for Interior of Dams

Author(s): Byram W. Steele

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 47

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 553-560

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 3/1/1951

Abstract:
It is not necessary for in the interior and exterior of a dam to have equal durablity.. By placing 4-bag concrete on exterior faces and lean mass concrete (2 1/2-bag mix) in the interior, it is possible to achieve both durablity and economy in gravity dam construction. Lean mass concrete is important in minimizing volume-change cracking; the enusing economy is an additional feature. The use of interior and exterior mixes in Corps of Engineers dams is described.