234R-06: Guide for the Use of Silica Fume in Concrete

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Title: 234R-06: Guide for the Use of Silica Fume in Concrete

Author(s): ACI Committee 234

Publication: Technical Documents

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Appears on pages(s): 63

Keywords: curing; durability; high-range water-reducing admixture; high-strength concrete; placing; plastic-shrinkage cracking; silica fume; time of setting; water-reducing admixture; workability.

Date: 4/13/2006

Abstract:
This report describes the physical and chemical properties of silica fume; how silica fume interacts with portland cement; the effects of silica fume on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete; recent typical applications of silica-fume concrete; how silica-fume concrete is proportioned, specified, and handled in the field; and areas where additional research is needed.