Effects of Moisture Content on the Structural Properties of Portland Cement Concrete Exposed to Temperatures up to 500F

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Title: Effects of Moisture Content on the Structural Properties of Portland Cement Concrete Exposed to Temperatures up to 500F

Author(s): D.R. Lankard, D.L. Birkimer, F.F. Fondriest, and M.J. Snyder

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 25

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 59-102

Keywords: aggregates; autoclaving; compressive strength; concretesl flexural strength; gravel; high temperature; limestone; microcracking; microstructure; modulus of elasticity; moisture content; nuclear reactors; petrography; plain concrete; pressure vessels

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
This work was undertaken as part of a study to investigate the effects of sustained elevated temperatures on portland cement concrete as related to its use in a prestressed-concrete-pressure-vessel-reactor.