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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Combating Sulfate Attack in Corps of Engineers Concrete Construction
Author(s): Thomas J. Reading
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 343-366
Keywords: acid resistance; aggregates; compressive strengh; concrete construction; concrete dams; concretes; corrosion; deterioration; durability; ground water; mass concrete; mix proportioning; portland cements; sulfate attack; sulfate soils; sulfates
Abstract:The 6 Missouri River dams constructed by the Corps of Engineers are in a region where the ground water has a high sulfate content. The concentration is highest at Ft. Peck, Oahe, and Big Bend. The problem was recognized at the time of construction of Ft. Peck Dam in the mid-30s, and this is perhaps the first major project in the U.S. where a sulfate reistant cement was specified. . .An up-to-date evaluation of the condition of the Ft. Peck concrete is advisable.
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