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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: New Applications for Low-Density Concretes
Author(s): George C. Hoff
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 181-220
Keywords: backfilling; blast loads; blast reistant structures; cellular concretes; compressive strength; concrete construction; deformation; density (mass/volume); energy absorption; explosion proofing; explosions; fragmentation shields; impact tests
Abstract:The current design concepts for some aspects of civilian and military construction include the provision for low-density concretes where the functional use of these concretes is for energy absorption, shock-wave reflection, controlled crushing strength levels, and large deformation capabilities. . .Special physical properties, determined when the concrete was in a constrained condition, are discussed and related to other physical property parameters.
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