New Applications for Low-Density Concretes

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Title: New Applications for Low-Density Concretes

Author(s): George C. Hoff

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 29

Issue:

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

Date: 1/1/1971

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.