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Title: Durability of Prestressed Concrete Tanks Constructed With Dry-Mix Shotcrete
Author(s): Morris Schupack and Randall W. Poston
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 51-55
Keywords: corrosion; delaminating; deterioration; durability; freeze-thaw durability; prestressed concrete; prestressing steels; shotcrete; tanks (containers); Construction
Abstract:Presents observations regarding the long-term durability of dry-mixed shotcrete used in the construction of prestressed concrete tanks. In general, shotcrete performance in prestressed concrete tanks constructed over 30 years ago has been good in the aggressive freeze-thaw environment of the northeast United States. Problems that have been observed, primarily in domes, are attributed to poor construction practice, and not to a lack of inherent durability of shotcrete.
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