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Title: Mechanical Equipment for Consolidation of Concrete
Author(s): Ken Weden
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1-6
Keywords: compacting; concretes; consolidation; fresh concretes; vibration; vibrators (machinery); Manufacturing
Abstract:The lower the water content of concrete, the stronger, more durable, and less susceptible to shrinkage will be the finished product. Concrete with a low water content generally means concrete with a thick consistency or low slump. When low slump concrete is placed, it is in a honeycomb condition, consisting of mortar-coated coarse aggregate and entrapped air. The amount of entrapped air will vary with different mixes, size, and shape of forms, amount of congestion (reinforcing steel), and the method by which the concrete is placed.
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