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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: Long Service Life of Concrete
Author(s): Lewis H. Tuthill
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 15-17
Keywords: admixtures; aggregates; air entrainment; cements; concrete durability; cracking (fracturing); curing; inspection; pozzolans; serviceability; specifications; thermal properties; General
Abstract:The length of concrete service life depends on the correct choice and use of materials. Alkali-silica reaction, sulfate attack, and corrosion need early identification. These conditions can be controlled with resistant materials. Thermal cracking must also be controlled. This article details proper materials and their use and to control these problems and extend the service life of concrete.
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