In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
ACI World Headquarters
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
ACI Middle East Regional Office
Second Floor, Office # 02.01/07
The Offices 02 Building, One Central
Dubai World Trade Center Complex
Phone: +971.4.516.3208 & 3209
Chat with Us Online Now
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
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: Microstructure of Two-Thousand-Year Old Lightweight Concrete
Author(s): R. Rivera-Villarreal and J. G. Cabrera
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 183-200
Keywords: concretes; pozzolans; pumice aggregate; volcanic ash
Abstract:This study is a continuation of a series dealing with the composition and properties of lightweight concrete developed 2000 years ago by the builders of an ancient culture, the Totonacas. The concrete was found in the main city of the Totonacas, "El Tajin", near the modern city of Veracruz in Mexico. The lightweight concrete was used to construct flat slabs in the pyramidal buildings which were found by accident by Mexican researchers. The paper presents a review of the developments leading to modern cements made by the Greek and Roman civilizations and compares these developments with the developments made independently in Mesoamerica. The properties of the concrete studied are: the mature of the interfacial zone, the microstructure and composition of the mortar phase and the aggregates used. Microstructure is characterized by the properties of a concrete of approximately the same age which was found in Camiros Greece.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber
Please enter this 5 digit unlock code on the web page.