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Title: High-Performance Lightweight Concrete for the Precast Prestressed Concrete Industry
Author(s): F. Curcio, D. Galeota, A. Gallo and
M. M. Giammatteo
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 389-406
Keywords: bonding; compressive strength; drying shrinkage; durability; fire
resistance; flexural strength; fracture properties; freeze thaw durability; high early
strength; high performance lightweight concrete; lightweight aggregates;
Abstract:A comprehensive experimental program was designed in order to investigate the mechanical and durability properties of high performance lightweight concrete. The concrete mixture was prepared in order to obtain a specific value of the compressive strength at 28 days of age (fCz75MPa). Testing was carried out on a large number of lightweight concrete specimens. The following properties were investigated: compressive, flexural and splitting-tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, fracture parameters, concrete-steel bond properties, drying shrinkage and durability properties. The test results show that high-performance lightweight concrete has considerable potential for the precast/prestressed industry.
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