Vibration Energy Optimization in Prefabricated Concrete Casting Using Superplasticizers

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Title: Vibration Energy Optimization in Prefabricated Concrete Casting Using Superplasticizers

Author(s): Paolo De Lama and Salvatore Tavano

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 68

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 307-318

Keywords: admixtures; beams (supports); compressive strength; energy; manufacturing; mix proportioning; molding techniques; noise reduction; placing; plasticizers; precast concrete; pre-fabrication; prestressed concrete; vibration; workability.

Date: 1/1/1981

Abstract:
This paper describes the results of research into energy savings and noise abatement in a precasting plant. Optimum beneficial results were obtained through the use of superplasti-cizers and control of vibration frequency.