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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: Utilization of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete - A Cold Storage Warehouse Application
Author(s): Charles A. Gaskill and Richard C. Jacobs
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 13-32
Keywords: cold weather constructions; concrete construction; concrete slabs; construction costs; drying shrinkage; expansive cement concretes flexural strength; low temperature; placing; punching shear; shrinkage-conlpensating concretes; thermal properties
Abstract:Expansive concrete has been used in a variety of warehouse applications but not under multiple temperature conditions. In addition, job data to support degrees of shrinkage compensation has been limited. This project was used to compare slab design theory with on-site analysis of concrete expansion and shrinkage. Measurement pins were placed at 50 ft (15.24 m) and 100 ft (30.48 m) intervals and arranged to measure center and edge slab movement under a variety of restraint and temperature conditions.
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