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Title: Summary Report On Type K Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete Bridge Deck Installations In The State Of Ohio
Author(s): David 0. Lower
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 181-192
Keywords: bridge decks; bridges (structures) ; concrete construct ion; concrete durability; concrete finishing (fresh concretes); corrosion; corrosion resistance; cracking (fracturing); electric measuring instruments; expansive cement, type K; field tests
Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to sumarize and report the results of field installations of Type K shrinkage-compensating concrete in bridge decks in Ohio. Typical examples concerning methods of placement, finishing, and mix designs are presented as well as the results of these procedures. Long-term results in the form of field inspections and half-cell potential readings are presented. Specifications and cost data are also included. The conclusion is drawn that the use of shrinkage-compensating concrete as a bridge deck material will reduce the instance of cracking and, consequently, reduce reinforcing steel corrosion which, in the opinion of the writer, is the major cause of bridge deck failure.
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