Concrete Without Coarse Aggregate


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Title: Concrete Without Coarse Aggregate

Author(s): Aris C. Stamatopoulos and Panaghiotis C. Kotzias

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 68

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 704-711

Keywords: Aggregates, concrete construction, concrete, cracking (fracturing), deserts, fine aggre-gates, mix proportioning, mortars (materials), quality control, sands, shrinkage, slump tests

Date: 9/1/1971

Describes two cases where coarse aggregates were eliminated from concrete and sand-cement mortar used in construction. Sites were desert terrain in North Africa and on Arabian Gulf; design specified to expedite work and offer economy. Two new methods for measuring consistency of sand-cement mortar explained, and since they can be performed using small quantities of sand, are considered advantageous over conventional slump tests.