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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: Concrete Without Coarse Aggregate
Author(s): Aris C. Stamatopoulos and Panaghiotis C. Kotzias
Publication: Journal Proceedings
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
Abstract: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.
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