Concrete and Concrete Materials for Glen Canyon Dam


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Title: Concrete and Concrete Materials for Glen Canyon Dam

Author(s): Walter H. Price, L. P. Witte, and L. C. Porter

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 57

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 629-648

Keywords: none

Date: 12/1/1960

Considerations involved in the preparation of specifications for aggregates, cement, and pozzolans for Glen Canyon Dam, which will be 710 ft high and contain about 5,000,OOO cu yd of concrete, are discussed. Investigations which led to the selection of materials and the decision to remove soft, undesirable particles from the aggregates by heavy media processing are described. The aggregate processing plant, batching and mixing plant, and trans-portation and handling of the concrete are briefly de-scribed.