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Title: Concrete Properties Relevant to Reactor Shield Behavior
Author(s): C. P. Thorne
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 1491-1508
Abstract:Available information on the factors affecting the properties of concrete relevant to the determination of the stresses in a concrete reactor shield is examined in detail, and the need for further investigation of several of these properties is noted. As a result of this examination it is possible to state the type of concrete best suited to the particular requirements of reactor shielding. The effect of partial drying of the shield on the distribution of tempera-ture and unrestrained strain is examined theoretically and it is shown that the distribution of moisture content in the shield is of major importance.
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