Some Observations on Using Theoretical Research


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Title: Some Observations on Using Theoretical Research

Author(s): T. C. Powers

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 43

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 1089-1094

Keywords: none

Date: 6/1/1947

Theoretical papers have immediate practical value if they are studied so as to become a part of one’s working knowied 3e. Such papers seldom give direct answers to speci ic questions, but answers to various questions may emerge from detailed consideration of a specific phenomenon. For example, the vol-ume contraction accompanying hydration, considered along with data on the characteristics and behavior of evaporable water in cement paste, gives useful information pertaining to curing methods and concrete durability.