Field Tests Verify Temperature Effects on Concrete Strength


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Title: Field Tests Verify Temperature Effects on Concrete Strength

Author(s): C.J. Dodson and K.S. Rajagopalan

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 1

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 26-30

Keywords: ambient temperature; cold weather con-struction; compressive strength; curing; field tests; hot weather construction; placing; temperature; temperature control.

Date: 12/1/1979

In a major construction project, four different classes of concrete were specified and used. Strength and temperature data for these job-cast, lab-oratory- cured cylinders are presented. Analysis of these data verifies the effect of con-crete temperature at placement on concrete strength-as this temperature goes up, the concrete strength comes down.