Mass concrete is any volume of concrete with dimensions large enough to require that measures be taken to cope with the generation of heat from hydration of the cement and attendant volume change to minimize cracking. The design of mass concrete structures is generally based on durability, economy, and thermal action, with strength often being a secondary concern. This document contains a history of the development of mass concrete practice and discussion of materials and concrete mixture proportioning, properties, construction methods, and equipment. It covers traditionally placed and consolidated mass concrete and does not cover roller-compacted concrete.
Keywords: admixture; aggregate; air entrainment; batch; cement; compressive
strength; cracking; creep; curing; durability; fly ash; formwork; grading;
heat of hydration; mass concrete; mixing; mixture proportion; modulus
of elasticity; placing; Poisson’s ratio; pozzolan; shrinkage; strain; stress;
temperature rise; thermal expansion; vibration; volume change.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1—Introduction and historical developments
1.4—Long-term strength design
Chapter 2—Materials and mixture proportioning
2.3—Pozzolans and ground slag
2.7—Selection of proportions
4.6—Height of lifts and time intervals between lifts
4.7—Cooling and temperature control
4.9—Grouting contraction joints
5.1—Referenced standards and reports
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