The need to control volume change induced primarily by temperature change in mass concrete often requires cooling and insulating systems. This report reviews precooling, postcooling, and insulating systems. A simplified method for computing the temperature of freshly mixed concrete cooled by various systems is also presented.
Keywords: cement content; coarse aggregate; creep; formwork; heat of
hydration; mass concrete; modulus of elasticity; precooling; postcooling;
pozzolan; restraint; specific heat; strain; stress; temperature rise; tensile
strength; thermal conductivity; thermal diffusivity; thermal expansion; thermal
gradient; thermal shock.
Table of Contents
1.1—Scope and objective
1.3—Types of structures and temperature controls
1.4—Construction practices for temperature control
Chapter 2—Precooling systems
2.6—Heat gains during concreting operations
2.7—Refrigeration plant capacity
Chapter 3—Postcooling systems
3.3—Refrigeration and pumping facilities
3.4—Operational flow control
Chapter 4—Surface insulation
4.5—Edges and corners
4.6—Heat absorption from light energy penetration
5.1—Referenced standards and reports
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