SP-223: Investigating Concrete-Selected Works of Bryant and Katharine Mather

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Editors: Celik Ozyildirim and Shuaib Ahmad


In October 2000, the American Concrete Institute’s Technical Activities Committee approved publication of a commemorative compilation honoring Bryant Mather for his significant contributions to concrete technology. This publication, Investigating Concrete—Selected Works of Bryant and Katharine Mather, is the result of a cooperative effort by Mather, Celik Ozyildirim, and ACI Chief Engineer Shuaib Ahmad.

It is divided into seven parts: potential of concrete; cementitious materials; aggregates; durability of concrete; petrographic examination of aggregates and concrete; specifications for use of concrete in transportation structures; and research and emerging technologies. This publication also includes an appendix with a bibliography of selected works of Bryant and Katharine Mather


Document Details

Publication Year: 2004

Pages: 259

ISBN: 9780870311581

Categories: Construction Practices

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents

Part I - Potential of Concrete

Realizing the Potential of Concrete as a Construction Material

Part II - Cementitious Materials

Effectiveness of Mineral Admixtures in Preventing Excessive Expansion of Concrete Due to Alkali-Aggregate Reaction

Part III - Aggregates

Concrete Aggregate: Shape, Surface, Texture, and Coatings

Part IV - Durability of Concrete

Reflections on Concrete Durability and on International Conferences on Concrete Durability

Resistance to Freezing and Thawing

How to Make Concrete that Will be Immune to the Effects of Freezing and Thawing

Crystal Growth in Entrained-Air Voids

Resistance to Alkali-Aggregate and Alkali-Silica Reactions

Cracking of Concrete in the Tuscaloosa Lock

How to Make Concrete That Will Not Suffer Deleterious Alkali-Silica Reaction

Resistance to Sulfate Attack

Sulfate Soundness, Sulfate Attack, and Expansive Cement in Concrete

Sulfate Attack on Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

Part V - Petrographic Examination of Aggregates and Concrete

Method of Petrographic Examination of Aggregates in Concrete

Applications of Light Microscopy in Concrete Research

Part VI - Specifications for use of Concrete in Transportation Structures

Concrete in Transportation: Desired Performance and Specifications

Part VII - Research and Emerging Technologies

Research on Concrete

High-Performance Concrete in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Robert E. Lee and Concrete

Self-Curing Concrete, Why Not?

Appendix - Selected Bibliography of Published Works of Katherine and Bryant Mather


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