SP-325: Mass Concrete and Thermal Cracking, a Joint ACI-JCI Seminar

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Editors: Melissa Harrison and Christopher C. Ferraro


Thermal cracking and damage from high internal temperatures during construction are concerns for the mass concrete of dams, bridges, buildings, and power plants. The design, planning and execution of placements which involve mass and thermally controlled concrete must consider hydration of cementitious materials within the concrete mixture to avoid thermal-related distress. Without such considerations, durability, and in some cases, structural integrity can be affected. This Special Publication is intended to help owners, designers, contractors, and concrete suppliers understand and address concerns with mass and thermally controlled concrete.

To highlight state-of-the-art developments in defining, designing, testing and modeling mass and thermally controlled concrete, American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 207 and the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI) held a full-day technical session at the ACI Fall Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 16-20, 2011. This Special Publication (SP) contains eight of the papers presented at the technical session. The subjects of these papers include: (1) defining mass and thermally controlled concrete (2) design and planning considerations for mass concrete; (3) modeling and prediction of in-place concrete temperature development, and (4) physical testing of mass concrete.


Document Details

Publication Year: 2018

Pages: 140

ISBN: 9781641950206

Categories: Cracking, Mass Concrete

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents


Planning and Execution of a Mass Concrete Placement Utilizing Insulation Regimen

Author: Ufuk Dilek


Shear Testing of RCC and Other Concrete Blocks

Authors: Stephen B. Tatro and James K. Hinds


Temperature Predictions of a Ternary Mix Design for Mass Concrete Placements

Authors: Joseph W. Clendenen and Benn B Stutrud


Design Considerations for Raising the Hinze Dam Mass Concrete Spillway

Authors: Scott Jones, David Hughes, and Orville R. Werner II


Estimating Maximum Temperature Difference in Mass Concrete

Authors: Ronald Kozikowski and Bruce Suprenant


Equivalent Age and Physical Properties of Mass Concrete

Authors: Christopher C. Ferraro, Mang Tia, and Adrian M. Lawrence


Proposed Mass Concrete Definition Based on Concrete Constituents and Minimum Dimension

Authors: John Gajda, Jon Feld and Christopher C. Ferraro


Planning and Execution of a Large Mass Concrete Placement with Different Insulation Levels

Authors: Boris Haranki, Harini Santhanam, and Ufuk Dilek


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