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Other important properties of concrete

Q. What other properties of concrete are important?


A. The required properties depend on the performance criteria and service conditions for the particular job. The factors that affect strength also affect the following inherent properties: elastic modulus, shrinkage on drying and expansion on wetting, resistance to cavitation, impact, and creep. The following properties are often important for special purposes: density, fire resistance, radiation shielding, resistance to abrasion, and thermal conductivity, which may or may not be directly affected by the factors influencing compressive strength.


References: SP-1(02); ACI 201.1R-08; ACI 216.1-14(19); SP-227

Topics in Concrete: Concrete Fundamentals; Creep; Durability; Fire Resistance; Shrinkage

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