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Design Properties of Lightweight Concrete

Q. The design properties of lightweight concrete are not covered in ACI 318-19. Does ACI have any document that cover this topic?

 

A. The design properties of lightweight concrete are discussed in ACI 213R “Guide for Structural Lightweight-Aggregate Concrete”. Chapter 5 covers physical and mechanical properties while Chapter 7 discusses the design considerations.

 

References: ACI 213R-14

Topics in Concrete: Design; Lightweight

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