Expansive Cement

Definition: a cement that when mixed with water produces a paste that after setting increases in volume to a greater degree than does portland-cement paste.
(1) Type K expansive cement — a mixture of portland cement, anhydrous tetracalcium trialuminate sulfate (C4A3S), calcium sulfate (CaSO4), and lime (CaO).
(2) Type M expansive cement — interground or blended mixtures of portland cement and calcium sulfate suitably proportioned.
(3) Type S expansive cement — a portland cement containing a high computed tricalcium aluminate (C3A) content and an amount of calcium sulfate above the usual amount found in portland cement.

- ACI Concrete Terminology

Expansive concretes are divided into two categories, shrinkage-compensating and self-stressing. Shrinkage-compensating concrete is an expansive cement concrete in which expansion if restrained induces compressive stresses which approximately offset tensile stresses in the concrete induced by drying. Self-stressing concrete is an expansive cement concrete in which expansion, if restrained, induces compressive stresses of a high enough magnitude to result in significant compression in the concrete after drying shrinkage and creep has occurred.


FRP Jacketed and Shape-Modified Compression Members: I – Experimental Behavior

Publication: Structural Journal
Date: 11/1/2006

Expansive Cement Concrete for Drilled Shafts

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 5/1/1994

Microstructure of Highly Expansive Cement Pastes

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 1/1/1994

Effects of Silica Fume on Expansion Characteristics of Expansive Cement Pastes

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 9/1/1992

Procedure for Mix Proportioning of Type K Expansive Cement Blends For Use in Shrinkage-Compensating Mortars

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 9/1/1991

Properties of Fiber Reinforced Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 11/1/1981

Behavior of an Expansive-Portland Mortar Composite

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 6/1/1978

Expansive Cement Jacks

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 2/1/1977

Proposed ACI Standard: Recommended Practice for the Use of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 6/1/1976

Expansive Cement Concretes-Present State of Knowledge

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 8/1/1970

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Practice oriented papers and articles ON EXPANSIVE CEMENT

Behavior of Type K Shrinkage Compensating Concrete Under Various Forms of Mechanical Restraint

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2016

A Look Back at 1974 Type K Cements

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2016

Hydration Properties and Technical Behavior of Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cements

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2015

Case Studies of Internal Curing of Bridge Decks in the Greater Cleveland Area

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/14/2012

All-Concrete House Turns 40 Years Old

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2006

Shape Modification with Expansive Cement Concrete for Confinement with FRP Composites

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2005

Sulfate Soundness, Sulfate Attack, And Expansive Cement In Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2004

Self-Consolidating Concrete Piles Confined in FRP Tubes

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/26/2002

Ettringite Formation and Sulfate Attack on Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2001

Jet Exhaust Damaged Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 10/1/1998

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