Assessment of Limestone Blended Cements for Transportation Applications

This research assessed the applicability of Type IL cements (limestone blended cements) satisfying American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) M 240 specifications for use in transportation applications in place of Type I/II (ordinary portland cement) cements which satisfy AASHTO M 85 specifications for construction of transportation structures. Type I/II and Type IL cements from five producers were investigated. The cements and both mortars and concretes made with these cements were studied to determine material characteristics; material properties including setting time, strength development, shrinkage, and permeability; and mechanical properties. The results showed the performance of concrete made with Type IL cement was affected by the cement fineness which increased strength and drying shrinkage. Type IL cement may be used in place of Type I/II cement when fineness values are specified.

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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    Office of Research, 15 Kennedy Drive
    Forest Park, GA  United States  30297-2534

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kurtis, Kimberly E
    • Kahn, Lawrence F
    • Shalan, Ahmad
    • Zaribaf, Behnaz
    • Nadelman, Elizabeth
  • Publication Date: 2017-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 265p

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  • Accession Number: 01647975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-GA-17-13-09
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2017 4:31PM