Developing a Low Shrinkage, High Creep Concrete for Infrastructure Repair

Investigations to develop a durable concrete full depth pavement repair mixture with a four hour cure time and 4000 psi compressive strength that will minimize cracking were carried out. Current high early strength concrete mixtures have natural cracking and shrinkage problems due to the high content of cementitious material or their chemical components. Using Internal Curing (IC) allows for early strength, enhanced durability, reduced shrinkage and providing water that can be absorbed by the cement paste after the final set. Different ordinary portland cement (OPC) and calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) mixtures were prepared, with and without IC. Mixtures with IC had reduced early strength and delayed hydration, however, when combined with CSA cement, were able to obtain about 4000 psi of compressive strength in 4 hours of curing. Significant improvements in volume stability were also noted in the IC mixtures. Drying and creep shrinkage were reduced by factors of up to 15% and 30%, respectively. A CSA mixture with IC is recommended by the authors.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    Utah State University, Logan

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4110 Old Main Hill
    Logan, UT  United States  84322-4110

    Utah Department of Transportation

    4501 South 2700 West, P.O. Box 148410
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8410

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Maguire, Marc
    • Quezada, Ivan
    • Thomas, Robert J
  • Publication Date: 2017-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90p

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  • Accession Number: 01674920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAIT-UTC-NC9
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2018 9:14AM