Reinforced concrete pipe made with expansive cements were produced experimentally at a large commercial plant. This report presents results of preliminary laboratory work, describes the methods used in making and instrumenting the pipe, and presents results of tests on the pipe and on auxiliary specimens. A major part of the work evaluated the effects of steam curing on the properties of Type S expansive cement and the effect of added gypsum on these properties. Concretes were tested to determine their compressive strength and volume changes in various environments, including storage in sodium sulfate solution. The pipe were subjected to the three-edge bearing test, and structural calculations were made that account for observed volume changes. These tests indicated that the expansive cements used improved the performance of all pipe.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077
  • Authors:
    • Pfeifer, D W
    • Perenchio, W F
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Lab Bull RD015
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM