Investigation of High-Range Water Reducers on Inducing Micro-Cracking in Precast Concrete Elements

An overarching objective of this project is to increase the understanding of the effect of polycarboxylate (PC) high-range water-reducers (HRWR) on the performance of concrete mixtures, with a special focus on concrete mixtures that will be used in precast concrete beam applications. The motivation for this research was based upon the results of Interagency Contract (IAC) No. 463MTIA034: Evaluation of Long-Term Durability of Concrete, which addresses potential mechanisms for unexplained cracking in girders cast at Texas precast plants, typically appearing 18–24 months after casting.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 218p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01688675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-17/0-6813-1, Report No. 0-6813-1
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6813
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2018 12:12PM