STATE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE OF PLASTIC CONCRETE: PHASE I--FEASIBILITY STUDY

The objectives of the project were to assess the feasibility of determining the quality of plastic portland cement concrete and to develop recommendations concerning the evaluation of equipment, devices, and procedures which appeared potentially useful in quality assurance programs. It was concluded that cement and water contents of plastic concrete could be determined rapidly, accurately, and inexpensively with the aid of several devices/procedures (rapid analysis techniques) and that comprehensive plastic concrete quality assurance programs should include independent verification of mixture composition. An additional conclusion was that the CERL/K-V (Kelly-Vail) method is the most readily useable method of the existing rapid analysis techniques. Recommendations are presented concerning the evaluation of four selected rapid analysis methods. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    West Virginia University, Morgantown

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Morgantown, WV  United States  26506-6103

    West Virginia Legislature

    Charleston, West VA,   United States  25305

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • HEAD, W J
    • Phillippi, H M
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-80-242 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: WVDOH-59
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM