BEHAVIOR OF SHRINKAGE-COMPENSATING CONCRETES SUITABLE FOR USE IN BRIDGE DECKS

The objective of the research reported here was to determine the expansion and shrinkage behavior of full depth concrete bridge deck sections, composite and non-composite, cast with shrinkage-compensating cement concrete. The specimens were stored at temperatures of 38 F (3.3 C), 70 F (20 C), 100 F (38 C) and one specimen was stored outside. All specimens were cured 7 days under wet burlap. The results indicate that residual compressive stresses can exist in the concrete after 120 days when appropriate restraint, appropriate shrinkage-compensating cements, and adequate curing are used.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-228 982. Report on Illinois Cooperative Highway Research Program Series-154. Prepared in cooperation with Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  United States  62706
  • Authors:
    • Borrowman, P E
    • Seeber, K E
    • Kesler, C E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: UILU-ENG-74-6014
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T/AM-392 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM