USE OF TYPE "K" SHRINKAGE-COMPENSATING CEMENT CONCRETE FOR BRIDGE DECKS
This article discusses concrete cracking problems and the use of Type K cement as one possible solution. The history and success of using Type K specifications and construction procedures and other special uses of Type K cement are also discussed. The following general conclusions from studies to date of the effectiveness of Type K cement concrete in bridge decks are presented: Type K cement concrete has virtually eliminated transverse cracking when properly cured; Type K cement concrete has been used successfully by ready-mix producers and contractors when a few simple procedures are followed; and Type K cement concrete may be less permeable than concrete made with other cement and the same mix design, which may add life to the bridge deck by preventing reinforcing steel corrosion.
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- This article was reprinted from the Proceedings of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 12-14, 1989.
- Gruner, P W
- Plain, G A
- Publication Date: 1989-9
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge decks; Concrete; Cracking; Expansive cement; Expansive concrete; Performance evaluations; Permeability; Prevention; Transverse cracking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Concrete cracking
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Highways; Materials; Security and Emergencies; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls; I32: Concrete;
- Accession Number: 00488063
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM