OPTIMIZATION OF CONCRETE MIXES FOR COST-EFFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION

Performance concrete is developed by optimizing concrete mix designs to more easily produce concrete that meets all structural and performance requirements of a project using the most cost-effective materials. Two projects with severe performance requirements are described, to show the importance and utility of this process. Selection of the basic mix ingredients as a function of the ultimate demands of a project is discussed. Developing performance concrete is concluded to be the most cost-effective way to approach a project, and optimization must be an integral part of the development process.

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 85-87
  • Monograph Title: Cement, admixtures, and concrete
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00605618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309050634
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM