ACI MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE 1991. PART 1. MATERIALS AND GENERAL PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE. STANDARD PRACTICE FOR THE USE OF SHRINKAGE-COMPENSATING CONCRETE

Shrinkage-compensating concrete is used extensively in various types of construction to eliminate or minimize cracking caused by drying shrinkage. Although its characteristics are in most respects similar to those of portland cement concrete, the materials, selecting of proportions, placement, and curing msut be such that sufficient expansion is obtained to compensate for subsequent drying shrinkage. This recommended practice sets forth the criteria and practices necessary to insure that expansion occurs at the time and in the amount required. In addition to a discussion of the basic principles, methods and details are given covering structural design, concrete mix proportioning, placement, finishing, and curing.

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    • New editions of each part of the ACI Manual of Concrete Practice are issued annually and include the latest ACI standards and committee reports.
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    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Accession Number: 00608083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACI 223-90
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM