USE OF BELT CONVEYORS TO TRANSPORT MASS CONCRETE

Concrete mixtures containing aggregate up to six inches in nominal maximum size were mixed, placed on conveyors arranged in a triangular pattern, transported up to simulated distances of 6000 feet, and tested for changes in temperature, air content, and workability (slump). The results indicate: no change in temperature of the concrete results due to conveying, per se; less than 0.5 percent loss of air may be expected from concrete containing approximately five percent air; slump loss of approximately one-and-one-half inches may be expected when conveying for 1500 feet or less within 10-15 minutes; comparative tests of idle concrete showed a one-and-one-half-inch slump loss at 20-25 minutes; indications are that slump loss is increased belt travel time and for a given travel time, greater belt speed; and when conveyor belts are kept full, no segregation due to conveying.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Saucier, K L
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-74-4 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM