High performance concrete is defined as concrete with much higher early strength and greatly enhanced durability against freezing and thawing in comparison with conventional concrete. This report details the laboratory developmental work on producing high performance concrete for highway applications. Investigators explored the feasibility of developing appropriate mixture proportions for three different categories of high performance concrete with only locally available, conventional constituent materials and normal production and curing procedures. Descriptions of the constituent materials, methods of proportioning and selecting materials, and procedures for mixing and curing are discussed. A total of 360 concrete trial batches were mixed from which 21 different mixture proportions were selected for in-depth study and evaluation. Mixture proportions and the plastic and strength properties of these batches are summarized in the appendixes. The results of the laboratory work and field trials indicated that concrete with high performance requirements can be successfully produced, and several precautionary steps are suggested for quality assurance in the production of such concrete.

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    Strategic Highway Research Program

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  • Authors:
    • Zia, P
    • Leming, M L
    • Ahmad, S H
    • Schemmel, J J
    • Elliott, R P
  • Publication Date: 1993-11


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 92 p.
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    • Volume: 2

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  • Accession Number: 00663108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309056217
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SHRP-C-362
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2001 12:00AM