EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOW PERMEABILITY IN CONCRETES. WORK PLAN

This is the work plan for a study that will evaluate the effects of temperature in developing low permeability concretes that contain pozzolans or slag. Such concretes ultimately develop lower permeability than normal portland cement concrete. However, the optimum temperature, placement conditions, and curing for such concretes differ from those for ordinary portland cement concrete. The study is intended to quantify temperature effects, and establish guidelines for optimizing the curing and placement of such concretes under different temperature conditions. Low permeability concretes containing pozzolans or slag should increase the service life of structures, and their wide use without any temperature restrictions or concerns would be beneficial. Increasing the service lives of facilities would save the Virginia Department of Transportation millions of dollars, minimize the inconvenience of road repairs to travelers, and reduce work zone accidents.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTRC 95-WP19, Proj No. 9123-010
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1995 12:00AM