GYPSUM CONTENT OF CEMENTS USED IN CONCRETE CURED BY ACCELERATED METHODS

The effects of the gypsum content of cement on several engineering properties of concrete cured by accelerated and normal methods were investigated. It is shown that increased gypsum content results in a significant decrease in the slump of concrete and that there is an optimum gypsum content, considerably higher for accelerated-cured concrete than for normally cured concrete, at which maximum strength is obtained. Contrary to prevailing theory, the increase in the compressive strength of accelerated-cured concrete with increased gypsum content is too small to warrant a gypsum content higher than that for normal curing conditions. In addition, insufficient sulphur trioxide content cannot be the only cause for the reduction in the later-age strength of accelerated-cured concrete compared with that of normally cured concrete. The optimum gypsum content under accelerated curing conditions may be used without risk of reduction in the durability of concrete caused by excessive, delayed expansion. /Author/

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    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Al-Rawi, R S
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Accession Number: 00165802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM