The types, actions and uses of expansive cements are briefly outlined. Reference is made to overseas highway engineering projects on which expansive cement-concretes have been used. Studies on concrete containing an expansive agent, which is available in Australia are presented. Phenomena investigated include the development and loss of stress under different restraints, the measurement of shrinkage, creep and bond strength and an examination of the influence of eccentric restraint on deflection. Design criteria, which for expansive cement-concrete are different from those of ordinary Porland cement-concrete, are discussed briefly. The types of highway structures in which expansive cement- concrete could be advantageously used under Australian conditions are also indicated. /Author/

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    • Proceedings of the Eighth ARRB Conference held at University of Western Australia, 23-27 August, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Road Research Board

    P.O. Box 156
    Nunawading, Victoria 3131,   Australia 

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • RUMMEY, G D
    • Roper, H
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  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-21
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 8

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  • Accession Number: 00148711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM