GREAT THICKNESS REQUIRES GREAT LENGTHS : AS BRIDGE ELEMENTS EXPAND, SO DO SPECIAL "MASS CONCRETE PRACTICES"
This article profiles methodologies of erecting extremely large concrete construction elements, and relates how concrete construction is moving toward greater thicknesses and increased lengths. Focus is on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project and the two foundations on Yerba Buena Island. The article defines the scope, size, and specifics of each foundation as it relates to mass concrete setting as an industry-wide method. Special attention is paid to defining a mass concrete project and discussing the temperature constraints during mass concrete edifice setting. The article explains temperature control methods in different environments and correlates best practices to the bridge project. Time saving measures and testing are also detailed.
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- Gajda, J
- Publication Date: 2005-1
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 34-38
- TRT Terms: Bridge engineering; Cement additives; Mass concrete; Temperature; Thermal fatigue
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00986854
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
- Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM