VARIATION OF THE RESULTS OF ROUTINE CONCRETE TESTS USING STANDARD AND ACCELERATED CURING METHODS

A RANDOM SAMPLING AND TESTING PROGRAM WAS UNDERTAKEN ON TWO CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO INVESTIGATE THE QUALITY OF THE CONCRETE AND TO DETERMINE THE PARAMETERS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT STATISTICAL ACCEPTANCE SPECIFICATIONS. ON ONE PROJECT COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH TESTS WERE PERFORMED USING TWO ACCELERATED CURING METHODS: WARM WATER METHOD AND AUTOGENEOUS METHOD. THE QUALITY OF THE CONCRETE WAS FOUND TO BE SATISFACTORY, EXCEPT THAT VARIABILITY IN THE SLUMP AND AIR CONTENT WAS VERY HIGH. THE AUTOGENEOUS METHOD WAS FOUND TO BE BETTER THAN THE WARM WATER METHOD OR STANDARD 7 DAY TEST FOR MEASURING STRENGTH AND VARIABILTY IN STRENGTH. THE AUTOGENEOUS METHOD HAS THE DECIDED ADVANTAGE OF REQUIRING LESS MEN AND TESTING EQUIPMENT THAN THE WARM WATER METHOD. THE ONLY REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY FOR IMPLEMENTING THE AUTOGENOUS METHOD ARE SUITABLE CONTAINERS AND TRAINED PERSONNEL. /NTIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • D.C.STUDY NO. 617
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dist of Columbia Dept Hwys & Traffic

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  • Authors:
    • Mcgee, L J
    • Liu, H H
    • Martin, L G
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00212158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Dist of Columbia Dept Hwys & Traffic
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1974 12:00AM