CONCRETE DOWN THE SPOUT

EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT OF TREMIE CONCRETE ARE DESCRIBED. TREMIE CONCRETE IS A NAME GIVEN TO THE METHOD OF PLACING CONCRETE UNDER WATER BY MEANS OF A PIPE CALLED A TREMIE PIPE. CONCRETE OF HIGH SLUMP IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE HIGH-QUALITY CONCRETE WITH THIS METHOD. CONCRETE MUST BE POURED BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE WATER AND THEN INTRODUCED BELOW THE PREVIOUSLY PLACED FRESH CONCRETE IN A CONTINUOUS OPERATION, CAUSING AN OUTWARD AND UPWARD FLOW. ADVANTAGES OF TREMIE CONCRETE ARE: (1) IT IS UNNECESSARY TO DE-WATER THE CAISSON OR COFFERDAM, (2) IT IS POSSIBLE TO PLACE LARGE VOLUMES OF CONCRETE VERY QUICKLY AT GREAT DEPTHS, (3) THE CURING CONDITIONS ARE PERFECT, AND (4) VOIDS AND HONEYCOMBS ARE ELIMATED PROVIDED THE TREMIE SEAL IS NOT BROKEN.

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    • Vol 13, No 7, PP 247-250, 1 FIG, 3 PHOT
  • Publication Date: 1968-7

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  • Accession Number: 00215109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM