REEF SHELL AND BEACH SAND CONCRETE

REEF SHELL IS ABUNDANT IN SOME AREAS WHERE OTHER AGGREGATES ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY. ALTHOUGH REEF SHELL DOES NOT MEET THE USUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONCRETE AGGREGATE, IT PRODUCES CONCRETE WITH SATISFACTORY WORKABILITY AND WITH SATISFACTORY WORKABILITY AND WITH FLEXURAL STRENGTH GREATER THAN THAT OF GRAVEL CONCRETE AT EQUAL WATER/CEMENT RATIOS WHEN MADE WITH BEACH SAND WHICH ALSO DOES NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS. A COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF 2740 PSI AT 20 DAYS WITH A 5-SACK MIX WAS ALSO OBTAINED. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, 930-051
  • Corporate Authors:

    Auburn University

    Auburn, AL  United States  36830

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Popovics, S
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00212044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1994 12:00AM