MATURITY CONCEPT AND THE ESTIMATION OF CONCRETE STRENGTH: A REVIEW

THE DETERMINATION OF STRENGTH OF CONCRETE WITHOUT PHYSICALLY TESTING A SPECIMEN HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF RESEARCH FOR THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES. IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED BY SEVERAL RESEARCHERS THAT STRENGTH OF CONCRETE CAN BE EXPRESSED IN TERMS OF THE MATURITY, COMMONLY DEFINED AS THE PRODUCT OF TIME AND TEMPERATURE ABOVE -10C (14F). OTHERS HAVE USED THE MATURITY CONCEPT TO ESTIMATE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE AT VARIOUS AGES. THIS PAPER CRITICALLY REVIEWS THE LITERATURE PUBLISHED ON THE SUBJECT SINCE 1904 AND PRESENTS RESULTS OF LIMITED INVESTIGATIONS CARRIED OUT AT THE MINES BRANCH TO ESTIMATE THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE AT LOW MATURITIES, USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH ACCELERATED STRENGTH TESTS. A SUMMARY OF THE LITERATURE REVIEWED AND A LIST OF 25 PERTINENT REFERENCES IS CONTAINED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Inf CirculaR 277, 43 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Government /Canada

    /Dept Energy, Mines, Resources
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Malhotra, V M
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1972 12:00AM