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Stability design of long precast concrete beams  

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Stability design of long precast concrete beams T. J. Stratford, BA, MEng, C. J. Burgoyne BA, MSc needed for design engineers to check the stability of precast concrete beams when simply supported loads can be determined and how estimates can be made of the eect of imperfections both in the beam

Burgoyne, Chris

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Lateral stability of long precast concrete beams  

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Lateral stability of long precast concrete beams T. J. Stratford, BA, BEng, and C. J. Burgoyne, BA, MSc, CEng, MICE & Modern precast concrete bridge beams are becoming increasingly long and slender, making them more susceptible to buckling failure. This paper shows that once the beam is positioned

Burgoyne, Chris

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E-Print Network 3.0 - architectural precast concrete Sample Search...  

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Series of the PCI Foundation Innovative use of FRP for Precast Concrete Summary: -tee beams, insulated precast wall panels, architectural cladding, precast concrete filled FRP...

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Analysis of Thermal Energy Collection from Precast Concrete Roof Assemblies.  

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??The development of precast concrete housing systems provides an opportunity to easily and inexpensively incorporate solar energy collection by casting collector tubes into the roof… (more)

Abbott, Ashley Burnett

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technological rules and constraints affecting design of precast concrete housing  

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Precast concrete technology is of great importance in multifamily housing. This technology provides the possibility to the industrialize housing construction and thus enhance the availability and quality of houses. With ...

Nakamura, Takashi

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic demands in precast concrete diaphragms  

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and Mander, J. B. (2003). “Seismic Performance of PrecastState-of-the-Art Report on Seismic Resistance of Prestresseddevelopment of a diaphragm seismic design methodology,” PCI

Schoettler, Matthew John

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Economic Impact of Three-Dimensional Modeling in Precast Concrete Engineering  

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Evaluation of Economic Impact of Three-Dimensional Modeling in Precast Concrete Engineering Rafael of the economic viability of computer- ization of the engineering and production processes in construc- tion. It also establishes a bench mark of engineering costs for North American precast companies. The bench mark

Sacks, Rafael

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Improved design procedure for embedded plates in gravity anchors for precast concrete panels  

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is considered, and second, the shear area of the concrete resisting the applied shear to the studs is considered. Typically, the latter parameter controls the design, since most plate and stud anchorages are installed fairly close to the edge of a wall panel...IMPROVED DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR EMBEDDED PLATES IN GRAVITy ANCHORS FOR PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS A Thesis by Lawrence Fred Fragomeli Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Fragomeli, Lawrence Fred

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Construction Integration of a Continuous Precast Prestressed Concrete Bridge System  

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An effective, viable design solution for the elevated viaduct guideway for Universal Freight Shuttle (UFS) system championed by Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) is presented. The proposed precast elevated UFS bridge system is analyzed...

Roy, Subha Lakshmi 1982-

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CPI Concrete Plant International 2 | 2013 www.cpi-worldwide.com2 PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS  

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of the insulating core. The grid passes through slits in the foam core, but does not create a thermal break due. With the insulation and CFRP grid in place, the inner wythe reinforcement is added above the rigid foam insulation with an inner and an outer wythe of concrete separated by a core of rigid foam insulation. Thermal efficiency

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SUSTAINABLE, COMPOSITE, AND THERMALLY EFFICIENT PRECAST CONCRETE LOAD BEARING AND ARCHITECTURAL  

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as a grid and placed in composite action with rigid foam insulation, as the main shear transfer mechanism, and warehouses. Panels are constructed with two outer concrete layers separated by rigid foam insulating core were the type and thickness of the rigid foam insulation, the spacing between lines of grid, the effect

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Shear Connections for the Development of a Full-Depth Precast Concrete Deck System  

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. ..................................... 64 29 Shear connections with roughened surfaces. .............................................. 66 30 Plot of normalized lateral force vs. relative displacement for all specimens with mechanically roughened mating surfaces....17 to 2.75 MPa. It is notable that AASHTO LRFD discriminates the values of the constants for Equation (1) based on whether or not the concrete surface has been intentionally roughened. Specifically, a roughened surface provides a better bond...

Henley, Matthew D.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic demands in precast concrete diaphragms  

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Date Duzce, Turkey Imperial Valley Kocaeli, Turkey Kocaeli,km] [sec] Cape Mendocino Chi Chi Chi Chi Imperial ValleyImperial Valley Kern County Cape Mendocino TCU089 TCU129

Schoettler, Matthew John

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lightweight polymer concrete composites  

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Lightweight polymer concrete composites have been developed with excellent insulating properties. The composites consist of lightweight aggregates such as expanded perlites, multicellular glass nodules, or hollow alumina silicate microspheres bound together with unsaturated polyester or epoxy resins. These composites, known as Insulating Polymer Concrete (IPC), have thermal conductivites from 0.09 to 0.19 Btu/h-ft-/sup 0/F. Compressive strengths, dependent upon the aggregates used, range from 1000 to 6000 psi. These materials can be precast or cast-in-place on concrete substrates. Recently, it has been demonstrated that these materials can also be sprayed onto concrete and other substrates. An overlay application of IPC is currently under way as dike insulation at an LNG storage tank facility. The composites have numerous potentials in the construction industry such as insulating building blocks or prefabricated insulating wall panels.

Fontana, J.J.; Steinberg, M.; Reams, W.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic retrofit of precast panel buildings in Eastern Europe  

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Many countries in Eastern Europe, particularly ones from the former Soviet Bloc, are facing a potential crisis regarding their deteriorating precast panel apartment buildings. These complexes were built using industrial ...

Tzonev, Tzonu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONCRACK 3 RILEM-JCI International Workshop on Crack Control of Mass Concrete and Related Issues Concerning Early-Age of Concrete Structures, 15-16 March 2012, Paris, France  

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Paris Est, Bridges and Structures Department, Paris, France Abstract Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF) is an autogenous swelling reaction that can affect concrete exposed in precast elements [2] or in cast-in-place massive elements [3]. Due to the late formation of ettringite

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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RIZKALLA, LUCIER, LUNN, SENNOUR, GLEICH and CARSON IINNOVATIVE USE OF FRP FOR SUSTAINABLE PRECAST STRUCTURES INNOVATIVE USE OF FRP FOR  

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RIZKALLA, LUCIER, LUNN, SENNOUR, GLEICH and CARSON IINNOVATIVE USE OF FRP FOR SUSTAINABLE PRECAST STRUCTURES 55 INNOVATIVE USE OF FRP FOR SUSTAINABLE PRECAST STRUCTURES: Using carbon-fiber-reinforced grids of the girders after 15 years in service. #12;FACADE T E C T O N I C S Journal: Number 8: February 2013

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Construction and Preliminary HVS Tests of Pre-Cast Concrete Pavement Slabs  

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had a relatively high penetration rate of approximately 30200 mm depth, the penetration rate decreased to between 2subgrade. These low penetration rates, combined with the

Kohler, Erwin R.; du Plessis, Louw; Theyse, Hechter

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Performance of a Full-Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck System  

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are experimentally and analytically investigated to assess the structural performance. Experimental loaddeformation behavior for factored AASHTO LRFD design load limits is examined followed by the collapse capacity of the panel-to-panel seam that exists in the system...

Mander, Thomas

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Performance Assessment and Probabilistic Repair Cost Analysis of Precast Concrete Cladding Systems for Multistory Buildings  

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Nov. 8- 9. Arnold, C. 2008. Seismic Safety of the BuildingTab Connections for Gravity and Seismic Loads. Steel Tips,and Brown, A.T. 1995a. Seismic Performance of Architectural

Hunt, Jeffrey Patrick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Systematic Investigation of Shear Connections Between Full-Depth Precast Panels and Precast Prestressed Bridge Girders  

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2008), allow for shear friction capacity to be calculated by: null null null null nullnull null null null (5) where ? = 0.6 for concrete placed against hardened concrete not intentionally roughened. However, given that the expected sliding... be emphasized, however, that this recommendation is for a deck-grout-girder system, where the interfaces are not 37 intentionally roughened. As suggested by ACI 318-08 and AASHTO, higher friction coefficients may be expected with roughened surfaces...

Brey, Robert W.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry  

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The U.S. concrete industry is the main consumer of U.S.-produced cement. The manufacturing of ready mixed concrete accounts for more than 75% of the U.S. concrete production following the manufacturing of precast concrete and masonry units. The most significant expenditure is the cost of materials accounting for more than 50% of total concrete production costs - cement only accounts for nearly 24%. In 2009, energy costs of the U.S. concrete industry were over $610 million. Hence, energy efficiency improvements along with efficient use of materials without negatively affecting product quality and yield, especially in times of increased fuel and material costs, can significantly reduce production costs and increase competitiveness. The Energy Guide starts with an overview of the U.S. concrete industry’s structure and energy use, a description of the various manufacturing processes, and identification of the major energy consuming areas in the different industry segments. This is followed by a description of general and process related energy- and cost-efficiency measures applicable to the concrete industry. Specific energy and cost savings and a typical payback period are included based on literature and case studies, when available. The Energy Guide intends to provide information on cost reduction opportunities to energy and plant managers in the U.S. concrete industry. Every cost saving opportunity should be assessed carefully prior to implementation in individual plants, as the economics and the potential energy and material savings may differ.

Kermeli, Katerina; Worrell, Ernst; Masanet, Eric

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration and road tests of a self-sensing CNT concrete pavement system for traffic detection  

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In this paper, a self-sensing carbon nanotube (CNT) concrete pavement system for traffic detection is proposed and tested in a roadway. Pre-cast and cast-in-place self-sensing CNT concrete sensors were simultaneously integrated into a controlled pavement test section at the Minnesota Road Research Facility (MnROAD), USA. Road tests of the system were conducted by using an MnROAD five-axle semi-trailer tractor truck and a van, respectively, both in the winter and summer. Test results show that the proposed self-sensing pavement system can accurately detect the passing of different vehicles under different vehicular speeds and test environments. These findings indicate that the developed self-sensing CNT concrete pavement system can achieve real-time vehicle flow detection with a high detection rate and a low false-alarm rate.

Baoguo Han; Kun Zhang; Tom Burnham; Eil Kwon; Xun Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of polymer concrete for dike insulation at LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) facilities. Final report, August 1983-July 1984  

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An insulating polymer concrete (IPC) composite has been developed for possible use as a dike insulation material at Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) storage facilities. Using hermetically sealed glass nodules or expanded perlite aggregates and unsaturated polyester resins, a new class of lightweight polymer concretes can be manufactured. Two application procedures have been identified and shown to be feasible in laboratory studies. Precast IPC composite panels 1-in thick can be bonded to concrete substrates using epoxy gel type adhesives or mortars. Cast-in-place IPC to concrete substrates have been shown to have good bonding and insulating characteristics. Modifications of the mix design to improve the workability and sagging of the IPC for installation on vertical or sloped surfaces is necessary.

Fontana, J.J.; Steinberg, M.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Paper Number 05 Structural Fuses and Concrete-Filled Steel Shapes for  

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Paper Number 05 Structural Fuses and Concrete-Filled Steel Shapes for Seismic- and Multi-hazard design concepts. This paper presents recent research on structural fuses and concrete-filled steel shapes composite rectangular columns of Bi-Steel panels. Experimental results from another series of tests

Bruneau, Michel

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Partitioning sparse rectangular matrices for parallel processing  

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The authors are interested in partitioning sparse rectangular matrices for parallel processing. The partitioning problem has been well-studied in the square symmetric case, but the rectangular problem has received very little attention. They will formalize the rectangular matrix partitioning problem and discuss several methods for solving it. They will extend the spectral partitioning method for symmetric matrices to the rectangular case and compare this method to three new methods -- the alternating partitioning method and two hybrid methods. The hybrid methods will be shown to be best.

Kolda, T.G.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical apparatus comprising modified disposable rectangular cuvette  

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Electrochemical apparatus includes a disposable rectangular cuvette modified with at least one hole through a side and/or the bottom. Apparatus may include more than one cuvette, which in practice is a disposable rectangular glass or plastic cuvette modified by drilling the hole(s) through. The apparatus include two plates and some means of fastening one plate to the other. The apparatus may be interfaced with a fiber optic or microscope objective, and a spectrometer for spectroscopic studies. The apparatus are suitable for a variety of electrochemical experiments, including surface electrochemistry, bulk electrolysis, and flow cell experiments.

Dattelbaum, Andrew M; Gupta, Gautam; Morris, David E

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Single molecule fluorescence in rectangular nano-apertures  

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Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy is used to investigate fluorescent molecules in solution diffusing in subwavelength rectangular apertures milled in Aluminium films. This...

Wenger, Jérôme; Lenne, Pierre-François; Popov, Evgueni; Rigneault, Hervé; Dintinger, José; Ebbesen, Thomas

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ParadigmParadigm Concrete RecyclingConcrete Recycling  

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ParadigmParadigm Concrete RecyclingConcrete Recycling #12;Recycled ConcreteRecycled Concrete ·· Whatever steel goes into PCC must comeWhatever steel goes into PCC must come out for recycleout for recycle ·· Aggregates have a big impact on the costAggregates have a big impact on the cost of recyclingof recycling

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Hybrid Automata-based CEGAR for Rectangular Hybrid Systems  

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Hybrid Automata-based CEGAR for Rectangular Hybrid Systems Pavithra Prabhakar, Sridhar Duggirala- example guided abstraction-refinement (CEGAR) for systems modelled as rectangular hybrid automata. The main difference, between our ap- proach and previous proposals for CEGAR for hybrid automata

Liberzon, Daniel

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Method and structure for cache aware transposition via rectangular subsections  

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A method and structure for transposing a rectangular matrix A in a computer includes subdividing the rectangular matrix A into one or more square submatrices and executing an in-place transposition for each of the square submatrices A.sub.ij.

Gustavson, Fred Gehrung; Gunnels, John A

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adiabatic-rectangular pulse train Sample...  

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rectangular pulse train Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: adiabatic-rectangular pulse train Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 IEEE...

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Sustainability of Concrete forSustainability of Concrete for Infrastructure  

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Sustainability of Concrete forSustainability of Concrete for Infrastructure Dr. Jason H. Ideker University #12;Overview · Background and research at OSU · Sustainability and the link to durability · What limits sustainability in concrete materials? ­ Degradation: Alkali-silica reaction ­ Environmental

Bertini, Robert L.

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Rectangular discrete radon transform for buildings extraction from high resolution satellite images  

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This paper presents a new approach titled Rectangular Discrete Radon Transform (RDRT) which is based on the generalization of the classical Radon transform to project the images with rectangular objects instead of straight lines. The RDRT was conceived ... Keywords: high resolution satellite image, rectangular buildings, rectangular discrete radon transform

Elouedi Ines; Hamouda Atef; Rojbani Hmida

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroosmotic decontamination of concrete  

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A method is described for the electroosmotic decontamination of concrete surfaces, in which an electrical field is used to induce migration of ionic contaminants from porous concrete into an electrolyte solution that may be disposed of as a low-level liquid radioactive waste (LLRW); alternately, the contaminants from the solution can be sorbed onto anion exchange media in order to prevent contaminant buildup in the solution and to minimize the amount of LLRW generated. We have confirmed the removal of uranium (and infer the removal of {sup 99}Tc) from previously contaminated concrete surfaces. In a typical experimental configuration, a stainless steel mesh is placed in an electrolyte solution contained within a diked cell to serve as the negative electrode (cathode) and contaminant collection medium, respectively, and an existing metal penetration (e.g., piping, conduit, or rebar reinforcement within the concrete surface) serves as the positive electrode (anode) to complete the cell. Typically we have achieved 70 to >90% reductions in surface activity by applying <400 V and <1 A for 1--3 h (energy consumption of 0.4--12 kWh/ft{sup 2}).

Bostick, W.D.; Bush, S.A.; Marsh, G.C.; Henson, H.M. [Oak Ridge K-25 Site, TN (United States); Box, W.D.; Morgan, I.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete containment aging study  

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In 1989, IAEA initiated a pilot study on the management of aging of nuclear power plant components. The Phase I and II studies of concrete containment are discussed. With the data base, plant owners will be able to review and enhance their existing programs. IAEA will analyze data provided by participating plants and the report is scheduled to be released by late 1994 (final report release mid-1995).

Pachner, J. [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Tai, T.M. [Bechtel National, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Naus, D. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The study and characterization of the major flow through rectangular slit virtual impactor  

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The major flow through a rectangular slit virtual impactor was experimentally studied. The impactor was a two-dimensional rectangular slit dichotomous sampler. A series of experiments were performed using monodisperse liquid oleic acid particles...

Gupta, Amit

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jorg Waldvogel, ETH Zurich 1 The Rectangular Symmetric  

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J¨org Waldvogel, ETH Z¨urich 1 The Rectangular Symmetric Four-Body Problem J¨org Waldvogel Seminar for Applied Mathematics ETH Z¨urich, Switzerland 8th Alexander v. Humboldt Colloquium for Celestial Mechanics Resonances in n-body systems Bad Hofgastein, Austria March 20 - 26, 2011 #12;J¨org Waldvogel, ETH Z¨urich 2

Waldvogel, Jörg

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Corrosion resistant concrete using corrosion resistant steel.  

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??Corrosion of reinforced concrete is a major concern in the United States infrastructure. It is possible to create corrosion resistant concrete structures throughcareful evaluation of… (more)

Beh, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DATABASE FOR PREMATURE CONCRETE DETERIORATION  

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-4085: Preventing Alkali-Silica Reaction and Delayed Ettringite Formation in New Concrete AUGUST 2004 Performing-Silica Reaction and Delayed Ettringite Formation in New Concrete DDaattaabbaassee ffoorr PPrreemmaattuurree on research performed under TxDOT Project 0-4085, "Preventing Alkali-Silica Reaction and Delayed Ettringite

Texas at Austin, University of

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Sihang Wei, Daniel Kuchma Gauging of Concrete Crossties to Investigate  

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of Concrete Crossties to Investigate Load Path in Laboratory and Field Testing Mechanistic Design Framework: Concrete Material Properties Concrete core testing Newmark, UIUC Crosstie center positive bending test Testing Background: Concrete Crosstie Design Cracking Moment Concrete compressive strength From crosstie

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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A Dual-Band Antenna for WLAN Applications by Double Rectangular Patch with 4-Bridges  

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A Dual-Band Antenna for WLAN Applications by Double Rectangular Patch with 4-Bridges Chang won Jung, Irvine, Irvine, CA, 92697, USA Abstract: Double rectangular patch with 4-bridges is investigated for solution of IEEE 802.11b/g (2.4GHz) and 802.11a (5.5GHz). Rectangular patch for 5.5GHz frequency band

De Flaviis, Franco

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VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH AN INTERNAL SUPPORT  

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......November 1972 research-article Articles VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH...2Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois The vibration and buckling of a rectangular plate with...square plate with an internal support. VIBRATION AND BUCKLING OF A RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH......

BERNHARD STAHL; LEON M. KEER

1972-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing of concrete by laser ablation  

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A method is disclosed for testing concrete in a structure in situ, by: directing a succession of pulses of laser radiation at a point on the structure so that each pulse effects removal of a quantity of concrete and transfers energy to the concrete; detecting a characteristic of energy which has been transferred to the concrete; determining, separately from the detecting step, the total quantity of concrete removed by the succession of pulses; and calculating a property of the concrete on the basis of the detected energy characteristic and the determined total quantity of concrete removed. 1 fig.

Flesher, D.J.; Becker, D.L.; Beem, W.L.; Berry, T.C.; Cannon, N.S.

1997-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing of concrete by laser ablation  

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A method of testing concrete in a structure in situ, by: directing a succession of pulses of laser radiation at a point on the structure so that each pulse effects removal of a quantity of concrete and transfers energy to the concrete; detecting a characteristic of energy which has been transferred to the concrete; determining, separately from the detecting step, the total quantity of concrete removed by the succession of pulses; and calculating a property of the concrete on the basis of the detected energy characteristic and the determined total quantity of concrete removed.

Flesher, Dann J. (Benton City, WA); Becker, David L. (Kennewick, WA); Beem, William L. (Kennewick, WA); Berry, Tommy C. (Kennewick, WA); Cannon, N. Scott (Kennewick, WA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of the velocity fields near a submerged rectangular object  

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of the time periodic waves past a submerged rectangular object. For sotne wave conditions, large energy dissipation occurred at the submerged object due to vortex generation. The amount of energy dissipation was examined by comparing incident wave energy... object. A two component laser-Doppler anemometer (LDA) was used to obtain detailed measurements of the instantaneous velocity field and flow visualization was conducted to study the vortex structure around the submerged object. The measured wave...

Kim, Young-Ki

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural investigations on aerated concrete  

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Aerated concrete is characterized by the presence of large voids deliberately included in its matrix to reduce the density. This study reports the investigations conducted on the structure of cement-based autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) and non-AAC with sand or fly ash as the filler. The reasons for changes in compressive strength and drying shrinkage are explained with reference to the changes in the microstructure. Compositional analysis was carried out using XRD. It was observed that fly ash responds poorly to autoclaving. The process of pore refinement in fly ash mixes is discussed with reference to the formation of Hadley grains as well as fly ash hydration. The paste-void interface in aerated concrete investigated in relation to the paste-aggregate interface in normal concrete revealed the existence of an interfacial transition zone.

Narayanan, N.; Ramamurthy, K.

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONCRETE PAVING & TEXTURING FOR SUSTAINABILITY  

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CONCRETE PAVING & TEXTURING FOR SUSTAINABILITY Bernard Igbafen Izevbekhai, Research Operations 2012 #12;OUTLINE #12;SUSTAINABILITY · Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising Brundtland Commission in 1987: · Successful application of the principles of sustainable development lies

Minnesota, University of

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Electrically conductive polymer concrete coatings  

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A sprayable electrically conductive polymer concrete coating for vertical and overhead applications is described. The coating is permeable yet has low electrical resistivity (<10 ohm-cm), good bond strength to concrete substrates, and good weatherability. A preferred formulation contains about 60 wt% calcined coke breeze, 40 wt% vinyl ester resin with 3.5 wt% modified bentonite clay. Such formulations apply evenly and provide enough rigidity for vertical or overhead structures so there is no drip or sag. 4 tabs.

Fontana, J.J.; Elling, D.; Reams, W.

1988-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrically conductive polymer concrete coatings  

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A sprayable electrically conductive polymer concrete coating for vertical d overhead applications is described. The coating is permeable yet has low electrical resistivity (<10 ohm-cm), good bond strength to concrete substrates, and good weatherability. A preferred formulation contains about 60 wt % calcined coke breeze, 40 wt % vinyl ester with 3.5 wt % modified bentonite clay. Such formulations apply evenly and provide enough rigidity for vertical or overhead structures so there is no drip or sag.

Fontana, Jack J. (Shirley, NY); Elling, David (Centereach, NY); Reams, Walter (Shirley, NY)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of towing resistance of rectangular platform lower base  

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The paper describes model tests with a rectangular (in plan view) lower base of an offshore platform in calm seas. The resistance-reduction exercise was aimed at improving the economical aspect of an intended long-distance towing project and resulted in designing an additional structural element forming a fixed separation zone in front of the platform and thus helping to save tug boat fuel thanks to a 15--20% reduction in the towing resistance. The test also included calm seas unsteady force evaluations for both the initial and modified design options.

Poustoshniy, A.V. [Krylov Shipbuilding Research Inst., St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved approximate formulas for flux from cylindrical and rectangular sources  

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This report provides two new approximate formulas for the flux at detector points outside the radial and axial extensions of a homogeneous cylindrical source and improved approximate formulas for the flux at points opposite rectangular surface sources. These formulas extend the range of geometries for which analytic approximations may be used by shield design engineers to make rapid scoping studies and check more extensive calculations for reasonableness. These formulas can be used to support skeptical, independent evaluations and are also valuable teaching tools for introducing shield designers to complex shield analyses.

Wallace, O.J.; Bokharee, S.A.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corner heating in rectangular solid oxide electrochemical cell generators  

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Disclosed is an improvement in a solid oxide electrochemical cell generator 1 having a rectangular design with four sides that meet at corners, and containing multiplicity of electrically connected fuel cells 11, where a fuel gas is passed over one side of said cells and an oxygen containing gas is passed into said cells, and said fuel is burned to form heat, electricity, and an exhaust gas. The improvement comprises passing the exhaust gases over the multiplicity of cells 11 in such a way that more of the heat in said exhaust gases flows at the corners of the generator, such as through channels 19.

Reichner, Philip (Plum Boro, PA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact compression properties of concrete  

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Controlled impact experiments have been performed on concrete to determine dynamic material properties. The properties assessed include the high-strain-rate yield strength (Hugoniot elastic limit), and details of the inelastic dynamic stress versus strain response of the concrete. The latter features entail the initial void-collapse modulus, the high-stress limiting void-collapse strain, and the stress amplitude dependence of the deformational wave which loads the concrete from the elastic limit to the maximum dynamics stress state. Dynamic stress-versus-strain data are reported over the stress range of the data, from the Hugoniot elastic limit to in excess of 2 GPa. 6 figs, 4 refs, 4 tabs.

Grady, D.E.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact compression properties of concrete  

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Controlled impact experiments have been performed on concrete to determine dynamic material properties. The properties assessed include the high-strain-rate yield strength (Hugoniot elastic limit), and details of the inelastic dynamic stress versus strain response of the concrete. The latter features entail the initial void-collapse modulus, the high-stress limiting void-collapse strain, and the stress amplitude dependence of the deformational wave which loads the concrete from the elastic limit to the maximum dynamics stress state. Dynamic stress-versus-strain data are reported over the stress range of the data, from the Hugoniot elastic limit to in excess of 2 GPa. 6 figs, 4 refs, 4 tabs.

Grady, D.E.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow frictional characteristics of microencapsulated phase change material suspensions flowing through rectangular minichannels  

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An experimental investigation was conducted on the laminar flow frictional characteristics of suspensions with microencapsulated phase change material (MEPCM) in water flowing through rectangular...

Yu Rao; Frank Dammel; Peter Stephan…

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of multimode heat transfer in a differentially-heated horizontal rectangular duct.  

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??This study presents the numerical analysis of steady laminar flow heat transfer in a horizontal rectangular duct with differential heating on the vertical walls. Three… (more)

Wangdhamkoom, Panitan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPING FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN STRONGLY CURVED DUCTS OF RECTANGULAR CROSS-SECTION  

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Forced Convection Heat Transfer in Curved RectangularInfluence of Curvature on Heat Transfer to IncompressibleT. , "Forced Convective Heat Transfer in a Curved Channel

Yee, G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - apodized rectangular pistons Sample Search...  

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pistons Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Time domain simulation of nonlinear acoustic beams generated by rectangular pistons with application Summary: . Cleveland: Nonlinear...

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Nuclear Facility Construction - Structural Concrete, May 29,...  

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Nuclear Facility Construction - Structural Concrete, May 29, 2009 (HSS CRAD 64-15, Rev. 0) Nuclear Facility Construction - Structural Concrete, May 29, 2009 (HSS CRAD 64-15, Rev....

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Design and Application of Low Compaction Energy Concrete for Use in Slip-form Concrete  

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Design and Application of Low Compaction Energy Concrete for Use in Slip-form Concrete Paving for the contents or use thereof. #12;1 Optimization of Self-Consolidating Concrete for Slip-form pavement A thesis-form process. Various mix designs based on the concept of Self-Consolidated Concrete were studied, so

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Measurement strategy for rectangular electrical capacitance tomography sensor  

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To investigate the influence of the measurement strategy for the rectangular electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) sensor a Finite Element Method (FEM) is utilized to create the model for simulation. The simulation was carried out using COMSOL Multiphysics{trade mark serif} and Matlab{trade mark serif}. The length-width ratio of the rectangular sensing area is 5. Twelve electrodes are evenly arranged surrounding the pipe. The covering ratio of the electrodes is 90%. The capacitances between different electrode pairs are calculated for a bar distribution. The air of the relative permittivity 1.0 and the material of the permittivity 3.0 are used for the calibration. The relative permittivity of the second phase is 3.0. The noise free and noise data are used for the image reconstruction using the Linear Back Projection (LBP). The measurement strategies with 1- 2- and 4- electrode excitation are compared using the correlation coefficient. Preliminary results show that the measurement strategy with 2-electrode excitation outperforms other measurement strategies with 1- or 4-electrode excitation.

Jiamin Ye

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement strategy for rectangular electrical capacitance tomography sensor  

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To investigate the influence of the measurement strategy for the rectangular electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) sensor, a Finite Element Method (FEM) is utilized to create the model for simulation. The simulation was carried out using COMSOL Multiphysics(trade mark, serif) and Matlab(trade mark, serif). The length-width ratio of the rectangular sensing area is 5. Twelve electrodes are evenly arranged surrounding the pipe. The covering ratio of the electrodes is 90%. The capacitances between different electrode pairs are calculated for a bar distribution. The air of the relative permittivity 1.0 and the material of the permittivity 3.0 are used for the calibration. The relative permittivity of the second phase is 3.0. The noise free and noise data are used for the image reconstruction using the Linear Back Projection (LBP). The measurement strategies with 1-, 2- and 4- electrode excitation are compared using the correlation coefficient. Preliminary results show that the measurement strategy with 2-electrode excitation outperforms other measurement strategies with 1- or 4-electrode excitation.

Ye, Jiamin; Ge, Ruihuan; Qiu, Guizhi; Wang, Haigang [Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China)

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Gina Ahlstrom Concrete Pavement Engineer  

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" "Diagnosis Prognosis and Mitigation of Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) in Transportation Structures" #12;FHWA;Performance Approach ASTM C 1293 Concrete PrismTest Testing the ability of SCM's or chemical admixtures, such as lithium, to control ASR. Guidelines provided for testing lithium nitrate. Criteria for expansion is 0

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Nanogranular origin of concrete creep  

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...with water, sand, and aggregates...situ creep behavior of calcium–silicate–hydrates (C–S...complex creep behavior of concrete...and binding phase of hardened Portland...silicate–hydrate (C–S...with water, sand, and...situ creep behavior of calcium-silicate-hydrates (C-S-H...

Matthieu Vandamme; Franz-Josef Ulm

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave concrete decontamination - Phase II results  

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This report documents the results of the second phase of a four-phase development program to develop a system to decontaminate concrete using microwave energy. In the first phase of the program the feasibility of using microwaves to remove concrete surfaces was demonstrated. In the first phase experiments, concrete slabs were placed on a translator and moved beneath a stationery microwave system. The second phase demonstrated the ability to mobilize the technology to remove the surfaces from concrete floors. Phases III and IV will further develop the technology to be remotely operated and capable of removing concrete from floors as well as from vertical surfaces.

White, T.L.; Foster, D. Jr.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on Solidification Characteristics of Phase Change Material in Rectangular Capsule for Cold Thermal Energy Storage System  

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This paper presents a solidification process model of phase change materials in a flat rectangular capsule for cold ... transfer in the flat rectangular capsule filled with phase change material (PCM) is consider...

Guiyin Fang; Fan Yang; Man Zhang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Application of Low Compaction Energy Concrete for  

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Design and Application of Low Compaction Energy Concrete for Use in Slip-form Concrete Paving of cement pastes and the green strength of concretes Slipform self-consolidating concrete (SFSCC) requires sufficient flowability in order to consolidate without the use of internal vibration. However, this concrete

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Blast simulator wall tests : experimental methods and mitigation strategies for reinforced concrete and concrete Masonry  

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in reinforced concrete section d cfb Distance to bottom CFRPof bolt A c Area of concrete A cfb Cross-sectional area offunction for BG programmers F cfb Stress in bottom CFRP F

Oesterle, Michael G.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase 2 microwave concrete decontamination results  

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The authors report on the results of the second phase of a four-phase program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a system to decontaminate concrete using microwave energy. The microwave energy is directed at the concrete surface through the use of an optimized wave guide antenna, or applicator, and this energy rapidly heats the free water present in the interstitial spaces of the concrete matrix. The resulting steam pressure causes the surface to burst in much the same way popcorn pops in a home microwave oven. Each steam explosion removes several square centimeters of concrete surface that are collected by a highly integrated wave guide and vacuum system. The authors call this process the microwave concrete decontamination, or MCD, process. In the first phase of the program the principle of microwaves concrete removal concrete surfaces was demonstrated. In these experiments, concrete slabs were placed on a translator and moved beneath a stationary microwave system. The second phase demonstrated the ability to mobilize the technology to remove the surfaces from concrete floors. Area and volume concrete removal rates of 10.4 cm{sup 2}/s and 4.9 cm{sup 3}/S, respectively, at 18 GHz were demonstrated. These rates are more than double those obtained in Phase 1 of the program. Deeper contamination can be removed by using a longer residence time under the applicator to create multiple explosions in the same area or by taking multiple passes over previously removed areas. Both techniques have been successfully demonstrated. Small test sections of painted and oil-soaked concrete have also been removed in a single pass. Concrete with embedded metal anchors on the surface has also been removed, although with some increased variability of removal depth. Microwave leakage should not pose any operational hazard to personnel, since the observed leakage was much less than the regulatory standard.

White, T.L.; Foster, D. Jr.; Wilson, C.T.; Schaich, C.R.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Concrete Bridge Deck Surface Treatments.  

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??The purpose of this research was to identify the types of surface treatments available for use on concrete bridge decks and to determine which materials… (more)

Nelsen, Tyler S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of brucite-fiber-reinforced concrete  

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Laboratory experiments were made on the brucite-fiber-reinforced concrete composites. Effects of brucite fiber grades and the dosage on flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, sulfate corrosion resistance and the slump, cohesiveness, as well as the water retentiveness were also investigated. Different water reducers were tested. The particle-size characteristics of brucite fibers, the densities of the concrete, and the viscosities of the fiber/water-reducer suspensions were also measured. Results show that proper addition of brucite fibers in concrete can improve the mechanical properties, especially the flexural strength. In the test, the optimum quantity was about 0.5 wt.% of concrete. With the dosage increase of brucite fibers in concrete, the fluidity and the density of the concrete decrease. The performance of the concrete strengths is the collective interactions of the fiber reinforcement and the density reduction. The aspect ratio and the surface area of brucite fibers are the important affecting factors to the workability and the mechanical properties of the fiber concrete. Larger aspect ratios and smaller surface areas benefit the reinforcement. Water reducers with lower fiber suspension viscosities are favorable in improving the workability and strengths of the brucite fiber concrete.

Liu Kaiping; Cheng Hewei; Zhou Jing'en

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRANCRETE FOR FLEXURAL STRENGTHENING OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES  

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the concrete to the fibers (ACI 440.2R-08). Research conducted at Lulea University of Technology in Sweden has

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Pentek concrete scabbling system: Baseline report; Summary  

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The Pentek concrete scabbling system consists of the MOOSE{reg_sign} scabbler, the SQUIRREL{reg_sign}-I and SQUIRREL{reg_sign}-III scabblers, and VAC-PAC. The scabblers are designed to scarify concrete floors and slabs using cross section, tungsten carbide tipped bits. The bits are designed to remove concrete in 3/8 inch increments. The bits are either 9-tooth or demolition type. The scabblers are used with a vacuum system designed to collect and filter the concrete dust and contamination that is removed from the surface. The safety and health evaluation during the human factors assessment focused on two main areas: noise and dust.

NONE

1997-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The life cycle assessment of concrete manufacturing in Kuwait  

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Concrete is the second most widely used material in the world after water. Annually 9,120 million tons of concrete are produced, which is an equivalent of 1.3 tons of concrete per individual. As the world's primary ...

El Mostafa, Mayce (Mayce A.)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ising spin system with a rectangular distribution of internal energy parameters  

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The model of a spin system with internal degrees of freedom is solved for a rectangular distribution of the internal energy parameters. For simplicity, the interaction between the spin clusters is taken as the...

A. Freudenhammer

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Two-Phase Flow Characterization of Subcooled Boiling in a Rectangular Channel  

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On the efforts to provide a reliable source of experimental information on turbulent subcooled boiling ow, time resolved Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV) experiments were carried out using HFE-301 refrigerant ow through a vertical rectangular...

Estrada Perez, Carlos E.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of the Self-inductance of a Rectangular Magnetizer Coil  

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The self-inductance of the operating coil of a magnetizing device is calculated using different methods. The winding of the coil under investigation basically consists of copper sheets with rectangular concent...

Meinolf Klocke

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent heat transfer in rotating rectangular cooling channels with angled ribs and dimples  

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An investigation into determining the effect of rotation on heat transfer in smooth, rib-roughened, and dimpled rectangular channels with aspect ratio of 4:1 is detailed in this thesis. Internal cooling channels are incorporated into gas turbine...

Griffith, Todd Scott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Rectangular illumination using a secondary optics with cylindrical lens for LED street light  

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The illumination pattern of an LED street light is required to have a rectangular distribution at a divergence-angle ratio of 7:3 for economical illumination. Hence, research supplying...

Chen, Hsi-Chao; Lin, Jun-Yu; Chiu, Hsuan-Yi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Closed Path Approach to Casimir Effect in Rectangular Cavities and Pistons  

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We study thoroughly Casimir energy and Casimir force in a rectangular cavity and piston with various boundary conditions, for both scalar field and electromagnetic (EM) field. Using the cylinder kernel approach, we find the Casimir energy exactly...

Liu, Zhonghai

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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An Exact Algorithm for Optimal Areal Positioning Problem with Rectangular Targets and Requests  

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of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2010 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering AN EXACT ALGORITHM FOR OPTIMAL AREAL POSITIONING PROBLEM WITH RECTANGULAR TARGETS AND REQUESTS A Thesis by MANISH BANSAL... Schlumprecht Head of Department, Brett Peters December 2010 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering iii ABSTRACT An Exact Algorithm for Optimal Areal Positioning Problem with Rectangular Targets and Requests (December 2010) Manish Bansal, B...

Bansal, Manish

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of large amplitude liquid sloshing in a rigid rectangular tank  

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF LARGE AMPLITUDE LIQUID SLOSHING IN A RIGID RECTANGULAR TANK A Thesis by THOMAS JACKSON BRIDGES Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIE'ICE December 1981 Major Subject: Ocean Engineering NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF LARGE AMPLITUDE LIQUID SLOSHING IN A RIGID RECTANGULAR TANK A Thesis by THOMAS JACKSON BRIDGES Approved as to sty1e and content by: (Chairman of Commit ee...

Bridges, Thomas J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet with quantum effects  

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The thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet is investigated by using a rectangular nonlocal elastic plate model with quantum effects taken into account when the law of energy equipartition is unreliable. The relation between the temperature and the Root of Mean Squared (RMS) amplitude of vibration at any point of the rectangular single-layered graphene sheet in simply supported case is derived first from the rectangular nonlocal elastic plate model with the strain gradient of the second order taken into consideration so as to characterize the effect of microstructure of the graphene sheet. Then, the RMS amplitude of thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet simply supported on an elastic foundation is derived. The study shows that the RMS amplitude of the rectangular single-layered graphene sheet predicted from the quantum theory is lower than that predicted from the law of energy equipartition. The maximal relative difference of RMS amplitude of thermal vibration appears at the sheet corners. The microstructure of the graphene sheet has a little effect on the thermal vibrations of lower modes, but exhibits an obvious effect on the thermal vibrations of higher modes. The quantum effect is more important for the thermal vibration of higher modes in the case of smaller sides and lower temperature. The relative difference of maximal RMS amplitude of thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet decreases monotonically with an increase of temperature. The absolute difference of maximal RMS amplitude of thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet increases slowly with the rising of Winkler foundation modulus.

Wang, Lifeng, E-mail: walfe@nuaa.edu.cn; Hu, Haiyan [State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 210016 Nanjing (China)

2014-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear seismic response analysis of steel-concrete composite frames  

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of nonlinear steel- concrete composite beam ele- ment. ”Tests and analysis of composite beams with incom- pleteElementary Behaviour of Composite Steel and Concrete Struc-

Barbato, Michele

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sequestration of CO2 by Concrete Carbonation  

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Sequestration of CO2 by Concrete Carbonation ... Carbonation of reinforced concrete is one of the causes of corrosion, but it is also a way to sequester CO2. ... This work attempts to advance the knowledge of the carbon footprint of cement. ...

Isabel Galan; Carmen Andrade; Pedro Mora; Miguel A. Sanjuan

2010-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Reinforced Concrete Column Lap Splices  

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the reinforcement and the surrounding concrete, and a factor depending on the section detailing. However, the effects of concrete deterioration due to alkali silica reaction (ASR) and/or delayed ettringite formation (DEF) may weaken the bond of the splice region...

Alberson, Ryan M.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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SURVEY OF MODELS FOR CONCRETE DEGRADATION  

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Concrete has been used in the construction of nuclear facilities because of two primary properties: its structural strength and its ability to shield radiation. Concrete structures have been known to last for hundreds of years, but they are also known to deteriorate in very short periods of time under adverse conditions. The use of concrete in nuclear facilities for containment and shielding of radiation and radioactive materials has made its performance crucial for the safe operation of the facility. The goal of this report is to review and document the main aging mechanisms of concern for concrete structures in nuclear power plants (NPPs) and the models used in simulations of concrete aging and structural response of degraded concrete structures. This is in preparation for future work to develop and apply models for aging processes and response of aged NPP concrete structures in the Grizzly code. To that end, this report also provides recommendations for developing more robust predictive models for aging effects of performance of concrete.

Spencer, Benjamin W [Idaho National Laboratory; Huang, Hai [Idaho Nation Laboratory

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quick-setting concrete and a method for making quick-setting concrete  

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This invention relates to a method for producing concrete, and more specifically, this invention relates to a method for producing quick-setting concrete while simultaneously minimizing the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, said release of carbon dioxide inherent in cement production. A method for producing quick setting concrete comprises hydrating a concrete dry mixture with carbonate solution to create a slurry, and allowing the slurry to cure. The invention also provides for a quick setting concrete having a predetermined proportion of CaCO{sub 3} of between 5 and 23 weight percent of the entire concrete mixture, and whereby the concrete has a compression strength of approximately 4,000 pounds per square inch (psi) within 24 hours after pouring.

Wagh, A.S.; Singh, D.; Pullockaran, J.D.; Knox, L.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Radionuclide Retention in Concrete Wasteforms  

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Assessing long-term performance of Category 3 waste cement grouts for radionuclide encasement requires knowledge of the radionuclide-cement interactions and mechanisms of retention (i.e., sorption or precipitation); the mechanism of contaminant release; the significance of contaminant release pathways; how wasteform performance is affected by the full range of environmental conditions within the disposal facility; the process of wasteform aging under conditions that are representative of processes occurring in response to changing environmental conditions within the disposal facility; the effect of wasteform aging on chemical, physical, and radiological properties; and the associated impact on contaminant release. This knowledge will enable accurate prediction of radionuclide fate when the wasteforms come in contact with groundwater. Data collected throughout the course of this work will be used to quantify the efficacy of concrete wasteforms, similar to those used in the disposal of LLW and MLLW, for the immobilization of key radionuclides (i.e., uranium, technetium, and iodine). Data collected will also be used to quantify the physical and chemical properties of the concrete affecting radionuclide retention.

Wellman, Dawn M.; Jansik, Danielle P.; Golovich, Elizabeth C.; Cordova, Elsa A.

2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: S & A Homes...  

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in conditioned space, foam insulated precast concrete foundations, high-efficiency HVAC, and tankless water heaters. S&A Homes: East Liberty - Pittsburgh, PA More Documents &...

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advanced structural insulated panel systems, insulated precast concrete walls, a heat pump water heater, geothermal systems, grid-connected solar photovoltaics, adaptive...

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Property:Description of Beach | Open Energy Information  

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Beach Beach Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Description of Beach Property Type Text Pages using the property "Description of Beach" Showing 24 pages using this property. A Alden Wave Basin + Designed as needed using commercially available sand/sediment C Carderock Maneuvering & Seakeeping Basin + Wave absorbers are a discontinuous 12 degree slope type made up of seven permeable layers of rectangular precast concrete bar panels resting on an impermeable beach, they are located along the full length of the two sides of the basin opposite the wavemaker units. Carderock Tow Tank 2 + The wave absorber spans the full width of the basin at the end opposite the wavemaker dome, the absorbers are a discontinuous 12 degree slope type made up of 12 permeable layers of rectangular precast concrete bar panels resting on an impermeable concrete slab supported by a structural steel framework, the center section of the absorber is of wood construction & can be raised and lowered as a unit to provide model access to and from the fitting-out dry dock located at the end of the basin.

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Carbon dioxide sequestration in concrete in different curing environments  

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Carbon dioxide sequestration in concrete in different curing environments Y.-m. Chun, T.R. Naik, USA ABSTRACT: This paper summarizes the results of an investigation on carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration in concrete. Concrete mixtures were not air entrained. Concrete mixtures were made containing

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF CONCRETE FLOW: STATE OF THE ART  

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concretes such as Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) tools for prediction of the form filling of SCC are neededCOMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF CONCRETE FLOW: STATE OF THE ART Nicolas Roussel Laboratoire Central des Lars N. Thrane Concrete Centre, Danish Technological Institute Peter Szabo Department of Chemical

Boyer, Edmond

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Corrosion rate of steel reinforcement in concrete in seawater and influence of concrete crack width.  

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??This thesis reports a research of the corrosion mechanism and corrosion rate of steel reinforcement in concrete. Experimental results are presented to compare the corrosion… (more)

Chang, Zhen-Tian

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress Update: H4 Basin Concrete Pour  

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The Recovery Act funded project in the H area basin. A concrete ditch built longer than half a mile to prevent contaminated water from expanding and to reduce the footprint on the environment.

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2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron scattering in concrete and wood  

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......Article Computational techniques Neutron scattering in concrete and wood A. Facure...library were used to simulate the neutron scattering in barriers of conventional...of the barrier thickness on neutron scattering factors is also being studied......

A. Facure; A. X. Silva; R. C. Falcão; V. R. Crispim

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preferred orientation of ettringite in concrete fractures  

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Hard synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction is used to quantify the orientation distribution of ettringite crystals [Ca6Al2(OH)12(SO4)3·26H2O], which cause cracking and loss of strength in concrete structures.

Wenk, H.-R.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Consolidation of continuously reinforced concrete pavements  

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CONSOLIDATION OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS A Thesis by DAN PARKER MINN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A & M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of ASTER OF SCIENCE MAY 1984 M aj... or Subject: Civil Engineering CONSOLIDATION OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS A Thesis by DAN PARKER WINN Approved as to style and content by: W. B. Ledbetter (Chairman of Committee) eor e Stukhart (M ember) P&r~ ~ Mikael P. J. Olsen...

Winn, Dan Parker

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Variability in properties of Salado Mass Concrete  

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Salado Mass Concrete (SMC) has been developed for use as a seal component in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. This concrete is intended to be mixed from pre-bagged materials, have an initial slump of 10 in., and remain pumpable and placeable for two hours after mixing. It is a mass concrete because it will be placed in monoliths large enough that the heat generated during cement hydration has the potential to cause thermal expansion and subsequent cracking, a phenomenon to avoid in the seal system. This report describes effects on concrete properties of changes in ratio of water to cement, batch size, and variations in characteristics of different lots of individual components of the concrete. The research demonstrates that the concrete can be prepared from laboratory-batched or pre-bagged dry materials in batches from 1.5 ft{sup 3} to 5.0 yd{sup 3}, with no chemical admixtures other than the sodium chloride added to improve bonding with the host rock, at a water-to-cement ratio ranging from 0.36 to 0.42. All batches prepared according to established procedures had adequate workability for at least 1.5 hours, and achieved or exceeded the target compressive strength of 4500 psi at 180 days after casting. Portland cement and fly ash from different lots or sources did not have a measurable effect on concrete properties, but variations in a shrinkage-compensating cement used as a component of the concrete did appear to affect workability. A low initial temperature and the water-reducing and set-retarding functions of the salt are critical to meeting target properties.

Wakeley, L.D.; Harrington, P.T. [US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS (United States); Hansen, F.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shrinkage - cracking characteristics of structural lightweight concrete  

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making average conditions meaningless with respect to shrinkage con- siderations. At this time there is no reliable method of evaluating the influence of a normal environment on concrete due to ' ts char- acteristic wet-dry cycling. The following list... making average conditions meaningless with respect to shrinkage con- siderations. At this time there is no reliable method of evaluating the influence of a normal environment on concrete due to ' ts char- acteristic wet-dry cycling. The following list...

McKeen, Robert Gordon

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Exact Green's function for rectangular potentials and its application to quasi-bound states  

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In this work we calculate the exact Green's function for arbitrary rectangular potentials. Specifically we focus on Green's function for rectangular quantum wells enlarging the knowledge of exact solutions for Green's functions and also generalizing and resuming results in the literature. The exact formula has the form of a sum over paths and always can be cast into a closed analytic expression. From the poles and residues of the Green's function the bound states eigenenergies and eigenfunctions with the correct normalization constant are obtained. In order to show the versatility of the method, an application of the Green's function approach to extract information of quasi-bound states in rectangular barriers, where the standard analysis of quantum amplitudes fail, is presented.

Fabiano M. Andrade

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry  

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cooling concrete with ice, and cooling concrete with liquidcooling concrete with ice, 4) cooling coarse aggregates andcost-effective than cooling water with ice (Lee, 1989). Pre-

Kermeli, Katerina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aci american concrete Sample Search Results  

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Fellow Tarun R. Naik... are gratefully acknowledged. REFERENCES 1. Okamura, H., Self-Compacting High Performance Concrete, ACI Concrete... : Expanding the Possibility of Concrete...

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Final Technical Report HFC Concrete: A Low-Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?­Ã?Â?Ã?¢Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Energy, Carbon-Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?­Dioxide-Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?­Negative Solution for reducing Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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Solidia/CCSM received funding for further research and development of its Low Temperature Solidification Process (LTS), which is used to create hydrate-free concrete (HFC). LTS/HFC is a technology/materials platform that offers wide applicability in the built infrastructure. Most importantly, it provides a means of making concrete without Portland cement. Cement and concrete production is a major consumer of energy and source of industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The primary goal of this project was to develop and commercialize a novel material, HFC, which by replacing traditional concrete and cement, reduces both energy use and GHG emissions in the built infrastructure. Traditional concrete uses Portland Cement (PC) as a binder. PC production involves calcination of limestone at {approx}1450 C, which releases significant amounts of CO{sub 2} gas to the atmosphere and consumes a large amount of energy due to the high temperature required. In contrast, HFC is a carbonate-based hydrate-free concrete (HFC) that consumes CO{sub 2} gas in its production. HFC is made by reaction of silicate minerals with CO{sub 2} at temperatures below 100 C, more than an order-of-magnitude below the temperature required to make PC. Because of this significant difference in temperature, it is estimated that we will be able to reduce energy use in the cement and concrete industry by up to 30 trillion Btu by 2020. Because of the insulating properties of HFC, we believe we will also be able to significantly reduce energy use in the Building sector, though the extent of this saving is not yet quantified. It is estimated that production of a tonne of PC-based concrete requires about 6.2 million Btu of energy and produces over 1 tonne of CO{sub 2} emissions (Choate, 2003). These can be reduced to 1.9 million Btu and 0.025 tonnes of CO{sub 2} emissions per tonne of HFC (with overall CO{sub 2}-negativity possible by increasing carbonation yield). In this way, by replacing PC-based concrete with HFC in infrastructure we can reduce energy use in concrete production by 70%, and reduce CO{sub 2} emissions by 98%; thus the potential to reduce the impact of building materials on global warming and climate change is highly significant. Low Temperature Solidification (LTS) is a breakthrough technology that enables the densification of inorganic materials via a hydrothermal process. The resulting product exhibits excellent control of chemistry and microstructure, to provide durability and mechanical performance that exceeds that of concrete or natural stone. The technology can be used in a wide range of applications including facade panels, interior tiles, roof tiles, countertops, and pre-cast concrete. Replacing traditional building materials and concrete in these applications will result in significant reduction in both energy consumption and CO{sub 2} emissions.

Dr. Larry McCandlish, Principal Investigator; Dr. Richard Riman, Co-Principal Investigator

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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3 - Life cycle assessment (LCA) aspects of concrete  

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Abstract: The concrete industry is considered to be a large consumer of energy and natural resources, and is one of the main sources of greenhouse emissions and waste generation. The production and utilization of concrete and concrete structures have a large impact on the environment, and so the environmental assessment of concrete is of great importance in terms of achieving a sustainable society. This chapter includes instructions on how to apply the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to concrete, including a general description, life cycle inventory and life cycle impact assessment of concrete, future trends and sources of further information.

S.B. Marinkovi?

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lab Project Civl 3010 Clayton, DoriAnn Calculation of Settlement Beneath a Rectangular Foundation  

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Foundation The purpose of this code is to determine the increase in vertical stress, the ultimate. The depth of the water table and the length, width, and surface stress of the applied load (foundation of measure. The influence factor caused by the rectangular foundation is calculated for both the center

Clement, Prabhakar

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Evaluation of irradiation effects on concrete structure  

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In assessing the soundness of irradiated concrete of nuclear power plants operated for more than 30 years, reference levels are employed: 1x10{sup 20} n/cm{sup 2} for fast neutrons and 2x10{sup 10} rad (2x10{sup 5} kGy) for gamma rays. Concrete structures are regarded as sound when the estimated irradiance levels after 60 years of operation are less than the reference levels. The reference levels were obtained from a paper by Hilsdorf. It was found, however, that the test conditions in which data were obtained by the researchers referred in that paper are very different from the irradiation and heat conditions usually found in a Light Water Reactor (LWR), and therefore aren't appropriate for assessing the soundness of irradiated concrete of an LWR. This paper investigates the interactions between radiation and concrete and presents the results of gamma ray irradiation tests on cement paste samples in order to provide a better understanding of the irradiation effects on concrete. (authors)

Kontani, O.; Ishizawa, A. [Kajima Corporation, Nuclear Power Dept., 6-5-11 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-8348 (Japan); Maruyama, I. [Nagoya Univ., Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Furocho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya , 464-8603 (Japan); Takizawa, M.; Sato, O. [Mitsubishi Research Inst. Inc., Science and Safety Policy Research Div., Nuclear Energy Systems Group, 2-10-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8141 (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry  

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Applications of Self-Compacting Concrete in Japan, EuropeShutt, C.A. 2002. “Self Compacting Concrete Offers DesignConcrete or Self-Compacting Concrete SCMs Supplementary

Kermeli, Katerina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Concrete Materials Database Phase I Development  

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The FY 2011 accomplishments in Phase I development of the Nuclear Concrete Materials Database to support the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program are summarized. The database has been developed using the ORNL materials database infrastructure established for the Gen IV Materials Handbook to achieve cost reduction and development efficiency. In this Phase I development, the database has been successfully designed and constructed to manage documents in the Portable Document Format generated from the Structural Materials Handbook that contains nuclear concrete materials data and related information. The completion of the Phase I database has established a solid foundation for Phase II development, in which a digital database will be designed and constructed to manage nuclear concrete materials data in various digitized formats to facilitate electronic and mathematical processing for analysis, modeling, and design applications.

Ren, Weiju [ORNL; Naus, Dan J [ORNL

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Illinois: Ozinga Concrete Runs on Natural Gas and Opens Private...  

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Illinois: Ozinga Concrete Runs on Natural Gas and Opens Private Station Illinois: Ozinga Concrete Runs on Natural Gas and Opens Private Station November 6, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis...

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Set in stone? A perspective on the concrete sustainability challenge  

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As the most abundant engineered material on Earth, concrete is essential to the physical infrastructure of all modern societies. There are no known materials that can replace concrete in terms of cost and availability. ...

Vliet, Krystyn Van J.

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Automated crack control analysis for concrete pavement construction  

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The focus of this research is on the control of random cracking in concrete paving by using sawcut notch locations in the early stages of construction. This is a major concern in concrete pavement construction. This research also addresses a...

Jang, Se Hoon

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Materials and Curing Period on Shrinkage of Concrete  

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The ASTM C157 free shrinkage test is used to evaluate the effects of mix proportioning parameters and curing on concrete shrinkage with the goal of providing recommendations that will reduce concrete shrinkage in bridge decks. Specimens are dried up...

West, Maria B.

2010-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical modeling of composite steel-concrete frame systems  

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of reinforced concrete or composite steel shapes encased in reinforced concrete (SRC), structural steel beams, and composite beam-column joints. To facilitate the modeling of inelastic deformations in joint regions, a panel element capable of representing joint...

Atahan, Ali Osman

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection Of Concrete Deterioration By Staining  

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A method using concentrated aqueous solutions of sodium cobaltinitrite and a rhodamine dye is described which can be used to identify concrete that contains gels formed by the alkali-silica reaction (ASR), and to identify degraded concrete which results in a porous or semi-permeable paste due to carbonation or leaching. These solutions present little health or environmental risk, are readily applied, and rapidly discriminate between two chemically distinct gels; K-rich, Na--K--Ca--Si gels are identified by yellow staining, and alkali-poor, Ca--Si gels are identified by pink staining.

Guthrie, Jr., George D. (Santa Fe, NM); Carey, J. William (Santa Fe, NM)

1999-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 PLASTICITY APPLICATIONS IN REINFORCED CONCRETE AND  

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a range of reinforced and or prestressed concrete structures consisting of tower crane foundations, wind: plasticity, prestressed concrete, serviceability, turbine foundation, offshore structures 1 INTRODUCTION turbine foundations, building floors and offshore structures. The case studies have been chosen based

Burgoyne, Chris

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CONCRETE OPTIMISATION WITH REGARD TO PACKING DENSITY AND RHEOLOGY  

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/organizers): .............. Keywords: packing density, rheology, grading curve, optimisation, self-compacting concrete, roller-compactedCONCRETE OPTIMISATION WITH REGARD TO PACKING DENSITY AND RHEOLOGY François de Larrard LCPC Centre concrete. Author contacts Authors E-Mail Fax Postal address LCPC Centre de Nantes François de Larrard

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Concrete and Sustainable Development Special Publication ACI 206, 2002  

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friendly construction; fly ash; green buildings; recycling; supplementary cementing materials; sustainableC. Meyer Concrete and Sustainable Development 1 Special Publication ACI 206, 2002 Concrete Hills, MI Concrete and Sustainable Development By C. Meyer Synopsis: The United States is a country

Meyer, Christian

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Glass Concrete Thin Sheets Reinforced with Prestressed Aramid Fabrics  

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Glass Concrete Thin Sheets Reinforced with Prestressed Aramid Fabrics Gregor Vilkner Submitted Glass Concrete Thin Sheets Reinforced with Prestressed Aramid Fabrics Gregor Vilkner Thin sheet concrete crushed glass as aggregate, a multitude of different esthetic effects can be produced, which again open up

Meyer, Christian

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NDT data fusion for evaluating concrete structures  

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Simultaneous estimation of porosity rate and water saturation is studied for undamaged concrete. Data fusion based on possibility theory is selected to deal with imprecise and uncertain available data, and with the need of quantitative estimation of indicators. Applications provide a good agreement between predicted and expected values of porosity and saturation.

Ploix, M. A.; Garnier, V.; Moysan, J. [LCND, Universite de la Mediterranee, Avenue Gaston Berger, 13625 Aix-en-Provence Cedex (France); Breysse, D. [GHYMAC, Universite de Bordeaux 1, Avenue des facultes, 33400 Talence (France)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of old rectangular repair patches on the burst pressure of a gas pipeline  

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Seven full scale hydrostatic burst tests were carried out on pipes extracted from an API 5LX52 gas pipeline that contained rectangular and elliptical fillet welded patches and other repairs of different geometries. All breaks took place after widespread yielding. This analysis shows that the patches that generate greater risks are those that: (1) were attached to the pipeline at very low pressure, (2) were placed to repair large defects, (3) are rectangular, long in the direction of the pipe, and narrow, (4) the quality of the weld is doubtful. Based on data reported by In Line Inspection (ILI), of the four conditions mentioned above, only the third can be assessed in order to quantify risks and to schedule replacements.

Pablo Gabriel Fazzini; José Luis Otegui

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Materials  

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Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Materials Database for Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Materials Database for Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program The FY10 activities for development of a nuclear concrete materials database to support the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program are summarized. The database will be designed and constructed using the ORNL materials database infrastructure established for the Gen IV Materials Handbook to achieve cost reduction and development efficiency. In Phase I, a static database will be developed to manage searchable documents from the Structural Materials Handbook that contains information on nuclear concrete

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Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Materials  

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Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Materials Database for Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Materials Database for Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program The FY10 activities for development of a nuclear concrete materials database to support the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program are summarized. The database will be designed and constructed using the ORNL materials database infrastructure established for the Gen IV Materials Handbook to achieve cost reduction and development efficiency. In Phase I, a static database will be developed to manage searchable documents from the Structural Materials Handbook that contains information on nuclear concrete

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Concrete decontamination by Electro-Hydraulic Scabbling (EHS)  

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EHS is being developed for decontaminating concrete structures from radionuclides, organic substances, and hazardous metals. EHS involves the generation of powerful shock waves and intense cavitation by a strong pulsed electric discharge in a water layer at the concrete surface; high impulse pressure results in stresses which crack and peel off a concrete layer of controllable thickness. Scabbling produces contaminated debris of relatively small volume which can be easily removed, leaving clean bulk concrete. Objective of Phase I was to prove the technical feasibility of EH for controlled scabbling and decontamination of concrete. Phase I is complete.

NONE

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Alternative Mechanism for Accelerated Carbon Sequestration in Concrete  

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The increased rate of carbon dioxide sequestration (carbonation) is desired in many primary and secondary life applications of concrete in order to make the life cycle of concrete structures more carbon neutral. Most carbonation rate studies have focused on concrete exposed to air under various conditions. An alternative mechanism for accelerated carbon sequestration in concrete was investigated in this research based on the pH change of waters in contact with pervious concrete which have been submerged in carbonate laden waters. The results indicate that the concrete exposed to high levels of carbonate species in water may carbonate faster than when exposed to ambient air, and that the rate is higher with higher concentrations. Validation of increased carbon dioxide sequestration was also performed via thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). It is theorized that the proposed alternative mechanism reduces a limiting rate effect of carbon dioxide dissolution in water in the micro pores of the concrete.

Haselbach, Liv M.; Thomle, Jonathan N.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete. Corrosion of mild steel bars in concrete and its effect on steel-concrete bond strength.  

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??This thesis reports on the research outcome of corrosion mechanism and corrosion rate of mild steel in different environments (saline, alkaline solutions and concrete media)… (more)

Abosrra, L. R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of POTW biosolids in bituminous concrete  

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Although wastewater treatment helps alleviate water pollution, it creates residual by-products that can pose a disposal dilemma. Four main practices are presently employed to dispose of wastewater treatment plant sludge: land application, composting, incineration, and landfilling. A fifth disposal method that may help to alleviate the sludge disposal problem in future years is the incorporation of sludge into useful end products such as fertilizer or construction materials. This research was designed to evaluate the properties of bituminous concrete mixes that had anaerobically digested sewage sludge incorporated into their design. In doing so, it was desired to verify the work of Wells concerning sludge incorporation into bituminous concrete mixes using today`s asphalts. Hot mix and cold mix designs were studied.

Smith, R.C. [Jones and Henry Engineers, Ltd., Toledo, OH (United States); Angelbeck, D.I. [Univ. of Toledo, OH (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete decontamination by Electro-Hydraulic Scabbling (EHS). Topical report  

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Electro-Hydraulic Scabbling (EHS) technology and equipment for decontaminating concrete structures from radionuclides, organic substances, and hazardous metals is being developed by Textron Systems Division (TSD). This wet scabbling technique involves the generation of powerful shock waves and intense cavitation by a strong pulsed electric discharge in a water layer at the concrete surface. The high pressure impulse results in stresses which crack and peel off a concrete layer of a controllable thickness. Scabbling produces contaminated debris of relatively small volume which can be easily removed, leaving clean bulk concrete. This new technology is being developed under Contract No. DE-AC21-93MC30164. The project objective is to develop and demonstrate a cost-efficient, rapid, controllable process to remove the surface layer of contaminated concrete while generating minimal secondary waste. The primary target of this program is uranium-contaminated concrete floors which constitute a substantial part of the contaminated area at DOE weapon facilities.

NONE

1996-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite Element Modeling of the Fastening Systems and the Concrete  

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Sleeper and Ballast 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 0.0000 0.0002 0.0004 0.0006 0.0008 0 of strands Rail seat area is between 0.39 m to 0.67 m Rail Seat Area Component Modeling: Concrete Sleeper Seat Area Position of concrete surface strain lt = 0.48 m Component Modeling: Concrete Sleeper

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Energy harvesting from self-sustained aeroelastic limit cycle oscillations of rectangular wings  

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Three different aspect-ratio rectangular wings are designed and experimentally tested to produce self-sustained aeroelastic oscillations for energy harvesting via implementing a piezoelectric generator. Sensitivity measurements are conducted first to determine the critical conditions producing such oscillations with a dominant frequency of 1?Hz. Furthermore the energy harvesting performance is maximized as the piezoelectric generator is implemented in parallel with oncoming flow streamline. Approximately 55 mW electricity is produced from a wing with a surface area of 0.025?m2. Unlike conventional wind turbine technology the present work opens up another possible way to harvest energy via nonlinear aeroelastic oscillations.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure drop and heat transfer distributions in three-pass rectangular channels with rib turbulators  

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- rameters include the flow Reynolds number (Re = 15, 000, 30, 000, 60, 000), the channel aspect ratio (W/H = 1, 1/2, 1/4), the rib pitch-to-height ratio (P/e = 5, 7. 5, 10, 15), the rib height-to-hydraulic diameter ratio (e/D=0. 039, 0. 047, 0. 063..., 3+~2. 103 I 3l. 0 cnt cnt C I II cth cm Fig 2. Schematic of the test rig 11 the channel height from 2. 54-cm (1- in. ) to 5. 08-crn (2-in. ). Similarly, the second test section was modified to be the third test section (rectangular channel, W...

Zhang, Peng

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - EMDA_Volume_4_-_Concrete_Final.docx  

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room (or building) Diesel generator building Piping or electrical cable ducts or tunnels Radioactive waste storage building Stacks Intake structures (including concrete water...

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UNIT NUMBER SWMU 175 UNIT NAME: Concrete Rubble Pile (28...  

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75 UNIT NAME: Concrete Rubble Pile (28) REGULATORY STATUS: AOC LOCATION: Outside Security Fence, East of C-360 Building in KPDES Outfall Ditch 002. APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 400 ft...

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Performance Enhancement of the Automated Concrete Evaluation System (ACES)  

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The objective of this proposed research is to improve and expand the detection and analysis capabilities of the automated, concrete evaluation (ACE) system. MoDOT and Honeywell jointly developed this system. The focus of this proposed research will be on the following: Coordination of concrete imaging efforts with other states, Validation and testing of the ACE system on a broad range of concrete samples, and Identification and development of software and hardware enhancements. These enhancements will meet the needs of diverse users in the field of concrete materials, construction, and research.

Baumgart,C.W.; Cave,S.P.; Linder,K.E.

2002-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Protecting steel in concrete in the Persian Gulf  

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The climate and geomorphology of the Persian Gulf make it one of the world's most severe environments for reinforced concrete. The concrete mix ingredients are usually contaminated with chloride, and the environment around reinforced concrete structures also contains salts, both under- and above-ground. Prevailing high temperatures also promote rapid rates of corrosion. Fusion-bonded epoxy-coated rebar, polyvinyl butyral-based coated rebar, calcium nitrile corrosion-inhibiting admixture, and microsilica are reviewed as corrosion prevention measures for steel in concrete for Persian Gulf service. Detrimental effects and user-friendliness are discussed.

Matta, Z.G. (Specialised Industries Ltd., Sharjah (United Arab Emirates))

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NDE of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Using Infrared Thermography  

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NDE of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Using Infrared Thermography Monica A. STARNES that infrared thermography is a promising nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method considering testing speed

Entekhabi, Dara

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Effects of environment and construction procedures on concrete pavement surfaces  

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concrete on a dry subbase (even at 140'F) did not dverse?y affect the strength of the concrete slabs. 5. Of ti)s three types of finishes Employed, the burlap drag was found to provide the best sand?;last a'orasion resistan e. 6. ' Curing temperature... concrete on a dry subbase (even at 140'F) did not dverse?y affect the strength of the concrete slabs. 5. Of ti)s three types of finishes Employed, the burlap drag was found to provide the best sand?;last a'orasion resistan e. 6. ' Curing temperature...

Wrbas, Ronald Otto

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Residence time distribution and heat transfer in circular pipe fitted with longitudinal rectangular wings  

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Abstract Numerical simulations are used to analyze the heat and mass transfer in a circular pipe fitted with longitudinal rectangular vortex generators for Reynolds number between 7500 and 15,000 based on the pipe diameter. The aim of the present study is to test and quantify the mixing efficiency of a new solution able to avoid the bypass region that exists in the center of the high efficiency vortex static mixer (HEV), and also to enhance the heat transfer without increasing the pressure losses. The rectangular wings used here generate each a streamwise counter-rotating vortex pair sweeping the volume of the mixer and act as internal agitator on the flow. The particle dispersion is investigated by analyzing Poincaré sections and by studying the residence time distribution (RTD). The two approaches show much better mass transfer performance and better mixing homogeneity for the new wings arrangement. The heat transfer is also investigated and it is shown that the thermal enhancement factor in the new arrangement is much greater than that of the conventional systems used in the industry. When compared to the HEV heat exchangers it is shown that the thermal enhancement in the present configuration reaches about 40% relative to the classic HEV and 15% relative to the reversed HEV.

Charbel Habchi; Jean-Luc Harion

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beam current enhancement of microwave plasma ion source utilizing double-port rectangular cavity resonator  

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Microwave plasma ion source with rectangular cavity resonator has been examined to improve ion beam current by changing wave launcher type from single-port to double-port. The cavity resonators with double-port and single-port wave launchers are designed to get resonance effect at TE-103 mode and TE-102 mode, respectively. In order to confirm that the cavities are acting as resonator, the microwave power for breakdown is measured and compared with the E-field strength estimated from the HFSS (High Frequency Structure Simulator) simulation. Langmuir probe measurements show that double-port cavity enhances central density of plasma ion source by modifying non-uniform plasma density profile of the single-port cavity. Correspondingly, beam current from the plasma ion source utilizing the double-port resonator is measured to be higher than that utilizing single-port resonator. Moreover, the enhancement in plasma density and ion beam current utilizing the double-port resonator is more pronounced as higher microwave power applied to the plasma ion source. Therefore, the rectangular cavity resonator utilizing the double-port is expected to enhance the performance of plasma ion source in terms of ion beam extraction.

Lee, Yuna; Park, Yeong-Shin; Jo, Jong-Gab; Yang, J. J.; Hwang, Y. S. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The feasibility of modern technologies for reinforced concrete containment structures of nuclear power plants.  

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??This report explores the requirements for the design and analysis of concrete containment and shows how newer material technologies such as self-consolidating concrete (SCC) and… (more)

Czerniewski, Sarah

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aggregate concrete beams Sample Search...  

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concrete beams Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aggregate concrete beams Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Technical Report Documentation...

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Structural performance of ASR/DEF damaged prestressed concrete trapezoidal box beams with dapped ends.  

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??Across the State of Texas and many other areas of the world, relatively young concrete structures have developed signs of premature concrete deterioration. Large cracks… (more)

Larson, Nancy Anne, 1986-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear performance of ASR/DEF damaged prestressed concrete trapezoidal box bridge girders.  

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??Concrete bridges in Texas have developed large cracks in bent caps and pretensioned trapezoidal bridge girders. The bridges show premature concrete deterioration due to alkali-silica… (more)

Wang, Tz-Wei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment and strengthening of ASR and DEF affected concrete bridge columns.  

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??Alkali silica reaction (ASR) and delayed ettringite formation (DEF) are two causes of concrete deterioration. Both mechanisms cause expansion of concrete and thus extensive cracking.… (more)

Talley, Kimberly Grau

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Repair and Corrosion Protection of Reinforced Concrete Structures in  

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11/14/2014 1 Corrosion Repair and Corrosion Protection of Reinforced Concrete Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills Vector Construction / Vector Corrosion Technologies www.vectorgroup.com www.vector-corrosion.com Presentation Outline · Introduction · Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete Structures · Protection of Chests

Das, Suman

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Concrete vs. Abstract Problem Formats: A Disadvantage of Prior Knowledge  

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Concrete vs. Abstract Problem Formats: A Disadvantage of Prior Knowledge Andrew F. Heckler is identified for some questions. When a problem potentially elicits prior knowledge that is contrary to scientific knowledge, e.g. a scientific "misconception", it is found that the concrete representation invokes

Heckler, Andrew F.

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Uncertainty propagation on damage evolution of a concrete structure subjected  

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the structure is subjected to. To investigate the influence of the material properties variability on the long-term for concrete materials 1. Introduction Deep nuclear waste disposal facilities need to be studied over periods rock in a deep underground storage. Calcium leaching leads to important changes in the concrete

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Computational Modeling of Conventionally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams  

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF CONVENTIONALLY REINFORCED CONCRETE COUPLING BEAMS A Thesis by AJAY SESHADRI SHASTRI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2010 Major Subject: Civil Engineering Computational Modeling of Conventionally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams Copyright 2010...

Shastri, Ajay Seshadri

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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DATA FOR THE CALCULATION OF ALBEDOS FROM CONCRETE  

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DATA FOR THE CALCULATION OF ALBEDOS FROM CONCRETE IRON, LEAD, AND WATER FOR PHOTONS AND NEUTRONS for the neutron albedo, and (3) the secondary-photon albedo for incident neutrons. Albedo data is provided for four materials: concrete, iron, lead, and water. Unlike previous compilations of albedo data, modern

Shultis, J. Kenneth

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Radionuclide Retention in Concrete Wasteforms - FY13  

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Assessing long-term performance of Category 3 waste cement grouts for radionuclide encasement requires knowledge of the radionuclide-cement interactions and mechanisms of retention (i.e., sorption or precipitation); the mechanism of contaminant release; the significance of contaminant release pathways; how wasteform performance is affected by the full range of environmental conditions within the disposal facility; the process of wasteform aging under conditions that are representative of processes occurring in response to changing environmental conditions within the disposal facility; the effect of wasteform aging on chemical, physical, and radiological properties; and the associated impact on contaminant release. This knowledge will enable accurate prediction of radionuclide fate when the wasteforms come in contact with groundwater. Data collected throughout the course of this work will be used to quantify the efficacy of concrete wasteforms, similar to those used in the disposal of low-level waste and mixed low-level waste, for the immobilization of key radionuclides (i.e., uranium, technetium, and iodine). Data collected will also be used to quantify the physical and chemical properties of the concrete affecting radionuclide retention.

Snyder, Michelle MV; Golovich, Elizabeth C.; Wellman, Dawn M.; Crum, Jarrod V.; Lapierre, Robert; Dage, Denomy C.; Parker, Kent E.; Cordova, Elsa A.

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Perforation of thin unreinforced concrete slabs  

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This report discusses fourteen tests which were conducted to investigate the perforation of thin unreinforced concrete slabs. The 4340-steel projectile used in the test series is 50.8 mm in diameter, 355.6 mm in length, has a mass of 2.34 kg. and an ogive nose with caliber radius head of 3. The slabs, contained within steel culverts, are 1.52 m in diameter and consist of concrete with a nominal unconfined compressive strength of 38.2 MPa and maxima aggregate size of 9.5 mm. Slab thicknesses are 284.4, 254.0, 215.9 and 127.0 mm. Tests were conducted at impact velocities of about 313 m/s on all slab thicknesses and about 379 and 471 m/s on the 254.0-mm-thick slab. All tests were conducted at normal incidence to the slab. All tests were conducted at normal incidence to the slab. Information obtained from the tests used to determine the loading (deceleration) on the projectile during the perforation process, the velocity-displacement of the projectile as it perforated the slab, and the projectile position as damage occurred on the backface of the slab. The test projectile behaved essentially as a rigid body for all of the tests.

Cargile, J.D. [Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS (United States); Giltrud, M.E. [Defense Nuclear Agency, Washington, DC (United States); Luk, V.K. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A photoelastic study of a simply supported rectangular beam loaded by a round pin through the center of the beam  

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A PHOTOELASTIC STUDY OF A SIMPLY SUPPORTED RECTANGULAR BEAM LOADED BY A ROUND PIN THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE BEAM A Thesis By JERRY DON MORGAN Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1/64 Major subjects Mechanical Engineering A PHOTOELASTIC STUDY OF A SIMPLY SUPPORTED RECTANGULAR BEAM LOADED BY A ROUND PIN THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE BEAM A Thesis By JERRY DON MORGAN Approved...

Morgan, Jerry Don

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Diamond Shaving of Contaminated Concrete Surfaces  

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Decommissioning and decontamination of existing facilities presents technological challenges. One major challenge is the removal of surface contamination from concrete floors and walls while eliminating the spread of contamination and volumetric reduction of the waste stream. Numerous methods have been tried with a varying degree of success. Recent technology has made this goal achievable and has been used successfully. This new technology is the Diamond Floor Shaver and Diamond Wall shaver. The Diamond Floor Shaver is a self-propelled, walk behind machine that literally shaves the contaminated concrete surface to specified depths. This is accomplished by using a patented system of 100 dry cutting diamond blades with offset diamond segments that interlock to provide complete shaving of the concrete surface. Grooves are eliminated which allows for a direct frisk reading to analyze results. When attached to an appropriate size vacuum, the dust produced is 100% contained. Dust is collected in drums ready for disposition and disposal. The waste produced in shaving 7,500 square feet at 1/8 inch thickness would fill a single 55 gallon drum. Production is dependent on depth of shaving but averages 100 square feet per hour. The wall shaver uses the same patented diamond drum and blades but is hydraulically driven and is deployed using a robotic arm allowing its operation to be to totally remote. It can reach ceilings as high as 20 feet. Numerous small projects were successfully completed using this technology. Large scale deployment came in 2003. Bluegrass, in conjunction with Bartlett Services, deployed this technology to support decontamination activities for closing of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons site. Up to six floor shavers and one wall shaver were deployed in buildings B371 and B374. These buildings had up to one half-inch, fixed plutonium and beryllium contamination. Hundred-thousands of square feet of floors and walls were shaved successfully to depths of up to one half inch. Decontamination efforts were so successful the balance of the buildings could be demolished using conventional methods. The shavers helped keep the project on schedule while the vacuum system eliminated the potential for contaminants becoming airborne.

Mullen, Lisa K. [Bluegrass Concrete Cutting Inc., 107 Mildred Street PO Box 427, Greenville, Alabama 36037 (United States)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and pressure drop correlations for the rectangular offset strip fin compact heat exchanger  

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The development of thermal-hydraulic design tools for rectangular offset strip fin compact heat exchangers and the associated convection process are delineated. On the basis of current understanding of the physical phenomena and enhancement mechanisms, existing empirical f and j data for actual cores are reanalyzed. The asymptotic behavior of the data in the deep laminar and fully turbulent flow regimes is identified. The respective asymptotes for f and j are shown to be correlated by power law expressions in terms of Re and the dimensionless geometric parameters ?, ?, and ?. Finally, rational design equations for f and j are presented in the form of single continuous expressions covering the laminar, transition, and turbulent flow regimes.

Raj M. Manglik; Arthur E. Bergles

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Convection Heat Transfer in a Rectangular Liquid Metal Pool With Bottom Heating and Top Cooling  

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An experimental study is performed to investigate the natural convection heat transfer characteristics with subcooled coolant to create engineering database for basic applications in a lead alloy cooled reactor. Tests are performed in the ALTOS (Applied Liquid-metal Thermal Operation Study) apparatus as part of MITHOS (Metal Integrated Thermo Hydrodynamic Operation System). A relationship is determined between the Nusselt number Nu and the Rayleigh number Ra in the liquid metal rectangular pool. Results are compared with correlations and experimental data in the literature. Given the similar Ra condition, the present test results for Nu of the liquid metal pool with top subcooling are found to be similar to those predicted by the existing correlations or experiments. The current test results are utilized to develop natural convection heat transfer correlations applicable to low Prandtl number Pr fluids that are heated from below and cooled by the external coolant above. Results from this study are slated to be used in designing BORIS (Battery Optimized Reactor Integral System), a small lead cooled modular fast reactor for deployment at remote sites cycled with MOBIS (Modular Optimized Brayton Integral System) for electricity generation, tied with NAVIS (Naval Application Vessel Integral System) for ship propulsion, joined with THAIS (Thermochemical Hydrogen Acquisition Integral System) for hydrogen production, and coupled with DORIS (Desalination Optimized Reactor Integral System) for seawater desalination. Tests are performed with Wood's metal (Pb-Bi-Sn-Cd) filling a rectangular pool whose lower surface is heated and upper surface cooled by forced convection of water. The test section is 20 cm long, 11.3 cm high and 15 cm wide. The simulant has a melting temperature of 78 deg. C. The constant temperature and heat flux condition was realized for the bottom heating once the steady state had been met. The test parameters include the heated bottom surface temperature of the liquid metal pool, the input power to the bottom surface of the section, and the coolant temperature. (authors)

Lee, Il S.; Yu, Yong H.; Son, Hyoung M.; Hwang, Jin S.; Suh, Kune Y. [Seoul National University, 599 Gwanangno, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sulfate and acid resistant concrete and mortar  

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The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction and other applications, which hardenable mixtures demonstrate significant levels of acid and sulfate resistance while maintaining acceptable compressive strength properties. The acid and sulfate hardenable mixtures of the invention containing fly ash comprise cementitious materials and a fine aggregate. The cementitous materials may comprise fly ash as well as cement. The fine aggregate may comprise fly ash as well as sand. The total amount of fly ash in the hardenable mixture ranges from about 60% to about 120% of the total amount of cement, by weight, whether the fly ash is included as a cementious material, fine aggregate, or an additive, or any combination of the foregoing. In specific examples, mortar containing 50% fly ash and 50% cement in cementitious materials demonstrated superior properties of corrosion resistance. 6 figs.

Liskowitz, J.W.; Wecharatana, M.; Jaturapitakkul, C.; Cerkanowicz, A.E.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sulfate and acid resistant concrete and mortar  

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The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction and other applications, which hardenable mixtures demonstrate significant levels of acid and sulfate resistance while maintaining acceptable compressive strength properties. The acid and sulfate hardenable mixtures of the invention containing fly ash comprise cementitious materials and a fine aggregate. The cementitous materials may comprise fly ash as well as cement. The fine aggregate may comprise fly ash as well as sand. The total amount of fly ash in the hardenable mixture ranges from about 60% to about 120% of the total amount of cement, by weight, whether the fly ash is included as a cementious material, fine aggregate, or an additive, or any combination of the foregoing. In specific examples, mortar containing 50% fly ash and 50% cement in cementitious materials demonstrated superior properties of corrosion resistance.

Liskowitz, John W. (Belle Mead, NJ); Wecharatana, Methi (Parsippany, NJ); Jaturapitakkul, Chai (Bangkok, TH); Cerkanowicz, deceased, Anthony E. (late of Livingston, NJ)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quasi-bound levels, transmission and resonant tunneling in heterostructures with double and multi rectangular, trapezoidal, triangular barriers  

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In this work quasi-bound level energies, energy dependence of the transmission coefficients and negative differential resistance properties are studied in double and multi-barrier structures. Various barrier types such as rectangular, trapezoidal and ... Keywords: Double-barrier structures, Peak to valley ratio, Resonant tunneling diodes, Trapezoidal barrier, Triangular barrier

F. Nutku

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. 7, 2008 229 Enhanced Gain Patch Antenna With a Rectangular  

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IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. 7, 2008 229 Enhanced Gain Patch Antenna method to increase the gain of a conventional microstrip patch antenna is presented. A rectangular loop shaped parasitic radiator placed a specific distance away from the patch surface increases the gain

Cetiner, Bedri A.

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Concrete Industry Benefits from Ancient Romans and the ALS  

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Concrete Industry Benefits from Concrete Industry Benefits from Ancient Romans and the ALS Concrete Industry Benefits from Ancient Romans and the ALS Print Thursday, 17 October 2013 14:24 Cement production - the mainstay of the modern concrete industry - is one of the primary sources of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Making cement essentially requires burning rock, an extremely energy-intensive process that releases a large amount of carbon into the atmosphere. In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the industry has begun to move toward new concrete "recipes" that incorporate environmentally friendly supplemental cementitious materials (SCMs), which partially replace Portland cement and reduce its use. The challenge is to maintain, or even increase, the end product's strength and durability while becoming more environmentally sustainable. Ancient Rome, without the impetus of modern environmental concerns, had a lot of this figured out. New insights into the Romans' ingenious concrete harbor structures now emerging from ALS beamline research could move the modern concrete industry toward its goal.

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Concrete Industry Benefits from Ancient Romans and the ALS  

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Concrete Industry Benefits from Concrete Industry Benefits from Ancient Romans and the ALS Concrete Industry Benefits from Ancient Romans and the ALS Print Thursday, 17 October 2013 14:24 Cement production - the mainstay of the modern concrete industry - is one of the primary sources of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Making cement essentially requires burning rock, an extremely energy-intensive process that releases a large amount of carbon into the atmosphere. In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the industry has begun to move toward new concrete "recipes" that incorporate environmentally friendly supplemental cementitious materials (SCMs), which partially replace Portland cement and reduce its use. The challenge is to maintain, or even increase, the end product's strength and durability while becoming more environmentally sustainable. Ancient Rome, without the impetus of modern environmental concerns, had a lot of this figured out. New insights into the Romans' ingenious concrete harbor structures now emerging from ALS beamline research could move the modern concrete industry toward its goal.

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Dual-phase ferritic martensitic steel for concrete reinforcement  

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This paper will discuss the microstructural characteristics and the mechanical and corrosion properties of dual-phase ferritic martensitic (DFM) steel embedded in concrete. Previous research on DFM steel has shown that these steels can attain higher tensile strengths, higher energy absorption, more fatigue resistance, higher ductility, and superior corrosion resistance than conventional reinforcement. Currently, a research project investigating the mechanical and durability aspects of DFM bars embedded in small concrete samples is underway. The objective of this research is to determine mechanical characteristics and present preliminary findings on possible corrosion mechanisms of a 0.1C/2Si DFM steel embedded in concrete.

Trejo, D.; Monteiro, P.; Thomas, G. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete international /january 2010 35 Portland limestone cement (PLC) is produced by  

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Concrete international /january 2010 35 Portland limestone cement (PLC) is produced by blending demonstration of PLC concrete in the late-fall construction of a parking lot at a ready mixed concrete plant near Gatineau, QC, Canada. The performance of the plastic and hardened concretes produced with PLC

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Learning outcomes MSc in Civil Engineering (Concrete Technology) RU-School of Science and Engineering 1  

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including fracture mechanics, high performance concrete including self-compacting concrete and durabilityLearning outcomes MSc in Civil Engineering (Concrete Technology) RU-School of Science and Engineering 1 MSc in Civil Engineering (Cycle 2, level 4) Specialisation: Concrete Technology MSc in Civil

Karlsson, Brynjar

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Mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibres  

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Mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibres O. Gencel*1 of workability. Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is an innovative concrete that is able to flow under its own engineers to incorporate many materials into it. A variety of types of concrete exist.7 Self-compacting

North Texas, University of

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The relative economy of prestressed concrete bridge designs and handbook data for a number of prestressed concrete beam designs  

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, 000 psi), or by using a concrete with a hd. ghsr modulus of elasticity, or by oontrolling the shrinks. ~ in the concretes or by overstretching the steel, or any oombination of these, Since this is possible~ the co. vputations will bs co. cpletcd... since the stress produced bv Fc fell vithin the presoribsd limitse 25 Principal Tensile dtressesc Ths ALHO specifications allow no dis tribution of wheel loads when computing shear stresses for concrete or steel girder brig. ~s but on the other hand...

Jones, Truman Ross

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural fiber reinforced aerated concrete : an experimental investigation  

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The purpose of this study is to compare existing research with aerated concrete and fiber reinforcement to original experiments completed investigating the benefits of adding natural fiber tensile reinforcement to aerated ...

Garbis, Leonidia Maria

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of wind turbines with Ultra-High Performance Concrete  

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Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) has proven an asset for bridge design as it significantly reduces costs. However, UHPC has not been applied yet to wind turbine technology. Design codes do not propose any recommendations ...

Jammes, François-Xavier

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Fragility Analysis and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures  

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The main objective of this study is to develop a methodology to assess seismic vulnerability of concrete structures and to estimate direct losses related to structural damage due to future seismic events. This dissertation contains several...

Bai, Jong Wha

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Water retention and gas relative permeability of two industrial concretes  

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This experimental study aims at identifying the water retention properties of two industrial concretes to be used for long term underground nuclear waste storage structures. Together with water retention, gas transfer properties are identified at varying water saturation level, i.e. relative gas permeability is assessed directly as a function of water saturation level S{sub w}. The influence of the initial de-sorption path and of the subsequent re-saturation are analysed both in terms of water retention and gas transfer properties. Also, the influence of concrete microstructure upon water retention and relative gas permeability is assessed, using porosity measurements, analysis of the BET theory from water retention properties, and MIP. Finally, a single relative gas permeability curve is proposed for each concrete, based on Van Genuchten-Mualem's statistical model, to be used for continuous modelling approaches of concrete structures, both during drying and imbibition.

Chen Wei; Liu Jian; Brue, Flore; Skoczylas, Frederic [Univ Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France); ECLille, LML, BP 48, F-59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq (France); CNRS, UMR 8107, F-59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq (France); Davy, C.A., E-mail: catherine.davy@ec-lille.fr [Univ Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France); ECLille, LML, BP 48, F-59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq (France); CNRS, UMR 8107, F-59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq (France); Bourbon, Xavier; Talandier, Jean [Andra, 1-7 rue Jean Monnet, F-92298 Chatenay-Malabry Cedex (France)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transcending Portland Cement with 100 percent fly ash concrete  

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The use of concrete, made with 100% fly ash and no Portland cement, in buildings at the Transportation Institute in Bozeman, MT, USA, is described. 3 refs., 7 figs.

Cross, D.; Akin, M.; Stephens, J.; Cuelh, E. [Montana State University, MT (United States)

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geopolymer concretes: a green construction technology rising from the ash  

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Researchers at Louisiana Tech University have embarked on a multi-year research initiative to develop applications for inorganic polymer concrete, or geopolymer concrete, in the area of civil construction, and to bring solve of these applications to market. One objective was to produce a spray-on coating for use in the harsh environment of wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities. Another project is to establish relationships between fly ash composition and particle size distribution and the mechanical attributes and workability of the resulting geopolymer concrete. A third project is to develop a 'smart' geopolymer concrete whose response to a given electric current can be correlated to the stress level to which the structure is subjected. 1 fig., 6 photos.

Allouche, E. [Louisiana Tech University, LA (United States)

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bitumen-rubber composite binders for production of asphalt concretes  

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The dissolution of vulcanized rubber in bitumen in the presence of a devulcanizing additive and the formation of bitumen-rubber composites, which are promising binders for the production of asphalt concretes, wer...

R. G. Zhitov; V. N. Kizhnyaev; V. V. Alekseenko…

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic performance of polymer modified concretes in flexure-modelling  

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Considerable research has been carried out in the recent years in the development of models to simulate the inelastic responses of reinforced concrete elements. The enhancement of ductility and the post-peak behaviour are of special interest for the seismic design of structures. Polymer modified fibre concretes are found to be ideal for seismic application with its inherent structural characteristics. An experimental investigation has been undertaken to understand the flexural behaviour of the polymer-modified fibre concrete modified with natural rubber latex. The results are compared with the response of normal strength concrete beam. Analytical modelling of the beams were carried out in a user friendly finite element software to accurately predict the monotonic behaviour of the beams which is considered to be the envelope of cyclic curve. The strains developed were found and are compared with the theoretical results.

R. Sreekala; K. Muthumani; N. Gopalakrishnan; K. Sathish Kumar; G.V. Rama Rao; Nagesh R. Iyer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic analysis of concrete coupled wall structures : a parametric study  

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Concrete coupled wall structure is a system that can efficiently dissipate energy under the effect of lateral loads. It has been widely used in medium height buildings for several decades. While researchers have conducted ...

Huang, Elaine Annabelle, 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete lining for steel ladle of the infusion (teapot) type  

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As a result of replacing firebrick and chrome -magnesite brick by concrete of magnesite-chromite composition, the service life of the lining was increased with a simultaneous reduction of the labor force for t...

P. N. D'yachkov; G. G. Zagainov; O. N. Zaikov; B. T. Fishel'

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Nano-Macro Correlation of Nano-Silica Concrete  

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Concrete mixes using progressively finer size nano-silica particles (7–150nm) were prepared to study the effect of nano-size pozzolans (nano-silica). Conventional compression tests demonstrated progressively high...

Joan Schoepfer; Arup Maji

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STRESS WAVE EMISSION AND FRACTURE OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE REACTOR...  

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PRESTRESSED CONCRETE REACTOR VESSEL MATERIALS. Re-direct Destination: Temp Data Fields Green, A.T. Temp Data Storage 3: Aerojet-General Corp., Sacramento, Calif. Short URL for...

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Designing concrete mixtures for strength, elastic modulus and fracture energy  

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There are many methods for determining a concrete mix proportion when the compressive strength is the ... when other criteria, such as the fracture energy or the elastic modulus, are specified. For these cases, a...

P. J. M. Monteiro; P. R. L. Helene; S. H. Kang

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling asphaltic concrete with sulphur as a supplemental binder  

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RECYCLING ASPHALTIC CONCRETE WITH SULPHUR AS A SUPPLEMENTAL BINDER A Thesis by ROBERT WILLIAM BARNETT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 1976 Major Subject: Civil Engineering RECYCLING ASPHALTIC CONCRETE WITH SULPHUR AS A SUPPLEMENTAL BINDER A Thesis by ROBERT WILLIAM BARNETT Approved as to style and content by: :) (Chairm o I ommit tee) (M ber) Mem er) August 1976...

Barnett, Robert William

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Troll oil floater: The first concrete floater platform  

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The Troll Olje platform is the first catenary-moored concrete floater ever built. Detail engineering commenced in November 1992, and the substructure should be ready mechanical complete by December 1994. The main challenge has been to develop, design and fabricate a new concept within a tight schedule. This paper describes the main features of the concrete floater and gives an overview of some of the experience gained during the development of the concept.

Helland, K.; Jensen, B.; Martin, J.; Meaas, P.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete characterization for the 300 Area Solvent Evaporator Closure Site  

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This report summarizes the sampling activities undertaken and the analytical results obtained in a concrete sampling and analyses study performed for the 300 Area Solvent Evaporator (300 ASE) closure site. The 300 ASE is identified as a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) treatment, storage, or disposal (TSD) unit that will be closed in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations. No constituents of concern were found in concentrations indicating contamination of the concrete by 300 ASE operations.

Prignano, A.L.

1995-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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CaUSeWaY tO eNGiNeeriNG  

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labour by using self- compacting concrete then it's a win-win.' The associate on the project was Richard-stressed concrete products to the construction, water, marine and agricultural markets. In particular, they are at the forefront of the precast concrete piling market. `Bullivant has had a high dependency on concrete from

Paxton, Anthony T.

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High-volume natural volcanic pozzolan and limestone powder as partial replacements for portland cement in self-compacting and sustainable concrete  

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the resulting self-compacting concrete (SCC). Petrographicity, which satisfy self-compacting concrete criteria withoutcement in self-compacting and sustainable concrete K. Celik

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The analysis of single-electron orbits in a free electron laser based upon a rectangular hybrid wiggler  

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A three-dimensional analysis of a novel free-electron laser (FEL) based upon a rectangular hybrid wiggler (RHW) is presented. This RHW is designed in a configuration composed of rectangular rings with alternating ferrite and dielectric spacers immersed in a solenoidal magnetic field. An analytic model of RHW is introduced by solution of Laplace's equation for the magnetostatic fields under the appropriate boundary conditions. The single-electron orbits in combined RHW and axial guide magnetic fields are studied when only the first and the third spatial harmonic components of the RHW field are taken into account and the higher order terms are ignored. The results indicate that the third spatial harmonic leads to group III orbits with a strong negative mass regime particularly in large solenoidal magnetic fields. RHW is found to be a promising candidate with favorable characteristics to be used in microwave FEL.

Kordbacheh, A.; Ghahremaninezhad, Roghayeh [Department of Physics, Iran University of Science and Technology, 1684613114 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Maraghechi, B. [Department of Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology, 159163411 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of detonation wave propagation in rectangular ducts using a three-dimensional WENO scheme  

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This paper reports high resolution simulations using a fifth-order weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme with a third-order TVD Runge-Kutta time stepping method to examine the features of detonation front and physics in square ducts. The simulations suggest that two and three-dimensional detonation wave front formations are greatly enhanced by the presence of transverse waves. The motion of transverse waves generates triple points (zones of high pressure and large velocity coupled together), which cause the detonation front to become locally overdriven and thus form ''hot spots.'' The transversal motion of these hot spots maintains the detonation to continuously occur along the whole front in two and three dimensions. The present simulations indicate that the influence of the transverse waves on detonation is more profound in three dimensions and the pattern of quasi-steady detonation fronts also depends on the duct size. For a ''narrow'' duct (4L x 4L where L is the half-reaction length), the detonation front displays a distinctive ''spinning'' motion about the axial direction with a well-defined period. For a wider duct (20L x 20L), the detonation front exhibits a ''rectangular mode'' periodically, with the front displaying ''convex'' and ''concave'' shapes one following the other and the transverse waves on the four walls being partly out-of-phase with each other. (author)

Dou, Hua-Shu; Tsai, Her Mann [Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore (Singapore); Khoo, Boo Cheong; Qiu, Jianxian [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase distribution measurements in narrow rectangular channels using image-processing techniques  

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Phase distribution of air-water flow in a narrow rectangular channel is examined using image-processing techniques. Ink is added to the water, and clear channel walls were used to allow high-speed, still photographs and video tape to be taken of the air-water flow field. Flow field images are digitized and stored in a Macintosh IIci computer using a frame grabber board. Local grey levels are related to liquid thickness in the flow channel using a calibration fixture. Image-processing shareware is used to calculate the spatially averaged liquid thickness from the image of the flow field. Time-averaged spatial liquid distributions are calculated using image calculation algorithms. The spatially averaged liquid distribution is calculated from the time-averaged spatial liquid distribution to formulate the combined temporally and spatially averaged liquid fraction values. The temporally and spatially averaged liquid fractions measured using this technique compare well to those predicted from pressure gradient measurements at zero superficial liquid velocity. 11 refs.

Bentley, C.L.; Ruggles, A.E.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of natural convection of latent heat phase-change-material microcapsulate slurry packed in a horizontal rectangular enclosure heated from below and cooled from above  

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A two-dimensional numerical simulation of natural convection in a rectangular enclosure heated from below and cooled from above has been conducted with non-Newtonian phase-change-material (PCM) microcapsulate slu...

Hideo Inaba; Yanlai Zhang; Akihiko Horibe; Naoto Haruki

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radionuclide Migration through Sediment and Concrete: 16 Years of Investigations  

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The Waste Management Project provides safe, compliant, and cost-effective waste management services for the Hanford Site and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Part of these services includes safe disposal of low-level waste and mixed low-level waste at the Hanford Low-Level Waste Burial Grounds in accordance with the requirements of DOE Order 435.1, Radioactive Waste Management. To partially satisfy these requirements, performance assessment analyses were completed and approved. DOE Order 435.1 also requires continuing data collection to increase confidence in the critical assumptions used in these analyses to characterize the operational features of the disposal facility that are relied on to satisfy the performance objectives identified in the order. Cement-based solidification and stabilization is considered for hazardous waste disposal because it is easily done and cost-efficient. One critical assumption is that concrete will be used as a waste form or container material at the Hanford Site to control and minimize the release of radionuclide constituents in waste into the surrounding environment. Concrete encasement would contain and isolate the waste packages from the hydrologic environment and act as an intrusion barrier. Any failure of concrete encasement may result in water intrusion and consequent mobilization of radionuclides from the waste packages. The radionuclides iodine-129, selenium-75, technetium-99, and uranium-238 have been identified as long-term dose contributors (Mann et al. 2001; Wood et al. 1995). Because of their anionic nature in aqueous solutions, these constituents of potential concern may be released from the encased concrete by mass flow and/or diffusion and migrate into the surrounding subsurface environment (Serne et al. 1989; 1992; 1993a, b; 1995). Therefore, it is necessary to assess the performance of the concrete encasement structure and the ability of the surrounding soil to retard radionuclide migration. Each of the test methods performed throughout the lifetime of the project has focused on different aspects of the concrete waste form weathering process. Diffusion of different analytes [technetium-99 (Tc-99), iodine-125 (I-125), stable iodine (I), uranium (U), and rhenium (Re)] has been quantified from experiments under both saturated and unsaturated conditions. The water-saturated conditions provide a conservative estimate of the concrete’s performance in situ, and the unsaturated conditions provide a more accurate estimate of the diffusion of contaminants from the concrete.

Golovich, Elizabeth C.; Mattigod, Shas V.; Snyder, Michelle MV; Powers, Laura; Whyatt, Greg A.; Wellman, Dawn M.

2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Structures at BAM | ornl.gov  

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Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Structures at BAM Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Structures at BAM Jan 17 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dr. Herbert Wiggenhauser, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany EESRD Seminar Weinberg Auditorium CONTACT : Email: Dwight Clayton Phone:865.576.8134 Add to Calendar SHARE NDT of concrete structures at BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) in Berlin/Germany is focussed on the evaluation of structural properties in RC structures: Location of reinforcement, position of tendon ducts, condition of grouting in tendons, presence and location of honeycombs, sizing of cracks and others. These testing tasks are mainly solved using GPR (ground penetrating radar) and low frequency ultrasound pulse echo. Scanning and automation supports the evaluations and

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Treatment of fly ash for use in concrete  

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A process for treating fly ash to render it highly usable as a concrete additive. A quantity of fly ash is obtained that contains carbon and which is considered unusable fly ash for concrete based upon foam index testing. The fly ash is mixed with an activator solution sufficient to initiate a geopolymerization reaction and for a geopolymerized fly ash. The geopolymerized fly ash is granulated. The geopolymerized fly ash is considered usable fly ash for concrete according to foam index testing. The geopolymerized fly ash may have a foam index less than 35% of the foam index of the untreated fly ash, and in some cases less than 10% of the foam index of the untreated fly ash. The activator solution may contain an alkali metal hydroxide, carbonate, silicate, aluminate, or mixtures thereof.

Boxley, Chett (Park City, UT); Akash, Akash (Salt lake City, UT); Zhao, Qiang (Natick, MA)

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatment of fly ash for use in concrete  

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A process for treating fly ash to render it highly usable as a concrete additive. A quantity of fly ash is obtained that contains carbon and which is considered unusable fly ash for concrete based upon foam index testing. The fly ash is mixed with a quantity of spray dryer ash (SDA) and water to initiate a geopolymerization reaction and form a geopolymerized fly ash. The geopolymerized fly ash is granulated. The geopolymerized fly ash is considered usable fly ash for concrete according to foam index testing. The geopolymerized fly ash may have a foam index less than 40%, and in some cases less than 20%, of the foam index of the untreated fly ash. An optional alkaline activator may be mixed with the fly ash and SDA to facilitate the geopolymerization reaction. The alkaline activator may contain an alkali metal hydroxide, carbonate, silicate, aluminate, or mixtures thereof.

Boxley, Chett (Park City, UT)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

195

Treatment of fly ash for use in concrete  

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A process for treating fly ash to render it highly usable as a concrete additive. A quantity of fly ash is obtained that contains carbon and which is considered unusable fly ash for concrete based upon foam index testing. The fly ash is mixed with an activator solution sufficient to initiate a geopolymerization reaction and for a geopolymerized fly ash. The geopolymerized fly ash is granulated. The geopolymerized fly ash is considered usable fly ash for concrete according to foam index testing. The geopolymerized fly ash may have a foam index less than 35% of the foam index of the untreated fly ash, and in some cases less than 10% of the foam index of the untreated fly ash. The activator solution may contain an alkali metal hydroxide, carbonate, silicate, aluminate, or mixtures thereof.

Boxley, Chett; Akash, Akash; Zhao, Qiang

2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

196

Concrete Cleaning, Inc. centrifugal shot blaster: Baseline report; Summary  

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The centrifugal shot blaster is an electronically operated shot-blast machine that removes layer of concrete of varying depths. Hardened steel shot propelled at a high rate of speed abrades the surface of the concrete. The depth of material removed is determined by the rate of speed the machine is traveling and the volume of shot being fired into the blast chamber. The steel shot is reused until it is pulverized to dust, which is deposited in the waste container with the concrete being removed. Debris is continually vacuumed by a large dust collection system attached to the shot blaster. The safety and health evaluation during the human factors assessment focused on two main areas: noise and dust.

NONE

1997-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

197

Survey of four damage models for concrete.  

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Four conventional damage plasticity models for concrete, the Karagozian and Case model (K&C), the Riedel-Hiermaier-Thoma model (RHT), the Brannon-Fossum model (BF1), and the Continuous Surface Cap Model (CSCM) are compared. The K&C and RHT models have been used in commercial finite element programs many years, whereas the BF1 and CSCM models are relatively new. All four models are essentially isotropic plasticity models for which 'plasticity' is regarded as any form of inelasticity. All of the models support nonlinear elasticity, but with different formulations. All four models employ three shear strength surfaces. The 'yield surface' bounds an evolving set of elastically obtainable stress states. The 'limit surface' bounds stress states that can be reached by any means (elastic or plastic). To model softening, it is recognized that some stress states might be reached once, but, because of irreversible damage, might not be achievable again. In other words, softening is the process of collapse of the limit surface, ultimately down to a final 'residual surface' for fully failed material. The four models being compared differ in their softening evolution equations, as well as in their equations used to degrade the elastic stiffness. For all four models, the strength surfaces are cast in stress space. For all four models, it is recognized that scale effects are important for softening, but the models differ significantly in their approaches. The K&C documentation, for example, mentions that a particular material parameter affecting the damage evolution rate must be set by the user according to the mesh size to preserve energy to failure. Similarly, the BF1 model presumes that all material parameters are set to values appropriate to the scale of the element, and automated assignment of scale-appropriate values is available only through an enhanced implementation of BF1 (called BFS) that regards scale effects to be coupled to statistical variability of material properties. The RHT model appears to similarly support optional uncertainty and automated settings for scale-dependent material parameters. The K&C, RHT, and CSCM models support rate dependence by allowing the strength to be a function of strain rate, whereas the BF1 model uses Duvaut-Lion viscoplasticity theory to give a smoother prediction of transient effects. During softening, all four models require a certain amount of strain to develop before allowing significant damage accumulation. For the K&C, RHT, and CSCM models, the strain-to-failure is tied to fracture energy release, whereas a similar effect is achieved indirectly in the BF1 model by a time-based criterion that is tied to crack propagation speed.

Leelavanichkul, Seubpong (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT); Brannon, Rebecca Moss (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT)

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ozinga Adds 14 Natural Gas Concrete Mixers  

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Evaluation of Multiple Corrrosion Protection Systems and Corrosion Inhibitors for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks  

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that a reduced water-cement ratio improves the corrosion resistance of conventional steel in uncracked concrete. The use of a corrosion inhibitor improves the corrosion resistance of conventional steel in both cracked and uncracked concrete, but provides...

Xing, Lihua

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkali-activated slag concrete Sample Search...  

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66 By-Products Utilization Summary: Center for By-Products Utilization SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE (SCC) OR SELF- LEVELING CONCRETE (SLC... - MILWAUKEE 12;2 SELF-COMPACTING...

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Detection of defects in FRP-reinforced concrete with the acoustic-laser vibrometry method  

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Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening and retrofitting of concrete structural elements has become increasingly popular for civil infrastructure systems. When defects occur in FRP-reinforced concrete elements at the ...

Chen, Justin Gejune

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Lightweight concrete : investigations into the production of variable density cellular materials  

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This research focuses on the intersection between material composition and form in the development of a new type of concrete. As concrete is the most widely used building material in the world, innovation in this material ...

Cooke, Timothy Graham

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Evaluation and optimization of pervious concrete with respect to permeability and clogging  

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environmental effects associated with pavement runoff has also increased. These two issues have spurred the recent interest in pervious concrete pavements.Pervious concrete, however, has deficiencies which limit its application as pavements. These limitations...

Joung, Young

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

204

Analysis of Influencing Factor on Fracture Energy of Concrete Containers for Nuclear Waste  

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The anti-fracture property of concrete container for nuclear waste was investigated to ensure its long-time ... the materials used to make concrete containers for nuclear waste.

Li Yi; Zhao Wen; Qujie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Effect of Corrosion on the Seismic Response of a Single-Bent, Reinforced Concrete Bridge  

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The effect of corrosion on a single-bent, reinforced concrete (RC) bridge subject to seismic loading is the primary focus of this research. This work attempts to determine the effects of decreasing rebar diameter and concrete cover spalling...

Harvat, Jessica

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

206

Effects from Alkali-Silica Reacton and Delayed Ettringite Formation on Reinforced Concrete Column Lap Splices  

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Reinforced concrete bridge columns can deteriorate prematurely due to the alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and/or delayed ettringite formation (DEF), causing internal expansion and cracking on the surface of the concrete. The performance...

Eck, Mary

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

207

Experimental and Theoretical Studies on Mechanical Properties of Complex Oxides in Concrete  

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between CrO 4 - and SO 4 -ettringite Ca 6 (Al(OH) 6 ) 2 -[(on the crystal structure of ettringite, Cement and ConcretePreferred orientation of ettringite in concrete fractures,

Moon, Juhyuk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Tests of concrete beams with externally-bonded glass-fiber fabric web reinforcement  

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of strengthening techniques used for rehabilitation of concrete structures is the method of using thin glass and carbon fiber fabrics, which are bonded externally to the surface of concrete. The study is focused on investigating the feasibility of using fabrics...

Dabholkar, Niranjan Shamsunder

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

209

Relationship between Frequency of RFID Tags and Its Ability to Penetrate Fresh Concrete  

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, which is capable of transmitting information wirelessly. Previous research implemented using ultra high frequency RFID tags embedded in fresh concrete found that water could be the impediment for transmitting RFID signal from within concrete during early...

Sridharan, Rajasekaran

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Nondestructive Evaluation for Concrete  

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Nondestructive Evaluation for Nondestructive Evaluation for Concrete Research and Development Roadmap Light Water Reactor Sustainability Nondestructive Evaluation for Concrete Research and Development Roadmap Materials issues are a key concern for the existing nuclear reactor fleet as material degradation can lead to increased maintenance, increased downtown, and increased risk. Extending reactor life to 60 years and beyond will likely increase susceptibility and severity of known forms of degradation. Additionally, new mechanisms of materials degradation are also possible. The purpose of the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is to develop technologies and other solutions that can improve the reliability, sustain the safety, and extend

211

Investigation for determining the curing characteristics of lightweight aggregate concrete  

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reached in froa 65 to 70 days for clay and shale con- ctetece The possibility of the entrapped or absorbed water in the aggregate acting as a self curing agent for lightweight aggregate concrete and the supporting statcscents concerning the slower than... standard 5/8 inch roue@, bullet~ tamping rod, while the beams wars compacted by being roddsd 55 times on each of two equal S inch layers with the standard tamping rod, The concrete an both sides and at the ends of the bxsm mold was spaded with a travel...

Carlton, Thomas Arlis

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Arc Energy Estimations: Applications in Lightning-Induced Concrete Spall  

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After lightning contacts a building, the possibility of a physical break in its conductive path to ground may exist. Given such a break, an electric field may develop across the gap until it exceeds the breakdown strength of the non-conducting, or dielectric, material. Breakdown subsequently occurs and energy is dissipated during the development of an arc channel. If the dielectric is concrete, a concern exists that the energy available for arc formation may be capable of launching pieces of spall into sensitive equipment. This paper discusses the mechanisms of energy dissipation in arc formation and quantifies the energy available for concrete spall.

Tully, L K; Ong, M M

2008-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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High-performance, high-volume fly ash concrete  

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This booklet offers the construction professional an in-depth description of the use of high-volume fly ash in concrete. Emphasis is placed on the need for increased utilization of coal-fired power plant byproducts in lieu of Portland cement materials to eliminate increased CO{sub 2} emissions during the production of cement. Also addressed is the dramatic increase in concrete performance with the use of 50+ percent fly ash volume. The booklet contains numerous color and black and white photos, charts of test results, mixtures and comparisons, and several HVFA case studies.

NONE

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

214

The Thermal Conductivity of Low Density Concretes Containing Perlite  

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-Tov, "HEATING5 - An IBM 360 Heat Conduction Program," ORNL/CSD/tm-15(1977). Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. [5J Expanded Shale Clay and Slate Institute, "Lightweight Concrete Information Sheet," No.4, Washington, D.C., 1958. [6J Moore..., J. P., R. S. Graves, J. G. Stradley, J. H. Hannah, and D. L. McElroy, "Some Thermal Transport Properties of a Limestone Concrete," ORNL/TM-2644 (August 1969), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. [7J Valore, R. C., Jr., "Cellular...

Yarbrough, D. W.

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Research paper Pedogenic hematitic concretions from the Triassic New Haven Arkose, Connecticut  

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to elevated U. Mass balance calculations indicate that ~20% of the concretions are composed of iron oxides

Glotch, Timothy D.

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Creep behavior of refractory concretes. First annual report, October 1, 1981-September 30, 1982  

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Objectives are to evaluate the creep of alumina refractory concretes, determine differential transient creep strain of pristine specimens, develop a mathematical model for the creep behavior of refractory concretes, investigate the creep of commercial refractory concretes, and determine the effect of fiber reinforcements on the creep of concretes. After a summary of the first four years' progress, the technical progress during the fourth year is described in detail. 97 figures. (DLC)

McGee, T.D.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Existing schemes for constructing high concrete dams and ways to improve them  

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1. Improvement of the existing cyclic methods of constructing concrete dams in recent years made it possible to ...

V. I. Teleshev; V. K. Loshak

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

TEST ON PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BEAM WITH AFRP SPIRAL CONFINEMENT AND EXTERNAL ARAMID TENDONS  

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D at the University of Cambridge and is currently researching the properties of self-compacting concretesTEST ON PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BEAM WITH AFRP SPIRAL CONFINEMENT AND EXTERNAL ARAMID TENDONS C. J concrete beam. Aramid Fibre Reinforced Polymers (AFRP) are used to make compression confinement in the form

Burgoyne, Chris

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A model for the evolution of concrete deterioration due to reinforcement corrosion  

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One of the most crucial factors affecting the service life of reinforced concrete (RC) structures attacked by aggressive ions is reinforcement corrosion. As the steel corrosion progresses, crack propagation in concrete medium endangers the serviceability ... Keywords: Analytical solution, Gradient reproducing kernel particle method (GRKPM), Mathematical modeling, Microcracking, Reinforced concrete structures, Reinforcement corrosion

Hossein M. Shodja; Keivan Kiani; Alireza Hashemian

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimentally Validated Compatibility Strut and Tie Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers  

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(drift) response .......................................................................... 95 Figure 3.13 Nonlinear response and early concrete cracking effects ............................. 97 Figure 3.14 Nonlinear concrete and steel response... design tool, STM is purely a force-based approach that implicitly assumes a lower bound solution by establishing a plastic truss consisting of concrete compression struts and steel tension ties, satisfying both equilibrium and ultimate material...

Scott, Reece Melby

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Paper No. RBCSR RESPONSE OF A BURIED CONCRETE PIPELINE TO GROUND  

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Paper No. RBCSR RESPONSE OF A BURIED CONCRETE PIPELINE TO GROUND RUPTURE: A FULL-SCALE EXPERIMENT A typical water distribution system includes a network of steel and concrete pipelines. Concrete segmental pipelines are particularly vulnerable to damage by ground rupture. Ground displacements may produce

Michalowski, Radoslaw L.

222

Performance of Multiple Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks  

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.....................................................................................47 Table 2.5: Critical Chloride Corrosion Threshold for concrete with Corrosion Inhibitors (Xing et al. 2010)...................................................................................................49 Table 2.6: Field Test Specimen... Batch Schedule (Guo et al. 2006) ......................................54 Table 2.7: Field Test Specimen Plastic Concrete Properties ................................................55 Table 2.8: Field Test Specimen Hardened Concrete Properties...

O'Reilly, Matt

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

223

Effect of Electric Arc Furnace Bag House Dust on Concrete Durability Researcher: Fahad Al-Mutlaq  

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Effect of Electric Arc Furnace Bag House Dust on Concrete Durability Researcher: Fahad Al billions of dollars annually. While steel is normally protected from corrosion in concrete by a passive of the effects of addition of Bag House Dust (BHD) on aspects of concrete durability. BHD is a fine powder

Birmingham, University of

224

Linseed Oil-Based Concrete Surface Treatment -for Building and Highway Structures in  

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, Linseed Oil-Based Concrete Surface Treatment -for Building and Highway Structures in Hong Kong Y using jour Canadian linseed oil- based sealants on concrete specimens madejrom G30120 and G45120 Keywords: Unseed Oil, Concrete Surface Treatment, Salt Spray Resistance, Carbonation, Bond Strength, Ultra

225

Structural Engineering Seminar Series Ultra-High Performance Concrete Construction  

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performance and resistance against environmental degradation. UHPC is defined as a concrete fiber composite for Our Future Infrastructure? by Kay Wille, PhD Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and conference proceedings. It has been used in various forms in structural and architectural elements, as a bond

Kamat, Vineet R.

226

COMPOSITE PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS (Tollway) Effective: January 30, 2012  

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COMPOSITE PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS (Tollway) Effective: January 30, 2012 Revised: May 8 for special applications to composite pavements as shown and described on the Drawings and in this Special as required; 5. Constructing the composite pavement on a prepared subgrade, or subbase, without forms. 6

227

Field Testing for Understanding In Situ Concrete Crosstie  

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Slide 7 · Linear Potentiometer Fixture ­ Welded steel frame ­ Designed for flexible positioning ­ BoltedField Testing for Understanding In Situ Concrete Crosstie and Fastener Behavior Justin Grassé, David Lange 2012 Joint Rail Conference Philadelphia, PA 17-19 April 2012 #12;Field Testing

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

228

Pentek concrete scabbling system: Baseline report; Greenbook (chapter)  

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The Pentek scabbling technology was tested at Florida International University (FIU) and is being evaluated as a baseline technology. This report evaluates it for safety and health issues. It is a commercially available technology and has been used for various projects at locations throughout the country. The Pentek concrete scabbling system consisted of the MOOSE, SQUIRREL-I, and SQUIRREL-III scabblers. The scabblers are designed to scarify concrete floors and slabs using cross-section, tungsten carbide tipped bits. The bits are designed to remove concrete in 318 inch increments. The bits are either 9-tooth or demolition type. The scabblers are used with a vacuum system designed to collect and filter the concrete dust and contamination that is removed from the surface. The safety and health evaluation conducted during the testing demonstration focused on two main areas of exposure: dust and noise. Dust exposure was minimal, but noise exposure was significant. Further testing for each of these exposures is recommended. Because of the outdoor environment where the testing demonstration took place, results may be inaccurate. It is feasible that the dust and noise levels will be higher in an enclosed operating environment. Other areas of concern were arm-hand vibration, whole-body vibration, ergonomics, heat stress, tripping hazards, electrical hazards, machine guarding, and lockout/tagout.

NONE

1997-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

229

Center for By-Products Utilization Sustainable Concrete with  

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landfilling them but also leads to the reduction of the the environmental pollution. #12;Center for ByCenter for By-Products Utilization Sustainable Concrete with Industrial and Post-Consumer By Construction Materials and Technologies, Ancona, Italy, June 2010 #12;Center for By-Products Utilization Why

Saldin, Dilano

230

MICROWAVE-BASED NDE OF FRP-JACKETED CONCRETE STRUCTURES  

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MICROWAVE-BASED NDE OF FRP-JACKETED CONCRETE STRUCTURES Yoo Jin Kim, Franco De Flaviis University are presented in this paper. KEY WORDS: Microwave, Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE), FRP Jacket, Imaging Technol not be visually observed. Various nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques have been studied to detect cracks

De Flaviis, Franco

231

1 INTRODUCTION Concrete bridge decks are high-performance  

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conditions of reinforced concrete bridge decks with multiple non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques activities. The present state-of-the-art is that multiple NDE techniques are available, but that the accuracy and reliability of the methods are not guaranteed. NDE techniques generally employ electromagnetic

Huston, Dryver R.

232

Research in nondestructive evaluation techniques for nuclear reactor concrete structures  

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The purpose of the Materials Aging and Degradation (MAaD) Pathway of the Department of Energy's Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is to develop the scientific basis for understanding and predicting longterm environmental degradation behavior of material in nuclear power plants and to provide data and methods to assess the performance of systems, structures, and components (SSCs) essential to safe and sustained nuclear power plant operations. The understanding of aging-related phenomena and their impacts on SSCs is expected to be a significant issue for any nuclear power plant planning for long-term operations (i.e. service beyond the initial license renewal period). Management of those phenomena and their impacts during long-term operations can be better enable by improved methods and techniques for detection, monitoring, and prediction of SSC degradation. The MAaD Pathway R and D Roadmap for Concrete, 'Light Water Reactor Sustainability Nondestructive Evaluation for Concrete Research and Development Roadmap', focused initial research efforts on understanding the recent concrete issues at nuclear power plants and identifying the availability of concrete samples for NDE techniques evaluation and testing. [1] An overview of the research performed by ORNL in these two areas is presented here.

Clayton, Dwight; Smith, Cyrus [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning Electron Microscopy in Concrete Petrography Paul E. Stutzman  

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hydroxide, needle-like habit of ettringite, and the sheet-like habit of calcium- silicate I C-S-H, platy-Type II C-S-H, and ettringite needles. Calcium Hydroxide Ettringite Calcium Hydroxide Ettringite Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate 15 µµm 10 µµm #12;#12;Calcium Hydroxide in Concrete 63 Figure 2

Bentz, Dale P.

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INTERIM REPORT ON CONCRETE DEGRADATION MECHANISMS AND ONLINE MONITORING TECHNIQUES  

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The existing fleets of nuclear power plants in the United States have initial operating licenses of 40 years, though most these plants have applied for and received license extensions. As plant structures, systems, and components age, their useful life—considering both structural integrity and performance—is reduced as a result of deterioration of the materials. The online monitoring of concrete structure conducted under the Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Technologies Pathway of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability program at Idaho National Laboratory will develop and demonstrate concrete structures health monitoring capabilities. Assessment and management of aging concrete structures in nuclear plants require a more systematic approach than simple reliance on existing code margins of safety. Therefore, the structural health monitoring is required to produce actionable information regarding structural integrity that supports operational and maintenance decisions. Through this research project, several national laboratories and Vanderbilt University proposes to develop a framework of research activities for the health monitoring of nuclear power plant concrete structures that includes integration of four elements—damage modeling, monitoring, data analytics, and uncertainty quantification. This report briefly discusses available techniques and ongoing challenges in each of the four elements of the proposed framework with emphasis on degradation mechanisms and online monitoring techniques.

Sankaran Mahadevan; Vivek Agarwal; Kyle Neal; David Kosson; Douglas Adams

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ASSESSMENT OF RELEASE RATES FOR RADIONUCLIDES IN ACTIVATED CONCRETE.  

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The Maine Yankee (MY) nuclear power plant is undergoing the process of decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). Part of the process requires analyses that demonstrate that any radioactivity that remains after D&D will not cause exposure to radioactive contaminants to exceed acceptable limits. This requires knowledge of the distribution of radionuclides in the remaining material and their potential release mechanisms from the material to the contacting groundwater. In this study the concern involves radionuclide contamination in activated concrete in the ICI Sump below the containment building. Figures 1-3 are schematic representations of the ICI Sump. Figure 2 and 3 contain the relevant dimensions needed for the analysis. The key features of Figures 2 and 3 are the 3/8-inch carbon steel liner that isolates the activated concrete from the pit and the concrete wall, which is between 7 feet and 7 feet 2 inches thick. During operations, a small neutron flux from the reactor activated the carbon steel liner and the concrete outside the liner. Current MY plans call for filling the ICI sump with compacted sand.

SULLIVAN,T.M.

2003-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

236

Mechanics of Insulator Behavior in Concrete Crosstie Fastening Systems  

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gauge · Protect shoulder and attenuate load entering shoulder · Provide electrical isolation betweenMechanics of Insulator Behavior in Concrete Crosstie Fastening Systems Joint Rail Conference and causes · Relevant material properties related to failure modes · Preliminary testing and results · Future

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

237

Predicting Collapse of Steel and Reinforced-Concrete Frame Buildings  

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Predicting Collapse of Steel and Reinforced-Concrete Frame Buildings in Different Types of Ground method is developed to predict P- collapse of frame buildings in earthquakes. The method incorporates two types of buildings (steel and RC moment-frame buildings) and three types of ground motions (near

Greer, Julia R.

238

An attempt to validate the ultra-accelerated microbar and the concrete performance test with the degree of AAR-induced damage observed in concrete structures  

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There is little knowledge about the relation between AAR-induced damage observed in structures and the expansion potential obtained with accelerated tests. In this study, aggregates used in structures damaged by AAR were tested with the microbar test (MBT/AFNOR XP 18-594) and the concrete performance test (CPT/AFNOR P18-454). After the tests, the samples were examined using optical and scanning electron microscopy. Based on the results, the significance of the microbar test has to be examined very critically. The agreement of measured expansion, reacted rock types and the composition of the reaction products between the on-site concrete and the reproduced concrete subjected to the CPT clearly indicates that the reaction mechanisms in the structure and in the concrete performance test are comparable. As such, the concrete performance test seems to be an appropriate tool to test the potential reactivity of specific concrete mixtures.

Leemann, Andreas, E-mail: andreas.leemann@empa.ch [Empa, Dübendorf (Switzerland)] [Empa, Dübendorf (Switzerland); Merz, Christine [Holcim (Schweiz) AG, Würenlingen (Switzerland)] [Holcim (Schweiz) AG, Würenlingen (Switzerland)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical homogenization of concrete microstructures without explicit meshes  

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Life management of electric hydro or nuclear power plants requires to estimate long-term concrete properties on facilities, for obvious safety and serviceability reasons. Decades-old structures are foreseen to be operational for several more decades. As a large number of different concrete formulations are found in EDF facilities, empirical models based on many experiments cannot be an option for a large fleet of power plant buildings. To build predictive models, homogenization techniques offer an appealing alternative. To properly upscale creep, especially at long term, a rather precise description of the microstructure is required. However, the complexity of the morphology of concrete poses several challenges. In particular, concrete is formulated to maximize the packing density of the granular skeleton, leading to aggregates spanning several length scales with small inter particle spacings. Thus, explicit meshing of realistic concrete microstructures is either out of reach of current meshing algorithms or would produce a number of degrees of freedom far higher than the current generic FEM codes capabilities. This paper proposes a method to deal with complex matrix-inclusions microstructures such as the ones encountered at the mortar or concrete scales, without explicitly meshing them. The microstructure is superimposed to an independent mesh, which is a regular Cartesian grid. This inevitably yields so called 'gray elements', spanning across multiple phases. As the reliability of the estimate of the effective properties highly depends on the behavior affected to these gray elements, special attention is paid to them. As far as the question of the solvers is concerned, generic FEM codes are found to lack efficiency: they cannot reach high enough levels of discretization with classical free meshes, and they do not take advantage of the regular structure of the mesh. Thus, a specific finite differences/finite volumes solver has been developed. At first, generic off-the-shelf linear system solvers were used. To further improve the efficiency in terms of memory requirements, specific variants of the preconditioned conjugate gradient were implemented. This allowed to homogenize the conductivity of a concrete-like microstructure using more than 10{sup 9} degrees of freedom on a rather common hardware for 2010 (a PC embedding 48 GB of RAM). Taking benefit of the properties of the regular Cartesian grid we have also investigated a multi-level method to improve the CPU efficiency of the code.

Sanahuja, Julien, E-mail: julien.sanahuja@edf.fr; Toulemonde, Charles, E-mail: charles.toulemonde@edf.fr

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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HYDRAULIC AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SALTSTONE GROUTS AND VAULT CONCRETES  

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The Saltstone Disposal Facility (SDF), located in the Z-Area of the Savannah River Site (SRS), is used for the disposal of low-level radioactive salt solution. The SDF currently contains two vaults: Vault 1 (6 cells) and Vault 4 (12 cells). Additional disposal cells are currently in the design phase. The individual cells of the saltstone facility are filled with saltstone. Saltstone is produced by mixing the low-level radioactive salt solution, with blast furnace slag, fly ash, and cement (dry premix) to form a dense, micro-porous, monolithic, low-level radioactive waste form. The saltstone is pumped into the disposal cells where it subsequently solidifies. Significant effort has been undertaken to accurately model the movement of water and contaminants through the facility. Key to this effort is an accurate understanding of the hydraulic and physical properties of the solidified saltstone. To date, limited testing has been conducted to characterize the saltstone. The primary focus of this task was to estimate the hydraulic and physical properties of three types of saltstone and two vault concretes. The saltstone formulations included saltstone premix batched with (1) Deliquification, Dissolution, and Adjustment (DDA) salt simulant (w/pm 0.60), (2) Actinide Removal Process (ARP)/Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) salt simulant (w/pm 0.60), and (3) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) salt simulant (w/pm 0.60). The vault concrete formulations tested included the Vault 1/4 concrete and two variations of the Vault 2 concrete (Mix 1 and Mix 2). Wet properties measured for the saltstone formulations included yield stress, plastic viscosity, wet unit weight, bleed water volume, gel time, set time, and heat of hydration. Hydraulic and physical properties measured on the cured saltstone and concrete samples included saturated hydraulic conductivity, moisture retention, compressive strength, porosity, particle density, and dry bulk density. These properties were determined following a minimum 28 day curing period. Additional testing of the three saltstone formulations was conducted following a minimum 90 day curing period. The compressive strength of each saltstone and concrete material was measured at approximately 14, 28, 56, and 90 days. Recommended hydraulic property values for each saltstone grout and the vault concretes are provided. The hydraulic properties provided for each material include the saturated hydraulic conductivity, dry bulk density, particle density, and porosity. In addition, water retention data are presented for each material along with the van Genuchten transport parameters as determined using the RETC code.

Dixon, K; John Harbour, J; Mark Phifer, M

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Tolerable Strains for HMA Overlays over Concrete Pavements  

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.13 Heating of the gyratory compaction mold Figure 3.14 Pouring of the mix into a heated mold Figure 3.15 Placing of a mold into the Superpave gyratory compactor Figure 3.16 Mold inside the Superpave gyratory compactor Figure 3.17 Extruding of a... Control Panel 26 3.1.2 Direct shear box Direct shear box is generally used to determine shear resistance of soil. The box comprises of two rectangular sections placed on each other. A screw system can be used to adjust the spacing between...

Gautam, Ashwani

2009-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite Element Stress Computations Applied to Images of Damaged Concrete: A Possible New Diagnostic Tool for Concrete Petrography  

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Reprinted from the Twenty-Third International Conference on Cement Microscopy. Proceedings. International in the assessment of degradation mechanisms. #12;INTRODUCTION There is a recurring problem in the field of concrete and environmental history can help guide the petrographer's approach to the problem. For example, if the temperature

Bentz, Dale P.

243

Activities in support of continuing the service of nuclear power plant concrete structures  

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In general, nuclear power plant concrete structure s performance has been very good; however, aging of concrete structures occurs with the passage of time that can potentially result in degradation if is effects are not controlled. Safety-related nuclear power plant concrete structures are described. In-service inspection and testing requirements in the U.S. are summarized. The interaction of the license renewal process and concrete structures is noted. A summary of operating experience related to aging of nuclear power plant concrete structures is provided. Several candidate areas are identified where additional research would be beneficial for aging management of nuclear power plant concrete structures. Finally, an update on recent activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory related to aging management of nuclear power plant concrete structures is provided.

Naus, Dan J [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Flow distribution analyzing for the solid oxide fuel cell short stacks with rectangular and discrete cylindrical rib configurations  

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Abstract The commercial software Ansys is utilized to simulate and compare the fuel and air flow distribution characteristics within the specific 10-cell solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stacks with different rib configurations, such as the rectangular, discrete symmetric cylindrical and staggered cylindrical rib configurations, respectively. The stack flow uniformity index and the standard flow deviation index are used to properly represent the flow distribution qualities among the piled cell units at stack level and among the rib channels within each cell unit, respectively. Part of the result shows that for a 10-cell short stack, the influences of different rib configurations on the flow uniformity at stack level are negligible, which further approves that a short modular stack as 10-cells is a proper choice in establishing the large power supplied SOFC system. A typical 10-cell modular SOFC using the rectangular rib configuration to establish the fuel rib channels and using the discrete symmetric cylindrical rib configuration to construct the air rib channels is concluded to be proper designing in achieving a good stack performance, while carefully considers the produced current collecting, flow distribution over the electrode surface and the reaction species transporting within the composite electrode.

Shichuan Su; Huanhuan He; Daifen Chen; Wei Zhu; Yunxiong Wu; Wei Kong; Bo Wang; Liu Lu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Bullivant Taranto Ltd & Queen's University Belfast  

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of international events in Queen's including an International Workshop on Self Compacting Concrete International and pre-stressed concrete products to the construction, water, marine and agricultural markets. In particular, they are at the forefront of the pre-cast concrete piling market, manufacturing and installing

Paxton, Anthony T.

246

The design of offshore concrete structures in the future  

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During the last couple of decades a number of offshore concrete structures have been realized, particularly in the North Sea, but also in other locations. These structures support extensive hydrocarbon production activities of considerable economic worth. Four recent and ongoing projects are described in some detail, to highlight the design and construction of such large projects. Design is important for the successful realization of expensive and multidisciplinary offshore projects. This is true for the detail engineering phase as well as the preceding conceptual and pre-engineering phases. The key to successful design of offshore concrete structures in the future lies in the understanding of key elements of the conceptual design, and their mutual dependence.

Johnsrud, J.K.; Olsen, T.O.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

247

Analysis of thermal transfer of reinforced concrete submarine oil tanks  

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The temperature distributions of reinforced concrete submarine oil tanks (RCSOT) obtained by the flat wall method and the cylinder wall method, are compared with the experimental data of the thermal transfer of the RCSOT. The precision and suitable scope of the different methods are discussed. The principle for selecting analysis method for solving thermal transfer of the RCSOT is given. The analytical and experimental temperature distributions show that the wall of the RCSOT should consist of double layer walls and the empty space between double layer walls should be filled with sand or other heat insulation materials to reduce the temperature difference between the inner and outer surfaces of the wall and to prevent the concrete from cracking.

Song, Y.P.; Zhao, G.F. [Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

248

FRPs in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Applications: Moving Forward  

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and the rotation capacity requirements. The principle was demonstrated by testing in flexure a number of small scale pretensioned concrete beams with aramid FRP tendons [48]. Beams with fully bonded, unbonded or partially bonded tendons were considered... , as the tendons are external to the structure, the monitoring and testing of the tendons is greatly facilitated. Aramid fibre ropes have been used in both new construction and also to upgrade existing structures [54]. A study by Leung considered beams...

Lees, Janet M.

2001-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

249

Evaluation of a microplane model for progressive fracture in concrete  

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in stress with increasing strain. A realistic constitutive model which accounts I' or the post ? cracking regime or strain ? softening region is an important part in the nonlinear analysis of concrete structures. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a..., as in metals, but also by microcracking and void formations. It is this major difference between metals and geomaterials that requires a model which accounts for the stress decrements caused by microcracking and void formations. The plastic ? fracturing...

Loper, James Harris

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

250

Rutting and drainage design methodology for a concrete block pavement  

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. . . . 2 Experience based design chart used in Denmark. . . . . 10 3 Experience based design chart used in South Africa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Marais' design curve based on Westergaard's slab theory. . . . . 12 5 CCA design chart used in Great... 150 Fi 3 ? Ex erience based desi n chart used in South Africa. ' ~ Modifications Based On Existing Design Procedures For Pavements One of the first design procedures for concrete block pavements was developed by Marais in 1967 and based on rigid...

Poduska, Daryl Jason

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Corrosion of reinforced concrete in the Persian Gulf region  

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The Kuwait liquefied gas/sulfur (LGS) plant is located on a small island in the southern part of the Persian Gulf. The plant was built in phases between 1973 and 1977. Designed to manufacture liquefied natural and petroleum gas and to extract sulfur, the LGS plant consists of two similar process unit trains served by a common boiler and utility plant. The major reinforced-concrete structures at the plant include the cooling water outfall, the cooling water intake, the operations building, structures supporting elevated pipe and equipment, boiler stack foundations, bridge over the flume, the loading jetty, sulfur plant structures, substations, and storage tank foundations. The first signs of distress in the plant structures were reported in 1980: cracking, spalling, and delamination of concrete cover and corrosion of reinforcing steel. In some cases, deterioration had progressed to the extent that safety and life expectancy of the structures were at risk. Subsequently, several investigations were conducted on various structures from 1980 to 1987 to identify the causes of the deterioration. The principal cause of the deterioration was corrosion of reinforcing steel caused by the presence of chlorides; marine salts were the main source. Construction-related contributing factors included insufficient concrete cover, use of sulfate-resistant (ASTM Type V) portland cement, and an elevated water-to-cement ratio.

Novokshchenov, V. [Kuwait Inst. for Scientific Research, Safat (Kuwait)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Parameter study on the static strength of axially loaded multiplanar XX-joints in rectangular hollow sections  

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This paper presents the results of a numerical parameter study on the static behavior of axially loaded multiplanar XX-joints. It forms a part of a research project on multiplanar connections between rectangular hollow sections in which various geometrical joint configurations and load combinations are being investigated. The most important geometrical joint parameters including the brace width over chord width ratio and the chord width over chord thickness ratio have been studied. For each multiplanar joint with a specific set of geometrical joint parameters, five load ratios between the axial loads on the out-of-plane and the in-plane braces are included, so that both multiplanar geometrical stiffening effects and multiplanar load effects can be determined numerically. A set of ultimate load capacity formulae for axially loaded multiplanar XX-joints has been recommended.

Yu, Y.; Wardenier, J. [Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Derivation and generalization of the dispersion relation of rising-sun magnetron with sectorial and rectangular cavities  

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Field analysis method is used to derive the dispersion relation of rising-sun magnetron with sectorial and rectangular cavities. This dispersion relation is then extended to the general case in which the rising-sun magnetron can be with multi-group cavities of different shapes and sizes, and from which the dispersion relations of conventional magnetron, rising-sun magnetron, and magnetron-like device can be obtained directly. The results show that the relative errors between the theoretical and simulation values of the dispersion relation are less than 3%, the relative errors between the theoretical and simulation values of the cutoff frequencies of ? mode are less than 2%. In addition, the influences of each structure parameter of the magnetron on the cutoff frequency of ? mode and on the mode separation are investigated qualitatively and quantitatively, which may be of great interest to designing a frequency tuning magnetron.

Shi, Di-Fu; Qian, Bao-Liang; Wang, Hong-Gang; Li, Wei [College of Opto-electric Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)] [College of Opto-electric Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

254

Preliminary study of neutron absorption by concrete with boron carbide addition  

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Concrete has become a conventional material in construction of nuclear reactor due to its properties like safety and low cost. Boron carbide was added as additives in the concrete construction as it has a good neutron absorption property. The sample preparation for concrete was produced with different weight percent of boron carbide powder content. The neutron absorption rate of these samples was determined by using a fast neutron source of Americium-241/Be (Am-Be 241) and detection with a portable backscattering neutron detector. Concrete with 20 wt % of boron carbide shows the lowest count of neutron transmitted and this indicates the most neutrons have been absorbed by the concrete. Higher boron carbide content may affect the concrete strength and other properties.

Abdullah, Yusof, E-mail: yusofabd@nuclearmalaysia.gov.my; Yusof, Mohd Reusmaazran; Zali, Nurazila Mat; Ahmad, Megat Harun Al Rashid Megat; Yazid, Hafizal [Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor (Malaysia); Ariffin, Fatin Nabilah Tajul; Ahmad, Sahrim [School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Hamid, Roszilah [Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Mohamed, Abdul Aziz [College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga National, Jalan Ikram-Uniten, 43000 Kajang, Selangor (Malaysia)

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

255

An overview on the potential of geopolymers for concrete infrastructure rehabilitation  

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Infrastructure rehabilitation represents a multitrillion dollar opportunity for the construction industry. In USA alone the rehabilitation needs are estimated to exceed 1.6 trillion dollars over the next 5 years. Since the majority of the existent infrastructures are concrete based this means that concrete infrastructure rehabilitation is a hot issue to be dealt with. Besides the sooner concrete deterioration is tackled the lower are the rehabilitation costs. This paper provides a literature review on concrete repair materials, highlighting the current problems face by them. It covers concrete surface treatments, patch repair and FRP strengthening. The case of trenchless rehabilitation of concrete sewage pipelines is also discussed. The potential of geopolymers to overcome those limitations is analyzed.

F. Pacheco-Torgal; Z. Abdollahnejad; S. Miraldo; S. Baklouti; Y. Ding

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Effect of rib spacing on heat transfer and friction in a rotating two-pass rectangular (AR=1:2) channel  

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The research focuses on testing the heat transfer enhancement in a channel for different spacing of the rib turbulators. Those ribs are put on the surface in the two pass rectangular channel with an aspect ratio of AR=1:2. The cross section...

Liu, Yao-Hsien

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

257

Modeling of interaction between corrosion-induced concrete cover crack and steel corrosion rate.  

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??Chloride-induced corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete may cause severe damage to RC structures. Longitudinal cover cracks may form during the rust expansion process. Currently,… (more)

Cao, Chong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

E-Print Network 3.0 - asphalt concrete bases Sample Search Results  

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other highways, rural roads, or urban streets are asphalt surface Horvath... conducted an LCA of concrete and asphalt pavements based on process flows, including pave- ment...

259

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry  

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of energy management: energy audits/assessments, energyto Titan America, energy audits conducted in concrete plantsmanagement programs Energy audit Energy teams Employee

Kermeli, Katerina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

E-Print Network 3.0 - axisymmetric concrete structure Sample...  

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sites by reducing noise pollution Easily... of in-situ properties of self-compacting concrete mixtures, in ... Source: Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of - Department of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ash-based geopolymer concrete Sample Search...  

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Centre de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 11 Mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibres Summary: Mechanical properties of...

262

E-Print Network 3.0 - american concrete institute Sample Search...  

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Ash", in V. M. Malhotra (Ed.), American Concrete... Center for By-Products Utilization SELF-COMPACTING ... Source: Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of - Department of Civil...

263

Properties and mechanism on flexural fatigue of polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete containing slag  

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Properties and mechanism were investigated on flexural fatigue of concrete containing polypropylene fibers and ground granulated blast furnace slag(GGBFS). Four polypropylene fibers’ volume fractions and five ...

Huili Zhang ???; Kanliang Tian

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

ERDC/GSLTR-02-4 Rapid Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete  

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of the Army position, unless so designated by other authorized documents. PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER #12;ERDC.................................................................................................17 5--FRP/Concrete Connection Tests.......................................................................18 Testing Procedure

Bank, Lawrence C.

265

Emerging Energy-efficiency and CO2 Emission-reduction Technologies for Cement and Concrete Production  

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Looping Technology Description: Amine scrubbing carboncarbon capture using absorption technologies Calera process CO 2 sequestration in concrete curing technology Carbonate looping

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

221-U Facility concrete and reinforcing steel evaluations specification for the canyon disposition initiative (CDI)  

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This describes a test program to establish the in-situ material properties of the reinforced concrete in Building 221-U for comparison to the original design specifications. Field sampling and laboratory testing of concrete and reinforcing steel structural materials in Building 221-U for design verification will be undertaken. Forty seven samples are to be taken from radiologically clean exterior walls of the canyon. Laboratory testing program includes unconfined compressive strength of concrete cores, tensile strength of reinforcing steel, and petrographic examinations of concrete cores taken from walls below existing grade.

Baxter, J.T.

1998-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

267

Evaluation of concrete structures affected by alkali-silica reaction and delayed ettringite formation.  

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??Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and delayed ettringite formation (DEF) are expansive reactions that can lead to the premature deterioration of concrete structures. Both have been implicated… (more)

Giannini, Eric Richard

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

IMPACT OF ALTERNATIVE CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL ON THE1 MECHANICAL AND TRANSFER PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE2  

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. The subject of his PhD thesis was the risk of development of Delayed9 Ettringite Formation in concretes. His

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Nondestructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures affected by alkali-silica reaction and delayed ettringite formation.  

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??Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and delayed ettringite formation (DEF) deterioration have been a problem for the concrete infrastructure in the state of Texas and around the… (more)

Kreitman, Kerry Lynn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Accelerated test methods for evaluating alkali-silica reactivity of recycled concrete aggregates.  

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??This thesis reports the findings of a study carried out to determine the effectiveness of Accelerated Tests in evaluating the Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Recycled Concrete… (more)

Johnson, Robert C (Author)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Impact of Transportation on Cost, Energy and Particulate Emissions for Recycled Concrete Aggregate.  

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??IMPACT OF TRANSPORTATION ON COST, ENERGY AND PARTICULATE EMISSIONS FOR RECYCLED CONCRETE AGGREGATE Transportation distances can have a huge impact on cost, energy, and particulate… (more)

Hameed, Mohamed

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Use of Residual Solids from Pulp and Paper Mills for Enhancing Strength and Durability of Ready-Mixed Concrete  

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This research was conducted to establish mixture proportioning and production technologies for ready-mixed concrete containing pulp and paper mill residual solids and to study technical, economical, and performance benefits of using the residual solids in the concrete. Fibrous residuals generated from pulp and paper mills were used, and concrete mixture proportions and productions technologies were first optimized under controlled laboratory conditions. Based on the mixture proportions established in the laboratory, prototype field concrete mixtures were manufactured at a ready-mixed concrete plant. Afterward, a field construction demonstration was held to demonstrate the production and placement of structural-grade cold-weather-resistant concrete containing residual solids.

Tarun R. Naik; Yoon-moon Chun; Rudolph N. Kraus

2003-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

273

CONCRETE REFLECTED ARRAYS OF U(93.2) METAL  

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During the period from 1963 – 1973, experiments involving highly enriched uranium units were performed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Critical Experiments Facility to determine various critical configurations of three-dimensional arrays. The experiments formed a four-part series, and were reported by several different experimenters; the results of interest for this evaluation are those reported for the fourth experimentation, Critical Three-Dimensional Arrays of Neutron Interacting Units: Part IV, published and performed by D.W.Magnuson (Ref 1). Information is also available in the logbook . This set of experiments utilized subcritical metal units on a split table apparatus to determine critical configurations for 2×2×2 arrangements of highly enriched uranium reflected by concrete. Magnuson manipulated the configuration of several uranium cylinders and blocks within a concrete reflector. The different permutations utilized uranium cylinders of two different heights in various positions in the three dimensional array; certain cases also placed thin uranium blocks on top of the cylinders. The thickness of the surrounding concrete, as well as the inner dimensions of the concrete reflector was also varied in certain cases. The variations resulted in fourteen different experimental permutations or configurations. All fourteen configurations were judged to be unacceptable for use as criticality safety benchmarks. All experiments were initially evaluated; however only three configurations were evaluated in detail. Configurations 2, 4, 6 and 12 were not evaluated in detail because they are subcritical and configurations 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 were also were not evaluated in detail because they were supercritical by more than beta effective (~0.007), or prompt critical. The experiments evaluated in detail for this benchmark were configurations 1, 3, and 11. The experimental report also contains the information for HEU-MET-FAST-056. Closely related work has been recorded in HEU-MET-FAST-053, which is a benchmark evaluation of a different series of three dimensional array experiments with four different moderator materials. HEU-MET-FAST-023 and HEU-MET-FAST-026 are also related because they utilize the same metal cylinders as these experiments.

Mackenzie Gorham; John D. Bess; J. Blair Briggs; Virginia Dean; Davis Reed

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Predicting the fatigue life of asphalt concrete overlay systems  

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will simply be the da dN "y-intercept" and n is the slope of the curve. From the procedure listed above Saraf found the parameter A to be affected by the viscosity of the asphalt binder used in the mix, a decrease in viscosity gave an increase in A...PREDICTING THE FATIGUE LIFE OF ASPHALT CONCRETE OVERLAY SYSTEMS A Thesis by FREDERICK PHILIP GERMANN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in Partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May...

Germann, Frederick P

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Toughness of composite steel-concrete structure of sandwich system  

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Offshore structure should have a high degree of structural safety not only under normal conditions but also extreme conditions even under collision loadings. The authors carried out both experimental and theoretical investigations on the toughness of the sandwich composite structures. Experiments were carried out for the two-dimensional models of composite structures under pure bending and combined shear and bending as well. A nonlinear analysis was developed to predict the toughness of sandwich beam under pure bending. In the analysis the material nonlinearity of both concrete and steel plate were taken into consideration. The analysis were found to be very close to the experimental results.

Iwata, Setsuo [Hitachi Zosen Corp., Osaka (Japan); Hattori, Yoichi [Kanazawa Inst. of Tech. (Japan)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

276

Development of a low-profile portable concrete barrier  

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A low-profile portable concrete barrier (PCB) has been developed for use in low-speed (approximately 45 mph [73 km/h] or less) work zones. The purpose of the low-profile barrier is to shield the work zone and redirect errant vehicles while.... SEQUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF CRASH TESTS APPENDIX D. ACCELEROMETER TRACES AND PLOTS OF ROLL, PITCH AND YAW RATES APPENDIX E. TEST VEHICLE PROPERTIES VITA Page 6 8 8 10 10 13 13 17 18 19 20 24 29 29 41 50 52 53 63 68 73 82 85 LIST...

Guidry, Todd Randall

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

277

Development and Construction of Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) Bridge Decks: Free Shrinkage, Mixture Optimization, and Concrete Production  

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parts covering (1) the development of an aggregate optimization and concrete mixture design program entitled KU Mix, (2) free-shrinkage tests to evaluate potential LC-HPC mixtures developed for use in bridge decks, and (3) the construction...

Lindquist, Will David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Axisymmetric analysis of a 1:6-scale reinforced concrete containment building using a distributed cracking model for the concrete  

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Results of axisymmetric structural analyses of a 1:6 scale model of a reinforced concrete nuclear containment building are presented. Both a finite element shell analysis and a simplified membrane analysis were made to predict the structural response and ultimate pressure capacity of the model. Analytical results indicate that the model will fail at an internal pressure of 187 psig when the stress level in the hoop reinforcement at the midsection of the cylinder exceeds the ultimate strength of the bar splices. 5 refs., 34 figs., 6 tabs.

Weatherby, J.R.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Low Wind Speed Technology Phase I: Evaluation of Design and Construction Approaches for Economical Hybrid Steel/Concrete Wind Turbine Towers; BERGER/ABAM Engineers Inc.  

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This fact sheet describes a subcontract with BERGER/ABAM Engineers Inc. to study the economic feasibility of concrete and hybrid concrete/steel wind turbine towers.

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2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Project Profile: Development and Performance Evaluation of High Temperature Concrete for Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Power Generation  

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The University of Arkansas, under the Thermal Storage FOA, is developing a novel concrete material that can withstand operating temperatures of 500°C or more and is measuring the concrete properties.

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281

Recycling process water in ready-mixed concrete operations. Final report, 1 September 1997--31 December 1998  

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The objective of this study was to investigate water quality standards and the possibility of reusing concrete wastewater as aggregated irrigation and/or batch mixing water in the production of fresh concrete.

Chini, A.R.; Muszynski, L.C.; Ellis, B.S.

1999-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

282

A Review of Emerging Energy-efficiency and CO2 Emission-reduction Technologies for Cement and Concrete Production  

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Fly Ash Concrete. 2005 World of Coal Ash (WOCA), Lexington,Concrete. 2011 World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference – May 9-Materials Fly ash is a byproduct of coal burning that can

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE BONDING AT THE CONCRETE POLYMER COMPOSITE INTERFACE  

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE BONDING AT THE CONCRETE POLYMER COMPOSITE INTERFACE Wai How Soong, S, USA. ABSTRACT Bonding between the concrete and polymer composite (reinforcement) tendon was studied) and surface roughness of composite reinforcement tendons on the two types of bond strengths were investigated

284

Compact passive wireless reinforced concrete corrosion initiation sensor that can be installed in existing steel  

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in existing steel Khalada Perveen, Greg. E. Bridges, Sharmistha Bhadra and Douglas J. Thomson Dept of the transfer of electron charge between the metal and its environment; here between the steel and the concrete. This is a property of the steel/concrete interface and not of the metal itself. Thus, it is impossible to determine

Boyer, Edmond

285

Influence of weather and global warming in chloride ingress into concrete: a stochastic approach  

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Influence of weather and global warming in chloride ingress into concrete: a stochastic approach E the influence of weather conditions and global warming on chloride ingress into concrete. The assessment including seasonal variations and global warming is also proposed in this work. Three scenarios of global

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

286

Dual Coding Theory and Chinese: Recall of Concrete and Abstract Sentences in Chinese-English Bilinguals  

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variable showed that significant main effects were found for languages, F (1, 76) =11.68, p = .001, n2 = .13, and for concreteness, F (1, 76) = 38.12, p < .001, n2 = 33. That is, Chinese was overall recalled significantly better than English, and concrete...

Chen, Tsuei-Fen

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

287

Study of critical behavior in concrete during curing by application of dynamic linear and nonlinear means  

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a phase change, a critical behavior, from the liquid to solid state. The hardening of concrete causedStudy of critical behavior in concrete during curing by application of dynamic linear and nonlinear behavior, both compressional and shear waves are used in wide band pulse echo mode. Through the value

288

Does the Addition of Fly Ash to Concrete Present a Radon Hazard? J. A. Siegel1  

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Street, Suite 450, Austin, Texas, 78701, USA Summary: Fly ash, a waste material from coal-fired power of fly ash [9]. Fly ash is a waste material from coal fired power plants; when added to concrete, fly ashDoes the Addition of Fly Ash to Concrete Present a Radon Hazard? J. A. Siegel1 , M. Juenger1 and J

Siegel, Jeffrey

289

Properties of concrete incorporating high volumes of ASTM Class F fly ash  

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This thesis presents the results of research performed in developing high-volume fly ash (HVFA) concrete incorporating ASTM Type I cement and ASTM Class F fly ash from Big Brown Power Plant of TU Electric, Texas. In HVFA concrete, the proportion...

Li, Wei Tung

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Sustainable Use of Resources Recycling of Sewage Treatment Plant Water in Concrete  

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industries have the environmental and societal responsibility to contribute to sustainable development. The concrete industry is a significant contributor to air pollution and also a consumer of vast quantities widely used construction material in the world. Production of portland cement used in concrete produces

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

291

Effect of coating on the hygric performance of a hemp concrete wall Yacine At Oumziane 1  

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concrete, coating ABSTRACT Constructions built with environmentally friendly materials like hemp concrete know currently a real development thanks to their low environmental impact and their interesting thermo In the context of sustainable development, one of the concerns in building construction is the choice

Boyer, Edmond

292

A PERMEABLE ACTIVE AMENDMENT CONCRETE (PAAC) FOR CONTAMINANT REMEDIATION AND EROSION CONTROL  

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The final project report for SEED SERDP ER - 2134 describes the development of permeable active amendment concrete (PAAC), which was evaluated through four tasks: 1) development of PAAC; 2) assessment of PAAC for contaminant removal; 3) evaluation of promising PAAC formulations for potential environmental impacts; and 4) assessment of the hydraulic, physical, and structural properties of PAAC. Conventional permeable concrete (often referred to as pervious concrete) is concrete with high porosity as a result of an extensive and interconnected void content. It is made from carefully controlled amounts of water and cementitious materials used to create a paste that forms a coating around aggregate particles. The mixture has a substantial void content (e.g., 15% - 25%) that results in a highly permeable structure that drains quickly. In PAAC, the aggregate material is partly replaced by chemically-active amendments that precipitate or adsorb contaminants in water that flows through the concrete interstices. PAAC combines the relatively high structural strength, ample void space, and water permeability of pervious concrete with the contaminant sequestration ability of chemically-active amendments to produce a new material with superior durability and ability to control contaminant mobility. The high surface area provided by the concrete interstices in PAAC provides significant opportunity for contaminants to react with the amendments incorporated into the concrete matrix. PAAC has the potential to immobilize a large variety of organic and inorganic contaminants by incorporating different active sequestering agents including phosphate materials (rock phosphate), organoclays, zeolite, and lime individually or in combinations.

Knox, A.; Paller, M.; Dixon, K.

2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

293

A new concept for the contact at the interface of steel-concrete composite beams  

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A new concept for the contact at the interface of steel-concrete composite beams Samy GUEZOULI of contact at the interface of steel-concrete composite beams. The F.E. model "Pontmixte", able to study continuous composite beams at real scale, was based on a finite element of composite beam which considers

Boyer, Edmond

294

HYGROTHERMAL BEHAVIOUR OF A HEMP CONCRETE WALL: INFLUENCE OF SORPTION MODELLING  

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HYGROTHERMAL BEHAVIOUR OF A HEMP CONCRETE WALL: INFLUENCE OF SORPTION MODELLING Yacine Aït-LGCGM, France KEYWORDS: transient HAM model, hemp concrete, porous media, sorption SUMMARY: Constructions built for sorption isotherm modelling.. 1. Introduction In the context of sustainable development, one

Boyer, Edmond

295

From mind to matter: neural correlates of abstract and concrete mindsets  

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From mind to matter: neural correlates of abstract and concrete mindsets Michael Gilead,1 Nira Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel Much work in the field of social cognition shows that adopting an abstract (vs concrete) mindset alters the way people construe the world, thereby exerting substantial

Anat, Maril,

296

Anisotropic damage modelling of biaxial behaviour and rupture of concrete structures  

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Continuum Damage Mechanics at the Representative Element Volume scale is a relevant tool to deal with largeAnisotropic damage modelling of biaxial behaviour and rupture of concrete structures Ragueneau F with damage induced anisotropy modelling for concrete-like materials. A thermodynamics based constitutive

Boyer, Edmond

297

HIGH-DENSITY CONCRETE WITH CERAMIC AGGREGATE BASED ON DEPLETED URANIUM DIOXIDE  

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DENSITY CONCRETE WITH CERAMIC AGGREGATE BASED ON DEPLETED URANIUM DENSITY CONCRETE WITH CERAMIC AGGREGATE BASED ON DEPLETED URANIUM DIOXIDE S.G. Ermichev, V.I. Shapovalov, N.V.Sviridov (RFNC-VNIIEF, Sarov, Russia) V.K. Orlov, V.M. Sergeev, A. G. Semyenov, A.M. Visik, A.A. Maslov, A. V. Demin, D.D. Petrov, V.V. Noskov, V. I. Sorokin, O. I. Uferov (VNIINM, Moscow, Russia) L. Dole (ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA) Abstract - Russia is researching the production and testing of concretes with ceramic aggregate based on depleted uranium dioxide (UO 2 ). These DU concretes are to be used as structural and radiation-shielded material for casks for A-plant spent nuclear fuel transportation and storage. This paper presents the results of studies aimed at selection of ceramics and concrete composition, justification of their production technology, investigation of mechanical properties, and chemical stability.

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Lightweight concrete materials and structural systems for water tanks for thermal storage. Final report  

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Thermally efficient hot water storage tanks were designed, fabricated and evaluated. The tanks were made using cellular concrete at a nominal density of 100 lb/ft/sup 3/ for the structural elements and at a 30 lb/ft/sup 3/ density for the insulating elements. Thermal performance testing of the tanks was done using a static decay test since the test procedure specified in ASHRAE 94-77 was not experimentally practical. A series of composition modifications to the cellular concrete mix were investigated and the addition of alkaline resistant glass fibers was found to enhance the mechanical properties at no sacrifice in thermal behavior. Economic analysis indicated that cellular concrete provides a cost-effective insulating material. The total portability of the plant for producing cellular concrete makes cellular concrete amenable to on-site fabrication and uniquely adaptable to retrofit applications.

Buckman, R.W. Jr.; Elia, G.G.; Ichikawa, Y.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Effects of the air–steam mixture on the permeability of damaged concrete  

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Massive concrete structures such as the containments of nuclear power plant must maintain their tightness at any circumstances to prevent the escape of radioactive fission products into the environment. In the event of an accident like a Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA), the concrete wall is submitted to both hydric and mechanical loadings. A new experimental device reproducing these extreme conditions (water vapor transfer, 140 °C and 5 bars) is developed in the GeM Laboratory to determine the effect of the saturation degree, the mechanical loading and the flowing fluid type on the concrete transfer properties. The experimental tests show that the previous parameters significantly affect the concrete permeability and the gas leakage rate. Their evolution as a function of the mechanical loading is characterized by two phases that are directly related to concrete microstructure and crack development.

Medjigbodo, Sonagnon [LUNAM Université, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM UMR CNRS 6183), Centrale Nantes, 1 rue de la Noe, BP 92101, F-44321 CEDEX 3 Nantes (France)] [LUNAM Université, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM UMR CNRS 6183), Centrale Nantes, 1 rue de la Noe, BP 92101, F-44321 CEDEX 3 Nantes (France); Darquennes, Aveline [LMT/ENS Cachan/CNRS UMR 8535/UPMC/PRES Université Sud Paris, Cachan (France)] [LMT/ENS Cachan/CNRS UMR 8535/UPMC/PRES Université Sud Paris, Cachan (France); Aubernon, Corentin [LUNAM Université, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM UMR CNRS 6183), Centrale Nantes, 1 rue de la Noe, BP 92101, F-44321 CEDEX 3 Nantes (France)] [LUNAM Université, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM UMR CNRS 6183), Centrale Nantes, 1 rue de la Noe, BP 92101, F-44321 CEDEX 3 Nantes (France); Khelidj, Abdelhafid [LUNAM Université, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM UMR CNRS 6183), IUT de Saint Nazaire, 58 rue Michel Ange, BP 420 Heinlex, F-44600 Saint-Nazaire (France)] [LUNAM Université, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM UMR CNRS 6183), IUT de Saint Nazaire, 58 rue Michel Ange, BP 420 Heinlex, F-44600 Saint-Nazaire (France); Loukili, Ahmed, E-mail: ahmed.loukili@ec-nantes.fr [LUNAM Université, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM UMR CNRS 6183), Centrale Nantes, 1 rue de la Noe, BP 92101, F-44321 CEDEX 3 Nantes (France)] [LUNAM Université, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM UMR CNRS 6183), Centrale Nantes, 1 rue de la Noe, BP 92101, F-44321 CEDEX 3 Nantes (France)

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Measurement of concrete E-modulus evolution since casting: A novel method based on ambient vibration  

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The use of ambient vibration tests to characterize the evolution of E-modulus of concrete right after casting is investigated in this paper. A new methodology is proposed, which starts by casting a concrete cylindrical beam inside a hollow acrylic formwork. This beam is then placed horizontally, simply supported at both extremities, and vertical accelerations resulting from ambient vibration are measured at mid-span. Processing these mid-span acceleration time series using power spectral density functions allows a continuous identification of the first flexural frequency of vibration of the composite beam, which in turn is correlated with the evolutive E-modulus of concrete since casting. Together with experiments conducted with the proposed methodology, a complementary validation campaign for concrete E-modulus determination was undertaken by static loading tests performed on the composite beam, as well as by standard compressive tests of concrete cylinders of the same batch loaded at different ages.

Azenha, Miguel, E-mail: miguel.azenha@civil.uminho.p [LABEST - Laboratory for the Concrete Technology and Structural Behaviour, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal); ISISE - Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, Universidade do Minho, Escola de Engenharia, Campus de Azurem, 4800-058 Guimaraes (Portugal); Magalhaes, Filipe [VIBEST - Laboratory of Vibrations and Structural Monitoring, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal); Faria, Rui [LABEST - Laboratory for the Concrete Technology and Structural Behaviour, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal); Cunha, Alvaro [VIBEST - Laboratory of Vibrations and Structural Monitoring, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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301

DNS on turbulent heat transfer of viscoelastic fluid flow in a plane channel with transverse rectangular orifices  

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Heat-transfer characteristics of a viscoelastic turbulence past rectangular orifices were investigated in the context of the reduction effects of fluid elasticity on drag and heat transfer. To simulate the fully-developed channel flow through transverse orifices located periodically at intervals of 6.4 times channel height, we imposed periodic conditions at the upstream and downstream boundaries. To discuss the dissimilarity between the velocity and thermal fields, the molecular Prandtl number was set to be 1.0 and any temperature dependence of the fluid and rheological properties was not considered. In the present condition, the ratio of the reduction rates in drag and heat transfer was found to be 2.8:1.0, revealing that the present flow configuration is better than a smooth channel for avoiding the heat-transfer reduction. This phenomenon was attributed to the sustainment of the quasi-streamwise vortex downstream of the reattachment point despite the absence of strong spanwise vortices emanating from the orifice edge in the viscoelastic fluid. The longitudinal vortices behind the reattachment point caused a high turbulent heat flux and increased the local Nusselt number.

Takahiro Tsukahara; Tomohiro Kawase; Yasuo Kawaguchi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytic formulations for one-dimensional decay of rectangular homoepitaxial islands during coarsening of anisotropic fcc (110) surfaces  

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Submonolayer homoepitaxial fcc (110) systems display behavior reflecting strong anisotropy at lower temperatures, including one-dimensional decay during Ostwald ripening of rectangular islands maintaining constant width in the ?001? direction. To appropriately describe this behavior, we first develop a refined continuum Burton-Cabrera-Frank formalism, which accounts for a lack of equilibration of island shape and importantly also for inhibited incorporation of adatoms at almost-faceted ?1¯10? island edges through effective kinetic coefficients. This formalism is shown to describe accurately the adatom diffusion fluxes between islands and thus island evolution for a complex experimental island configuration, as confirmed by matching results from realistic atomistic simulations for this configuration. This approach also elucidates basic dependencies of flux on island geometry and temperature. Second, a further refinement is presented incorporating separate terrace and edge adatom density fields either in a continuum setting or alternatively in a spatially discrete diffusion equation setting. The second approach allows more flexibility and accuracy in accounting for edge-diffusion kinetics including corner rounding, a lack of equilibration of the edge adatom density at ?1¯10? island edges, and the effect of rare kinks on ?1¯10? island edges. Significantly, it suggests facile two-way corner rounding at the island periphery during island decay, contrasting the previous picture.

Wang, Chi-Jen [Iowa State University; Han, Yong [Iowa State University; Walen, Holly [Iowa State University; Russell, Selena M. [Iowa State University; Thiel, Patricia A. [Ames Laboratory; Evans, James W. [Ames Laboratory

2013-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNL_TM360_Concrete_NDE_Roadmap  

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60 60 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Nondestructive Evaluation for Concrete Research and Development Roadmap September 2012 Prepared by Dwight Clayton Michael Hileman DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Reports produced after January 1, 1996, are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge. Web site http://www.osti.gov/bridge Reports produced before January 1, 1996, may be purchased by members of the public from the following source. National Technical Information Service 5285 Port Royal Road Springfield, VA 22161 Telephone 703-605-6000 (1-800-553-6847) TDD 703-487-4639 Fax 703-605-6900 E-mail info@ntis.gov Web site http://www.ntis.gov/support/ordernowabout.htm Reports are available to DOE employees, DOE contractors, Energy Technology Data Exchange

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Computational Design of Novel Multiscale Concrete Rheometers | Argonne  

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Suspended particles in a rheometer Suspended particles in a rheometer This simulation image shows suspended particles in a rheometer for NIST's proposed mortar SRM. The spheres, which are color coded by their starting location in the rheometer, are suspended in a cement paste with properties derived from NIST's cement paste SRM. Nicos Martys and Steven G. Satterfield, National Institute of Standards and Technology Computational Design of Novel Multiscale Concrete Rheometers PI Name: William George PI Email: wgeorge@nist.gov Institution: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation Hours at ALCF: 40 Million Year: 2014 Research Domain: Materials Science Understanding the mechanisms of dispersion or agglomeration of particulate matter in complex fluids, such as suspensions, is of technological

305

Mobile system for microwave removal of concrete surfaces  

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A method and apparatus for the microwave removal of contaminated concrete surfaces. The apparatus comprises a housing adapted to pass over a support surface. The housing includes a waveguide for directing microwave energy to the surface at an angle maximizing absorption of microwave energy by the surface. The apparatus is further provided with a source of microwave energy operably associated with the waveguide, wherein the microwave energy has a frequency of between about 10.6 GHz and about 24 GHz and acts to remove the uppermost layer from the surface. The apparatus further includes a debris containment assembly comprising a vacuum assembly operably associated with the housing. The vacuum assembly is adapted to remove debris from the area adjacent the surface.

White, Terry L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Bigelow, Timothy S. (Knoxville, TN); Schaich, Charles R. (Lenoir City, TN); Foster, Jr., Don (Knoxville, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrative seismic safety evaluation of a high concrete arch dam  

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Abstract An integrative seismic safety evaluation of an arch dam should include all sources of nonlinearities, dynamic interactions between different components and the external loads. The present paper investigates the calibration procedure and nonlinear seismic response of an existing high arch dam. The first part explains the conducted analyses for the static and thermal calibrations of the dam based on site measurements. The second part investigates the nonlinear seismic analysis of the calibrated model considering the effect of joints, cracking of mass concrete, reservoir–dam–rock interaction, hydrodynamic pressure inside the opened joints and the geometric nonlinearity. Penetration of the water inside the opened joints accelerates the damage process. The integrative seismic assessment of a case study shows that the dam will fail under the maximum credible earthquake scenario. The dam is judged to be severely damaged with extensive cracking and the joints undergo opening/sliding. A systematic procedure is proposed for seismic and post-seismic safety of dams.

M.A. Hariri-Ardebili; M.R. Kianoush

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

A floating platform of concrete for offshore wind turbine  

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A floating platform concept is introduced in this paper for offshore wind turbine. A vertical cylinder on the top of an elliptical sphere forms the principal configuration of the platform. The analysis of the dynamic performance of an example platform with 5 MW wind turbine by means of the well-established linear theory for the dynamics of marine constructions in waves shows that the platform is able to secure the normal function of the wind turbine in waves up to rough sea state and has the required dynamic performance for survival in extreme waves by adopting a survival ballast condition. An important feature of this concept is that reinforced concrete can be used as cost-efficient construction material so that the service life several times longer than similar steel constructions can be obtained despite of the marine corrosive and erosive environment. Thus this kind of platform can become competitive in the economical sustainable and environment-friendly aspect.

Jianbo Hua

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Fly ash and concrete: a study determines whether biomass, or coal co-firing fly ash, can be used in concrete  

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Current US national standards for using fly ash in concrete (ASTM C618) state that fly ash must come from coal combustion, thus precluding biomass-coal co-firing fly ash. The co-fired ash comes from a large and increasing fraction of US power plants due to rapid increases in co-firing opportunity fuels with coal. The fly ashes include coal fly ash, wood fly ash from pure wood combustion, biomass and coal co-fired fly ash SW1 and SW2. Also wood fly ash is blended with Class C or Class F to produce Wood C and Wood E. Concrete samples were prepared with fly ash replacing cement by 25%. All fly ash mixes except wood have a lower water demand than the pure cement mix. Fly ashes, either from coal or non coal combustion, increase the required air entraining agent (AEA) to meet the design specification of the mixes. If AEA is added arbitrarily without considering the amount or existence of fly ash results could lead to air content in concrete that is either too low or too high. Biomass fly ash does not impact concrete setting behaviour disproportionately. Switch grass-coal co-fired fly ash and blended wood fly ash generally lie within the range of pure coal fly ash strength. The 56 day flexure strength of all the fly ash mixes is comparable to that of the pure cement mix. The flexure strength from the coal-biomass co-fired fly ash does not differ much from pure coal fly ash. All fly ash concrete mixes exhibit lower chloride permeability than the pure cement mixes. In conclusion biomass coal co-fired fly ash perform similarly to coal fly ash in fresh and hardened concrete. As a result, there is no reason to exclude biomass-coal co-fired fly ash in concrete.

Wang, Shuangzhen; Baxter, Larry

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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technology offer Vienna University of Technology | Research and Transfer Support | Claudia Doubek  

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buildings and industrial buildings coping with additional oscillation or cyclical stress like wind power concrete tower structures combines the advantages of precast element construction and climbing formwork with concrete Assembly of the rings by the leverage equipment of a climbing formwork system Advantages

Szmolyan, Peter

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A concrete performance test for delayed ettringite formation: Part II validation  

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Delayed ettringite formation (DEF) is a rare problem of concrete, whose reaction mechanisms have been investigated by a large number of studies. In order to develop a performance test, the authors have conducted a feasibility study and an optimization study followed by this validation study. A performance test was previously developed to evaluate the risk of expansion as a result of DEF for a given “concrete/heating” combination to be evaluated. This paper presents the results of the validation study and explains the necessary conditions that must be applied for this test to be used as part of a rigorous preventive procedure. Data has been collected to reproduce the heat development in concrete under actual conditions on site or in a prefabrication factory. Concrete/heating combinations were studied for which 10 or 20 years' experience of the use of the concrete in wet environments existed. After nearly 300 days of testing, all the laboratory results reproduced the behaviour observed in-situ. On the basis of these macroscopic measurements and microscopic observations, DEF susceptible concretes can be distinguished from concretes that have never caused problems, despite being heated to 80 °C in early age. This test program therefore, confirms the reliability of the proposed performance test.

Alexandre Pavoine; Loïc Divet; Stéphane Fenouillet

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on the characteristics of high-strength lightweight concrete for icy waters  

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The authors have developed a new lightweight coarse aggregate whose surface is covered by a high molecular paraffin to prevent water absorption into the aggregate under high pumping pressure. The coated aggregate makes it possible to produce lightweight concrete with high durability against freeze/thaw cycles, abrasion and fire. In order to verify the efficiency of the coated aggregate and the durability of the concrete using the aggregate, various tests on the coated aggregate and concrete have been carried out. This paper reports on the main results obtained from various tests.

Asai, Y.; Itoh, Y.; Kanie, S.; Sakai, M. [Taisei Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Saeki, H. [Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modelling of the strength of highly porous aerated autoclaved concrete  

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Highly porous building materials like aerated autoclaved concrete are characterized by low thermal conductivity and high mechanical strength, which both strongly depend on porosity. The influence of porosity distribution on the compressive strength of aerated autoclaved concrete was investigated by using finite element analysis and multiaxial Weibull theory. Calculations of failure probability of microstructures with ordered as well as random pore configurations show a dependence of compressive strength on the Weibull modulus of the matrix material and the size and arrangement of pores. The results of the calculations are compared to experimental data of aerated autoclaved concrete.

Schenider, T.; Greil, P. [Univ. of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen (Germany). Dept. of Materials Science; Schober, G. [Hebel AG, Fuerstenfeldbruck (Germany). Materialtechnische Entwicklung

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed convection flow and heat transfer in entrance region of rectangular ducts rotating about a parallel axis  

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The objective of the present work is to investigate the laminar mixed convection flow and heat transfer in the entrance region of heated rectangular ducts rotating about a parallel axis. Heating conditions of isothermal and iso-flux are both considered. Boussinesq approximation is invoked to take into account buoyancy effect induced by centrifugal force. Navier-Stokes/Boussinesq system can be cast into a dimensionless form, in which five governing parameters, the Prandtl number Pr, rotational Reynolds number J, rotational Grashof number Gr{sub {Omega}}, aspect ratio {gamma} and the eccentricity E, are involved. Mechanisms of secondary vortex development in the ducts are explored by a theoretical analysis on vorticity transport equation. The values of Pr and E are fixed as 0.7 and 10, respectively. For various combinations of the other thee parameters, a vorticity-velocity method implemented with a marching technique is employed to solve the resultant three-dimensional system for simultaneously developing flow and temperature fields. The emphasis is placed on the rotational effects, including both coriolis force and centrifugal buoyancy; on the non-isothermal flow and the related heat transfer. The results reveal that the friction factors and heat transfer rates can be enhanced by Coriolis and rotation-induced buoyancy effects; and the variations of the local values are closely related to the evolution of the secondary vortices in ducts. The differences in flow behaviors and thermal characteristics for UWT and UHF are also investigated by the present theoretical analysis on secondary flow mechanism as well as the computational results.

Soong, C.Y. [Chung Cheng Inst. of Tech., Taoyuan (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering; Yan, W.M. [Hua Fan Coll. of Humanities and Technology, Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Carderock Tow Tank 2 | Open Energy Information  

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2 2 Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank Length(m) 574.9 Beam(m) 15.5 Depth(m) 6.7 Water Type Freshwater Cost(per day) Contact POC Special Physical Features Carriage 2 is located on this basin Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities Yes Maximum Velocity(m/s) 10.3 Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities Yes Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.6 Maximum Wave Length(m) 12.2 Wave Period Range(s) 0.0 Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0 Programmable Wavemaking Yes Wavemaking Description Irregular waves with a spectrum resembling typical ocean wave patterns with appropriate scale reductions Wave Direction Uni-Directional Simulated Beach Yes Description of Beach The wave absorber spans the full width of the basin at the end opposite the wavemaker dome, the absorbers are a discontinuous 12 degree slope type made up of 12 permeable layers of rectangular precast concrete bar panels resting on an impermeable concrete slab supported by a structural steel framework, the center section of the absorber is of wood construction & can be raised and lowered as a unit to provide model access to and from the fitting-out dry dock located at the end of the basin.

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Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy | Department of Energy  

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Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy July 29, 2010 - 6:41pm Addthis The EnergySmart Jobs program is a three-pronged approach to creating “green jobs” for Californians while also increasing energy efficiency at businesses around the state. | File photo The EnergySmart Jobs program is a three-pronged approach to creating "green jobs" for Californians while also increasing energy efficiency at businesses around the state. | File photo Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE What does this mean for me? Tindall Corporation received $16.7 million in 48C tax credits to build new plant Kansas facility will manufacture concrete wind tower bases over 100 meters in height

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The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil, and Spain, 1868-1968  

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Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil, and Spain, 1868–1968,in the Back- lands of Brazil. Pittsburgh: University ofCosta, Emília Viotti da. “Brazil: The Age of Reform, 1870–

Price, Rachel L.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete Security for Entity Recognition: The Jane Doe Protocol (Full Paper)  

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://medsec.medien.uni-weimar.de/ 2 Technical University of Denmark http://www.erikzenner.name/ 3 escrypt Inc., USA http a formal proof of its concrete security. The protocol neither em- ploys asymmetric cryptography, nor

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USING THE CHLORIDE MIGRATION RATE TO PREDICT THE CHLORIDE PENETRATION RESISTANCE OF CONCRETE  

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An experimental investigation is conducted to study the relationship between the chloride diffusion coefficient and charge passed. In this study, the concrete specimens made with different w/c (ranging from 0....

S.W. Cho; S.C. Chiang

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Mechanical properties of polypropylene-fiber reinforced concrete after gamma irradiation  

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and Engineering and Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART), University of North Texas, 1150 Union properties of hydraulic concretes elaborated with Port- land cement, water, silica sand, marble

North Texas, University of

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Tilt-up concrete panels : an investigation of flexural stresses and punching shear during lifting  

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Tilt-up construction is becoming more popular in the United States due to its ease of construction, reliability, and relatively low construction and maintenance costs. In its most typical form, a concrete panel is cast on ...

Bono, Matthew P. (Matthew Paul)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion initiation and propagation on corrosion resistant alloys embedded in concrete by accelerated chloride transport.  

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??Two duplex stainless steels rebars: UNS32304SS and UNS32101SS, were selected to investigate the corrosion initiation and propagation in reinforced concrete specimens. The investigation is divided… (more)

Gutierrez Tellez, Francisco.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

DYNAPCON: a computer code for dynamic analysis of prestressed concrete structures. [LMFBR  

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A finite element computer code for the transient analysis of prestressed concrete reactor vessels (PCRVs) for LMFBR containment is described. The method assumes rotational symmetry of the structure. Time integration is by an explicit method. The quasistatic prestressing operation of the PCRV model is performed by a dynamic relaxation technique. The material model accounts for the crushing and tensile cracking in arbitrary direction in concrete and the elastic-plastic behavior of reinforcing steel. The variation of the concrete tensile cracking and compressive crushing limits with strain rate is taken into account. Relative slip is permitted between the concrete and tendons. Several example solutions are presented and compared with experimental results. These sample problems range from simply supported beams to small scale models of PCRV's. It is shown that the analytical methods correlate quite well with experimental results, although in the vicinity of the failure load the response of the models tend to be quite sensitive to input parameters.

Marchertas, A.H.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Concrete Security Analysis of CTR-OFB and CTR-CFB Modes of Operation  

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In [1...], they gave the notions of security for the symmetric encryption and provided a concrete security analysis of the XOR, CTR, and CBC schemes. Among the three schemes, the CTR scheme achieves the best conc...

Jaechul Sung; Sangjin Lee; Jongin Lim…

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the filler effects on fatique cracking and permanent deformation of asphalt concrete mixtures  

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The addition of hydrated lime to asphalt has shown to be beneficial with an improvement in the Theological properties of the binder, as well as resistance to permanent deformation (rutting) and fatigue cracking of asphalt concrete mixtures...

Izzo, Richard P

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Environmental durability of FRP bond to concrete subjected to freeze-thaw action  

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An experimental study was performed to determine the environmental durability of the adhesive bond between fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and concrete. The study specifically focused on freeze-thaw cycling exposure of such ...

Dohnálek, Pavel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Neutron scattering in concrete and wood: Part II—oblique incidence  

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......Scientific and Technical Notes Neutron scattering in concrete and wood: Part...radiotherapy rooms. (b) Geometry of neutron scattering simulations. Another empirical...due to capture gamma rays. NEUTRON SCATTERING-MONTE CARLO SIMULATION RESULTS......

A. Facure; A. X. Silva; J. C. Rivera; R. C. Falcão

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Cast-Concrete Products Made with FBC Ash and Wet-Collected Coal-Ash  

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. DOI: 10.1061/ ASCE 0899-1561 2005 17:6 659 CE Database subject headings: Recycling; Ashes; Concrete et al. 1991 . Fluidized bed combustion FBC ash is the ash produced by an FBC boiler in which the coal

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

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A regression model predicting the compressive strength of concrete by means of nondestructive, acoustic measurements  

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A sample size of 81, 4" diameter concrete standard cylinders were tested using nondestructive means. These cylinders were collected from three different ready-mix plants across Texas located in Houston, San Antonio and Victoria. The sound...

Pinto, Zeena Blossom

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and analysis of a concrete modular housing system constructed with 3D panels  

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An innovative modular house system design utilizing an alternative concrete residential building system called 3D panels is presented along with an overview of 3D panels as well as relevant methods and markets. The proposed ...

Sarcia, Sam Rhea, 1982-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

A Continuum Coupled Moisture-mechanical Constitutive Model for Asphalt Concrete  

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constitutive relationships are implemented in the Pavement Analysis using Nonlinear Damage Approach (PANDA) finite element (FE) package to model the moisture damage effect on the complex environmental-mechanical response of asphalt concrete. The developed...

Shakiba, Maryam

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Chip Seals for Asphalt Concrete Pavements: A Proposed Emulsion Residue Specification and Existing Pavement Texture Evaluation  

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Chip seals are a pavement surface treatment used for maintaining asphalt concrete pavements. National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 14-17 was performed to produce a national Chip Seal Manual which would consolidate the best...

Hoyt, Denise

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

332

Advancement of Erosion Testing, Modeling, and Design of Concrete Pavement Subbase Layers  

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Concrete pavement systems have great capacity to provide long service lives; however, if the subbase layer is improperly designed or mismanaged, service life would be diminished significantly since the subbase layer performs many important roles...

Jung, Youn Su

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Effect of Curing on Early Age Distress Potential of Concrete Pavement  

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in concrete structure. The results indicated that the constructability index was able to capture and demonstrate the effect of different parameters mentioned above on the constructability of rigid pavement/overlay projects....

Bari, Muhammad Ehsanul

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of coarse aggregate size, shape and surface texture on rutting of hot mix asphalt concrete  

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The objectives of this study were to: 1 ) Evaluate the influence of coarse aggregate shape and surface texture on deformation characteristics of asphalt concrete, 2) Characterize aggregate elongation, shape and texture using fractal dimensional...

Yeggoni, Mohan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

335

New production process for insulation blocks composed of EPS and lightweight concrete containing pumice aggregate  

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This study introduces a new production method for production of the insulation blocks made of pumice aggregate, lightweight concrete and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS). Products produced via this method ... × he...

Ali Sariisik; Gencay Sariisik

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Effect of cumulative seismic damage and corrosion on life-cycle cost of reinforced concrete bridges  

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reinforced concrete (RC) bridges in earthquake prone regions. The approach is developed by combining cumulative seismic damage and damage associated to corrosion due to environmental conditions. Cumulative seismic damage is obtained from a low-cycle fatigue...

Kumar, Ramesh

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

337

High-performance heavy concrete as a multi-purpose shield  

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......materials other than depleted uranium(14). Considering the possible hazards of depleted uranium, it can be claimed that...transmission through concrete. Health Phys. (2003) 84:180-187...web.ead.anl.gov/uranium/pdf/ducretecosteffec......

S. M. J. Mortazavi; M. A. Mosleh-Shirazi; P. Roshan-Shomal; N. Raadpey; M. Baradaran-Ghahfarokhi

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the Impact of Concrete Roadways on Gamma Ray Background Readings for Radiation Portal Monitoring Systems  

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locations have reported abnormally high gamma background count rates. The higher background data has been attributed, in part, to the concrete surrounding the portal monitors. Higher background can ultimately lead to more material passing through the RPMs...

Ryan, Christopher Michael

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of durability performance of "Early-Opening-to-Traffic" Portland Cement Concrete pavement and patches  

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-thaw, shrinkage, chemical attack, abrasion resistance, fatigue life, volumetric expansion, practicality, and concrete costs. The assessment discusses material combinations, mixture designs, and construction practices on performance. A computer program using...

Shrestha, Pradhumna Babu

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects from Alkali-Silica Reacton and Delayed Ettringite Formation on Reinforced Concrete Column Lap Splices.  

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??Reinforced concrete bridge columns can deteriorate prematurely due to the alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and/or delayed ettringite formation (DEF), causing internal expansion and cracking on the… (more)

Eck, Mary

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy | Department of Energy  

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Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy July 29, 2010 - 6:41pm Addthis The EnergySmart Jobs program is a three-pronged approach to creating “green jobs” for Californians while also increasing energy efficiency at businesses around the state. | File photo The EnergySmart Jobs program is a three-pronged approach to creating "green jobs" for Californians while also increasing energy efficiency at businesses around the state. | File photo Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE What does this mean for me? Tindall Corporation received $16.7 million in 48C tax credits to build new plant Kansas facility will manufacture concrete wind tower bases over 100 meters in height

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Ultrasonic Inspection of Tendon Ducts in Concrete Slabs Using 3D-SAFT  

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The main purpose to use ultrasonic pulse echo techniques for concrete are the following testing B;problems: Injections faults in tendon ducts because they lead to a loss of the...

M. Krause; W. Müller; H. Wiggenhauser

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete Plant International (2008) REACT: Reducing Early-Age Cracking Today  

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construction. As is usually the case, the truth likely lies between these two extremes, perhaps humidity, wind speed, and concrete temperature to the evaporation rate from a water surface. Recently

Bentz, Dale P.

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Seismic Performance, Modeling, and Failure Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Buildings  

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Post- Tensioned Concrete Buildings,” PEER Report 2011/104,RC shear walls in high-rise buildings,” The Young ResearcherExtended 3D Analysis of Building Structures, Computers and

Tuna, Zeynep

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Laboratory Evaluation of Hot-Mix Asphalt Concrete Fatigue Cracking Resistance  

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LABORATORY EVALUATION OF HOT-MIX ASPHALT CONCRETE FATIGUE CRACKING RESISTANCE A Thesis by BRANDON PARKER JAMISON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2010 Major Subject: Civil Engineering LABORATORY EVALUATION OF HOT-MIX ASPHALT CONCRETE FATIGUE CRACKING RESISTANCE A Thesis by BRANDON PARKER JAMISON Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

Jamison, Brandon Parker

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A visual assessment of the concrete vaults which surround underground waste storage tanks  

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Radioactive waste produced at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is stored in underground tanks. There are four different waste tank designs. For each waste tank design the outermost containment shield between the waste and the soil is a concrete vault surrounding the carbon steel liner(s). Should the primary and/or secondary liner be breached, the concrete vault would slow transport of the waste so that contamination of the soil is minimized. The type 3 waste tanks have a stated design life of 40--60 years. With the uncertainty of the schedule for transfer of the waste to the Defense Waste Processing Facility, it is conceivable that the tanks will be required to function past their design life. The Department of Energy formed a Waste Tank Structural Integrity Panel to investigate the potential for aging and degradation of underground radioactive waste storage tanks employed in the weapons complex. The panel is focusing on how each site in the complex: (1) inspects the waste tanks for degradation, (2) understands the potential degradation mechanisms which may occur at their sites, and (3) mitigates the known potential degradation mechanisms. In addition to the carbon steel liners, the degradation of the concrete vault has also been addressed by the panel. High Level Waste Engineering (HLWE) at SRS has formed a task team to identify key issues that determine and/or effect the condition of the concrete. In June 1993, slides were reviewed which showed the inside of the concrete vault in Type 1, 2, and 4 tanks. The authors subsequently visited the tank farm and assessed the visible portions of the outer concrete vault. Later a team of engineers knowledgeable in concrete degradation performed a walk-down. Photographs showing the concrete condition were taken at this time. This report summarizes the findings of these walk-downs and reinforces previous recommendations.

Wiersma, B.J.; Shurrab, M.S.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

LWR Sustainability: Assessment of Aging of Nuclear Power Plant Safety Related Concrete Strutures  

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Current regulatory testing and inspection requirements are reviewed and a summary of degradation experience is presented. Techniques commonly used to inspect NPP concrete structures to assess and quantify age-related degradation are summarized. An approach for conduct of condition assessments of structures in NPPs is presented. Criteria, based primarily on visual indications, are provided for use in classification and assessment of concrete degradation. Materials and techniques for repair of degraded structures are generally discussed.

Graves III, Herman [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Naus, Dan J [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

The use of the maturity concept in evaluating development of concrete pullout strength  

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, the resulting strength cannot be related directly to the strength obtained by the same concrete mix cast into a structure because of differences which exist (13, 30) in: (a) environmental exposure; (b) methods of placing; and (c) degree of compaction. 2... bearing ring which is in direct contact with the concrete surface. The dimension for the inside diameter of the bearing ring is dependent upon the other critical dimensions chosen, and is it. self a critical dimensiot. . The proper combination...

Dilly, Ronald Lee

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Special challenges in design and construction of concrete structures in shallow water and soft soil  

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The paper summarizes briefly the trends in offshore concrete structures in the North Sea and reviews the main decisive design requirements. General design process and foundation design with emphasis on soft soil conditions are described and discussed. Further the paper presents 3 gravity based concrete platforms for soft soil in 145 m, 75 m and 20 m water depths, respectively. Particulars on the construction site and work, and main items on project execution model are discussed.

Loset, O. [Kvaerner Concrete Construction, Hovik (Norway); Schroder, K. [Norwegian Geotechnical Inst., Oslo (Norway)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of basin concrete in support of structural integrity demonstration for extended storage  

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Concrete core samples from C basin were characterized through material testing and analysis to verify the design inputs for structural analysis of the L Basin and to evaluate the type and extent of changes in the material condition of the concrete under extended service for fuel storage. To avoid the impact on operations, core samples were not collected from L area, but rather, several concrete core samples were taken from the C Basin prior to its closure. C basin was selected due to its similar environmental exposure and service history compared to L Basin. The microstructure and chemical composition of the concrete exposed to the water was profiled from the water surface into the wall to evaluate the impact and extent of exposure. No significant leaching of concrete components was observed. Ingress of carbonation or deleterious species was determined to be insignificant. No evidence of alkali-silica reactions (ASR) was observed. Ettringite was observed to form throughout the structure (in air voids or pores); however, the sulfur content was measured to be consistent with the initial concrete that was used to construct the facility. Similar ettringite trends were observed in the interior segments of the core samples. The compressive strength of the concrete at the mid-wall of the basin was measured, and similar microstructural analysis was conducted on these materials post compression testing. The microstructure was determined to be similar to near-surface segments of the core samples. The average strength was 4148 psi, which is well-above the design strength of 2500 psi. The analyses showed that phase alterations and minor cracking in a microstructure did not affect the design specification for the concrete.

Duncan, A.

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress-Strain Model of Unconfined and Confined Concrete and Stress-block Parameters  

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identified that concrete compressive strength, confining reinforcement ratio and section geometry as the major parameters that control the stress-strain relation of confined concrete. The authors identified that a convenient way of expressing... consideration within spacing 21 , = yield stress of confining reinforcement, = center distance between hoop/ties confining reinforcement. The influence of the section geometry was represented by the ?section geometry factor?, , which expresses...

Murugesan Reddiar, Madhu Karthik

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

352

Radiation exposure inside reinforced concrete buildings at Nagasaki  

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The biological effects on the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki due to initial-irradiation exposure during the nuclear attacks of World War II was recognized immediately as an important source of information. After the war, an extensive effort gathered data concerning the locations of individuals at the time of the attack and their subsequent medical histories. The data from personnel located in reinforced concrete buildings are particularly significant, since large groups of occupants received radiation injury without complications due to blast and thermal effects. In order to correlate the radiation dose with physiological effects, the dose to each individual must be calculated. Enough information about the construction of the buildings was available after the war to allow a radiation transport model to be constructed, but the accurate calculation of penetration into such large, thick-walled three dimensional structures was beyond the scope of computing technology until recently. Now, the availability of Cray vector computers and the development of a specially-constructed discrete ordinates transport code, TORT, have combined to allow the successful completion of such a study. This document describes the radiation transport calculations and tabulates the resulting doses by source component and individual case location. An extensive uncertainty analysis is also included. These data are to be used in another study as input to a formal statistical analysis, resulting in a new value for the LD50 dose, i.e., the dose at which the mortality risk is 50%. 55 refs., 67 figs., 70 tabs.

Rhoades, W.A.; Childs, R.L.; Ingersoll, D.T.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic response of reinforced concrete frames on monopile foundations  

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Abstract The paper focuses on the effects of soil–structure interaction on the seismic response of reinforced concrete frames on monopile foundations connected by tie beams. Such systems are usually designed by considering fixed restraints at the column bases and the effects of the foundation compliance have not yet been investigated. The soil–foundation system is analysed in the frequency domain by means of a numerical model that allows obtaining the dynamic impedance functions of the system and the foundation input motion necessary for the subsequent nonlinear inertial soil–structure interaction analysis which is performed in the time domain. Tie beams with different stiffness and soil deposits characterised by three different profiles of shear wave velocity are considered. Results of incremental dynamic analyses carried out on frames with monopile foundations are compared with those obtained considering double-pile foundations and the fixed base assumption. Soil–structure interaction is found to affect considerably the response of frames on monopile foundations by increasing the structural deformation and modifying the evolution of the dissipative mechanisms. Analyses accounting for the actual soil–foundation system compliance and the foundation input motion may be crucial for a reliable prediction of the actual distribution of stresses in the superstructure and the foundation elements.

Sandro Carbonari; Francesca Dezi; Fabrizio Gara; Graziano Leoni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mossbauer Spectroscopic Study of Gamma Irradiation on the Structural Properties of Hematite, Magnetite and Limonite Concrete for Nuclear Reactor Shielding  

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This work investigate the effect of gamma irradiation on a heavy type of concrete, constructed for nuclear reactor shield. The effect of gamma irradiation was...

N.A. Eissa; M.S.I. Kany; A.S. Mohamed; A.A. Sallam; M.H. El Fouly

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Performance-based approach to evaluate alkali-silica reaction potential of aggregate and concrete using dilatometer method  

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....................................................... 27 Aggregate Testing................................................................... 28 Cement-Aggregate Combination Testing ............................... 31 Gel Identification............................................................. 110 Chemistry of Pore Solution in Concrete ...................................... 113 Solubility of ASR Gel.................................................................. 113 Determination of Aggregate...

Shon, Chang Seon

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Earthquake Resilient Tall Reinforced Concrete Buildings at Near-Fault Sites Using Base Isolation and Rocking Core Walls.  

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?? This dissertation pursues three main objectives: (1) to investigate the seismic response of tall reinforced concrete core wall buildings, designed following current building codes,… (more)

Calugaru, Vladimir

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Thermal Removal Of Tritium From Concrete And Soil To Reduce Groundwater Impacts  

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Legacy heavy-water moderator operations at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have resulted in the contamination of equipment pads, building slabs, and surrounding soil with tritium. At the time of discovery the tritium had impacted the shallow (< 3-m) groundwater at the facility. While tritium was present in the groundwater, characterization efforts determined that a significant source remained in a concrete slab at the surface and within the associated vadose zone soils. To prevent continued long-term impacts to the shallow groundwater a CERCLA non-time critical removal action for these source materials was conducted to reduce the leaching of tritium from the vadose zone soils and concrete slabs. In order to minimize transportation and disposal costs, an on-site thermal treatment process was designed, tested, and implemented. The on-site treatment consisted of thermal detritiation of the concrete rubble and soil. During this process concrete rubble was heated to a temperature of 815 deg C (1,500 deg F) resulting in the dehydration and removal of water bound tritium. During heating, tritium contaminated soil was used to provide thermal insulation during which it's temperature exceeded 100 deg C (212 deg F), causing drying and removal of tritium. The thermal treatment process volatiles the water bound tritium and releases it to the atmosphere. The released tritium was considered insignificant based upon Clean Air Act Compliance Package (CAP88) analysis and did not exceed exposure thresholds. A treatability study evaluated the effectiveness of this thermal configuration and viability as a decontamination method for tritium in concrete and soil materials. Post treatment sampling confirmed the effectiveness at reducing tritium to acceptable waste site specific levels. With American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding three additional treatment cells were assembled utilizing commercial heating equipment and common construction materials. This provided a total of four units to batch treat concrete rubble and soil. Post treatment sampling verified that the activity in the treated soil and concrete met the treatment standards for each medium which allowed the treated concrete rubble and soil to be disposed of on site as backfill. During testing and operations a total of 1,261-m{sup 3} (1,650-yd{sup 3}) of contaminated concrete and soils were treated with an actual incurred cost of $3,980,000. This represents a unit treatment cost of $3,156/m{sup 3} ($2,412/yd{sup 3}). In 2011 the project was recognized with an e-Star Sustainability Award by DOE's Office of Environmental Management.

Jackson, Dennis G.; Blount, Gerald C.; Wells, Leslie H.; Cardoso-Neto, Joao E.; Kmetz, Thomas F.; Reed, Misty L.

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Soranakom, C., Bakhshi M. , and Mobasher, B. " Role of Alkali Resistant Glass Fibers in Suppression of Restrained Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Materials," 15th International Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete Association  

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Soranakom, C., Bakhshi M. , and Mobasher, B. " Role of Alkali Resistant Glass Fibers in Suppression of Restrained Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Materials," 15th International Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete Association Congress, GRC 2008, CD-Proceedings, Prague, April 20-23, 2008. 1 Role of Alkali Resistant Glass

Mobasher, Barzin

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Alkali-silica reaction products: Comparison between samples from concrete structures and laboratory test specimens  

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Alkali-silica gels (ASG) were investigated in concrete from bridge structures (constructed from the 1920s to 2000), as well as in experimental specimens; employing optical microscopy, petrographic image analysis, and scanning electron microscopy combined with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS). The main differences were found in the chemical composition and morphology of the ASGs. ASGs which had formed in older concrete samples (50-80 years old) show a partly crystalline structure and higher Ca{sup 2+} content, indicating their aging and maturation. Younger concrete samples and experimental test specimens exhibit the presence of amorphous ASG. The chemistry of ASG from experimental specimens reflects the chemical composition of accelerating solutions. - Research Highlights: {yields} Quantitative analysis of alkali-silica gels {yields} Comparison of ASR in experimental conditions with ASR in bridge structures {yields} Investigation of factors affecting alkali-silica reaction {yields} Investigation of ASR of different types of aggregates.

Sachlova, Sarka, E-mail: lukschova@seznam.cz; Prikryl, Richard; Pertold, Zdenek

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on a Kind of Eco-concrete Retaining Wall's Block with Water Purification Function  

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Considering the environmental protection requirements for retaining wall and slope protection in Civil engineering and construction of water conservancy, a new type of retaining wall materials and structures with functions of slop reinforcement, slope greening and water purification was studied. In this paper, it designed a kind of Eco-concrete retaining wall's block which has functions of slope vegetation planting and water purification, and studied functions of water purification of this kind of Eco-concrete retaining wall's block through the water quality purification experiment. It shows that, the maximal disposable removal rates of CoDcr, TN and TP are respectively 87%, 70% and 90%, which means that functions of water purification of this kind of Eco-concrete retaining wall's block are very good.

Song Wen-jie; Fu Hong-yuan; Wang Gui-yao

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Diffusion of Iodine and Rhenium in Category 3 Waste Encasement Concrete and Soil Fill Material  

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Assessing long-term performance of Category 3 waste cement grouts for radionuclide encasement requires knowledge of the radionuclide-cement interactions and mechanisms of retention (i.e. sorption or precipitation). This understanding will enable accurate prediction of radionuclide fate when the waste forms come in contact with groundwater. A set of diffusion experiments using carbonated and non-carbonated concrete-soil half cells was conducted under unsaturated conditions (4% and 7% by wt moisture content). Spiked concrete half-cell specimens were prepared with and without colloidal metallic iron addition and were carbonated using supercritical carbon dioxide. Spikes of I and Re were added to achieve measurable diffusion profile in the soil part of the half-cell. In addition, properties of concrete materials likely to influence radionuclide migration such as carbonation were evaluated in an effort to correlate these properties with the release of iodine and rhenium.

Wellman, Dawn M.; Mattigod, Shas V.; Whyatt, Greg A.; Powers, Laura; Parker, Kent E.; Wood, Marcus I.

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYTICAL RESULTS FOR MOX COLEMANITE CONCRETE SAMPLES RECEIVED ON NOVEMBER 21, 2013  

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The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) will use colemanite bearing concrete neutron absorber panels credited with attenuating neutron flux in the criticality design analyses and shielding operators from radiation. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is tasked with measuring the total density, partial hydrogen density, and partial boron density of the colemanite concrete. SRNL received two samples of colemanite concrete for analysis on November 21, 2013. The average total density of each of the samples measured by the ASTM method C 642, the average partial hydrogen density was measured using method ASTM E 1131, and the average partial boron density of each sample was measured according to ASTM C 1301. The lower limits and measured values for the total density, hydrogen partial density, and boron partial density are presented. For all the samples tested, the total density and the boron partial density met or exceeded the specified limit. None of the samples met the lower limit for hydrogen partial density.

Reigel, M.

2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYTICAL RESULTS FOR MOX COLEMANITE CONCRETE SAMPLES RECEIVED ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2013  

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The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) will use colemanite bearing concrete neutron absorber panels credited with attenuating neutron flux in the criticality design analyses and shielding operators from radiation. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is tasked with measuring the total density, partial hydrogen density, and partial boron density of the colemanite concrete. SRNL received three samples of colemanite concrete for analysis on September 4, 2013. The average total density of each of the samples measured by the ASTM method C 642, the average partial hydrogen density was measured using method ASTM E 1131, and the average partial boron density of each sample was measured according to ASTM C 1301. The lower limits and measured values for the total density, hydrogen partial density, and boron partial density are presented. For all the samples tested, the total density and the boron partial density met or exceeded the specified limit. None of the samples met the lower limit for hydrogen partial density.

Reigel, M.

2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel technique for the production of cool colored concrete tile and  

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A novel technique for the production of cool colored concrete tile and A novel technique for the production of cool colored concrete tile and asphalt shingle roofing products Title A novel technique for the production of cool colored concrete tile and asphalt shingle roofing products Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2010 Authors Levinson, Ronnen M., Hashem Akbari, Paul Berdahl, Kurt Wood, Wayne Skilton, and Jerry Petersheim Journal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Volume 94 Start Page 946 Issue 6 Pagination 946-954 Date Published 06/2010 Keywords asphalt shingle, concrete tile, Cool colored roof, Cool Colored Roofs, cool roofs, Heat Island, Polyvinylidene fluoride, Solar reflectance, surface roughness Abstract The widespread use of solar-reflective roofing materials can save energy, mitigate urban heat islands and slow global warming by cooling the roughly 20% of the urban surface that is roofed. In this study we created prototype solar-reflective nonwhite concrete tile and asphalt shingle roofing materials using a two-layer spray coating process intended to maximize both solar reflectance and factory-line throughput. Each layer is a thin, quick-drying, pigmented latex paint based on either acrylic or a poly(vinylidene fluoride)/acrylic blend. The first layer is a titanium dioxide rutile white basecoat that increases the solar reflectance of a gray-cement concrete tile from 0.18 to 0.79, and that of a shingle surfaced with bare granules from 0.06 to 0.62. The second layer is a "cool" color topcoat with weak near-infrared (NIR) absorption and/or strong NIR backscattering. Each layer dries within seconds, potentially allowing a factory line to pass first under the white spray, then under the color spray.

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Accelerated quantification of critical parameters for predicting the service life and life cycle costs of chloride-laden reinforced concrete structures  

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The use of corrosion resistant steels (instead of conventional carbon steels) and/or high performance concrete can increase the overall service life and can reduce the life cycle cost (LCC) of reinforced concrete (RC) structures exposed to chloride...

Pillai Gopalakrishnan, Radhakrishna

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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FDR for non destructive evaluation: inspection of external post-tensioned ducts and measurement of water content in concrete  

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are involved in research programs dedicated to concrete Thermo-Hydro- Mechanical (THM) modeling and to in situ content in concrete (nuclear structures and nuclear waste repositories) is a major topic to understand to Structure Safety for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, France (2013)" #12;The height of each material hn

Boyer, Edmond

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Using electrical, magnetic and acoustic sensors to detect damage in segmental concrete pipes subjected to permanent ground displacement  

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that the ac- tual repair cost of the pipelines reflects only a fraction of the total costs associate Permanent ground deformation Segmental concrete pipeline a b s t r a c t This paper describes results of an experimental study that used sensing methods for monitoring damage along segmental concrete pipelines resulting

Lynch, Jerome P.

368

ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Ready Mix Concrete Manufacturing  

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Ready Mix Concrete Ready Mix Concrete Manufacturing Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Tools for benchmarking energy management practices Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for plants

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Investigation of the corrosion behavior of cooling coil material in a simulated concrete environment  

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Pitting corrosion of the cooling coils embedded in the concrete roof of the waste tanks is one of the suspected causes of the recent cooling coil failures. Cyclic polarization tests were conducted to predict the threshold chloride level above which pitting would initiate. The threshold chloride level was determined to be 9000 ppM. Although these tests predict the electrochemical or corrosion behavior of the metal, they may not predict the severity of attack. Further tests which investigate the effect of the permeability of the concrete matrix on the transport of water and oxygen to the metal surface are planned to assess the severity of attack.

Wiersma, B.J.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Humectants To Augment Current From Metallized Zinc Cathodic Protection Systems on Concrete  

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Cathodic protection (CP) systems using thermal-sprayed zinc anodes are employed to mitigate the corrosion process in reinforced concrete structures. However, the performance of the anodes is improved by moisture at the anode-concrete interface. Research was conducted to investigate the effect of hydrophilic chemical additives, humectants, on the electrical performance and service life of zinc anodes. Lithium bromide and lithium nitrate were identified as feasible humectants with lithium bromide performing better under galvanic CP and lithium nitrate performing better under impressed current CP. Both humectants improved the electrical operating characteristics of the anode and increased the service life by up to three years.

Holcomb, Gordon R.; Covino Jr., Bernard S.; Cramer, Stephen D.; Russell, James H. Russell; Bullard, Sophie J.; Collins, W. Keith; Bennett, Jack E. (J.E. Bennett Consulting, Inc.); Soltesz, Steven M. (ODOT); Laylor, H. Martin (ODOT)

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal fly ash: the most powerful tool for sustainability of the concrete industry  

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In the last 15 years the global cement industry has almost doubled its annual rate of direct emissions of carbon dioxide. These can be cut back by reducing global concrete consumption, reducing the volume of cement paste in mixtures and reducing the proportion of portland clinker in cement. It has recently been proved that use of high volumes of coal fly ash can produce low cost, durable, sustainable cement and concrete mixtures that would reduce the carbon footprint of both the cement and the power generation industries. 2 photos.

Mehta, P.K. [University of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Concrete Repair Techniques for Radiologically Contaminated Tank Farm Pump and Valve Pits  

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As part of the scope of Project W-314, ''Tank Farm Restoration and Safe Operations,'' the condition of pump and valve pit walls and floors is being assessed, and repairs made as needed, to support upgrading the infrastructure necessary to safely transfer tank waste for treatment. Flaws in the surfaces of the pits (e.g., concrete crack/faults, protective coating deterioration) must be repaired to ensure containment integrity and to facilitate future decontamination of the pits. This engineering study presents a cost/risk/benefit evaluation of concrete and protective coating repair methods in pump and valve pits using various manual and remote tool systems.

MINTEER, D.J.

2000-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the bond characteristics of concrete reinforcing bars coated with epoxy compounds  

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Selected Refe~ ces. Appendix - A . 12 . 20 . 22 . 24 . 25 LIST OF TABLES Table Page Bond Stress at Slip of 0. 01 in. at Loaded End of the Bar . . . . 13 Bond Stress at Slip of 0. 001 in. at Free End of the Bar. . 14 A-1 Bond Stress and Steel.... SUMMARY A number of processes by which the steel-concrete bond can be improved are described. The procedures involve coating steel with a versamid epoxy compound and either casting the concrete around the treated reinforcement before the epoxy hardens...

Desai, Indravadan S

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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11th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering 1998 Balkema, Rotterdam, ISBN 90 5410 982 3 Seismic retrofit of non-ductile concrete and masonry walls by steel-  

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Seismic retrofit of non-ductile concrete and masonry walls by steel- strips bracing Mustafa Taghdi, Michel, concrete, non-ductile, steel, strips, ductility, hysteretic behavior ABSTRACT: Four concrete block masonry from each pair was retro- fitted using a steel strip system. The steel strip system consists

Bruneau, Michel

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into the Use of Wood vs. Steel and Concrete in  

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into the Use of Wood vs. Steel and Concrete in Construction of the New SUB Fardin Barekat, Ding Yuan Han. Steel and Concrete in Construction of the New SUB APSC 261: Technology and Society I Presented to: Dr, timber, concrete, and steel. For each material, this report will provide environmental, economic

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Experimental evaluation of neutron performance in boron-doped low activation concrete  

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......concrete (LAC) without boron-doping exposed to reactor...and special limestone. Boron (0.8 wt.%) was introduced in the form of boron carbide. NaCl powder...counted twice to detect two isotopes, 97Zr and 95Zr. The...uncertainty in neutron spectra determination is independent from uncertainties......

T. Ogawa; M. N. Morev; T. Abe; T. Iimoto; T. Kosako; K. Kimura; M. Kinno

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 WHEN PLASTICITY?  

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, 2007 WHEN PLASTICITY? Chris MORLEY Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK Keywords based on some form of plasticity theory, perhaps with modifications - with serviceability achievedMorley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 rd July

Burgoyne, Chris

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CALIBRATION OFTHE FINITE ELEMENT MODEL OFA TWELVE-SPAN PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE USING  

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CALIBRATION OFTHE FINITE ELEMENT MODEL OFA TWELVE-SPAN PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE USING AMBIENT health monitoring system was designed and installed in the bridge. As a critical part in the SHM process the implementation of the FE model calibration using ambient vibration data. The initial model of the bridge

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Laboratory Testing to Address the Potential for Damaging Hydraulic Pressure in the Concrete Tie Rail Seat  

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Rail Seat TRB 11-3395 Submitted for publication in the proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 61704 2 Railroad Engineering Program Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University deterioration (RSD) is degradation underneath the rail on a concrete tie. This deterioration leads to track

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

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Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Concrete Using Vacuum-Carbonation Alain Azar, Prof. Yixin Shao  

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Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Concrete Using Vacuum-Carbonation Alain Azar, Prof. Yixin Shao promising carbon uptake results and is a viable option for carbonation curing. Carbon sequestration increase in Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over the past five decades, specific ways to reduce

Barthelat, Francois

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381

Investigation of Corrosion Damage and Repair System in a Concrete Jetty Structure  

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Investigation of Corrosion Damage and Repair System in a Concrete Jetty Structure Farid Moradi of the deterioration was reinforcement corrosion, which initiated within few years after the completion of the jetty structure. The structure underwent major corrosion rehabilitation after 7 years of service. Despite the use

Mobasher, Barzin

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Behavior of Scaled Steel-Concrete Composite Girders and Steel Monopole Towers Strengthened with CFRP  

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Behavior of Scaled Steel-Concrete Composite Girders and Steel Monopole Towers Strengthened with CFRP DAVID SCHNERCH AND SAMI RIZKALLA Cost-effective rehabilitation and/or strengthening of steel. The current research program makes use of new high modulus types of carbon fiber for strengthening steel

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BEHAVIOR OF CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS REINFORCED WITH HIGH-STRENGTH AND HIGH CORROSION-RESISTANT STEEL  

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BEHAVIOR OF CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS REINFORCED WITH HIGH- STRENGTH AND HIGH CORROSION-RESISTANT STEEL, high corrosion-resistant steel commercially known as Micro-composite Multi-structural Formable (MMFX) steel. The study included testing three full-scale bridge decks having a span-to-depth ratio of 12

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Nuclear Facility Construction- Structural Concrete, May 29, 2009 (HSS CRAD 64-15, Rev. 0)  

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This Criteria Review and Approach Document (HSS CRAD 64-15) establishes review criteria and lines of inquiry used by the Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations to assess the quality of the manufacturing and placement of concrete used in nuclear facility construction at the Department of Energy

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Concrete as a Green Building Material Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA  

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that influence resource utilization. Keywords: sustainable development, green buildings, supplementaryConcrete as a Green Building Material C. Meyer Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA to make it suitable as a "Green Building" material. Foremost and most successful in this regard is the use

Meyer, Christian

386

VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FRP GRID REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS  

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1 VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FRP GRID REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS by Jeffrey J (Civil Engineering) at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON 2009 #12;2 VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN that can be positioned quickly. Initial testing on three dimensional fiber reinforced polymer grids has led

Bank, Lawrence C.

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FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE1 GIRDERS STRENGTHENED WITH VARIOUS CFRP SYSTEMS2  

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1 FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE1 GIRDERS STRENGTHENED WITH VARIOUS CFRP SYSTEMS2 Owen A. Rosenboom, Sami H. Rizkalla3 4 5 6 Synopsis:7 8 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) materials provide a solution for the classical9 challenge facing bridge maintenance engineers: the upgrading

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Failure Mode and Effect Analysis of Concrete Ties in orth America  

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Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summary: A failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA in systems and components is the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), and we are applying this approach of concrete ties to take full advantage of their potential. FMEA is an efficient procedure for organizing

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Evaluation of Multiple Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks  

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the epoxy and the steel in concrete with a w/c ratio of 0.45 and 0.35, three types of increased adhesion ECR (ECR pretreated with chromate prior to the application of the epoxy coating, and ECR with increased adhesion epoxies developed by DuPont and Valspar...

Draper, Jason Leigh

2009-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Material Porosity on Ozone Uptake for Metakaolin-Concrete Surfaces  

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to a diminished environmental impact, clay may cause increased removal of ozone, an important indoor pollutant velocity, Heterogeneous Chemistry, Construction Materials 1 Introduction Metakaolin-cement systems hold ozone uptake. Cement is an essential component in the building industry used in formulating concrete

Siegel, Jeffrey

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Service life of the reinforced concrete bridge deck in corrosive environments: A soft computing system  

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In the recent years, the soft computing techniques are increasingly applied in many fields of civil engineering due to their capabilities in computation and knowledge processing. In this paper, a soft computing system is developed to estimate the service ... Keywords: ?-Level optimization, Concrete bridge, Corrosion, Fuzzy random, Fuzzy system, Service life

Jafar Sobhani; Ali Akbar Ramezanianpour

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of GFRP Grid for Innovative Concrete Sandwich Panels Jonathan G. Soriano1  

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to affect the shear transfer, such as the type of rigid foam insulation, insulation thickness at the North Carolina State University focused on the behavior of insulated concrete sandwich wall panels of the grid/foam is shown in Figure 1. The program was designed to determine the characteristics of the shear

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MODELLING OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES AFFECTED BY INTERNAL SWELLING REACTIONS: COUPLINGS BETWEEN  

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, France Abstract Alkali Aggregate Reaction (AAR) and Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF) cause expansion Ettringite Formation, Modelling, Coupling 1. INTRODUCTION Alkali Aggregate Reaction (AAR) and Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF) are both Internal Swelling Processes (ISP) that can affect concrete. In the first

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Efficient 3D shape matching and retrieval using a concrete radialized spherical projection representation  

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Efficient 3D shape matching and retrieval using a concrete radialized spherical projection We present a 3D shape retrieval methodology based on the theory of spherical harmonics. Using PCA on the face normals of the model. The 3D model is decomposed into a set of spherical functions

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Determining Ground Penetrating Radar Amplitude Thresholds for the Corrosion State of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks  

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...Structural Faults and Repair Conference. ASTM Standard...network-level concrete deck repair management: Journal...potential mapping to assess repair work on RC structures...Highways, Utilities, and Pipelines IV, International Society...and Maser, K. 2013, Patch analysis of reinforced...

Nicole Martino; Ken Maser; Ralf Birken; Ming Wang

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A Nonlocal Peridynamic Plasticity Model for the Dynamic Flow and Fracture of Concrete.  

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A nonlocal, ordinary peridynamic constitutive model is formulated to numerically simulate the pressure-dependent flow and fracture of heterogeneous, quasi-brittle ma- terials, such as concrete. Classical mechanics and traditional computational modeling methods do not accurately model the distributed fracture observed within this family of materials. The peridynamic horizon, or range of influence, provides a characteristic length to the continuum and limits localization of fracture. Scaling laws are derived to relate the parameters of peridynamic constitutive model to the parameters of the classical Drucker-Prager plasticity model. Thermodynamic analysis of associated and non-associated plastic flow is performed. An implicit integration algorithm is formu- lated to calculate the accumulated plastic bond extension and force state. The gov- erning equations are linearized and the simulation of the quasi-static compression of a cylinder is compared to the classical theory. A dissipation-based peridynamic bond failure criteria is implemented to model fracture and the splitting of a concrete cylinder is numerically simulated. Finally, calculation of the impact and spallation of a con- crete structure is performed to assess the suitability of the material and failure models for simulating concrete during dynamic loadings. The peridynamic model is found to accurately simulate the inelastic deformation and fracture behavior of concrete during compression, splitting, and dynamically induced spall. The work expands the types of materials that can be modeled using peridynamics. A multi-scale methodology for simulating concrete to be used in conjunction with the plasticity model is presented. The work was funded by LDRD 158806.

Vogler, Tracy; Lammi, Christopher James

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LDRD summary report. Part 1: initiation studies of thin film explosvies used for scabbling concrete. Part 2: investigation of spray techniques for use in explosive scabbling of concrete  

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We describe a new method for the scabbling of concrete surfaces using a thin layer of explosive material sprayed onto the surfaces. We also developed a new explosive mixture that could be applied with commercial spray painting equipment. The first part of our record describes experiments that studied methods for the initiation of the sprayed explosive. We successfully initiated layers 0.36 mm thick using a commercial EBW detonator, a flying plate detonator, and by pellet impact. The second part of our report describes a survey of spray methods and tests with two commercial spray systems that we believe could be used for developing a robotic spray system.

Benham, R.A.; Bickes, R.W. Jr.; Grubelich, M.C.; Wackerbarth, D.E.; Brock, J.L.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tindall Homes, Columbus, New Jersey  

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Case study of Tindall Homes who worked with Building America research team IBACOS to build 20 HERS-58 homes with R-49 mixed attic insulation, poly-iso foam in advanced framed walls, precast concrete basement walls with rigid foam, tight airsealing, and HRVs

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: S & A Homes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

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Case study of S&A Homes who worked with Building America research partner IBACOS to design urban infill HERS-51 homes with compact duct layout in conditioned space, foam insulated precast concrete foundations, high-efficiency HVAC, and tankless water heaters.

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APFIS Dec 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures Melbourne -Australia  

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foam insulation, as the main shear transfer mechanism for precast concrete sandwich panels flow strength of the CGRID/foam insulation material mechanism, including the type of rigid insulating foam, the spacing between rows of CFRP grids, and the thickness of the foam insulation. A comprehensive

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The newesT addiTion To The UniversiTy of MinnesoTa's BioMedical  

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The newesT addiTion To The UniversiTy of MinnesoTa's BioMedical discovery disTricT is designed The BUilding's collegial and physical relaTionship To neighBoring faciliTies in The U's BioMedical discovery in the U's Biomedical Discovery District. "The brick, precast concrete, and curtain wall vocabulary

Weiblen, George D

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Development of technical bases for using infrared thermography for nondestructive evaluation of fiber reinforced polymer composites bonded to concrete  

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Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, in the form of pultruded laminates or built-up woven fabrics, are being used widely to strengthen existing concrete and masonry structures. The success of these materials in ...

Starnes, Monica Anastasia

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Early-age concrete temperature and moisture relative to curing effectiveness and projected effects on selected aspects of slab behavior  

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-desiccation. A full scale concrete pavement test study was conducted at the FAA National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF) near Atlantic City, New Jersey. In this study, the material properties, i.e. thermal conductivity and moisture diffusivity, were...

Ye, Dan

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue resistance of hot-mix asphalt concrete (HMAC) mixtures using the calibrated mechanistic with surface energy (CMSE) measurements approach  

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Fatigue cracking is one of the fundamental distresses that occur in the life of a Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete (HMAC) pavement. This load induced distress leads to structural collapse of the entire pavement ultimately and can only be remedied...

Ofori-Abebresse, Edward Kwame

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of thermal treatment procedure for concrete with the help of solar energy to construction engineering practice  

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The experience of solar energy usage for concreting with the help of different solar radiation devices in Russian regions and in ... reported. Information about the cost efficiency of solar energy usage for thermal

N. I. Podgornov; D. D. Koroteev

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Time-Variant Probabilistic Model for Predicting the Longer-Term Performance of GFRP Reinforcing Bars Embedded in Concrete  

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Although Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) has many potential advantages as reinforcement in concrete structures, the loss in tensile strength of the GFRP reinforcing bar can be significant when exposed to the high alkali environments. Much...

Kim, Jeongjoo

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave processing of cement and concrete materials – towards an industrial reality?  

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Abstract Each year a substantial body of literature is published on the use of microwave to process cement and concrete materials. Yet to date, very few if any have lead the realisation of a commercial scale industrial system and is the context under which this review has been undertaken. The state-of the–art is evaluated for opportunities, and the key barriers to the development of new microwave-based processing techniques to enhance production, processing and recycling of cement and concrete materials. Applications reviewed include pyro-processing of cement clinker; accelerated curing, non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E), and end-of-life processing including radionuclide decontamination.

Adam Buttress; Aled Jones; Sam Kingman

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of corrosion inhibiting admixtures for structural concrete -- assessment methods and predictive modeling  

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During the past fifteen years corrosion inhibiting admixtures (CIAs) have become increasingly popular for protection of reinforced components of highway bridges and other structures from damage induced by chlorides. However, there remains considerable debate about the benefits of CIAs in concrete. A variety of testing methods to assess the performance of CIA have been reported in the literature, ranging from tests in simulated pore solutions to long-term exposures of concrete slabs. The paper reviews the published techniques and recommends the methods which would make up a comprehensive CIA effectiveness testing program. The results of this set of tests would provide the data which can be used to rank the presently commercially available CIA and future candidate formulations utilizing a proposed predictive model. The model is based on relatively short-term laboratory testing and considers several phases of a service life of a structure (corrosion initiation, corrosion propagation without damage, and damage to the structure).

Yunovich, M.; Thompson, N.G. [CC Technologies Labs., Inc., Dublin, OH (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and application of multivariate CUSUM for quality monitoring of ready mixed concrete  

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Multivariate CUSUM control charts provide a unified scheme to monitor process mean and variability when there are multiple processes that need to be monitored to track the problem causing a change in the quality characteristic of the process. This paper aims at developing a set of multivariate CUSUM control charts for monitoring the quality of ready mixed concrete. On analysing available grades of concrete produced by two commercial batching plants in Ahmedabad, India, it has been observed that after application of multivariate CUSUM control charts along with V mask, if the identified point is the same for three or more quality characteristic then definitely there is a strong indication about occurrence of a problem at that point. The root cause investigation at the identified point would reveal the cause of the change in strength. The remedial action would be to modify the mix design and improve the quality of materials and workmanship.

Debasis Sarkar; Biswajit Bhattacharjee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Automatic Impact-based Delamination Detection System for Concrete Bridge Decks  

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Delamination of concrete bridge decks is a commonly observed distress in corrosive environments. In traditional acoustic inspection methods, delamination is assessed by the "hollowness" of the sound created by impacting the bridge deck with a hammer or bar or by dragging a chain where the signals are often contaminated by ambient traffic noise and the detection is highly subjective. In the proposed method, a modified version of independent component analysis (ICA) is used to filter the traffic noise. To eliminate subjectivity, Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCC) are used as features for detection and the delamination is detected by a radial basis function (RBF) neural network. Results from both experimental and field data suggest that the proposed methods id noise robust and has satisfactory performance. The methods can also detect the delamination of repair patches and concrete below the repair patches. The algorithms were incorporated into an automatic impact-bases delamination detection (AIDD) system for field application.

Zhang, Gang; Harichandran, Ronald S.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep

2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete as a thermal energy storage medium for thermocline solar energy storage systems  

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Abstract Rising energy costs and the adverse effect on the environment caused by the burning of fossil fuels have triggered extensive research into alternative sources of energy. Harnessing the abundance of solar energy has been one of the most attractive energy alternatives. However, the development of an efficient and economical solar energy storage system is of major concern. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the cost per kilowatt hour electric from current technologies which utilize solar energy is high, estimated at approximately $0.15–$0.20/kW helectric, while the unit cost to store the thermal energy is approximately $30.00/kW hthermal. Based on traditional means of producing electricity (through burning fossil fuels), the unit cost of electricity is $0.05–$0.06/kW h. Clearly, current solar energy technologies cannot compete with traditional forms of electricity generation. In response, the DOE has established a goal of reducing the cost of solar generated electricity to $0.05–$0.07/kW helectric and achieving thermal storage costs below $15.00/kW hthermal. Reduction in the cost of the storage medium is one step in achieving the stated goal. In this research program economical concrete mixtures were developed that resisted temperatures up to 600 °C. This temperature level represents a 50% increase over the operating temperature of current systems, which is approximately 400 °C. However, long-term testing of concrete is required to validate its use. At this temperature, the unit cost of energy stored in concrete (the thermal energy storage medium) is estimated at $0.88–$1.00/kW hthermal. These concrete mixtures, used as a thermal energy storage medium, can potentially change solar electric power output allowing production through periods of low to no insolation at lower unit costs.

Emerson John; Micah Hale; Panneer Selvam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of truss analogy and stress field methods in the design of offshore concrete structures  

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This paper summarizes the common design procedure and the design process for offshore concrete structures and describes how stress field theories such as the Modified Compression Field Theory as well as conventional Strut and Tie modeling have been applied in some recent projects. This comprises both sectional analyses, i.e. verification of separate predefined sections and analyses of extracted portions/bodies. The theoretical foundation is briefly presented while main emphasis is put on practical examples and experienced gained.

Hoyland, K.; Haugerud, S.A.; Collins, M.P.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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PROJECTED IMPACT OF SULFATE ATTACK ON THE LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE OF A CONCRETE REPOSITORY  

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Saltstone is a cementitious waste form made by mixing salt solution originating from liquid waste storage tanks at the DOE Savannah River Site with a dry mix containing blast furnace slag, fly ash, and cement or lime. The wet mix is poured into a concrete repository for on-site disposal. Solidified Saltstone is a dense, alkaline, reducing, micro-porous, monolithic, cementitious matrix, containing a solution of salts within its pore structure. Sodium sulfate concentrations in the pore fluid are around 0.15 mol/L, and external sulfate attack on concrete barriers is expected to occur over time. To predict the long-term performance of concrete repositories, the STADIUM{reg_sign} code was used to simulate the reactive transport processes leading to formation of ettringite, an expansive mineral phase often associated with spalling or cracking. STADIUM{reg_sign} is a multi-ionic transport model based on a split operator approach that separates ionic movement and chemical reactions. Ionic transport is described by the extended Nernst-Planck equation for unsaturated media, and accounts for electrical coupling between ionic species, chemical activity, transport due to water content gradient, and temperature effects. STADIUM{reg_sign} does not predict whether physical damage will occur, or the impact on transport properties should fracturing occur. Thus the presence of ettringite was assumed to coincide with physical damage for the purpose of estimating effective transport properties. Effective properties for concrete barriers were estimated assuming complete hydraulic failure behind the ettringite front and unaltered properties ahead of the front. The ettringite front advances at a rate dependent on the diffusion coefficient assumed for the failed zone. A sensitivity study indicates a service life ranging from thousands to tens of thousands of years, depending on the barrier thickness and sulfate exposure conditions among other factors.

Flach, G.

2009-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of alkali-silica reaction swelling in concrete by staining  

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A method using concentrated aqueous solutions of sodium cobalt nitrite and rhodamine B is described which can be used to identify concrete that contains gels formed by the alkali-silica reaction (ASR). These solutions present little health or environmental risk, are readily applied, and rapidly discriminate between two chemically distinct gels; K-rich, Na-K-Ca-Si gels are identified by yellow staining, and alkali-poor, Ca-Si gels are identified by pink staining.

Guthrie, G.D. Jr.; Carey, J.W.

1998-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of alkali-silica reaction swelling in concrete by staining  

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A method using concentrated aqueous solutions of sodium cobaltinitrite and rhodamine B is described which can be used to identify concrete that contains gels formed by the alkali-silica reaction (ASR). These solutions present little health or environmental risk, are readily applied, and rapidly discriminate between two chemically distinct gels; K-rich, Na--K--Ca--Si gels are identified by yellow staining, and alkali-poor, Ca--Si gels are identified by pink staining.

Guthrie, Jr., George D. (Santa Fe, NM); Carey, J. William (Santa Fe, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation in CRIEPI (Part 2 Concrete Cask Storage)  

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Concrete cask storage has been implemented in the world. At a later stage of storage period, the containment of the canister may deteriorate due to stress corrosion cracking phenomena in a salty air environment. High resistant stainless steels against SCC have been tested as compared with normal stainless steel. Taking account of the limited time-length of environment with certain level of humidity and temperature range, the high resistant stainless steels will survive from SCC damage. In addition, the adhesion of salt from salty environment on the canister surface will be further limited with respect to the canister temperature and angle of the canister surface against the salty air flow in the concrete cask. Optional countermeasure against SCC with respect to salty air environment has been studied. Devices consisting of various water trays to trap salty particles from the salty air were designed to be attached at the air inlet for natural cooling of the cask storage building. Efficiency for trapping salty particles was evaluated. Inspection of canister surface was carried out using an optical camera inserted from the air outlet through the annulus of a concrete cask that has stored real spent fuel for more than 15 years. The camera image revealed no gross degradation on the surface of the canister. Seismic response of a full-scale concrete cask with simulated spent fuel assemblies has been demonstrated. The cask did not tip over, but laterally moved by the earthquake motion. Stress generated on the surface of the spent fuel assemblies during the earthquake motion were within the elastic region.

Koji Shirai; Jyunichi Tani; Taku Arai; Masumi Watatu; Hirofumi Takeda; Toshiari Saegusa; Philip L. Winston

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the ASR Induced Strains and Cracking of Reinforced Concrete Beams  

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). ...................................................................................................... 14 Figure 1-4: Crack pattern observed in C-Beam specimen subjected to cracking due to ASR/DEF effects (Mander et al. 2012). .............................................. 16 Figure 1-5: Reinforcing steel strain from strain gauges by Mander et al... steel strains show substantial evidence of dilation due to ASR effects. This is also verified using post-test petrographic analysis. Results show that much of the ASR-induced damage is concentrated in the concrete cover, while the reinforcing cage...

Zhang, Li

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Variance analysis in the quality control of ready mixed concrete in a major structure  

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of variation vs. average 28- day compressive strength . 33 34 36 28-Oay compressive strength vs. added water Comparison of 28-day vs. 7-day compressive strength 39 41 10 28-Oay compressive strength vs. water-cement ratio for f'c = 7500 psi Average... Luis Valle Aguilar, Ing. Civil, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. W. B. Ledbetter This thesis evaluated concrete compressive test results from a major structure to determine...

Valle Aguilar, Jorge Luis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the recycling potential of industrial wastewater to replace fresh water in concrete mixes: application of polyvinyl acetate resin wastewater  

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This study presents the use of industrial wastewater released from polyvinyl acetate resin manufacturing plant to totally replace the fresh water in concrete composites. Seventy-two laboratory prepared concrete composites were tested to investigate the effect of using various PVAW/C ratios of 0.30, 0.35, 0.40, and 0.45 on the slump, compressive strength, flexural strength, and dry density of the concrete mixes. Results indicated a slight to moderate increase in compressive strength and hard density values compared to those of the control concrete made with fresh water at 7 and 28 day curing. On the contrary, a reduction in the slump values of the PVAW–concrete was observed compared to the slump of the control mixes. However, the slump values increased with increasing the PVAW/C ratios. On the other hand, the waste material leaching test revealed that none of the PVAW toxic constituents was detected. The findings of this work would form basic information for recycling PVAW in concrete mixes and indicate a potential alternative for diminution the adverse effects on the environment posed by the hazardous effluent of the polyvinyl acetate resin industry.

Zainab Z. Ismail; Enas A. Al-Hashmi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of flow topology on the calculation of two-phase frictional multipliers in uniformly heated flow of R-134a in a rectangular duct  

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The two-phase frictional multipliers for SUVA R-134a flowing in a rectangular duct (with D{sub H} = 4.8 mm) have been measured for three nominal system pressures (0.88, 1.34 and 2.34 MPa) and four nominal mass fluxes (510, 1020 and 1740, 2040 kg/m{sup 2}/s) under uniform heat flux conditions. The data is compared with adiabatic data previously taken at similar flow conditions, as well as with several classical multiplier correlations. The comparisons reveal a strong effect of pressure and mass flux on the flow topology and, by extension, a large effect on the calculation of acceleration and frictional pressure drop components. For this fluid and this geometry, entrainment and fluid separation is enhanced at higher pressures and mass flux such that most of the liquid exists in the test section edges and as dispersed droplets in the core. For these cases, the classical simplified approach to calculate acceleration pressure drop fails to adequately predict the acceleration component and leads to erroneous calculations of frictional pressure drop from the measured total pressure drop. Best estimates of the true acceleration component are given, based on void profiles measured with a gamma densitometer system, comparisons to the adiabatic data, and recasting the data in terms of the total pressure drop multiplier as a function of the Martinelli parameter, X{sub tt}. (author)

Vassallo, Peter; Kevin Cope, W.; Smith, Walter C. [Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Niskayuna, NY 12309 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Behavior of Concrete Panels Reinforced with Synthetic Fibers, Mild Steel, and GFRP Composites Subjected to Blasts  

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The paper presents experimental data generated for calibrating finite element models to predict the performance of reinforced concrete panels with a wide range of construction details under blast loading. The specimens were 1.2 m square panels constructed using Normal Weight Concrete (NWC) or Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC). FRC consisted of macro-synthetic fibers dispersed in NWC. Five types of panels were tested: NWC panels with steel bars; FRC panels without additional reinforcement; FRC panels with steel bars; NWC panels with glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars; and NWC panels reinforced with steel bars and external GFRP laminates on both faces. Each panel type was constructed with three thicknesses: 152 mm, 254 mm, and 356 mm. FRC panels with steel bars had the best performance for new construction. NWC panels reinforced with steel bars and external GFRP laminates on both faces had the best performance for strengthening or rehabilitation of existing structures. The performance of NWC panels with GFRP bars was strongly influenced by the bar spacing. The behavior of the panels is classified in terms of damage using immediate occupancy, life safety, and near collapse performance levels. Preliminary dynamic simulations are compared to the experimental results.

C. P. Pantelides; T. T. Garfield; W. D. Richins; T. K. Larson; J. E. Blakeley

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYTICAL RESULTS FOR MOX COLEMANITE CONCRETE SAMPLES RECEIVED ON JANUARY 15, 2013  

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The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) will use colemanite bearing concrete neutron absorber panels credited with attenuating neutron flux in the criticality design analyses and shielding operators from radiation. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is tasked with measuring the total density, partial hydrogen density, and partial boron density of the colemanite concrete. SRNL received twelve samples of colemanite concrete for analysis on January 15, 2013. The average total density of each of the samples measured by the ASTM method C 642, the average partial hydrogen density was measured using method ASTM E 1131, and the average partial boron density of each sample was measured according to ASTM C 1301. The lower limits and measured values for the total density, hydrogen partial density, and boron partial density are presented. For all the samples tested, the total density and the hydrogen partial density met or exceeded the specified limit. All of the samples met or exceeded the boron partial density lower bound with the exception of samples G3-M11-2000-H, G3-M11-3000-M, and G5-M1-3000-H which are below the limit of 1.65E-01 g/cm{sup 3}.

Reigel, M.

2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A TIME-DEPENDENT METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING THE DIFFUSION OF RADON-222 IN CONCRETE  

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The porosity and diffusion length of concrete have been determined by measuring the time-dependent diffusion of radon through a thin slab of the material, One surface of the slab is exposed to a large, fixed radon concentration beginning at t=0. The radon that diffuses out of a portion of the opposite surface is collected during several contiguous time intervals. The total activity collected over a set of intervals beginning at t=0 and the steady-state flux of activity are used to calculate the porosity and diffusion length, As a test of these parameters, they are then used to predict the activity collected during other time intervals and for other sample thicknesses, Samples from two types of concrete were tested: one type yielded a porosity of 0.068 and a diffusion length of 12.6 cm; the respective values for the other were 0.32 and 16.9 cm. The predicted and experimental results agreed well, thereby verifying the assumption that concrete may be treated as a homogenous diffusion medium for radon.

Zapalac, Geordie H.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual effectiveness of lithium salt in controlling both delayed ettringite formation and ASR in concretes  

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The influence of lithium nitrate on expansions due to delayed ettringite formation (DEF) and alkali-silica reaction (ASR) has been investigated. Effects of the lithium salt were examined in heat-cured mortars and concretes containing one or both damage mechanisms. The mortars and concretes made using reactive and/or non-reactive aggregates were subjected to heat treatment consisting of a hydration delay period of 4 h at 23 °C followed by steam-curing at 95 °C and then stored in limewater. Results showed that the lithium salt admixture was able to reduce the occurrence of deleterious expansion due to delayed ettringite formation in addition to controlling alkali-silica reaction in cementitious systems containing one or both mechanisms. In concretes made using non-reactive limestone aggregates, incorporation of lithium nitrate in a proportion of 0.74 M ratio of Li to (Na + K) was found to control delayed ettringite formation during the one-year period of this study. By analyzing the leaching properties of lithium and other alkalis from mortars during storage, it was found that a substantial amount of lithium was retained in the cementitious system in a slightly soluble form, and is expected to be responsible for reducing DEF.

S.O. Ekolu; M.D.A. Thomas; R.D. Hooton

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A concrete roadmap toward a low-carbon society in case of Kyoto City  

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Although several central and local governments around the world have set long term low-carbon targets they do not always have concrete plans toward the goals. In order to reduce greenhouse gas(GHG) emission significantly various kinds of measures in various sectors will be required. Some measures reduce GHG emissions directly and are called “direct measures” in this study. To implement those direct measures by the target year indirect measures are also required such as economic incentives regulations and urban planning. This study proposes a method to develop a concrete long-term schedule of direct and indirect measures a “roadmap ” based on the idea of backcasting. To formulate the implementation of and relations between measures and to estimate the concrete schedule to achieve the targets we developed a model called “backcasting tool” (BCT). Given the information of measures including GHG emission reduction by measures required resource input and maximum total resource input and so on BCT estimates the progress of the measures from the current to the target year. The method was applied in Kyoto City with a low-carbon target 40% reduction in CO 2 emission from fossil fuel by 2030 compared with 1990. Using BCT we showed that a detailed schedule consists of about 100 measures classified into six fields. The result shows it is possible to achieve the target if all the measures both direct and indirect are implemented in time.

Kei Gomi; Yuki Ochi; Yuzuru Matsuoka

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion and Leaching Behavior of Radionuclides in Category 3 Waste Encasement Concrete and Soil Fill Material – Summary Report  

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One of the methods being considered for safely disposing of Category 3 low-level radioactive wastes is to encase the waste in concrete. Such concrete encasement would contain and isolate the waste packages from the hydrologic environment and would act as an intrusion barrier. The current plan for waste isolation consists of stacking low-level waste packages on a trench floor, surrounding the stacks with reinforced steel, and encasing these packages in concrete. These concrete-encased waste stacks are expected to vary in size with maximum dimensions of 6.4 m long, 2.7 m wide, and 4 m high. The waste stacks are expected to have a surrounding minimum thickness of 15 cm of concrete encasement. These concrete-encased waste packages are expected to withstand environmental exposure (solar radiation, temperature variations, and precipitation) until an interim soil cover or permanent closure cover is installed, and to remain largely intact thereafter. Any failure of concrete encasement may result in water intrusion and consequent mobilization of radionuclides from the waste packages. The mobilized radionuclides may escape from the encased concrete by mass flow and/or diffusion and move into the surrounding subsurface environment. Therefore, it is necessary to assess the performance of the concrete encasement structure and the ability of the surrounding soil to retard radionuclide migration. The retardation factors for radionuclides contained in the waste packages can be determined from measurements of diffusion coefficients for these contaminants through concrete and fill material. Some of the mobilization scenarios include (1) potential leaching of waste form before permanent closure cover is installed; (2) after the cover installation, long-term diffusion of radionuclides from concrete waste form into surrounding fill material; (3) diffusion of radionuclides from contaminated soils into adjoining concrete encasement and clean fill material. Additionally, the rate of diffusion of radionuclides may be affected by the formation of structural cracks in concrete, the carbonation of the buried waste form, and any potential effect of metallic iron (in the form of rebars) on the mobility of radionuclides. The radionuclides iodine-129 ({sup 129}I), technetium-99 ({sup 99}Tc), and uranium-238 ({sup 238}U) are identified as long-term dose contributors in Category 3 waste (Mann et al. 2001; Wood et al. 1995). Because of their anionic nature in aqueous solutions, {sup 129}I, {sup 99}Tc, and carbonate-complexed {sup 238}U may readily leach into the subsurface environment (Serne et al. 1989, 1992a, b, 1993, and 1995). The leachability and/or diffusion of radionuclide species must be measured to assess the long-term performance of waste grouts when contacted with vadose-zone pore water or groundwater. Although significant research has been conducted on the design and performance of cementitious waste forms, the current protocol conducted to assess radionuclide stability within these waste forms has been limited to the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure, Method 1311 Federal Registry (EPA 1992) and ANSI/ANS-16.1 leach test (ANSI 1986). These tests evaluate the performance under water-saturated conditions and do not evaluate the performance of cementitious waste forms within the context of waste repositories which are located within water-deficient vadose zones. Moreover, these tests assess only the diffusion of radionuclides from concrete waste forms and neglect evaluating the mechanisms of retention, stability of the waste form, and formation of secondary phases during weathering, which may serve as long-term secondary hosts for immobilization of radionuclides. The results of recent investigations conducted under arid and semi-arid conditions (Al-Khayat et al. 2002; Garrabrants et al. 2002; Garrabrants and Kosson 2003; Garrabrants et al. 2004; Gervais et al. 2004; Sanchez et al. 2002; Sanchez et al. 2003) provide valuable information suggesting structural and chemical changes to concrete waste forms which may affect contaminant containm

Mattigod, Shas V.; Wellman, Dawn M.; Bovaird, Chase C.; Parker, Kent E.; Clayton, Libby N.; Powers, Laura; Recknagle, Kurtis P.; Wood, Marcus I.

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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TESTING AND ANALYSIS OF CAP CONCRETE STRESS AND STRAIN DUE TO SHRINKAGE, CREEP, AND EXPANSION FINAL REPORT  

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In-situ decommissioning of Reactors P- and R- at the Savannah River Site will require filling the reactor vessels with a special concrete based on materials such as magnesium phosphate, calcium aluminate or silica fume. Then the reactor vessels will be overlain with an 8 ft. thick layer of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) steel reinforced concrete, called the 'Cap Concrete'. The integrity of this protective layer must be assured to last for a sufficiently long period of time to avoid ingress of water into the reactor vessel and possible movement of radioactive contamination into the environment. During drying of this Cap Concrete however, shrinkage strains are set up in the concrete as a result of diffusion and evaporation of water from the top surface. This shrinkage varies with depth in the poured slab due to a non-uniform moisture distribution. This differential shrinkage results in restraint of the upper layers with larger shrinkage by lower layers with lesser displacements. Tensile stresses can develop at the surface from the strain gradients in the bulk slab, which can lead to surface cracking. Further, a mechanism called creep occurs during the curing period or early age produces strains under the action of restraining forces. To investigate the potential for surface cracking, an experimental and analytical program was started under TTQAP SRNL-RP-2009-01184. Slab sections made of Cap Concrete mixture were instrumented with embedded strain gages and relative humidity sensors and tested under controlled environmental conditions of 23 C and relative humidities (RH) of 40% and 80% over a period of 50 days. Calculation methods were also developed for predictions of stress development in the full-scale concrete placement over the reactor vessels. These methods were evaluated by simulating conditions for the test specimens and the calculation results compared to the experimental data. A closely similar test with strain gages was performed by Kim and Lee for a concrete mixture that did not employ humidity sensors and the admixtures used in this program. Yuan and Wan tried to predict the shrinkage strains and stresses in the Kim and Lee experiment, but did not include a creep analysis. Grasley and Lange conducted full restraint load tests on a concrete prism instrumented with humidity sensors over a 7 day curing period. The hypothetical case of full-scale placement of the Cap Concrete was also analyzed using the developed analytical methods. The calculation performed in this report is for scoping purposes only.

Guerrero, H.; Restivo, M.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OECD/MCCI 2-D Core Concrete Interaction (CCI) tests : final report February 28, 2006.  

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Although extensive research has been conducted over the last several years in the areas of Core-Concrete Interaction (CCI) and debris coolability, two important issues warrant further investigation. The first issue concerns the effectiveness of water in terminating a CCI by flooding the interacting masses from above, thereby quenching the molten core debris and rendering it permanently coolable. This safety issue was investigated in the EPRI-sponsored Melt Attack and Coolability Experiments (MACE) program. The approach was to conduct large scale, integral-type reactor materials experiments with core melt masses ranging up to two metric tons. These experiments provided unique, and for the most part repeatable, indications of heat transfer mechanism(s) that could provide long term debris cooling. However, the results did not demonstrate definitively that a melt would always be completely quenched. This was due to the fact that the crust anchored to the test section sidewalls in every test, which led to melt/crust separation, even at the largest test section lateral span of 1.20 m. This decoupling is not expected for a typical reactor cavity, which has a span of 5-6 m. Even though the crust may mechanically bond to the reactor cavity walls, the weight of the coolant and the crust itself is expected to periodically fracture the crust and restore contact with the melt. Although crust fracturing does not ensure that coolability will be achieved, it nonetheless provides a pathway for water to recontact the underlying melt, thereby allowing other debris cooling mechanisms to proceed. A related task of the current program, which is not addressed in this particular report, is to measure crust strength to check the hypothesis that a corium crust would not be strong enough to sustain melt/crust separation in a plant accident. The second important issue concerns long-term, two-dimensional concrete ablation by a prototypic core oxide melt. As discussed by Foit the existing reactor material database for dry cavity conditions is solely one-dimensional. Although the MACE Scoping Test was carried out with a two-dimensional concrete cavity, the interaction was flooded soon after ablation was initiated to investigate debris coolability. Moreover, due to the scoping nature of this test, the apparatus was minimally instrumented and therefore the results are of limited value from the code validation viewpoint. Aside from the MACE program, the COTELS test series also investigated 2-D CCI under flooded cavity conditions. However, the input power density for these tests was quite high relative to the prototypic case. Finally, the BETA test series provided valuable data on 2-D core concrete interaction under dry cavity conditions, but these tests focused on investigating the interaction of the metallic (steel) phase with concrete. Due to these limitations, there is significant uncertainty in the partition of energy dissipated for the ablation of concrete in the lateral and axial directions under dry cavity conditions for the case of a core oxide melt. Accurate knowledge of this 'power split' is important in the evaluation of the consequences of an ex-vessel severe accident; e.g., lateral erosion can undermine containment structures, while axial erosion can penetrate the basemat, leading to ground contamination and/or possible containment bypass. As a result of this uncertainty, there are still substantial differences among computer codes in the prediction of 2-D cavity erosion behavior under both wet and dry cavity conditions. In light of the above issues, the OECD-sponsored Melt Coolability and Concrete Interaction (MCCI) program was initiated at Argonne National Laboratory. The project conducted reactor materials experiments and associated analysis to achieve the following technical objectives: (1) resolve the ex-vessel debris coolability issue through a program that focused on providing both confirmatory evidence and test data for the coolability mechanisms identified in MACE integral effects tests, and (2) address remaining uncertainties relat

Farmer, M. T.; Lomperski, S.; Kilsdonk, D. J.; Aeschlimann, R. W.; Basu, S. (Nuclear Engineering Division); (NRC)

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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MATURE FINE TAILINGS (MFTs): A STUDY OF COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF ATHABASCA OIL SANDS PETROLEUM MINING WASTE APPLIED IN CONCRETE MIXTURES.  

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?? This study investigates the compressive properties of concrete incorporating Mature Fine Tailings (MFTs) waste stream from a tar sands mining operation. The objectives of… (more)

Leav, Jean S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of relative humidity in concrete expansion due to alkali-silica reaction and delayed ettringite formation: relative humidity thresholds, measurement methods, and coatings to mitigate expansion.  

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??Premature concrete deterioration due to alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and delayed ettringite formation (DEF) is a significant problem all over the world. In cases where these… (more)

Rust, Charles Karissa

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.6 Embodied Energy of Building Assemblies  

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7 7 Embodied Energy of Floor Structures in the U.S. Floor Structure with Interior Ceiling Finish of Gypsum Board, Latex Paint Embodied Energy CO2 Equivalent (MMBtu/SF) (1) Emissions (lbs/SF) Glulam joist and plank decking 0.04 3.06 Precast Hollowcore 0.05 13.43 Wood I-joist 0.02 2.03 Open-web Steel Joist 0.06 7.94 Open-web Steel Joist with concrete topping 0.07 12.30 Precast Double-T 0.04 11.38 Precast Double-T with concrete topping 0.06 16.45 Steel Joist 0.06 8.82 Steel Joist with plywood decking 0.06 9.28 Suspended Concrete Slab 0.12 29.19 Wood Joist 0.02 1.65 Wood Joist with plywood decking 0.03 2.38 Wood Chord and Steel Web truss 0.05 5.91 Wood Truss 0.03 2.71 Floor Structure without Interior Ceiling Finish Glulam joist and plank decking 0.05 4.32 Precast Hollowcore 0.06 14.68 Wood I-joist 0.04 3.26

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Unfolding-based corrector estimates for a reaction-diffusion system predicting concrete corrosion  

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We use the periodic unfolding technique to derive corrector estimates for a reaction-diffusion system describing concrete corrosion penetration in the sewer pipes. The system, defined in a periodically-perforated domain, is semi-linear, partially dissipative, and coupled via a non-linear ordinary differential equation posed on the solid-water interface at the pore level. After discussing the solvability of the pore scale model, we apply the periodic unfolding techniques (adapted to treat the presence of perforations) not only to get upscaled model equations, but also to prepare a proper framework for getting a convergence rate (corrector estimates) of the averaging procedure.

Fatima, Tasnim; Ptashnyk, Mariya

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Laser ablation of contaminants from concrete and metal surfaces. Topical report, June--December 1994  

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Tests have demonstrated that it is possible to clean coatings off surfaces using high-power, pulsed, high-repetition-rate lasers. Purpose of this contract is to demonstrate (1) that pulsed-repetition lasers can be used to remove paint from concrete and metal surfaces, including cleaning out the surface pores, (2) that the cleaning process will result in negligible release of contaminated ablated material to the environment, and (3) that the process generates negligible additional waste compared to competing technologies. This report covers technical progress during Phase 1 of the contract and makes recommendations for technology development in Phase 2.

Freiwald, J.; Freiwald, D.A.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of torsional design procedures applied to lightweight concrete members  

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1 ~ 1 1 ~ Review of Concrete Torsion The Elastic Theory a a 4 a 4 4' 4 a 4 4 Plastic Theory 1 ~ 1 P 1 4 & ~ 141 Summary of the Literature Objective 4 4 1 o a e 4 4 ~ a 1 1 4 ~ 4 ~ 4 4 Method of Obtaining Objective 4 ~ esses ~ 144 ~ 4 ~ 4... e a 30 31 33 34 V. Analysis of Ultimate Torsional Strength Data eea ~ eo 42 UnreinfOreed SPeCimenS 1 ~ 1 ~, ~ ~ ~ ~ 4 ~ e 4 4 a 4 p lsstic Theory 1 ~ ~ 4 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1 ~ ~ ~ ~ 4 ~ ~ ~ 14 ~ Plastic Theory 41 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 0 ~ ~ ~ 1 ~ 1 ~ 1 ~ 11 4...

Tanner, Richard Bertrand

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435

E-Area Vault Concrete Material Property And Vault Durability/Degradation Projection Recommendations  

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Subsequent to the 2008 E-Area Low-Level Waste Facility (ELLWF) Performance Assessment (PA) (WSRC 2008), two additional E-Area vault concrete property testing programs have been conducted (Dixon and Phifer 2010 and SIMCO 2011a) and two additional E-Area vault concrete durability modeling projections have been made (Langton 2009 and SIMCO 2012). All the information/data from these reports has been evaluated and consolidated herein by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) at the request of Solid Waste Management (SWM) to produce E-Area vault concrete hydraulic and physical property data and vault durability/degradation projection recommendations that are adequately justified for use within associated Special Analyses (SAs) and future PA updates. The Low Activity Waste (LAW) and Intermediate Level (IL) Vaults structural degradation predictions produced by Carey 2006 and Peregoy 2006, respectively, which were used as the basis for the 2008 ELLWF PA, remain valid based upon the results of the E-Area vault concrete durability simulations reported by Langton 2009 and those reported by SIMCO 2012. Therefore revised structural degradation predictions are not required so long as the mean thickness of the closure cap overlying the vaults is no greater than that assumed within Carey 2006 and Peregoy 2006. For the LAW Vault structural degradation prediction (Carey 2006), the mean thickness of the overlying closure cap was taken as nine feet. For the IL Vault structural degradation prediction (Peregoy 2006), the mean thickness of the overlying closure cap was taken as eight feet. The mean closure cap thicknesses as described here for both E-Area Vaults will be included as a key input and assumption (I&A) in the next revision to the closure plan for the ELLWF (Phifer et al. 2009). In addition, it has been identified as new input to the PA model to be assessed in the ongoing update to the new PA Information UDQE (Flach 2013). Once the UDQE is approved, the SWM Key I&A database will be updated with this new information.

Phifer, M. A.

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

436

Comparison between seismic retrofitting solutions for existing reinforced concrete buildings: a case study  

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In assessing the safety of existing buildings, the specific actions dedicated to the knowledge of the structure delineate the parameters of the linear or non-linear analysis aimed at identifying the most appropriate structural intervention. In this context, the present paper collects the seismic analysis of a school building in reinforced concrete, illustrating the different stages concerning the acquisition of geometrical and mechanical data, problems about structural modelling and the features of the seismic retrofitting proposed. In closing, a critical comparison between the results derived from some techniques frequently used to seismically improve existing structures.

Francesco Porco; Andrea Fiore; Siro Casolo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An empirical equation for penetration depth of ogive-nose projectiles into concrete targets  

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We develop an empirical equation for penetration depth of ogive-nose projectiles penetrating concrete targets at normal impact. Our penetration equation contains a single, dimensionless empirical constant that depends only on the unconfined compressive strength of the target. We determine the empirical constant from penetration depth versus striking velocity data for targets with unconfined compressive strengths of nominally 14 MPa (2 ksi), 35 MPa (5 ksi), and 97 MPa (14 ksi). Predictions are in good agreement with six sets of penetration data for striking velocities between 250 and 800 m/s.

Forrestal, M J; Altman, B S [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Cargile, J D [Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS (United States)] [Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS (United States); Hanchak, S J [Dayton Univ., OH (United States). Research Inst.] [Dayton Univ., OH (United States). Research Inst.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of chemical admixtures on the drying shrinkage of concrete  

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of the aggzegate used. Table 8 Data Taken by Tramper (11) Drying Shrinkage after Number of Days Shown Each value is the average of 12 specimens from 4 batches; values are in percent . ~At A Control Admixture I Admixture '2 7 14 28 7 14 28 7 14 ' 28... Change of Steam Cured Port- t dC* tth& dd* *t", ~P**d, ll*' C *t Institute, Volume 31, 1935. 5. Carlson, Roy W. , "Drying Shrinkage of Concrete as Affected by Many Factors", Proceedin s of American Societ for Testin Materials, Volume 38, 1938. 6...

Torrans, Patrick Henry

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Literature Review of the Effects of Radiation and Temperature on the Aging of Concrete  

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The open literature and accessible United States Department of Energy-sponsored reports were reviewed for the effects of radiation and temperature on concrete. No effects of radiation were found for exposures less than 1010 neutron/cm2 or 1010 Gy gamma for periods less than 50 years. Reductions in compressive and tensile strength and a marked increase in volume are reported for exposures greater than 1020 neutron/cm2 or 1010 rads of gamma. There are conflicting reports of damage for doses in the middle ranges.

D. L. Fillmore

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Durability of Concrete Beams Prestressed with CFRP Halit Cenan Mertol, Sami Rizkalla, Paul Scott, Janet M. Lees and Raafat El-Hacha  

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University. He is the Director of the Constructed Facilities Laboratory and NSF I/UCRC in Repair interests include FRP prestressed concrete, the strengthening and repair of existing structures, GFRP pipelines and recycled materials in concrete. Raafat El-Hacha, MA

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Cementitious Barriers Partnership (CBP): Using the CBP Software Toolbox to Simulate Sulfate Attack and Carbonation of Concrete Structures - 13481  

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The Cementitious Barriers Partnership (CBP) Project is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Tank Waste Management. The CBP project has developed a set of integrated modeling tools and leaching test methods to help improve understanding and prediction of the long-term hydraulic and chemical performance of cementitious materials used in nuclear applications. State-of-the-art modeling tools, including LeachXS{sup TM}/ORCHESTRA and STADIUM{sup R}, were selected for their demonstrated abilities to simulate reactive transport and degradation in cementitious materials. The new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leaching test methods based on the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF), now adopted as part of the SW-846 RCRA methods, have been used to help make the link between modeling and experiment. Although each of the CBP tools has demonstrated utility as a standalone product, coupling the models over relevant spatial and temporal solution domains can provide more accurate predictions of cementitious materials behavior over relevant periods of performance. The LeachXS{sup TM}/ORCHESTRA and STADIUM{sup R} models were first linked to the GoldSim Monte Carlo simulator to better and more easily characterize model uncertainties and as a means to coupling the models allowing linking to broader performance assessment evaluations that use CBP results for a source term. Two important degradation scenarios were selected for initial demonstration: sulfate ingress / attack and carbonation of cementitious materials. When sufficient sulfate is present in the pore solution external to a concrete barrier, sulfate can diffuse into the concrete, react with the concrete solid phases, and cause cracking that significantly changes the transport and structural properties of the concrete. The penetration of gaseous carbon dioxide within partially saturated concrete usually initiates a series of carbonation reactions with both dissolved ions and the hydrated cement paste. The carbonation process itself does not have a negative effect, per se, on the paste physical properties and can even result in reduced porosity and can help form a protective layer at the surface of concrete. However, carbonation has been shown to increase leaching of some constituents and can potentially have a detrimental effect on reinforced concrete structures by lowering pH to ca. 9 and de-passivating embedded steel (e.g. rebar) and accelerating corrosion, which are important processes related to high-level waste tank integrity and closure evaluations. The use of the CBP Software Toolbox to simulate these important degradation phenomena for both concrete vaults and high-level waste tanks are demonstrated in this paper. (authors)

Brown, K.G.; Kosson, D.S.; Garrabrants, A.C.; Sarkar, S. [Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering, CRESP, Nashville, TN 37235 (United States)] [Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering, CRESP, Nashville, TN 37235 (United States); Flach, G.; Langton, C.; Smith, F.G.III; Burns, H. [Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)] [Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States); Van der Sloot, H. [Hans Van der Sloot Consultancy, Dorpsstraat 216, 1721BV Langedijk (Netherlands)] [Hans Van der Sloot Consultancy, Dorpsstraat 216, 1721BV Langedijk (Netherlands); Meeussen, J.C.L. [Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, Westerduinweg 3, Petten (Netherlands)] [Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, Westerduinweg 3, Petten (Netherlands); Seignette, P.F.A.B. [Energy Research Center of The Netherlands, Petten (Netherlands)] [Energy Research Center of The Netherlands, Petten (Netherlands); Samson, E. [SIMCO Technologies, Inc., Quebec (Canada)] [SIMCO Technologies, Inc., Quebec (Canada); Mallick, P.; Suttora, L. [U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)] [U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Esh, D.; Fuhrmann, M.; Philip, J. [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)] [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

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Drying and first heat up of a kiln unit with cyclone heat exchangers with a lining of refractory concretes  

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This paper describes an accelerated drying and first heatup cycle developed for a kiln unit for dry production of clinker with a capacity of 3000 tons/day with cyclone heat exchangers of refractory concretes of high-alumina cement with a chamotte aggregate. The drying of the lining and the heating of the unit were done in 4 days. The results of the work indicate the desirability of use of refractory concretes for lining the cyclone heat exchangers of kiln units for dry production of clinker.

Petrov-Denisov, V.G.; Matveev, Y.V.; Pichkov, A.M.; Pozdnyakova, N.K.; Shakhov, I.I.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Review of Emerging Energy-efficiency and CO2 Emission-reduction Technologies for Cement and Concrete Production  

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- Environmental Advantages. Available at http://www.ceratechinc.com/environmental- advantages.asp Cross, D., J. Stephens, J. Vollmer. 2005. Structural Applications of 100 Percent Fly Ash Concrete. 2005 World of Coal Ash (WOCA), Lexington, Kentucky, USAApril...://recocement.com/ Roskos, C., D. Cross, M. Berry, J. Stephens. 2011. Identification and Verification of Self-Cementing Fly Ash Binders for ?Green? Concrete. 2011 World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference ? May 9-12, 2011 in Denver CO, USA. Available at www.flyash.info/2011...

Hasanbeigi, A.; Price, L.; Lin, E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of steel corrosion in cracked concrete: Evaluation of macrocell and microcell rates using Tafel polarization response  

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Inhomogeneous corrosion in reinforced concrete is investigated using a beam with a flexural crack intersecting the reinforcement. An Evans diagram representation of the macrocell corrosion system is developed. The relationship between the current density and the potentials relative to the crack obtained from the Tafel polarization responses of active and passive steel in concrete compares favorably with the experimental values. When both microcell and macrocell mechanisms contribute to metal loss at the crack, the Evans diagram representation indicates that an increase in the macrocell current density results in a decreasing contribution from the local microcell at the macrocell anode.

Kolluru V. Subramaniam; Mingdong Bi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance simulation of solar collectors made of concrete with embedded conduit lattice  

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A solar collector made of a lattice of fluid conduits embedded within a thin concrete slab is investigated. Such a configuration can be constructed to withstand some mechanical strain by reinforcing the concrete with glass fibers. This collector can be integrated within construction elements of buildings and therefore offers means for low-cost solar energy collection. The geometry of such a collector as well as its characteristic parameters are different from the conventional flat-plate thin-fin collector. Its performance cannot therefore be accurately predicted by assuming a thin-fin behavior. It requires a different and somewhat more involved thermal analysis. In the present analysis, a numerical solution of a two-dimensional cross-sectional slice is expanded in the longitudinal direction by superpositioning such slices in tandem. A parametric study of the relative influence of various operational, geometrical and material parameters is presented. The study provides the tools for a feasibility study of such collectors. Transient characteristics of the collector's dynamic response during a typical summer day with continuous or intermittent radiation are also presented.

Sokolov, M.; Reshef, M. (Tel-Aviv Univ., Ramat-Aviv (Israel))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYTICAL RESULTS OF MOX COLEMANITE CONCRETE SAMPLE POURED MAY 4, 2012  

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The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) will use Colemanite bearing concrete neutron absorber panels credited with attenuating neutron flux in the criticality design analyses. The Savannah River National Laboratory is tasked with measuring the total density, partial hydrogen density, and partial boron density of the colemanite concrete. Sample 04 May 12/Test/S1-1, S1-2, and S1-3 was received on 5/9/2012 and analyzed. The total density measure by the ASTM method C 642 was 2.00 g/cm{sup 3}, within the lower bound of 1.88 g/cm{sup 3}. The partial hydrogen density of 6.35E-02 g/cm{sup 3} as measured using method ASTM E 1311 met the lower bound of 6.04E-02 g/cm{sup 3}. The measured partial boron density of 1.88E-01 g/cm{sup 3} exceeded the lower bound of 1.65E-01 g/cm{sup 3} when the sodium peroxide fusion dissolution method was used in place of the prescribed ASTM C 1301 method.

Cozzi, A.; Best, D.; Reigel, M.

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

447

Comparative Evaluation of Cutting Methods of Activated Concrete from Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning - 13548  

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The amount of radioactive wastes from decommissioning of a nuclear power plant varies greatly depending on factors such as type and size of the plant, operation history, decommissioning options, and waste treatment and volume reduction methods. There are many methods to decrease the amount of decommissioning radioactive wastes including minimization of waste generation, waste reclassification through decontamination and cutting methods to remove the contaminated areas. According to OECD/NEA, it is known that the radioactive waste treatment and disposal cost accounts for about 40 percentage of the total decommissioning cost. In Korea, it is needed to reduce amount of decommissioning radioactive waste due to high disposal cost, about $7,000 (as of 2010) per a 200 liter drum for the low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste (LILW). In this paper, cutting methods to minimize the radioactive waste of activated concrete were investigated and associated decommissioning cost impact was assessed. The cutting methods considered are cylindrical and volume reductive cuttings. The study showed that the volume reductive cutting is more cost-effective than the cylindrical cutting. Therefore, the volume reductive cutting method can be effectively applied to the activated bio-shield concrete. (authors)

Kim, HakSoo; Chung, SungHwan; Maeng, SungJun [Central Research Institute, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd., 1312-70 Yuseong-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)] [Central Research Institute, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd., 1312-70 Yuseong-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)

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Corrosion protection by means of rubber linings in a flue gas scrubber made of concrete  

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Rubber linings have been applied as a corrosion protection measure for steel surfaces, particularly in the absorbers, in the flue gas desulfurization plants of a large number of power stations in Europe and have decidedly proven their effectiveness. The rubber linings applied consist of either precured and/or cold-curing rubber sheets. In the course of the past five to seven years, the eastern European states have also begun retro-fitting their existing power stations with flue gas desulfurization plants. As the first of its kind, a scrubber in the flue gas desulfurization plant of the Konin Power Station in Poland, which operates on the basis of the limestone-gypsum process, was constructed of concrete. In this case also, the corrosion protection measures implemented consisted in the application of a precured rubber lining on the basis of butyl rubber. A surface area measuring 1,500 m{sup 2} of the concrete absorber was protected by means of this corrosion protection system.

Fenner, J.; Matos, A.; Seiffert, W. [Keramchemie GmbH, Siershahn (Germany)

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Beneficial Use of CO Beneficial Use of CO 2 in Precast Concrete Production DE-FE0004285 Yixin Shao, Yaodong Jia Liang Hu McGill University 3H Company U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon Storage R&D Project Review Meeting Developing the Technologies and Building the Infrastructure for CO 2 Storage August 21-23, 2012 Presentation outline * Goals and objectives * Benefits to the program * Project overview * Technical status * Accomplishment to date * Summary 2 Objective Masonry blocks Fiber-cement panels Prefabricated buildings Concrete pipes To develop a carbonation process to replace steam curing in precast concrete production for energy reduction, and carbon storage and utilization. Goals * CO 2 sequestration capacity by cement:

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Alteration of alkali reactive aggregates autoclaved in different alkali solutions and application to alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete (II) expansion and microstructure of concrete microbar  

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The effect of the type of alkalis on the expansion behavior of concrete microbars containing typical aggregate with alkali-silica reactivity and alkali-carbonate reactivity was studied. The results verified that: (1) at the same molar concentration, sodium has the strongest contribution to expansion due to both ASR and ACR, followed by potassium and lithium; (2) sufficient LiOH can completely suppress expansion due to ASR whereas it can induce expansion due to ACR. It is possible to use the duplex effect of LiOH on ASR and ACR to clarify the ACR contribution when ASR and ACR may coexist. It has been shown that a small amount of dolomite in the fine-grained siliceous Spratt limestone, which has always been used as a reference aggregate for high alkali-silica reactivity, might dedolomitize in alkaline environment and contribute to the expansion. That is to say, Spratt limestone may exhibit both alkali-silica and alkali-carbonate reactivity, although alkali-silica reactivity is predominant. Microstructural study suggested that the mechanism in which lithium controls ASR expansion is mainly due to the favorable formation of lithium-containing less-expansive product around aggregate particles and the protection of the reactive aggregate from further attack by alkalis by the lithium-containing product layer.

Lu Duyou [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, 5 New Model Road, Nanjing, 210009 (China)]. E-mail: duyoulu@njut.edu.cn; Mei Laibao [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, 5 New Model Road, Nanjing, 210009 (China); Xu Zhongzi [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, 5 New Model Road, Nanjing, 210009 (China); Tang Mingshu [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, 5 New Model Road, Nanjing, 210009 (China); Mo Xiangyin [Analysis and Test Central, Nanjing Normal University, 122 Ninghai Road, Nanjing, 210097 (China); Fournier, Benoit [ICON/CANMET, Natural Resources Canada, 405 Rochester Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G1 (Canada)

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture-Driven Deterioration and Abrasion of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats Submitted for publication in the proceedings of the  

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in the proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Railway Research 1 February 2011 John C. Zeman1 , Ryan G. Kernes2 , J and Environmental Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 Fax is the degradation of the concrete underneath the rail and results in problems such as wide gauge, insufficient rail

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Water-trickle type solar collector with a massive concrete slab for heat storage and radiation (TMU solar system I)  

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Experimental results are reported for a simple open type solar collector - a water-trickle type collector - used in combination with a massive concrete slab for energy storage. This relatively low cost system was installed on a typical Japanese house in Yokohama City and measurements were made of the interior temperature. The system showed considerable promise for application in Japan.

Ito, N. (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan); Matsuda, K.; Ishii, A.; Osawa, H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deformation adjustment of concrete beams laminated with carbon Sirong Zhu *, Zhuoqiu Li, Xianhui Song, D.D.L. Chung  

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electrical resistivity compared with dispersed short carbon fiber mixed in cement. Thereby carbon fiber mats. In this paper, Electro-thermal properties of carbon fiber mats and an elementary strengthening experiments on concrete structures by the aid of cement­ matrix functional materials. In this paper, an elementary method

Chung, Deborah D.L.

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ASSESSMENT OF 90SR AND 137CS PENETRATION INTO REINFORCED CONCRETE (EXTENT OF 'DEEPENING') UNDER NATURAL ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS  

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When assessing the feasibility of remediation following the detonation of a radiological dispersion device or improvised nuclear device in a large city, several issues should be considered including the levels and characteristics of the radioactive contamination, the availability of resources required for decontamination, and the planned future use of the city's structures and buildings. Currently, little is known about radionuclide penetration into construction materials in an urban environment. Knowledge in this area would be useful when considering costs of a thorough decontamination of buildings, artificial structures, and roads in an affected urban environment. Pripyat, a city substantially contaminated by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in April 1986, may provide some answers. The main objective of this study was to assess the depth of {sup 90}Sr and {sup 137}Cs penetration into reinforced concrete structures in a highly contaminated urban environment under natural weather conditions. Thirteen reinforced concrete core samples were obtained from external surfaces of a contaminated building in Pripyat. The concrete cores were drilled to obtain sample layers of 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, and 40-50 mm. Both {sup 90}Sr and {sup 137}Cs were detected in the entire 0-50 mm profile of the reinforced cores sampled. In most of the cores, over 90% of the total {sup 137}Cs inventory and 70% of the total {sup 90}Sr inventory was found in the first 0-5 mm layer of the reinforced concrete. {sup 90}Sr had penetrated markedly deeper into the reinforced concrete structures than {sup 137}Cs.

Farfan, E.; Jannik, T.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing the nano and micro structure of concrete to improve its durability  

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New and advanced methodologies have been developed to characterize the nano and microstructure of cement paste and concrete exposed to aggressive environments. High resolution full-field soft X-ray imaging in the water window is providing new insight on the nano scale of the cement hydration process, which leads to a nano-optimization of cement-based systems. Hard X-ray microtomography images on ice inside cement paste and cracking caused by the alkali-silica reaction (ASR) enables three-dimensional structural identification. The potential of neutron diffraction to determine reactive aggregates by measuring their residual strains and preferred orientation is studied. Results of experiments using these tools will be shown on this paper.

Monteiro, P.J.M.; Kirchheim, A.P.; Chae, S.; Fischer, P.; MacDowell, A.A.; Schaible, E.; Wenk, H.R.

2008-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing the Nano and Micro Structure of Concrete toImprove its Durability  

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New and advanced methodologies have been developed to characterize the nano and microstructure of cement paste and concrete exposed to aggressive environments. High resolution full-field soft X-ray imaging in the water window is providing new insight on the nano scale of the cement hydration process, which leads to a nano-optimization of cement-based systems. Hard X-ray microtomography images of ice inside cement paste and cracking caused by the alkali?silica reaction (ASR) enables three-dimensional structural identification. The potential of neutron diffraction to determine reactive aggregates by measuring their residual strains and preferred orientation is studied. Results of experiments using these tools are shown on this paper.

Monteiro, P.J.M.; Kirchheim, A.P.; Chae, S.; Fischer, Peter; MacDowell, Alastair; Schaible, Eirc; Wenk, H.R.; Macdowell, Alastair A.

2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF THE DURABILITY OF THE STRUCTURAL CONCRETE OF REACTOR BUILDINGS AT SRS  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to close 100-150 facilities in the DOE complex using an in situ decommissioning (ISD) strategy that calls for grouting the below-grade interior volume of the structure and leaving the above-grade interior open or demolishing it and disposing of it in the slit trenches in E Area. These closures are expected to persist and remain stable for centuries, but there are neither facility-specific monitoring approaches nor studies on the rate of deterioration of the materials used in the original construction or on the ISD components added during closure (caps, sloped roofs, etc). This report will focus on the evaluation of the actual aging/degradation of the materials of construction used in the ISD structures at Savannah River Site (SRS) above grade, specifically P & R reactor buildings. Concrete blocks (six 2 to 5 ton blocks) removed from the outer wall of the P Reactor Building were turned over to SRNL as the first source for concrete cores. Larger cores were received as a result of grouting activities in P and R reactor facilities. The cores were sectioned and evaluated using microscopy, x-ray diffraction (XRD), ion chromatography (IC) and thermal analysis. Scanning electron microscopy shows that the aggregate and cement phases present in the concrete are consistent with the mix design and no degradation mechanisms are evident at the aggregate-cement interfaces. Samples of the cores were digested and analyzed for chloride ingress as well as sulfate attack. The concentrations of chloride and sulfate ions did not exceed the limits of the mix design and there is no indication of any degradation due to these mechanisms. Thermal analysis on samples taken along the longitudinal axis of the cores show that there is a 1 inch carbonation layer (i.e., no portlandite) present in the interior wall of the reactor building and a negligible carbonation layer in the exterior wall. A mixed layer of carbonate and portlandite extends deeper into the interior (2-3 inches) and exterior (1-2 inches) walls. This is more extensive than measured in previous SRS structures. Once the completely carbonated layer reaches the rebar that is approximately 2-3 inches into the concrete wall, the steel is susceptible to corrosion. The growth rate of the carbonated layer was estimated from current observations and previous studies. Based on the estimated carbonation rate, the steel rebar should be protected from carbonation induced corrosion for at least another 100 years. If degradation of these structures is dominated by the carbonation mechanism, the length of time before water intrusion is expected into the process room of P-reactor is estimated to be between 425-675 years.

Duncan, A.; Reigel, M.

2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic reliability analysis of reinforced concrete framed buildings deteriorated by chloride ingress  

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The main purpose of this study is to propose an evaluation method that can be used for analysing the time-dependent seismic reliability of reinforced concrete (RC) buildings located in a corrosive environment with high seismic hazard. In this study, several models have been developed to investigate the deterioration induced by chloride ingress in order to estimate the initiation stage and rate of corrosion and to analyse the structural capacity of columns and beams with corroded reinforcing bars; then, the seismic evaluation for RC framed buildings was used for calculating the story shear capacity of each floor in a building. In addition, the hazard curve of the story shear demand for each floor obtained from the seismic hazard analysis was adopted; consequently, a Monte Carlo simulation was carried out for estimating the annual failure probability and seismic reliability index of the concerned building; in other words, a time-dependent seismic reliability function could be built.

Chien-Kuo Chiu; Wen-Yu Jean

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recovery of seismic resistance in corrosion-damaged reinforced concrete through FRP jacketing  

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Corrosion of steel reinforcement is a critical issue in assessment of exposed reinforced concrete (r.c.) structures because its harmful influence on stiffness, strength and ductility may drastically limit their service life. In assessing residual strength several parameters need be considered: loss of flexural strength due to bar section loss, bursting pressure due to rust build-up, loss of bond due to reduction of rib height and the coefficient of friction. This paper explores the behaviour of corroded r.c. members under flexure-shear (seismic effects). An analytical model was developed to describe the mechanical implications of corrosion. The efficacy of FRP jackets in slowing down corrosion and for strength recovery is considered. Experiments from international literature were used to correlate the proposed methods and to derive practical expressions for assessment and redesign.

S. Tastani; S.J. Pantazopoulou

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and Development Roadmaps for Nondestructive Evaluation of Cables, Concrete, Reactor Pressure Vessels, and Piping Fatique  

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To address these research needs, the MAaD Pathway supported a series of workshops in the summer of 2012 for the purpose of developing R&D roadmaps for enhancing the use of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) technologies and methodologies for detecting aging and degradation of materials and predicting the remaining useful life. The workshops were conducted to assess requirements and technical gaps related to applications of NDE for cables, concrete, reactor pressure vessels (RPV), and piping fatigue for extended reactor life. An overview of the outcomes of the workshops is presented here. Details of the workshop outcomes and proposed R&D also are available in the R&D roadmap documents cited in the bibliography and are available on the LWRS Program website (http://www.inl.gov/lwrs).

Clayton, Dwight A [ORNL] [ORNL; Bakhtiari, Sasan [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Smith, Cyrus M [ORNL] [ORNL; Simmons, Kevin [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Ramuhalli, Pradeep [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Coble, Jamie [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Brenchley, David [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Meyer, Ryan [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vermont Yankee experience with interim storage of low level radioactive waste in concrete modules  

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This paper discusses the implementation of interim storage of low level radioactive waste using concrete modules at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont. Under the threat of possible loss of disposal capability in 1986, Vermont Yankee first considered the on-site storage option in 1985. prior to settling on a design, an investigation and economic analysis was performed of several designs. Modular concrete storage on a gravel pad was chosen as the most economical and the one providing the greatest flexibility. The engineering work, safety analysis, and pad construction were completed in 1985. Because of the passage of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Policy amendments Act in 1985, the loss of disposal capability did not occur in 1986. However, because the State of Vermont failed to meet the milestones of the Amendments Act, Vermont Yankee was restricted from the existing disposal sites on January 31, 1989. As a result, modules were purchased and waste was stored on site from 1989 until 1991. In 1991, the State of Vermont came back into compliance with the Amendments Act, and all waste stored on-site was shipped for burial. During the storage period 2 types of modules (1 box type and 1 cylinder type) were used. Lessons were learned, and changes were made to better control the off-site dose contribution of the waste. Recommendations are made to enhance the usability of the facility, such s lighting power, phones, etc. A shortcoming of the module storage concept is the inability to move waste during inclement weather. Despite this, the modules have provided an economical, technically sound, method of waste storage. The storage pad has not been used since 1991, but work is under way to review, and update as necessary, the safety analysis and procedures in preparation for reuse of the on-site storage facility after June 30, 1994.

Berger, S.; Weyman, D. [Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation, Vernon, VT (United States)

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) environmental checklist forms for 304 Concretion Facility Closure Plan. Revision 2  

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The 300 Area of the Hanford Site contains reactor fuel manufacturing facilities and several research and development laboratories. Recyclable scrap uranium with zircaloy-2 and copper silicon alloy, uranium-titanium alloy, beryllium/zircaloy-2 alloy, and zircaloy-2 chips and fines were secured in concrete billets (7.5-gallon containers) in the 304 Facility, located in the 300 Area. The beryllium/zircaloy-2 alloy and zircaloy-2 chips and fines are designated as mixed waste with the characteristic of ignitability. The concretion process reduced the ignitability of the fines and chips for safe storage and shipment. This process has been discontinued and the 304 Facility is now undergoing closure as defined in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Dangerous Waste Regulations, WAC 173-303-040. This closure plan presents a description of the 304 Facility, the history of materials and waste managed, and the procedures that will be followed to close the 304 Facility. The 304 Facility is located within the 300-FF-3 (source) and 300-FF-5 (groundwater) operable units, as designated in the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement) (Ecology et al. 1992). Contamination in the operable units 300-FF-3 and 300-FF-5 is scheduled to be addressed through the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 remedial action process. Therefore, all soil remedial action at the 304 Facility will be conducted as part of the CERCLA remedial action of operable units 300-FF-3 and 300-FF-5.

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1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive inspection protocol for reinforced concrete barriers and bridge railings  

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Reinforced concrete highway barriers and bridge railings serve to prevent errant vehicles from departing the travel way at grade separations. Despite the important role that they play in maintaining safety and their ubiquitous nature, barrier inspection rarely moves beyond visual inspection. In August 2008, a tractor-trailer fatally departed William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge after it dislodged a section of the bridge barrier. Investigations following the accident identified significant corrosion of the anchor bolts attaching the bridge railing to the bridge deck. As a result of the information gathered during its investigation of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration concerning Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of concrete bridge railings. The Center for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) at Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA is currently evaluating feasibility of using four technologies - ground penetrating radar (GPR), ultrasonic pulse-echo, digital radiography and infrared thermal imaging methods to develop bridge inspection methods that augment visual inspections, offer reliable measurement techniques, and are practical, both in terms of time and cost, for field inspection work. Controlled samples containing predefined corrosion levels in reinforcing steel were embedded at barrier connection points for laboratory testing. All four NDE techniques were used in the initial phase I testing. An inspection protocol for detecting and measuring the corrosion of reinforced steel embedded in the anchorage system will be developed as part of phase II research. The identified technologies shall be further developed for field testing utilizing a structure with a barrier in good condition and a structure with a barrier in poor condition.

Chintakunta, Satish R. [Engineering and Software Consultants, Inc., 14123 Robert Paris Ct., Chantilly, VA 20151 (United States); Boone, Shane D. [Federal Highway Administration, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 (United States)

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Investigation of the use of fly-ash based autoclaved cellular concrete blocks in coal mines for air duct work. Final report, January 25, 1993--December 31, 1994  

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Coal mines are required to provide ventilation to occupied portions of underground mines. Concrete block is used in this process to construct air duct walls. However, normal concrete block is heavy and not easy to work with and eventually fails dramatically after being loaded due to mine ceiling convergence and/or floor heave. Autoclaved cellular concrete block made from (70{plus_minus}%) coal fly ash is lightweight and less rigid when loaded. It is lighter and easier to use than regular concrete block for underground mine applications. It has also been used in surface construction around the world for over 40 years. Ohio Edison along with eight other electric utility companies, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and North American Cellular Concrete constructed a mobile demonstration plant to produce autoclaved cellular concrete block from utility fly ash. To apply this research in Ohio, Ohio Edison also worked with the Ohio Coal Development Office and CONSOL Inc. to produce autoclaved cellular concrete block not only from coal ash but also from LIMB ash, SNRB ash, and PFBC ash from various clean coal technology projects sponsored by the Ohio Coal Development Office. The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the potential for beneficial use of fly ash and clean coal technology by-products in the production of lightweight block.

Horvath, M.L. [Ohio Edison Co., Akron, OH (United States)

1995-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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OECD MCCI project long-term 2-D molten core concrete interaction test design report, Rev. 0. September 30, 2002.  

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The Melt Attack and Coolability Experiments (MACE) program at Argonne National Laboratory addressed the issue of the ability of water to cool and thermally stabilize a molten core-concrete interaction when the reactants are flooded from above. These tests provided data regarding the nature of corium interactions with concrete, the heat transfer rates from the melt to the overlying water pool, and the role of noncondensable gases in the mixing processes that contribute to melt quenching. As a follow-on program to MACE, The Melt Coolability and Concrete Interaction Experiments (MCCI) project is conducting reactor material experiments and associated analysis to achieve the following two technical objectives: (1) resolve the ex-vessel debris coolability issue through a program that focuses on providing both confirmatory evidence and test data for the coolability mechanisms identified in MACE integral effects tests, and (2) address remaining uncertainties related to long-term two-dimensional molten core-concrete interactions under both wet and dry cavity conditions. Achievement of these two objectives will demonstrate the efficacy of severe accident management guidelines for existing plants, and provide the technical basis for better containment designs for future plants. In terms of the first program objective, the Small-Scale Water Ingression and Crust Strength (SSWICS) test series has been initiated to provide fundamental information on the ability of water to ingress into cracks and fissures that form in the debris during quench, thereby augmenting the otherwise conduction-limited heat transfer process. A test plan for Melt Eruption Separate Effects Tests (MESET) has also been developed to provide information on the extent of crust growth and melt eruptions as a function of gas sparging rate under well-controlled experiment conditions. In terms of the second program objective, the project Management Board (MB) has approved startup activities required to carry out experiments to address remaining uncertainties related to long-term two-dimensional molten core-concrete interaction. In particular, for both wet and dry cavity conditions, there is uncertainty insofar as evaluating the lateral vs. axial power split during a core-concrete interaction due to a lack of experiment data. As a result, there are differences in the 2-D cavity erosion predicted by codes such as MELCOR, WECHSL, and COSACO. The first step towards generating this data is to produce a test plan for review by the Project Review Group (PRG). The purpose of this document is to provide this plan.

Farmer, M. T.; Kilsdonk, D. J.; Lomperski, S.; Aeschliman, R. W.; Basu, S. (Nuclear Engineering Division); (NRC)

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF LOW-CRACKING HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCRETE (LC-HPC) BRIDGE DECKS: FREE SHRINKAGE TESTS, RESTRAINED RING TESTS, CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE, AND CRACK SURVEY RESULTS  

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The development, construction, and evaluation of low-cracking high-performance concrete (LC-HPC) bridge decks are described based on laboratory test results and experiences gained during the construction of 13 LC-HPC bridge ...

Yuan, Jiqiu

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Construction of Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) Bridge Decks: Construction Methods, Specifications, and Resistance to Chloride Ion Penetration  

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The development, construction, and evaluation of Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) bridge decks are described based on laboratory test results and experiences gained through the construction of 14 LC-HPC ...

McLeod, Heather Anne Kirkvold

2009-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Gaseous Mercury Release during Steam Curing of Aerated Concretes That Contain Fly Ash and Activated Carbon Sorbent  

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The average loss on ignition (LOI) value measured following ASTM C-311-00(11) was determined to be 3.17 ± 0.11% (n = 7). ... After presteaming, the exterior box was positioned over the concrete “cake” and resealed to the base plate, creating a sampling volume of 34.1 L for steam and air to contact the curing concrete. ... Steam flow into the autoclave chamber (approximate volume: 0.75 m3) passed through a compressed air-driven rotary valve controlled by a microprocessor-based ramping controller (Watlow Series 982 Controller) programmed to elevate temperature at set rates ranging from 0.23 to 0.56 °C/min. ...

Danold W. Golightly; Chin-Min Cheng; Ping Sun; Linda K. Weavers; Harold W. Walker; Panuwat Taerakul; William E. Wolfe

2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety evaluation for packaging (onsite) for the concrete-shielded RH TRU drum for the 327 Postirradiation Testing Laboratory  

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This safety evaluation for packaging authorizes onsite transport of Type B quantities of radioactive material in the Concrete Shielded Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste (RH TRU) Drum per HNF-PRO-154, Responsibilities and Procedures for all Hazardous Material Shipments. The drum will be used for transport of 327 Building legacy waste from the 300 Area to a solid waste storage facility on the Hanford Site.

Smith, R.J.

1998-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The importance of use and end-of-life phases to the life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of concrete – A review  

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Abstract Global climate change is one of the most significant environmental impacts at the moment. One central issue for the building and construction industry to address global climate change is the development of credible carbon labelling schemes for building materials. Various carbon labelling schemes have been developed for concrete due to its high contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, as most carbon labelling schemes adopt cradle-to-gate as system boundary, the credibility of the eco-label information may not be satisfactory because recent studies show that the use and end-of-life phases can have a significant impact on the life cycle GHG emissions of concrete in terms of carbonation, maintenance and rehabilitation, other indirect emissions, and recycling activities. A comprehensive review on the life cycle assessment of concrete is presented to holistically examine the importance of use and end-of-life phases to the life cycle GHG quantification of concrete. The recent published ISO 14067: Carbon footprint of products – requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication also mandates the use of cradle-to-grave to provide publicly available eco-label information when the use and end-of-life phases of concrete can be appropriately simulated. With the support of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and other simulation technologies, the contribution of use and end-of-life phases to the life cycle GHG emissions of concrete should not be overlooked in future studies.

Peng Wu; Bo Xia; Xianbo Zhao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of reinforcement corrosion using corrosion induced cracks width in corroded reinforced concrete beams  

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This paper studies the evolution of reinforcement corrosion in comparison to corrosion crack width in a highly corroded reinforced concrete beam. Cracking and corrosion maps of the beam were drawn and steel reinforcement was recovered from the beam to observe the corrosion pattern and to measure the loss of mass of steel reinforcement. Maximum steel cross-section loss of the main reinforcement and average steel cross-section loss between stirrups were plotted against the crack width. The experimental results were compared with existing models proposed by Rodriguez et al., Vidal et al. and Zhang et al. Time prediction models for a given opening threshold are also compared to experimental results. Steel cross-section loss for stirrups was also measured and was plotted against the crack width. It was observed that steel cross-section loss in the stirrups had no relationship with the crack width of longitudinal corrosion cracks. -- Highlights: •Relationship between crack and corrosion of reinforcement was investigated. •Corrosion results of natural process and then corresponds to in-situ conditions. •Comparison with time predicting model is provided. •Prediction of load-bearing capacity from crack pattern was studied.

Khan, Inamullah; François, Raoul [Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions), 135, Avenue de Rangueil, F-31077 Toulouse (France)] [Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions), 135, Avenue de Rangueil, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Castel, Arnaud [Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia)] [Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia)

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A cost-benefit analysis of power generation from commercial reinforced concrete solar chimney power plant  

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Abstract This paper develops a model different from existing models to analyze the cost and benefit of a reinforced concrete solar chimney power plant (RCSCPP) built in northwest China. Based on the model and some assumptions for values of parameters, this work calculates total net present value (TNPV) and the minimum electricity price in each phase by dividing the whole service period into four phases. The results show that the minimum electricity price in the first phase is higher than the current market price of electricity, but the minimum prices in the other phases are far less than the current market price. The analysis indicates that huge advantages of the RCSCPP over coal-fired power plants can be embodied in phases 2–4. In addition, the sensitivity analysis performed in this paper discovers TNPV is very sensitive to changes in the solar electricity price and inflation rate, but responds only slightly to changes in carbon credits price, income tax rate and interest rate of loans. Our analysis predicts that \\{RCSCPPs\\} have very good application prospect. To encourage the development of RCSCPPs, the government should provide subsidy by setting higher electricity price in the first phase, then lower electricity price in the other phases.

Weibing Li; Ping Wei; Xinping Zhou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic motion of a large prestressed concrete bucket foundation for offshore wind turbines  

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A large prestressed concrete bucket foundation (LPCBF) was used for the first offshore wind turbine in the Qidong sea area of Jiangsu Province in China. The most critical technique of the foundation is the self-floating towing technique based on a reasonable subdivision inside the bucket. To predict the dynamic behaviors of the LPCBF in waves supported by the air cushion the hydrodynamic software MOSES is used to simulate the three-dimensional motion of the foundation in the towing construction site. The prototype foundation models are established using MOSES with a water draft of 4?m 5?m and 6?m in given environmental conditions. The results show that the hydrodynamic responses of the large floater with air cushions depend not only on the wave conditions but also on the mass of the water column air cushion height and air pressure distribution. In addition the hydrodynamic characteristics can be tuned resulting in small dynamic responses in a particular sea state by changing the draft and water plug height. The floating technique of the LPCBF with supported air cushions in waves is highly competitive for saving cost while using few expensive types of equipment during the towing transportation.

Puyang Zhang; Hongyan Ding; Conghuan Le

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Team New Jersey: Rutgers - The State University of  

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Jersey: Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey: Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology Team New Jersey created a buzz at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 with its ENJOY House, which was built of pre-cast concrete insulated panels. The house is currently in storage in southern New Jersey awaiting final reconstruction financing and approvals. Photo of ENJOY House. Enlarge image ENJOY House integrated solar technologies with passive strategies and contemporary architectural design in a house built of pre-cast concrete insulated panels. (Credit: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Who: Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology What: ENJOY House Where: Southern New Jersey Map This House

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Preliminary Study of Radioactive Waste Package Made of High-Strength and Ultra Low-Permeability Concrete for Geological Disposal of TRU Wastes  

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We have been developing a radioactive waste package made of high-strength and ultra low-permeability concrete (HSULPC) for geological disposal of TRU wastes, which is expected to be much more impervious to water than conventional concrete. In this study, basic data for the HSULPC regarding its the impervious character and the thermodynamics during cement hydration were obtained through water permeability measurements using cold isostatic pressing (CIP) and adiabatic concrete hydration experiments, respectively. Then, a prediction tool to find concrete package construction conditions to avoid thermal cracking was developed, which could deal with coupled calculations of cement hydration, heat transfer, stress, and cracking. The developed tool was applied to HSULPC hydration on a small-scale cylindrical model to examine whether there was any effect on cracking which depended on the ratio of concrete cylinder thickness to its inner diameter. The results were compared to experiments. For concrete with a compressive strength of 200MPa, the water permeability coefficient was 4 x 10{sup 19} m/s. Dependences of activation energy and frequency factor on degree of cement hydration had a sharp peaking due to the nucleation rate-determining step, and a gradual increase region due to the diffusion rate-determining step. From analyses of the small-scale cylindrical model, dependences of the maximum principal stress on the radius were obtained. When the ratio of the concrete thickness to the heater diameter was around 1, the risk of cracking was predicted to be minimized. These numerical predictions from the developed tool were verified by experiments.

Matsuo, T.; Kawasaki, T.; Sakamoto, H.; Asano, E.; Takei, A.; Shibuya, K.; Katagiri, M.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid bridge deck replacement  

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, Amsterdam, New York. New York Thruway Authority 4 Welded Channel Connection Details, Amsterdam, New York. New York Thruway Authority 5 Shear Key Joint Details. New York Thruway Authority . . . 6 Welded Stud Connection Details, Albany, New York. New... 35 40 41 47 50 55 25 Curing of Precast Concrete Panels 56 26 Welding of Shear Studs to Model Stringers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Gradation Chart of Sandblasting Sand for Epoxy Mortar . 60 66 28 Hydraulic Pump used for Loading Rams 71 29...

Osegueda, Roberto Alejandro

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mineralogical and chemical assessment of concrete damaged by the oxidation of sulfide-bearing aggregates: Importance of thaumasite formation on reaction mechanisms  

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Damages in concrete containing sulfide-bearing aggregates were recently observed in the Trois-Rivieres area (Quebec, Canada), characterized by rapid deterioration within 3 to 5 years after construction. A petrographic examination of concrete core samples was carried out using a combination of tools including: stereomicroscopic evaluation, polarized light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and electron microprobe analysis. The aggregate used to produce concrete was an intrusive igneous rock with different metamorphism degrees and various proportions of sulfide minerals. In the rock, sulfide minerals were often surrounded by a thin layer of carbonate minerals (siderite). Secondary reaction products observed in the damaged concrete include 'rust' mineral forms (e.g. ferric oxyhydroxides such as goethite, limonite (FeO (OH) nH{sub 2}O) and ferrihydrite), gypsum, ettringite and thaumasite. In the presence of water and oxygen, pyrrhotite oxidizes to form iron oxyhydroxides and sulphuric acid. The acid then reacts with the phases of the cement paste/aggregate and provokes the formation of sulfate minerals. Understanding both mechanisms, oxidation and internal sulfate attack, is important to be able to duplicate the damaging reaction in laboratory conditions, thus allowing the development of a performance test for evaluating the potential for deleterious expansion in concrete associated with sulfide-bearing aggregates.

Rodrigues, A. [Centre de Recherche sur les Infrastructures en Beton (CRIB), Universite Laval, 1065 ave de la Medecine, Quebec, QC, Canada G1V 0A6 (Canada)] [Centre de Recherche sur les Infrastructures en Beton (CRIB), Universite Laval, 1065 ave de la Medecine, Quebec, QC, Canada G1V 0A6 (Canada); Duchesne, J., E-mail: josee.duchesne@ggl.ulaval.ca [Centre de Recherche sur les Infrastructures en Beton (CRIB), Universite Laval, 1065 ave de la Medecine, Quebec, QC, Canada G1V 0A6 (Canada); Fournier, B. [Centre de Recherche sur les Infrastructures en Beton (CRIB), Universite Laval, 1065 ave de la Medecine, Quebec, QC, Canada G1V 0A6 (Canada)] [Centre de Recherche sur les Infrastructures en Beton (CRIB), Universite Laval, 1065 ave de la Medecine, Quebec, QC, Canada G1V 0A6 (Canada); Durand, B. [Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Quebec (IREQ), 1740 boul. Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, QC, Canada J3X 1S1 (Canada)] [Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Quebec (IREQ), 1740 boul. Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, QC, Canada J3X 1S1 (Canada); Rivard, P. [Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1K 2R1 (Canada)] [Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1K 2R1 (Canada); Shehata, M. [Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2K3 (Canada)] [Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2K3 (Canada)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-art of non-destructive testing methods and technologies for application to nuclear power plant safety-related concrete structures  

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The inspection of nuclear power plant concrete structures presents challenges different from conventional civil engineering structures. Wall thicknesses can be in excess of one meter and the structures often have increased steel reinforcement density with more complex detailing. The accessibility for any testing method may be limited due to the presence of liners and other components and there can be a number of penetrations or cast-in-place items present. The objective of the report is to present the state-of-the art of non-destructive testing methods and technologies for the inspection of thick, heavily-reinforced nuclear power plant concrete cross-sections with particular respect to: •locating steel reinforcement and identification of its cover depth •locating tendon ducts and identification of the condition of the grout materials •detection of cracking, voids, delamination, and honeycombing in concrete structures •detection of inclusions of different materials or voids adjacent to the concrete side of the containment liner •methods capable of identification of corrosion occurrence on the concrete side of the containment liner.

Wiggenhauser, Herbert [BAM - Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, D (Germany); Naus, Dan J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-Art of Non-Destructive Testing Methods and Technologies for Application to Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Concrete Structures  

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The inspection of nuclear power plant concrete structures presents challenges different from conventional civil engineering structures. Wall thicknesses can be in excess of one meter and the structures often have increased steel reinforcement density with more complex detailing. The accessibility for any testing method may be limited due to the presence of liners and other components and there can be a number of penetrations or cast-in-place items present. The objective of the report is to present the state-of-the art of non-destructive testing methods and technologies for the inspection of thick, heavily-reinforced nuclear power plant concrete cross-sections with particular respect to: locating steel reinforcement and identification of its cover depth locating tendon ducts and identification of the condition of the grout materials detection of cracking, voids, delamination, and honeycombing in concrete structures detection of inclusions of different materials or voids adjacent to the concrete side of the containment liner methods capable of identification of corrosion occurrence on the concrete side of the containment liner

Wiggenhauser, Dr. Herbert [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)] [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM); Naus, Dan J [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Annular Tanks with Concrete Reflection: 1 x 3 Line Array of Nested Pairs of Tanks  

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A series of seven experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory beginning in August, 1980 (References 1 and 2). Highly enriched uranyl nitrate solution was introduced into a 1-3 linear array of nested stainless steel annular tanks. The tanks were inside a concrete enclosure, with various moderator and absorber materials placed inside and/or between the tanks. These moderators and absorbers included boron-free concrete, borated concrete, borated plaster, and cadmium. Two configurations included placing bottles of highly enriched uranyl nitrate between tanks externally. Another experiment involved nested hemispheres of highly enriched uranium placed between tanks externally. These three configurations are not evaluated in this report. The experiments evaluated here are part of a series of experiments, one set of which is evaluated in HEU-SOL-THERM-033. The experiments in this and HEU-SOL-THERM-033 were performed similarly. They took place in the same room and used the same tanks, some of the same moderators and absorbers, some of the same reflector panels, and uranyl nitrate solution from the same location. There are probably additional similarities that existed that are not identified here. Thus, many of the descriptions in this report are either the same or similar to those in the HEU-SOL-THERM-033 report. Seventeen configurations (sixteen of which were critical) were performed during seven experiments; six of those experiments are evaluated here with thirteen configurations. Two configurations were identical, except for solution height, and were conducted to test repeatability. The solution heights were averaged and the two were evaluated as one configuration, which gives a total of twelve evaluated configurations. One of the seventeen configurations was subcritical. Of the twelve critical configurations evaluated, nine were judged as acceptable as benchmarks.

James Cleaver; John D. Bess; Nathan Devine; Fitz Trumble

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New dose-mortality data based on 3-D radiation shielding calculation for concrete buildings at Nagasaki  

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The analysis of radiation doses received during the World War II attack on Nagasaki provides an important source of biochemical information. More than 40 years after the war, it has been possible to make a satisfactory calculation of the doses to personnel inside reinforced concrete buildings by use of a 3-dimensional discrete ordinates code, TORT. The results were used to deduce a new value of the LD50 parameter that is in good agreement with traditional values. The new discrete ordinates software appears to have potential application to conventional radiation transport calculations as well. 9 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Rhoades, W.A.; Childs, R.L.; Ingersoll, D.T.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Aging Program to evaluate continued performance of safety-related concrete structures in nuclear power plants  

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This report discusses the Structural Aging (SAG) Program which is being conducted at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the United States Nuclear Regulatory commission (USNRC). The SAG Program is addressing the aging management of safety-related concrete structures in nuclear power plants for the purpose of providing improved technical bases for their continued service. The program is organized into three technical tasks: Materials Property Data Base, Structural Component Assessment/Repair Technologies, and Quantitative Methodology for continued Service Determinations. Objectives and a summary of recent accomplishments under each of these tasks are presented.

Naus, D.J.; Oland, C.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Ellingwood, B.R. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PH-NEUTRAL CONCRETE FOR ATTACHED MICROALGAE AND ENHANCED CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION - PHASE I  

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The novelty/innovation of the proposed work is as follows. Supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO {sub 2})-based extrusion and molding technology can be used to produce significantly improved (in terms of strength/unit weight, durability, hardness and chemical resistance) cement-based products. SC-CO{sub 2} can rapidly convert the calcium hydroxide in cured cement to calcium carbonate, which increases the density and unconfined compressive strength in the treated region. In cured concrete, this treated region is typically a several-mm thick layer (generally <{approx}5mm, unless treatment time is excessive). However, we have found that by treating the entire cement matrix with SC-CO{sub 2} as part of the curing process, we can carbonate it rapidly, regardless of the thickness. By ''rapidly'' we mean simultaneous carbonation/curing in < 5 ks even for large cement forms, compared to typical carbonation times of several days or even years at low pressures. Carbonation changes the pH in the treated region from {approx}13 to {approx}8, almost exactly compatible with seawater. Therefore the leaching rates from these cements is reduced. These cement improvements are directed to the development of strong but thin artificial reefs, to which can be attached microalgae used for the enhanced fixation of CO{sub 2}. It is shown below that attached microalgae, as algal beds or reefs, are more efficient for CO{sub 2} fixation by a factor of 20, compared to the open ocean on an area basis. We have performed preliminary tests of the pH-neutral cements of our invention for attachment of microalgae populations. We have found pH-neutral materials which attach microalgae readily. These include silica-enriched (pozzolanic) cements, blast-furnace slags and fly ash, which are also silica-rich. We have already developed technology to simultaneously foam, carbonate and cure the cements; this foaming process further increases cement surface areas for microalgae attachment, in some cases to >10 m{sup 2}/g internal surface area. This project involves a team of researchers with backgrounds in cement technology, supercritical fluid technology, materials science, oceanography, and wetland biogeochemistry.

Kerry M. Dooley; F. Carl Knopf; Robert P. Gambrell

1999-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Connection of modular steel beam precast slab units with cast-in-place closure pour slabs  

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monolithic continuous deck. The effects of the cold joints and discontinuous steel details are the focus of the research work....

Brush, Natalie Camille

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The Seismic response of precast segmental bridge superstructures with bonded tendons  

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Cantilever Construction with CIP Segments .. 27 Figure 2-A-13-46 Otay River Bridge - CIP Pier Table (Courtesy ofconcerns for cast-in-place (CIP) segmental construction

Veletzos, Marc John

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field measurements of lateral earth pressures on a pre-cast panel retaining wall  

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Test Wall Description Instrumentation Installation of Pressure Cells and Transducers Backfilling Procedure Properties of the Backfill Material Placement of Clay Backfill DATA COLLECTION Earth Pressure Cell Measurements Force Transducer... Analysis of Backfill Material 2 Lateral Earth Pressures Measured by Pressure Cells (Psi) . . . . . . . . . . . - . ~ . ~ 3 Maximum Deviation From Zero Gage Reading and Temperature Relationship. . . . 4 Forces Measured by Force Transducers (Kips) 5...

Prescott, David Monroe

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Seismic response of precast segmental bridge superstructures with bonded tendons  

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31 2.4. Current Seismic Design Practice inS.H. , and Seible, F. , “Seismic Performance of Precastand Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings”,

Veletzos, Marc John

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Beneficial Use of Carbon Dioxide in Precast...  

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Des Sciences Sponsoring Org: USDOE Country of Publication: United States Language: English Subject: 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE Clean Coal Technology Coal - Environmental Processes...

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Preliminary design of drilled shafts in clay for supporting precast panel retaining walls  

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Leon Holloway, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Harry M. Coyle The behavior of a laterally loaded drilled shaft in clay has been investigated by conducting a second lateral load test on an instrumented shaft. For each... increment of the applied lateral load, the shaft: rota- tion, the soil resistance, and the lateral deflection were measured. The soil resistance along the shaft was measured using a series of pneumatic pressure cells. The lateral deflection was measured...

Holloway, George Leon

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A water-trickle type solar collector with a massive concrete slab for heat storage and radiation /TMU solar system I/  

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Experimental results are reported for a simple open type solar collector - a water trickle type collector - used in combination with a massive concrete slab for energy storage. This relatively low cost system was installed on a typical Japanese house in Yokohama City and measurements were made of the interior temperature. The system showed considerable promise for application in Japan.

Ito, N. (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan); Matsuda, K. (Kyushu Institute of Design, Kyushu, Japan); Ishii, A. (Ministry of Construction, Building Research Institute, Japan)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of detailed analyses performed on boring cores extracted from the concrete floors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactor buildings  

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Due to the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, and the following severe accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, concrete surfaces within the reactor buildings were exposed to radioactive liquid and vapor phase contaminants. In order to clarify the situation of this contamination in the reactor buildings of Units 1, 2 and 3, selected samples were transported to the Fuels Monitoring Facility in the Oarai Engineering Center of JAEA where they were subjected to analyses to determine the surface radionuclide concentrations and to characterize the radionuclide distributions in the samples. In particular, penetration of radiocesium in the surface coatings layer and sub-surface concrete was evaluated. The analysis results indicate that the situation of contamination in the building of Unit 2 was different from others, and the protective surface coatings on the concrete floors provided significant protection against radionuclide penetration. The localized penetration of contamination in the concrete floors was found to be confined within a millimeter of the surface of the coating layer of some millimeters. (authors)

Maeda, Koji; Sasaki, S.; Kumai, M.; Sato, Isamu; Osaka, Masahiko; Fukushima, Mineo; Kawatsuma, Shinji [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4002 Narita, Oarai, Ibaraki 311-1393 (Japan); Goto, Tetsuo; Sakai, Hitoshi [Toshiba Corporation, 8, Shinsugita, Isogo-ku, Yokohama 235-8523 (Japan); Chigira, Takayuki; Murata, Hirotoshi [Tokyo Electric Power Company, 1-1-3 Uchisaiwai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8560 (Japan)

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Evaluation of laboratory test method for determining the potential alkali contribution from aggregate and the ASR safety of the Three-Gorges dam concrete  

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The releasable alkali from granite, which was used in the Three-Gorges concrete dam project in China, and from gneiss and feldspar was estimated by extraction in distilled water and super-saturated Ca(OH){sub 2} solution. Results show that: i) the finer the particles and the higher the temperature, the greater and faster the release of alkali; ii) compared with extraction by distilled water, super-saturated Ca(OH){sub 2} solution had a stronger activation on feldspar than on granite and gneiss; iii) for the three rocks tested, thermal activation had the largest effect on gneiss and a lower and similar effect on granite and feldspar. For very fine particles, temperature had a similar effect on the release of alkali by all three rocks. Because the aggregate used in the Three-Gorges dam concrete is non-reactive and a low calcium fly ash was used in the concrete, ASR would not be an issue for the dam, despite the release of alkali from the aggregate into the concrete.

Lu Duyou [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, No. 5 Xin Mafan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210009 (China)]. E-mail: duyoulu@njut.edu.cn; Zhou, Xiaoling [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, No. 5 Xin Mafan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210009 (China); Xu Zhongzi [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, No. 5 Xin Mafan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210009 (China); Lan Xianghui [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, No. 5 Xin Mafan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210009 (China); Tang Mingshu [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, No. 5 Xin Mafan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210009 (China); Fournier, Benoit [ICON/CANMET, Natural Resources Canada, 405 Rocherster Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G1 (Canada)

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of fly ash content and types of aggregates on the properties of pre-fabricated concrete interlocking blocks (PCIBs)  

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. Construction waste is mainly composed of concrete waste. Eguchi et al. [5] reported that construction industry power plants, causes environmental pollution while the cost of storage of fly ash is very high, processing and polishing stages with obvious impact on the environment. A huge quantity of construction waste

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Published in Materials and Structures, 2013, DOI 10.1617/s11527-013-0226-y Accelerated and Natural Carbonation of Concretes with Internal Curing and  

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the carbon (CO2) footprint of concrete has become a major concern in 21st century sustainability discussions Desarrollo en Ingeniería y Tecnología (CIIDIT) San Nicolás de los Garza,N.L. 66450 MEXICO Tel.: 52 81 of the cement paste and to enhance hydration and the development of mechanical and transport properties [5

Bentz, Dale P.

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OECD MMCI 2-D Core Concrete Interaction (CCI) tests : CCCI-1 test data report-thermalhydraulic results. Rev 0 January 31, 2004.  

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The Melt Attack and Coolability Experiments (MACE) program addressed the issue of the ability of water to cool and thermally stabilize a molten core-concrete interaction when the reactants are flooded from above. These tests provided data regarding the nature of corium interactions with concrete, the heat transfer rates from the melt to the overlying water pool, and the role of noncondensable gases in the mixing processes that contribute to melt quenching. As a follow-on program to MACE, The Melt Coolability and Concrete Interaction Experiments (MCCI) project is conducting reactor material experiments and associated analysis to achieve the following objectives: (1) resolve the ex-vessel debris coolability issue through a program that focuses on providing both confirmatory evidence and test data for the coolability mechanisms identified in MACE integral effects tests, and (2) address remaining uncertainties related to long-term two-dimensional molten coreconcrete interactions under both wet and dry cavity conditions. Achievement of these two program objectives will demonstrate the efficacy of severe accident management guidelines for existing plants, and provide the technical basis for better containment designs for future plants. In terms of satisfying these objectives, the Management Board (MB) approved the conduct of two long-term 2-D Core-Concrete Interaction (CCI) experiments designed to provide information in several areas, including: (i) lateral vs. axial power split during dry core-concrete interaction, (ii) integral debris coolability data following late phase flooding, and (iii) data regarding the nature and extent of the cooling transient following breach of the crust formed at the melt-water interface. This data report provides thermal hydraulic test results from the CCI-1 experiment, which was conducted on December 19, 2003. Test specifications for CCI-1 are provided in Table 1-1. This experiment investigated the interaction of a fully oxidized 400 kg PWR core melt, initially containing 8 wt % calcined siliceous concrete, with a specially designed two-dimensional siliceous concrete test section with an initial cross-sectional area of 50 cm x 50 cm. The report begins by providing a summary description of the CCI-1 test apparatus and operating procedures, followed by presentation of the thermal-hydraulic results. The posttest debris examination results will be provided in a subsequent publication. Observations drawn within this report regarding the overall cavity erosion behavior may be subject to revision once the posttest examinations are completed, since these examinations will fully reveal the final cavity shape.

Farmer, M. T.; Lomperski, S.; Aeschlimann, R. W.; Basu, S. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF POST-COMBUSTION AMMONIA INJECTION ON FLY ASH QUALITY: CHARACTERIZATION OF AMMONIA RELEASE FROM CONCRETE AND MORTARS CONTAINING FLY ASH AS A POZZOLANIC ADMIXTURE  

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The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 require large reductions in emissions of NO{sub x} from coal-fired electric utility boilers. This will necessitate the use of ammonia injection, such as in selective catalytic reduction (SCR), in many power plants, resulting in the deposition of ammonia on the fly ash. The presence of ammonia could create a major barrier to fly ash utilization in concrete because of odor concerns. Although there have been limited studies of ammonia emission from concrete, little is known about the quantity of ammonia emitted during mixing and curing, and the kinetics of ammonia release. This is manifested as widely varying opinions within the concrete and ash marketing industry regarding the maximum acceptable levels of ammonia in fly ash. Therefore, practical guidelines for using ammoniated fly ash are needed in advance of the installation of many more SCR systems. The goal of this project was to develop practical guidelines for the handling and utilization of ammoniated fly ash in concrete, in order to prevent a decrease in the use of fly ash for this application. The objective was to determine the amount of ammonia that is released, over the short- and long-term, from concrete that contains ammoniated fly ash. The technical approach in this project was to measure the release of ammonia from mortar and concrete during mixing, placement, and curing. Work initially focused on laboratory mortar experiments to develop fundamental data on ammonia diffusion characteristics. Larger-scale laboratory experiments were then conducted to study the emission of ammonia from concrete containing ammoniated fly ash. The final phase comprised monitoring ammonia emissions from large concrete slabs. The data indicated that, on average, 15% of the initial ammonia was lost from concrete during 40 minutes of mixing, depending on the mix proportions and batch size. Long-term experiments indicated that ammonia diffusion from concrete was relatively slow, with greater than 50% of the initial ammonia content remaining in an 11cm thick concrete slab after 1 month. When placing concrete in an enclosed space, with negligible ventilation, it is recommended that the ammonia concentration in the concrete mix water should not exceed 110 mg NH{sub 3}/L, if the NIOSH exposure limit of 25 ppm in the air is not to be exceeded. If even a modicum of ventilation is present, then the ammonia concentration in the concrete water should be less than 170 mg/L. The maximum level of ammonia in the fly ash can then be calculated using these limits if the concrete mix proportions are known. In general, during the mixing and placement of ammonia-laden concrete, no safety concerns were encountered. The only location where the ammonia concentration attained high levels (i.e. > 25 ppm in the air) was within the concrete mixing drum.

Robert F. Rathbone; Thomas L. Robl

2002-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Albany, OR * Anchorage, AK * Morgantown, WV * Pittsburgh, PA * Sugar Land, TX  

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Beneficial Use of CO2 in Precast Beneficial Use of CO2 in Precast Concrete Products Background The Department of Energy's (DOE) Carbon Storage Program encompasses five Technology Areas: (1) Geologic Storage and Simulation and Risk Assessment (GSRA), (2) Monitoring, Verification, Accounting and Assessment (MVAA), (3) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Use and Re-Use, (4) Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSP), and (5) Focus Areas for Sequestration Science. The first three Technology Areas comprise the Core Research and Development (R&D), which includes studies ranging from applied laboratory to pilot-scale research focused on developing new technologies and systems for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation through carbon storage. This project is part of the Core R&D CO2 Use and Re-use Technology Area and focuses on developing pathways

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LWA demonstration applications using Illinois coal gasification slag. Phase 2, [Quarterly] technical report, December 1, 1993--February 28, 1994  

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The objectives of this program are to demonstrate the feasibility of producing ultra-lightweight aggregates (ULWA) , from solid residues (slag) generated during the gasification of Illinois coals, and to test the products as substitutes for conventional aggregates produced by pyroprocessing of perlite ores. During this reporting period, major accomplishments were the selection of mix designs and test methods for preparation of specimens of expanded slag for testing in precast applications (Task 3) and construction aggregate applications (Task 4). In addition, characterization data (Task 1) were,analyzed, and evaluation of the expanded slag products as substitutes for conventional ULWAs (Task 2) was completed. Potential applications that were identified are: (1) Loose fill insulation; Insulating concrete (roof, floor, and walls); Precast products (blocks and rooftiles). Experimental work during the project is focused on these applications.

Choudhry, V. [Praxis Engineers, Inc., Milpitas, CA (United States); Steck, P. [Harvey Cement Products, Inc. (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximum-Demand Rectangular Location Problem  

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Oct 1, 2014 ... Demand and service can be defined in the most general sense. ... Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, September 2014.

Manish Bansal

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RECTANGULARLY SHAPED LARGE AREA PLASMA SOURCE  

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The consideration of the ion optica as well as the voltageof 10- by 40-cm. The optica of the ion accelerating array

Ehlers, K.W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z