Sample records for rectangular precast concrete

  1. Seismic demands in precast concrete diaphragms

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    Schoettler, Matthew John

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Walls. Ē Journal ofPrestressed and Precast Concrete Structures. Ē PCI Journal ,methodology for precast concrete diaphragms part 2: Research

  2. Seismic demands in precast concrete diaphragms

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    Schoettler, Matthew John

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2004). ďLoad testing of a Precast Concrete Double-Tee FlangeStructural Testing, SP 211-8, American Concrete Institute,shake table testing of a precast concrete building, was

  3. Stability design of long precast concrete beams

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    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

  4. Lateral stability of long precast concrete beams

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    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

  5. 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...

  6. Designing Precast Concrete Cross Wall Joints Against Progressive Collapse

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    Birmingham, University of

    Designing Precast Concrete Cross Wall Joints Against Progressive Collapse Researcher: Mohamad concrete cross wall constructions. Ronan Point Collapse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronan_Point) #12;Due gap is listed as follows: · Limited number of studies for designing precast concrete cross wall

  7. THE JAPAN PRESSS PRECAST CONCRETE

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    Shiohara, Hitoshi

    Properties Demand performance Strong Connec- tion Outside of plastic hinge yield stiffness equivalent yield located at plastic hinges are allowed by emu- lating cast-in-place concrete connections. #12;5 DESIGN-in-place concrete #12;7 PERFORMANCE DEMAND TO CONNECTIONS: Seismic Load : Performance-based Approach Load Members

  8. Systems building of short span precast concrete bridges

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    Steele, Marvin

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SYSTEMS BUILDING OF SHORT SPAN PRECAST CONCRETE BRIDGES A Thesis by MARVIN STEELE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1975 Major... Subject: Civil Engineering SYSTEMS BUILDING OF SHORT SPAN PRECAST CONCRETE BRIDGES A Thesis by MARVIN STEELE Aoproved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department ( mber) fi (Member) May 1975 ABSTRACT Systems Building...

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

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    Sacks, Rafael

    Evaluation of Economic Impact of Three-Dimensional Modeling in Precast Concrete Engineering Rafael (IT); Concrete, precast; Economic factors; Three-dimensional models. Introduction "The application to this; but the funda- mental reason undoubtedly was economic." (Mitchell 1977). Intuitive assessments

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

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    CPI ­ Concrete Plant International ­ 2 | 2013 www.cpi-worldwide.com2 PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS with discrete zones of solid concrete can provide a high degree of structural composite action, but also creates the inner and outer wythes of concrete with a steel truss provides a high degree of com- posite action

  11. Innovative use of FRP for the Precast Concrete Industry S. Rizkalla, G. Lucier and M. Dawood

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    new and innovative uses for composite materials in civil engineering infrastructure for the past 20 polymer (FRP) composite materials have encouraged the use of these materials by the North American precast of carbon FRP (CFRP) materials in the fabrication of precast concrete members in North America was led

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

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    Fragomeli, Lawrence Fred

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. Design and Development of a Continuous Precast Prestressed Concrete Bridge System for the Multimodal Freight Shuttle Project

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    Parkar, Anagha 1984-

    2011-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    American Society for Testing and Materials CARD Control and Repairability Damage CIP Cast-in-place DAD Damage Avoidance Design DBE Design Basis Earthquake DC Dead load of structural components and nonstructural attachments Ec Modulus of Elasticity... Pretensioned Precast Bulb T PCI Precast Concrete Institute viii SIP Stay-in-place TTI Texas Transportation Institute TxDOT Texas Department of Transportation MFS Multimodal Freight Shuttle NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NU...

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

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    Roy, Subha Lakshmi 1982-

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cast Concrete Pavement Slabs with HVS Testing. Ē TechnicalCast Concrete Pavement Slabs with HVS Testing Signatures: E.subgrade. FWD testing on the centers of the concrete slabs

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

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    22 Figure 22. FWD data collection points on the concreteelastic moduli for the concrete, the cemented base, and the30 Figure 29. Backcalculated stiffness of concrete

  17. Characterization of Self-Consolidating Concrete for the Design of Precast, Pretensioned Bridge Superstructure Elements

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    Kim, Young Hoon

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a new, innovative construction material that can be placed into forms without the need for mechanical vibration. The mixture proportions are critical for producing quality SCC and require an optimized combination...

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

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    Henley, Matthew D.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    American Institute of Steel Construction BC Bolt with coupler shear connection CCD Concrete capacity design CIP Cast-in-place KB Kwik-bolt mechanical anchor shear connection LRFD Load and resistance factor design LVDT Linear variable differential... transducer NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NS Nelson stud R R-bar shear connection within a pocket system SIP Stay-in-place TR Threaded rod shear connection TRC Threaded rod with coupler shear connection TRE Threaded rod post...

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

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    Hasanbeigi, Ali

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2010. Cement and concrete nanoscience and nanotechnology.of 100 Percent Fly Ash Concrete. 2005 World of Coal Ash (carbon dioxide in precast concrete. TECHNOLOGY REVIEW Ė A

  20. Lepech Sustainable Precast Infrastructure 2 Sustainable Design and Manufacturing of Prefabricated Durable Infrastructure

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    Lepech, Michael D.

    Lepech Sustainable Precast Infrastructure 2 Sustainable Design and Manufacturing of Prefabricated prefabrication and construction technologies, the environmental impacts of adopting "green" construction of such disadvantages, the cement and concrete product manufacturing industry remains vital to the US economy along

  1. Copyright 2009 200916 Sustainable Design and Manufacturing of Precast Infrastructure

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    Lepech, Michael D.

    ­ Sustainable Design and Manufacturing of Precast Infrastructure CIFE TAC 2009 Research Tasks · Green ECC 200916 ­ Sustainable Design and Manufacturing of Precast Infrastructure CIFE TAC 2009 Green ECC MaterialsCopyright © 2009 200916 ­ Sustainable Design and Manufacturing of Precast Infrastructure CIFE TAC

  2. Lightweight polymer concrete composites

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

    1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Effects of Elevated Temperatures and Fire on Bond Strength of Prestressed Steel and Carbon FRP Bars in High Performance Self-Consolidating Concrete

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    Maluk, Cristian; Bisby, Luke; Santa Maria, Hernan; Terrasi, Giovanni; Hugi, Erich; Green, Mark

    2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Novel structures are emerging utilizing high performance, self-consolidating, fibre-reinforced concrete (HPSCC) reinforced with high-strength, lightweight, and non-corroding prestressed reinforcement. One example of this is a new type of precast...

  4. PRECAST CONCRETE PAVEMENT SLAB SYSTEMS (Tollway) Effective: March 30. 2009

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    dimensions. ¬∑ Maximum dimensional tolerances are ¬Ī ¬ľ" depth and ¬Ī ¬Ĺ" length and/or width. It is intended that the dimensions of all members shall be well within these tolerances and that the maximum values shall at the proper distance from horizontal surfaces. Wire chairs may also be used as spacers to hold reinforcement

  5. Seismic retrofit of precast panel buildings in Eastern Europe

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    Tzonev, Tzonu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. Concrete Company Aims Higher for More Wind Energy

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    Today, most steel towers that support utility-scale turbines stand about 80 meters tall, but the Tindall Corporation wants to go higher using precast concrete to raise turbines over 100 meters in height to capture stronger, steadier winds - and more energy.

  7. 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

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

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    Mander, Thomas

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Hunt, Jeffrey Patrick

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the vertical joints between each of the blocks. The verticalfor joints used in cladding system. The two outer blocks

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

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Scheffy, C. (2003). ďConstruction and Test Results fromand Ali, A. (2006). ďConstruction and Test Results on Dowelthe completed CTB prior to construction of the Super-Slab ģ

  11. SciTech Connect: Beneficial Use of Carbon Dioxide in Precast Concrete

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administrationcontroller systems controllerAdditive

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

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    Murugesan Reddiar, Madhu Karthik

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Stress-strain relations for unconfined and confined concrete are proposed to overcome some shortcomings of existing commonly used models. Specifically, existing models are neither easy to invert nor integrate to obtain equivalent rectangular stress...

  13. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry

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    Kermeli, Katerina; Worrell, Ernst; Masanet, Eric

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 industryís 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.

  14. Concrete Domains†

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    Kahn, Gilles; Plotkin, Gordon

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper introduces the theory of a particular kind of computation domains called concrete domains. The purpose of this theory is to find a satisfactory framework for the notions of coroutine computation and sequentiality ...

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

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    Bruneau, Michel

    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

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

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    Fontana, J.J.; Steinberg, M.

    1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Partitioning sparse rectangular matrices for parallel processing

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    Kolda, T.G.

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Optimization Online - Rectangular sets of probability measures

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    Alexander Shapiro

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 24, 2014 ... We define rectangularity as a property of dynamic decomposition of a distributionally robust stochastic optimization problem and show how it†...

  19. Field measurements of lateral earth pressures on a pre-cast panel retaining wall

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    Prescott, David Monroe

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF SCIENCE August 1973 Major Subject: Civil Engineering FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF LATERAL EARTH PRESSURES ON A PRE-CAST PANEL RETAINING WALL A Thesis by DAVID MONROE PRESCOTT Approved as to sty1e and content by: Chai man o Co ttee~ ember ead of Departm... in Appendix I. (The style and format of this thesis follows that used by the Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, Procee ings, of t e American Society of Civil Engineers result of some large scale earth pressure tests at Massachusetts...

  20. Anosov maps with rectangular holes. Nonergodic cases.

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    Ingenier'ia. Universidad de la Rep'ublica C.C. 30, Montevideo, Uruguay E­mail: roma@fing.edu.uy; Fax: (598 Partially supported by CONICYT (Uruguay). 1 #12; Running head: Anosov maps with rectangular holes Address

  1. Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics

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    , Broom, Belt, Carpet) Shot Peened Exposed Aggregate Porous (Pervious) Concrete Milled HMA and SurfaceImproving Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics Pooled Fund TPF-5(139) National Concrete do with this knowledge? #12;Better Design and Construction Practices for Texturing Concrete Pavement

  2. Concrete Material Models Concrete_1: Concrete Model with No Tensile Strength

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    Filippou, Filip C.

    Concrete Material Models Concrete_1: Concrete Model with No Tensile Strength INPUT Concrete_1, matID ¬Ęf fc cu u, , ,e e0 Definitions (Fig. 1): fc : concrete compressive strength at 28 days (compression is negative) A0 : concrete strain at maximum strength (compression is negative) fcu : concrete crushing

  3. Electrochemical apparatus comprising modified disposable rectangular cuvette

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

    2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Insulating polymer concrete

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    Schorr, H. Peter (Douglaston, NY); Fontana, Jack J. (Shirley, NY); Steinberg, Meyer (Melville, NY)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A lightweight insulating polymer concrete formed from a lightweight closed cell aggregate and a water resistance polymeric binder.

  5. Seismic testing of existing full-scale pile-to-deck connections : precast prestressed and steel piles

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    Bell, Jared Keith

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    test. 6.3 Post Testing Inspection The concrete in the lowerafter testing and removal of lose spalled soffit concretethe Roeder testing program. The specified concrete strength

  6. National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

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    .5 " concrete overlay with 1" asphalt interlayer (non porous surface mix) ·Pours- one 22' pass and one 16' ftNational Concrete Pavement Technology Center Concrete Overlay Technology TTCC/NC2 Meeting Savannah patches in 2008 Shortcut (2) to CD Drive.lnk #12;Need to Move Concrete Overlays Forward Concrete Overlay

  7. Sonar probing of concrete

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    Mims, John Hornsby

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ABSTRACT Sonar Probing of Concrete (May 1988) John H. Mims, B. A. , Carleton College Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Robert R, Unterberger Two systems were used for acoustical tests at concrete dams. The first system used a pair of donated... reflections from several concrete-air interfaces at the Norfork Dam, Arkansas. A reflection between two walls in the dam's operating gallery which were 6. 73 m apart was recorded at 3. 4 ms (peak value). After subtracting the appropriate delays, this value...

  8. Concrete chemistry: Chemical admixtures, sprayed concrete, concrete binders and current R&D

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    Davies, Christopher

    Concrete chemistry: Chemical admixtures, sprayed concrete, concrete binders and current R&D Dr Roar Myrdal, R&D Director Construction Chemicals, Normet International Ltd. Adjunct Prof. Concrete Technology ­ School of Engineering ABSTRACT A short overview of chemical admixtures for concrete ­ types and how

  9. Strict $\\infty $-categories. Concrete Duality

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    G. V. Kondratiev

    2006-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    An elementary theory of strict $\\infty $-categories with application to concrete duality is given. New examples of first and second order concrete duality are presented.

  10. 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

  11. DIVISON 03 CONCRETE 03300 CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE

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    -IN-PLACE CONCRETE A. Design Considerations 1. Testing and inspection will be required for cast-in-place concrete of the Building Code. All testing and inspection of concrete work will be contracted for and paid for directly by the University, regardless of building class. The A/E must specify all testing and inspection of concrete work

  12. Electrokinetic decontamination of concrete

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    Lomasney, H.L.; SenGupta, A.K.; Yachmenev, V.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ELECTROSORB Electrokinetic Extraction Technology, developed by ISOTRON Corp., offers a cost-effective approach to treating contaminated concrete. Heavy metals/radionuclides trapped in concrete can be extracted using this process if they are chemically solubilized; solubilizers used are citric acid alone and a mixture of citric and nitric acids. A DC electric field is applied across the contaminated concrete to electrokinetically transport the solubilized contaminants from the concrete pores to a collector on the concrete surface. The collector is an extraction pad laid on the surface. The pad provides confinement for a planar electrode and solubilizer solution; it is operated under a vacuum to hold the pad against the concrete surface. Operation requires little attendance, reducing the workers` health hazards. The process incorporates a mechanism for recycling the solubilizer solution. A field demonstration of the process took place in Building 21 of DOE`s Mound facility in Miamisburg, OH, over 12 days in June 1996. The thorium species present in this building`s concrete floors included ThO{sub 2} and thorium oxalate. The nitric acid was found to facilitate Th extraction.

  13. Method and structure for cache aware transposition via rectangular subsections

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    Gustavson, Fred Gehrung; Gunnels, John A

    2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. The Number of Hamiltonian Paths in a Rectangular Grid

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    Collins, Karen L.

    The Number of Hamiltonian Paths in a Rectangular Grid@wesleyan.edu Abstract It is easy to find out which rectangular m vertex by n vertex grids have answers for grids with fixed m for m = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 1 Introduction Given a grid with m vertices

  15. Hybrid Automata-based CEGAR for Rectangular Hybrid Systems

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    Liberzon, Daniel

    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

  16. Physics from Angular Projection of Rectangular Grids

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    Singh, Ashmeet

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present a mathematical model for the angular projection of a rectangular arrangement of points in a grid. This simple, yet interesting problem, has both a scholarly value and applications for data extraction techniques to study the physics of various systems. Our work can interest undergraduate students to understand subtle points in the angular projection of a grid and describes various quantities of interest in the projection with completeness and sufficient rigour. We show that for certain angular ranges, the projection has non-distinctness, and calculate the details of such angles, and correspondingly, the number of distinct points and the total projected length. We focus on interesting trends obtained for the projected length of the grid elements and present a simple application of the model to determine the geometry of an unknown grid whose spatial extensions are known, using measurement of the grid projection at two angles only. Towards the end, our model is shown to have potential ap...

  17. 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...

  18. Sustainability of Concrete forSustainability of Concrete for Infrastructure

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Sustainability of Concrete forSustainability of Concrete for Infrastructure Dr. Jason H. Ideker limits sustainability in concrete materials? ­ Degradation: Alkali-silica reaction ­ Environmental for infrastructure rehabilitation and rapid repair ­ Instrumentation and monitoring to track performance · Testing

  19. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of concrete

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    velocity ∑ Relates Elastic modulus to speed of sound Assumes Concrete heterogeneous Can be affected by steel Modulus related to speed of sound Strength of concrete related to modulus Location of flaws structure ∑ In both cases procedure is destructive Systems to monitor concrete modulus ∑ Ultra-sonic pulse

  20. Physics from Angular Projection of Rectangular Grids

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    Ashmeet Singh

    2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present a mathematical model for the angular projection of a rectangular arrangement of points in a grid. This simple, yet interesting problem, has both a scholarly value and applications for data extraction techniques to study the physics of various systems. Our work can interest undergraduate students to understand subtle points in the angular projection of a grid and describes various quantities of interest in the projection with completeness and sufficient rigour. We show that for certain angular ranges, the projection has non-distinctness, and calculate the details of such angles, and correspondingly, the number of distinct points and the total projected length. We focus on interesting trends obtained for the projected length of the grid elements and present a simple application of the model to determine the geometry of an unknown grid whose spatial extensions are known, using measurement of the grid projection at two angles only. Towards the end, our model is shown to have potential applications in various branches of physical sciences including crystallography, astrophysics and bulk properties of materials.

  1. Electroosmotic decontamination of concrete

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    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

    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}).

  2. High temperature polymer concrete

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fontana, J.J.; Reams, W.

    1984-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is concerned with a polymer concrete composition, which is a two-component composition useful with many bases including metal. Component A, the aggregate composition, is broadly composed of silica, silica flour, portland cement, and acrylamide, whereas Component B, which is primarily vinyl and acrylyl reactive monomers, is a liquid system.

  3. The optimization of solar radiation upon a rectangular building

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    Ingle, James Allen

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE OPTIMIZATION OF SOLAR RADIATION UPON A RECTANGULAR BUILDING A Thesis by JAMES ALLEN INGLF. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in Partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 19... 3 Major Subjeoti Meteorology THE OPTIMIZATION OF SOLAR RADIATION UPON A RECTANGULAR BUILDING A Thesis by JAILS ALLEN INGLE Approved as to style and content bye Cha an of ittee Mr, ' ohn F, Griffiths Member Dro Robert CD Runnels Head...

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

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    Oesterle, Michael G.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Foam-protected reinforced concrete structures under impact:and Repair of Reinforced Concrete with Carbon Overlays."Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-08),

  5. The development of an alternate building system based on the use of an existing standardized component : precast, prestressed, hollow-core concrete slab

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    Simovic, Laszlo

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary scope of this thesis is a conceptual design implementation for a new building systems approach. This system is based on a standardized, economically feasible and widely used prefabricated structural component. ...

  6. Concrete containment aging study

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    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

    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).

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

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    Oesterle, Michael G.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    suited for testing reinforced concrete and concrete masonrytesting on mitigation strategies of reinforced concrete andConcrete Masonry Unit COR Coefficient of Restitution DIF Dynamic Increase Factor EMRTC Energetic Materials Research and Testing

  8. WIRELESS SENSORS EMBEDDED IN CONCRETE Amal Abbadi

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    WIRELESS SENSORS EMBEDDED IN CONCRETE Amal Abbadi 1 Phd Student, IRCICA, IEMN, Université Lille1 antennas with concrete are investigated at 860MHz. Simulations for different cases (different concrete are presented. KEYWORDS : Wireless sensor networks, concrete attenuation, embedded antenna, concrete

  9. Preferred orientation of ettringite in concrete fractures

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    Wenk, Hans-Rudolf

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Z. (1988). Cement and Concrete Research , 18 , 823-829.R. (2006). Cement and Concrete Research 36 , 364-370.P.K. & Monteiro, P.J.M. (2006). Concrete. Microstructure,

  10. Asphalt and Asphaltic Concrete

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    Young, A. R.

    1914-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and combined curb and gutter furnished and set, the rate for resetting old curbing; the rate per cubic yard for extra concrete, if any is used; the price per cubic yard for broken stone or gravel; the rate per square yard for paving and for relaying old...- tified and given access to the same at least ten days be- fore it is required for use, and any work in which re- jected cement was used will be rejected altogether. 5. The cement shall be packed in strong bags having printed on the outside the brand...

  11. Corrosion resistant concrete using corrosion resistant steel.

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    Beh, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. CRAD, Nuclear Facility Construction - Structural Concrete, May...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    CRAD, Nuclear Facility Construction - Structural Concrete, May 29, 2009 CRAD, Nuclear Facility Construction - Structural Concrete, May 29, 2009 May 29, 2009 Nuclear Facility...

  13. DATABASE FOR PREMATURE CONCRETE DETERIORATION

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    0-4085-P3 DATABASE FOR PREMATURE CONCRETE DETERIORATION Author: Kevin J. Folliard Project 0. This product presents the architecture for a database to collect relevant information on materials and mixture in developing and populating various materials- and structures-specific databases for both new concrete

  14. Flow adjustment and interior flow associated with a rectangular porous obstruction

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    Rominger, Jeffrey Tsaros

    The flow at the leading edge and in the interior of a rectangular porous obstruction is described through experiments and scaling. The porous obstruction consists of an emergent, rectangular array of cylinders in shallow ...

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

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    Gupta, Amit

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  16. Sihang Wei, Daniel Kuchma Gauging of Concrete Crossties to Investigate

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    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

  17. Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures

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    Basu, Prabir [International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)] [International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Labbe, Pierre [Electricity of France (EDF)] [Electricity of France (EDF); Naus, Dan [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A nuclear power plant (NPP) involves complex engineering structures that are significant items of the structures, systems and components (SSC) important to the safe and reliable operation of the NPP. Concrete is the commonly used civil engineering construction material in the nuclear industry because of a number of advantageous properties. The NPP concrete structures underwent a great degree of evolution, since the commissioning of first NPP in early 1960. The increasing concern with time related to safety of the public and environment, and degradation of concrete structures due to ageing related phenomena are the driving forces for such evolution. The concrete technology underwent rapid development with the advent of chemical admixtures of plasticizer/super plasticizer category as well as viscosity modifiers and mineral admixtures like fly ash and silica fume. Application of high performance concrete (HPC) developed with chemical and mineral admixtures has been witnessed in the construction of NPP structures. Along with the beneficial effect, the use of admixtures in concrete has posed a number of challenges as well in design and construction. This along with the prospect of continuing operation beyond design life, especially after 60 years, the impact of extreme natural events ( as in the case of Fukushima NPP accident) and human induced events (e.g. commercial aircraft crash like the event of September 11th 2001) has led to further development in the area of NPP concrete structures. The present paper aims at providing an account of evolution of NPP concrete structures in last two decades by summarizing the development in the areas of concrete technology, design methodology and construction techniques, maintenance and ageing management of concrete structures.

  18. Jorg Waldvogel, ETH Zurich 1 The Rectangular Symmetric

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    Waldvogel, Jörg

    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

  19. Reasoning with Concrete Domains Carsten Lutz

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    Lutz, Carsten

    Reasoning with Concrete Domains Carsten Lutz RWTH Aachen, LuFg Theoretical Computer Science. Concrete domains allow the integration of description logic reasoning with reasoning about concrete objects for building real­world applications, is widely accepted. How­ ever, the complexity of reasoning with concrete

  20. NCC Technical Training Opportunity in Concrete

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    NCC Technical Training Opportunity in Concrete Pavement Technology National Concrete Consortium training through the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center). · Michigan Tech for Concrete Pavement: You may select specific subjects within the manual for emphasis if that is of interest

  1. Testing of concrete by laser ablation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    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

    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.

  2. Testing of concrete by laser ablation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1997-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. CONCRETE PAVING & TEXTURING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

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    Minnesota, University of

    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

  4. Electrically conductive polymer concrete coatings

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1988-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Electrically conductive polymer concrete coatings

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Electrically conductive polymer concrete coatings

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1990-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Studies of the velocity fields near a submerged rectangular object

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    Kim, Young-Ki

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  8. Seismic design, testing and analysis of reinforced concrete wall buildings

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    Panagiotou, Marios

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Slender Reinforced Concrete WallsĒ. Structural Journal,T. (1975). ďReinforced Concrete StructuresĒ. John Wiley &Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry BuildingsĒ. John

  9. Nonlinear seismic response analysis of steel-concrete composite frames

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    Barbato, Michele

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    formulation of nonlinear steel- concrete composite beam ele-Behaviour of Composite Steel and Concrete Struc- turalE. (2001). ďAnalysis of steel-concrete composite frames with

  10. Reliability based assessment of FRP rehabilitation of reinforced concrete girders

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    Wilcox, Patrick Carlo

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Polymer Reinforcing Bars in Concrete Environment. 2002 ,Corrosion of Steel in Concrete; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2004.Mitchell, D. Prestressed Concrete Structures; Prentice Hall:

  11. Seismic design, testing and analysis of reinforced concrete wall buildings

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    Panagiotou, Marios

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    based on the material testing data of concrete cylinders inDESIGN, TESTING AND ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE WALLDESIGN, TESTING AND ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE WALL

  12. Large-Scale Testing of Steel-Reinforced Concrete (SRC) Coupling Beams Embedded into Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls

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    Motter, Christopher John

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concrete Cylinder Testing the latter stages of testing, concrete spalling was observedObtained from Concrete Cylinder Testing f' c,test (ksi) ? 0,

  13. Glass Concrete Thin Sheets Reinforced with Prestressed Aramid Fabrics

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    Meyer, Christian

    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 presented in this work explored the possibilities of prestressing thin sheet glass concrete products

  14. The behaviour of concrete structures in fire†

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    Fletcher, Ian A; Welch, Stephen; Torero, Jose L; Carvel, Ricky O; Usmani, Asif

    2007-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The nature of concrete-based structures means that they generally perform very well in fire. However, concrete is a complex material and its properties can change dramatically when exposed to high temperatures. This paper provides a Ďstate...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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....

  16. PERFORMANCE-RELATED SPECIAL PROVISION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE MIX DESIGNS FOR CONCRETE SUPERSTRUCTURE (Tollway)

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    PERFORMANCE-RELATED SPECIAL PROVISION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE MIX DESIGNS FOR CONCRETE of designing and furnishing high performance portland cement concrete for special applications to the decks the Illinois Tollway with a methodology to assure high quality concrete with reduced shrinkage potential, while

  17. ACHIEVING "GREEN" CONCRETE THROUGH THE USE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE

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    Chao, Shih-Ho

    , the porous and brittle nature of concrete, when interacting with environmental actions such as weathering1 ACHIEVING "GREEN" CONCRETE THROUGH THE USE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE Shih-Ho Chao1 , A. M., ASCE ABSTRACT Concrete is one of the most widely used materials for infrastructure all

  18. 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

  19. Improved approximate formulas for flux from cylindrical and rectangular sources

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

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Corner heating in rectangular solid oxide electrochemical cell generators

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Reichner, Philip (Plum Boro, PA)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Yee, G.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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

  3. PCC Mix Designs Using Recycled Concrete

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    Minnesota, University of

    PCC Mix Designs Using Recycled Concrete Pavements Mary E. Vancura, Derek Tompkins, & Lev Khazanovich 21st Annual Transportation Research Conference #12;·! Reassessment of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) use in rigid pavements ·! History of RCA use ·! Characteristics of RCA concrete ·! RCA production

  4. Concrete Domains and Nominals United Carlos Areces

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    Lutz, Carsten

    Concrete Domains and Nominals United Carlos Areces University of Amsterdam The Netherlands carlos(D), the extension of ALC with concrete domains, is known to be PSpace-complete, in this article we show on the concrete domain D used). The proof is by a reduction of a NExpTime-complete variant of the domino problem

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

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    Wagh, Arun S. (Joliet, IL); Singh, Dileep (Westmont, IL); Pullockaran, Jose D. (Trenton, NJ); Knox, Lerry (Glen Ellyn, IL)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for producing quick setting concrete is provided comprising hydrng 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.

  6. 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

  7. Measurement strategy for rectangular electrical capacitance tomography sensor

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    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

    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.

  8. Study of instabilities and quasi-two-dimensional turbulence in volumetrically heated magnetohydrodynamic flows in a vertical rectangular duct

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    magnetohydrodynamic flows in a vertical rectangular duct N. Vetcha, S. Smolentsev, M. Abdou, and R. Moreau Citation in a vertical rectangular duct N. Vetcha,1 S. Smolentsev,1,a) M. Abdou,1 and R. Moreau2 1 Mechanical

  9. Radionuclide Retention in Concrete Wasteforms

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    Bovaird, Chase C.; Jansik, Danielle P.; Wellman, Dawn M.; Wood, Marcus I.

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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. The information present in the report provides data that (1) measures the effect of concrete wasteform properties likely to influence radionuclide migration; and (2) quantifies the rate of carbonation of concrete materials in a simulated vadose zone repository.

  10. EFFECTIVE TENSILE STRESS-STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE

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    EFFECTIVE TENSILE STRESS-STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE L. Hwang, Graduate Student of reinforced concrete structures, the concrete continues to contribute to the effective stiffness of structures for reinforced concrete developed for analysis of reinforced and/or prestressed concrete structures. The model

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Pentek concrete scabbling system: Baseline report; Summary

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    NONE

    1997-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Concrete Pour in NSLS-II Ring

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    Bruno Semon

    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The mezzanine floor of the ring building tunnel for NSLS-II was completed when the last concrete was placed in February 2011.

  15. Optimization Online - Concrete Structure Design Using Mixed ...

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    Andres Guerra

    2009-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 26, 2009 ... Abstract: We present a mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) formulation to achieve minimum-cost designs for reinforced concrete†...

  16. The life cycle assessment of concrete manufacturing in Kuwait

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    El Mostafa, Mayce (Mayce A.)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Journal of Educational Psychology Applying Grounded Coordination Challenges to Concrete

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    Journal of Educational Psychology Applying Grounded Coordination Challenges to Concrete Learning, M. I. (2013, August 19). Applying Grounded Coordination Challenges to Concrete Learning Materials.1037/a0034098 #12;Applying Grounded Coordination Challenges to Concrete Learning Materials: A Study

  18. Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) for Concrete Pavement

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    Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) for Concrete Pavement Workshop Participant Handbook Prepared for Prepared by Federal Highway Administration National Concrete Pavement Technology and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavements Workshop Participant Handbook--Front Matter i Technical Report

  19. High temperature polymer concrete compositions

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is concerned with a polymer concrete composition, which is a two-component composition useful with many bases including metal. Component A, the aggregate composition, is broadly composed of silica, silica flour, portland cement, and acrylamide, whereas Component B, which is primarily vinyl and acrylyl reactive monomers, is a liquid system. A preferred formulation emphasizing the major necessary components is as follows: ______________________________________ Component A: Silica sand 60-77 wt. % Silica flour 5-10 wt. % Portland cement 15-25 wt. % Acrylamide 1-5 wt. % Component B: Styrene 50-60 wt. % Trimethylolpropane 35-40 wt. % trimethacrylate ______________________________________ and necessary initiators, accelerators, and surfactants.

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

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

    1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for producing quick setting concrete is provided comprising mixing 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. 2 figs.

  1. Nonlinear seismic response analysis of steel-concrete composite frames

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    Barbato, Michele

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Semirealism, Concrete Structures and Theory Change Michel Ghins

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    Chakravartty, Anjan

    Semirealism, Concrete Structures and Theory Change Michel Ghins Received: 15 November 2012 metaphysics for scientific realism. First, if particulars and laws are concrete structures, namely actual

  3. SURVEY OF MODELS FOR CONCRETE DEGRADATION

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

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Comprehensive Database on Concrete Creep and Shrinkage

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    Comprehensive Database on Concrete Creep and Shrinkage Zdenek P. Bazant and Guang-Hua Li Structural Database on Concrete Creep and Shrinkage Zdenek P. Bazant1 and Guang-Hua Li2 Abstract: As a sequel to the first large database created at Northwestern University in 1978, the paper presents a further

  5. Radionuclide Retention in Concrete Wasteforms

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

    2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Closed Path Approach to Casimir Effect in Rectangular Cavities and Pistons

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    Liu, Zhonghai

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Estrada Perez, Carlos E.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  9. Two-Layer Error Control Codes Combining Rectangular and Hamming Product Codes for Cache Error

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    Zhang, Meilin

    We propose a novel two-layer error control code, combining error detection capability of rectangular codes and error correction capability of Hamming product codes in an efficient way, in order to increase cache error ...

  10. STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF DEGRADED REINFORCED CONCRETE MEMBERS.

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    Braverman, J.I.; Miller, C.A.; Ellingwood, B.R.; Naus, D.J.; Hofmayer, C.H.; Bezler, P.; Chang, T.Y.

    2001-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the results of a study to evaluate, in probabilistic terms, the effects of age-related degradation on the structural performance of reinforced concrete members at nuclear power plants. The paper focuses on degradation of reinforced concrete flexural members and shear walls due to the loss of steel reinforcing area and loss of concrete area (cracking/spalling). Loss of steel area is typically caused by corrosion while cracking and spalling can be caused by corrosion of reinforcing steel, freeze-thaw, or aggressive chemical attack. Structural performance in the presence of uncertainties is depicted by a fragility (or conditional probability of failure). The effects of degradation on the fragility of reinforced concrete members are calculated to assess the potential significance of various levels of degradation. The fragility modeling procedures applied to degraded concrete members can be used to assess the effects of degradation on plant risk and can lead to the development of probability-based degradation acceptance limits.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    Bridges, Thomas J.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. Amr Abdelrahman, PhD Professor of Concrete Structures,

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    Amr Abdelrahman, PhD Professor of Concrete Structures, Structural Engineering Dept., Ain Shams Behavior and Design of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures and Masonry Wall Design. He conducts concrete members and design of prestressed concrete members. He is a member in the Egyptian Code for Design

  14. POURED EARTH AS CONCRETE Lionel RONSOUX, Mariette MOEVUS, Yves JORAND,

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 POURED EARTH AS CONCRETE Lionel RONSOUX, Mariette MOEVUS, Yves JORAND, Sandrine MAXIMILIEN and Contemporary Architecture Keywords: poured earth, clay concrete, grain packing, clay dispersion Abstract: In order to pour an earthen material in a liquid state, as a concrete, technologies used by concrete

  15. Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Shannon Golden, Alabama DOT

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    Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Shannon Golden, Alabama DOT PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT PROJECT · First in Alabama in more than 25 years! · IM-I059 (342) Etowah County ­ I-59 Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation with Unbonded Concrete Overlay ­ Length: 10.9 miles ­ Thickness: 11.0 to 13.5 inches ­ Volume: 300

  16. 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Textile reinforced concrete

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Textile reinforced concrete Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) is a new cementi on the funda- mentals of shortcut glass fibre reinforced concrete. In order to increase the effectiveness of the fibres embedded in the concrete matrix, the fibres are aligned in the direction of the tensile stresses

  17. Model-Driven Analysis and Synthesis of Textual Concrete Syntax

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Model-Driven Analysis and Synthesis of Textual Concrete Syntax Pierre-Alain Muller1 , Frédéric textual concrete syntaxes with meta-models is still a challenge. Textual concrete syntaxes compilers to generate parsers. Unfortunately, these generated parsers produce concrete syntax trees, leaving

  18. COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF CONCRETE FLOW: STATE OF THE ART

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

  19. Center for By-Products Utilization High Durability Concrete Using

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    Saldin, Dilano

    TESTING · Fresh Concrete Properties ·Unit Weight (ASTM C 138) ·Air Content (ASTM C 237) ·Slump (ASTM C 143Center for By-Products Utilization High Durability Concrete Using High-Carbon Fly Ash and Pulp Mill-Products Utilization Durable Concrete in Northern Climates · Producing durable concrete in a freezing and thawing

  20. Carbon dioxide sequestration in concrete in different curing environments

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    Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

    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

  1. Computers and Concrete, Vol. 3, No. 5 (2006) 313-334 313 Design optimization of reinforced concrete structures

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    Computers and Concrete, Vol. 3, No. 5 (2006) 313-334 313 Design optimization of reinforced concrete formulation aiming to achieve optimal design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures is presented here. Optimal and placing concrete and steel are incorporated as a function of member size using RS Means 2005 cost data

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

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    Chang, Zhen-Tian

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Air leakage of Insulated Concrete Form houses

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    Durschlag, Hannah (Hanna Rebekah)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Air leakage has been shown to increase building energy use due to additional heating and cooling loads. Although many construction types have been examined for leakage, an exploration of a large number of Insulated Concrete ...

  4. Progress Update: H4 Basin Concrete Pour

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    None

    2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Performance of Reinforced Concrete Column Lap Splices

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    Alberson, Ryan M.

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    PERFORMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMN LAP SPLICES A Thesis by RYAN ALBERSON 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 August 2009 Major Subject: Civil Engineering PERFORMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMN LAP SPLICES A Thesis by RYAN ALBERSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

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

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    Fabiano M. Andrade

    2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Life-Cycle Evaluation of Concrete Building Construction as a Strategy for Sustainable Cities

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    Stadel, Alexander

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Portland Cement Concrete. P. C. A. [PCA]. Marceau, M.L. ,BIBM) (2009). Sustainable Benefits of Concrete Structures.Brussels, Belgium, European Concrete Platform ASBL ( Bureau

  8. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry

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    Kermeli, Katerina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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-

  9. Hybrid Simulation of the Seismic Response of Squat Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls

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    Whyte, Catherine Alexandra

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ACI Symposium on Reinforced Concrete Structures in SeismicStudies of Reinforced Concrete Walled Bents under Static2009. Update to ASCE/SEI 41 Concrete Provisions, PEER Report

  10. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry

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    Kermeli, Katerina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Armor. 2010. Sustainable Concrete Plant Guidelines, Pilot-B. Ivery, J. Flaherty. 2004. Concrete Batch Plant Operator.National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Benchmarking

  11. Reliability-based characterization of prefabricated FRP composites for rehabilitation of concrete structures

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    Jin, Sung-Jun

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Ph.D.for Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders Strengthened withof Reinforced Normal Weight Concrete Members, Structural

  12. Experimental damage-gas flow correlations for cyclically loaded reinforced concrete walls

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    Soppe, Travis E.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    vessels. Ē Cement and Concrete research, 32, XTRACT (2007).of air permeability in a concrete shear wall subjected tocharacteristics in cracked concrete. Ē Nuclear Engineering

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

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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

  14. Experimental damage-gas flow correlations for cyclically loaded reinforced concrete walls

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    Soppe, Travis E.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of work focused on testing reinforced concrete panels underof work focused on testing reinforced concrete panels underfocuses on testing nine reinforced concrete wall panels

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

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    Tuna, Zeynep

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J.W. , (2009). Testing and Reinforced Concrete Coupling2010). "Testing and Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Couplingscale testing of four-story reinforced concrete and post-

  16. Instantaneous†In-Situ†Determination of Water-Cement†Ratio of Fresh Concrete

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    Mancio, Mauricio; Moore, Jeffrey R.; Brooks, Zenzile; Monteiro, Paulo J. M.; Glaser, Steve D.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    microstructure of concrete, and testing methods. Steven D.resistivity; fresh concrete; nondestructive testing; qualityin concrete structures, and nondestructive testing methods.

  17. Characterization of Effective Built-in Curling and Concrete Pavement Cracking on the Palmdale Test Sections

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    Rao, Shreenath; Roesler, Jeffery R.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Concrete and Implications for Choice of Testing Standard.J. R. Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete Pavements forAsphalt Concrete Accelerated Pavement Testing American

  18. Experimental simulations of explosive loading on structural components : reinforced concrete columns with advanced composite jackets

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    RodrŪguez-Nikl, Tonatiuh

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    5]. 3.A.4 Material Testing Concrete Concrete cylinders wereConcrete Institute ANFO Ammonium Nitrate and Fuel Oil ASTM ASTM International (American Society for Testing

  19. Improving the design and performance of concrete bridges in seismic regions

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    Tobolski, Matthew Joseph

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    compression testing for both concrete and grout are listedcompression testing for both concrete and grout are listedcompression testing for both concrete and grout are listed

  20. Flow conditions of fresh mortar and concrete in different pipes

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    Jacobsen, Stefan, E-mail: stefan.jacobsen@ntnu.n [Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dept of Structural Engineering, Trondheim (Norway); Haugan, Lars; Hammer, Tor Arne [SINTEF Byggforsk AS Building and Infrastructure, Trondheim (Norway); Kalogiannidis, Evangelos [Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dept of Structural Engineering, Trondheim (Norway)

    2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The variation in fresh concrete flow rate over the pipe cross section was investigated on differently coloured and highly flowable concrete mixes flowing through pipes of different materials (rubber, steel, acryl). First, uncoloured (gray) concrete was poured through the pipe and the pipe blocked. Similar but coloured (black) concrete was then poured into the pipe filled with gray concrete, flowing after the gray concrete for a while before being blocked and hardened. The advance of the colouring along the pipe wall (showing boundary flow rate) was observed on the moulded concrete surface appearing after removing the pipe from the hardened concrete. The shapes of the interfaces between uncoloured and coloured concrete (showing variation of flow rate over the pipe cross section) were observed on sawn surfaces of concrete half cylinders cut along the length axes of the concrete-filled pipe. Flow profiles over the pipe cross section were clearly seen with maximum flow rates near the centre of the pipe and low flow rate at the pipe wall (typically rubber pipe with reference concrete without silica fume and/or stabilizers). More plug-shaped profiles, with long slip layers and less variation of flow rate over the cross section, were also seen (typically in smooth acrylic pipes). Flow rate, amount of concrete sticking to the wall after flow and SEM-images of pipe surface roughness were observed, illustrating the problem of testing full scale pumping.

  1. The implications of compartment fire non-uniformity for the membrane action of reinforced concrete slabs†

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    Deeny, Susan

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the complexity of concrete material behaviour and also due to concreteís reputation of superior fire performance. Concrete technology is, however, continually evolving; structures are increasingly slender, more highly stressed and have higher compressive...

  2. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry

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    Kermeli, Katerina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Clement, Prabhakar

    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

  4. EVALUATION OF THE RECTANGULAR RAPID FLASH BEACON AT A PINELLAS TRAIL CROSSING IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    rectangular yellow LED indicators which flash rapidly in a wig-wag sequence. It is solar-powered, radio controlled, and activated by trail users. The experimental design was to collect data of trail users before of more benefit would be periodic police enforcement operations, or the development of a passive system

  5. Nuclear Concrete Materials Database Phase I Development

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

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. architectural design meeting: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    the growing Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: optimizes solar collection, drainage, and passive heating and cooling. Pre-cast concrete insulated...

  7. architectural design phases: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    the growing Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: optimizes solar collection, drainage, and passive heating and cooling. Pre-cast concrete insulated...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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

  9. TRANSPORT THROUGH CRACKED CONCRETE: LITERATURE REVIEW

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    Langton, C.

    2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Concrete containment structures and cement-based fills and waste forms are used at the Savannah River Site to enhance the performance of shallow land disposal systems designed for containment of low-level radioactive waste. Understanding and measuring transport through cracked concrete is important for describing the initial condition of radioactive waste containment structures at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and for predicting performance of these structures over time. This report transmits the results of a literature review on transport through cracked concrete which was performed by Professor Jason Weiss, Purdue University per SRR0000678 (RFP-RQ00001029-WY). This review complements the NRC-sponsored literature review and assessment of factors relevant to performance of grouted systems for radioactive waste disposal. This review was performed by The Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, San Antonio, TX, and The University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Scotland and was focused on tank closure. The objective of the literature review on transport through cracked concrete was to identify information in the open literature which can be applied to SRS transport models for cementitious containment structures, fills, and waste forms. In addition, the literature review was intended to: (1) Provide a framework for describing and classifying cracks in containment structures and cementitious materials used in radioactive waste disposal, (2) Document the state of knowledge and research related to transport through cracks in concrete for various exposure conditions, (3) Provide information or methodology for answering several specific questions related to cracking and transport in concrete, and (4) Provide information that can be used to design experiments on transport through cracked samples and actual structures.

  10. Concrete material characterization reinforced concrete tank structure Multi-Function Waste Tank Facility

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    Winkel, B.V.

    1995-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to document the Multi-Function Waste Tank Facility (MWTF) Project position on the concrete mechanical properties needed to perform design/analysis calculations for the MWTF secondary concrete structure. This report provides a position on MWTF concrete properties for the Title 1 and Title 2 calculations. The scope of the report is limited to mechanical properties and does not include the thermophysical properties of concrete needed to perform heat transfer calculations. In the 1970`s, a comprehensive series of tests were performed at Construction Technology Laboratories (CTL) on two different Hanford concrete mix designs. Statistical correlations of the CTL data were later generated by Pacific Northwest Laboratories (PNL). These test results and property correlations have been utilized in various design/analysis efforts of Hanford waste tanks. However, due to changes in the concrete design mix and the lower range of MWTF operating temperatures, plus uncertainties in the CTL data and PNL correlations, it was prudent to evaluate the CTL data base and PNL correlations, relative to the MWTF application, and develop a defendable position. The CTL test program for Hanford concrete involved two different mix designs: a 3 kip/in{sup 2} mix and a 4.5 kip/in{sup 2} mix. The proposed 28-day design strength for the MWTF tanks is 5 kip/in{sup 2}. In addition to this design strength difference, there are also differences between the CTL and MWTF mix design details. Also of interest, are the appropriate application of the MWTF concrete properties in performing calculations demonstrating ACI Code compliance. Mix design details and ACI Code issues are addressed in Sections 3.0 and 5.0, respectively. The CTL test program and PNL data correlations focused on a temperature range of 250 to 450 F. The temperature range of interest for the MWTF tank concrete application is 70 to 200 F.

  11. Hybrid Simulation of the Seismic Response of Squat Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls

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    Whyte, Catherine Alexandra

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    quasi-static reinforced concrete testing protocol from ITGOn the days of testing, three concrete cylinders from the

  12. Set in stone? A perspective on the concrete sustainability challenge

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    Vliet, Krystyn Van J.

    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. ...

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    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...

  14. Automated crack control analysis for concrete pavement construction

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    Jang, Se Hoon

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  15. FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour under high strain rates†

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    Li, Xiaoqin

    2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been used for strengthening concrete structures since early 1990s. More recently, FRP has been used for retrofitting concrete structures for high energy events such as impact ...

  16. Analytical modeling of composite steel-concrete frame systems

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    Atahan, Ali Osman

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  17. Evaluation of a microplane model for progressive fracture in concrete

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    Loper, James Harris

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ). These test results laid the foundation for researchers to attack the problem of modeling concrete subjected to multiaxial stresses. Today, many computer codes exist which can model aspects of the behavior of concrete (Colville and Abbasi 1974; Bazant...

  18. Lightweight concrete : investigations into the production of natural fiber reinforcement

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    Garbis, Leonidia Maria

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the benefits of adding natural fiber tensile reinforcement to aerated concrete. Concrete is a great composite material which can be created in various proportions and with various ...

  19. Controlling Thermal Properties of Asphalt Concrete and its Multifunctional Applications

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    Shi, Xijun

    2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    ) by controlling thermal properties of the construction materials. To change thermal properties of asphalt concrete, expanded polypropylene (EPP) pellet and graphite were selected as the additives and mixed into asphalt concrete. Experimental tests are classified...

  20. Material flow analysis of concrete in the United States

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    Low, Man-Shi

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concrete is the second most consumed material in the world after water. Due to the sheer mass of concrete consumed annually and its associated resource and environmental impacts, improving the materials management of ...

  1. Detection Of Concrete Deterioration By Staining

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

    1999-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    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

  3. Concrete and Sustainable Development Special Publication ACI 206, 2002

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    Meyer, Christian

    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

  4. The Transfer of Scientific Principles Using Concrete and Idealized

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    Goldstone, Robert

    The Transfer of Scientific Principles Using Concrete and Idealized Simulations Robert L. Goldstone the first simulation was manipulated. The elements either remained concrete throughout the simulation, remained idealized, or switched midway into the simulation from concrete to idealized or vice versa

  5. Silica dust control when drilling concrete Page 1 of 2

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    Knowles, David William

    Silica dust control when drilling concrete Page 1 of 2 Drilling into concrete releases a fine sandy and routinely drill into concrete are at risk of developing this disease. Controlling the dust Hammer drills are available with attached dust removal systems. These draw dust from the drill end, down the attachment

  6. BOND PROPERTIES OF CFCC PRESTRESSING STRANDS IN PRETENSIONED CONCRETE BEAMS

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    BOND PROPERTIES OF CFCC PRESTRESSING STRANDS IN PRETENSIONED CONCRETE BEAMS by Nolan G. Domenico plastic prestressing strands (CFCC) in pretensioned concrete beams. The bond characteristics are examined for 15.2 mm diameter and 12.5 mm diameter seven-wire CFCC strands. Ten prestressed concrete beams

  7. The Description Logic ALCN HR+ Extended with Concrete Domains

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    Moeller, Ralf

    The Description Logic ALCN HR+ Extended with Concrete Domains: A Practically Motivated Approach, role hierarchies, transitively closed roles, generalized concept inclusions, and concrete domains. As in other languages based on concrete domains (e.g. ALC(D)) a so-called ex- istential predicate restriction

  8. Building Cathedrals and Breaking down Reinforced Concrete Walls

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    Broué, Michel - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Paris 7

    Building Cathedrals and Breaking down Reinforced Concrete Walls Michel Brou¬īe Institut Henri distinction between great mathematicians Concrete walls breakers Michel Brou¬īe (Institut Henri Poincar¬īe) John Concrete walls breakers Cathedrals builders Michel Brou¬īe (Institut Henri Poincar¬īe) John Thompson

  9. Adapting Optimization Techniques to Description Logics with Concrete Domains

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    Haarslev, Volker

    Adapting Optimization Techniques to Description Logics with Concrete Domains Anni-Yasmin Turhan backtracking and model merging can be adapted to description logics with concrete domains. We propose al) a new requirement for concrete domains in order to enable dependency directed backtracking for all clash

  10. Guide to Dowel LoadTransfer Systems for Jointed Concrete

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    Guide to Dowel LoadTransfer Systems for Jointed Concrete Roadway Pavements TECH BRIEF SEPTEMBER 2011 #12;#12;GUIDE TO DOWEL LOAD TRANSFER SYSTEMS FOR JOINTED CONCRETE ROADWAY PAVEMENTS i Technical and Subtitle Guide to Dowel Load Transfer Systems for Jointed Concrete Roadway Pavements 5. Report Date

  11. Effects of g Radiation on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Concrete

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    North Texas, University of

    Effects of g Radiation on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Concrete Gonzalo Marti¬īnez-Barrera,1,2 Luis F% of nylon fibers. The fiber-containing polymer concretes (PCs) were subjected to 5, 10, 50, and 100 k Engineers INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE It is well known that polymer concrete (PC) is three to five times stronger

  12. Concrete Browsing Of A Graphical Toolkit Library Denys Duchier

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    Duchier, Denys

    Concrete Browsing Of A Graphical Toolkit Library Denys Duchier Department of Computer Science and promote reuse. This paper introduces Concrete Browsing as an improved method of consult- ing a graphical library, and Spreading Computation as novel paradigm for search and retrieval. A concrete browser allows

  13. From Abstract to Concrete Norms in Agent Institutions

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    Dignum, Frank

    From Abstract to Concrete Norms in Agent Institutions Davide Grossi and Frank Dignum Utrecht accounts for how (abstract) norms can be incorporated in the (concrete) procedures constituting. This abstract is organized as follows. In Section 2 we make the problem we are focusing on concrete by means

  14. Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) for Stormwater Management

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    Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) for Stormwater Management Benefits and Uses Traditional Concrete · Long-term Maintenance Required by Routine Vacuum Sweeping · Sweeping Cost May Be Off-set by Possible Reduction in Deicing Costs · Repairs Can be Made in Freezing Temperatures with Reinstated Concrete

  15. Concrete Browsing Of A Graphical Toolkit Library Denys Duchier

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    Duchier, Denys

    Concrete Browsing Of A Graphical Toolkit Library Denys Duchier Department of Computer Science and promote reuse. This paper introduces Concrete Browsing as an improved method of consult­ ing a graphical library, and Spreading Computation as novel paradigm for search and retrieval. A concrete browser allows

  16. CIVE 452 Spring 1998 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

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    Eberhard, Marc O.

    CIVE 452 Spring 1998 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Instructor: M.O. Eberhard Office: 233 of concrete and steel (CIVE 363). The purpose of the course is to provide seniors with an introduction to the behavior and design of reinforced concrete structures. Course Outline Text Reading 1. Introduction Ch. 1, 2

  17. Compressive Strength of Gamma-Irradiated Polymer Concrete

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    North Texas, University of

    Compressive Strength of Gamma-Irradiated Polymer Concrete Gonzalo Marti¬īnez-Barrera,1,2 Uriel concrete (PC) was developed by using differ- ent concentrations of silica sand as aggregate of Plastics Engineers INTRODUCTION Polymer concrete (PC) is a particulate composite where thermoset resins

  18. COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Sustainability of Concrete Pavement

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    COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Sustainability of Concrete Pavement I-225 - Mississippi to 6 · 2 Mile Reconstruction Existing: · 4 Lane Divided Highway · 8" Concrete Pavement (Recycled on-site) · 4" Asphalt Overlay (Recycled off-site) Project Design: · 6 Lane Divided Highway · 13" Concrete

  19. Model coupling friction and adhesion for steel-concrete interfaces

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Model coupling friction and adhesion for steel- concrete interfaces Michel Raous Laboratoire de: In this paper the interface behaviour between steel and concrete, during pull out tests, is numerically a variable friction coefficient in order to simulate the behaviour of the steel-concrete interface during

  20. The Description Logic ALCNHR + Extended with Concrete Domains

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    Haarslev, Volker

    The Description Logic ALCNHR + Extended with Concrete Domains: A Practically Motivated Approach restrictions, role hierarchies, transitively closed roles, generalized concept inclusions, and concrete domains. As in other languages based on concrete domains (e.g. ALC(D)) a so­called ex­ istential predicate restriction

  1. Adapting Optimization Techniques to Description Logics with Concrete Domains

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    Haarslev, Volker

    Adapting Optimization Techniques to Description Logics with Concrete Domains Anni­Yasmin Turhan backtracking and model merging can be adapted to description logics with concrete domains. We propose al) a new requirement for concrete domains in order to enable dependency directed backtracking for all clash

  2. NExpTime-complete Description Logics with Concrete Domains

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    Baader, Franz

    NExpTime-complete Description Logics with Concrete Domains Carsten Lutz LuFG Theoretical Computer Science RWTH Aachen, Germany lutz@cs.rwth-aachen.de Abstract. Concrete domains are an extension \\concrete properties" of objects such as sizes, weights, and durations. It is known that reasoning with ALC

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

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    Heckler, Andrew F.

    Concrete vs. Abstract Problem Formats: A Disadvantage of Prior Knowledge Andrew F. Heckler experiments examine the effects of varying the relative concreteness of physics word problems on student performance.Previous studies have found that concrete representations benefit performance for relatively

  4. DATA FOR THE CALCULATION OF ALBEDOS FROM CONCRETE

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    Shultis, J. Kenneth

    DATA FOR THE CALCULATION OF ALBEDOS FROM CONCRETE IRON, LEAD, AND WATER FOR PHOTONS AND NEUTRONS for four materials: concrete, iron, lead, and water. Unlike previous compilations of albedo data, modern obtained by fits to results of Monte Carlo calculations for concrete,3 and later extended to water, iron

  5. Effects of elevated temperatures on mechanical properties of concrete containing

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    North Texas, University of

    Effects of elevated temperatures on mechanical properties of concrete containing haematite and A. Beycioglu5 Concretes containing different proportions of haematite (15, 30, 45 and 60%) were of concretes were determined according to ASTM C39 and ASTM C469. A rule based Mamdani type fuzzy logic model

  6. A NOVEL MICROWAVE CAMERA FOR NDE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

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    De Flaviis, Franco

    A NOVEL MICROWAVE CAMERA FOR NDE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES By Maria Q. Feng1 , Yoo Jin Kim2 , Franco De Flaviis3 , and Luis Jofre 4 ABSTRACT: Nondestructive assessment of concrete structures heavily and cracks inside concrete caused by aging, deterioration, and seismic loading. The authors have developed

  7. CONCRETE OPTIMISATION WITH REGARD TO PACKING DENSITY AND RHEOLOGY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    /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

  8. NExpTime-complete Description Logics with Concrete Domains

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    Baader, Franz

    that reasoning with the concrete do- main D (i.e., testing the satis#12;ability of #12;nite conjunctionsChapter 1 NExpTime-complete Description Logics with Concrete Domains Carsten Lutz Abstract. Description Logics (DLs) incorporating concrete domains are useful formalisms for integrated reasoning about

  9. TTUS FP&C Design & Building Standards Division 3 Concrete

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    Gelfond, Michael

    All concrete products shall be designed, formed, transported, placed, tested, and finished in strict accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the American Concrete Institute, and submit test reports during concrete placement. Page 1 of 4 #12;TTUS FP&C Design & Building

  10. TRNEWS279MARCHAPRIL2012 The authors are Concrete

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    . Most prefer the Standard Test Method for Electrical Indication of Concrete's Ability to Resist Chloride measurements across a wide range of permeability values, sample testing ages, and concrete mix designs (FigureTRNEWS279MARCH­APRIL2012 46 The authors are Concrete Research Engineers, Louisiana Transportation

  11. SERVICEABILITY LIMIT STATES OF CONCRETE BEAMS PRESTRESSED BY CFRP BARS

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    reinforcements. The experimental program consisted of testing eight concrete beams prestressed by CFRP bars beams prestressed by Leadline CFRP bars were tested, in addition to two concrete beams prestressedAbstract SERVICEABILITY LIMIT STATES OF CONCRETE BEAMS PRESTRESSED BY CFRP BARS by Amr A

  12. Experimental and Analytical Reexamination of Classic Concrete Beam Tests

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    Vecchio, Frank J.

    Experimental and Analytical Reexamination of Classic Concrete Beam Tests F. J. Vecchio1 and W. Shim CE Database subject headings: Beams; Concrete; Tests; Ductility; Finite elements; Models; Shear paper describing the testing of a series of 12 reinforced concrete beams Bresler and Scordelis 1963

  13. Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Asphalt Concrete Fracture

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    Paulino, Glaucio H.

    Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Asphalt Concrete Fracture by M.P.Wagoner, W.G. Buttlar and G geometry is the ability to test cylindrical cores obtained from in-place asphalt concrete pavements finalizing the specimen geometry, a typical asphalt concrete surface mixture was tested at various

  14. Final Technical Report HFC Concrete: A Low-√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬≠√?¬?√?¬Ę√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬źEnergy, Carbon-√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬≠Dioxide-√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬≠Negative Solution for reducing Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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

    2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Oesterle, Michael G.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of three blocks with two mortar joints and both cells fully16 in. concrete blocks with two mortar joints (Figure 6.21).between the mortar joints and the block were equal to 200

  16. Evaluation of mechanical properties of high strength concrete for prestressed concrete bridge design

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    Chompreda, Praveen

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    follows that used by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 363 (1997) as concrete having compressive strength greater than 6000 psi (41. 4 MPa) produced without using exotic materials or techniques. HSC with compressive strengths above 6000... psi (41. 4 MPa) is commonly available today and is used extensively in prestressed bridge girders. However, the current design codes such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standard Specifications...

  17. INTRODUCTION Portland cement concrete (PCC) is the world's most versatile and utilized construction material. Modern concrete consists of six

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    INTRODUCTION Portland cement concrete (PCC) is the world's most versatile and utilized construction material. Modern concrete consists of six main ingredients: coarse aggregate, sand, portland cement agreement that the use of SCMs has the following effects in concrete: 1. Improved workability and finish

  18. Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 THE PLASTICITY OF UNREINFORCED CONCRETE

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 rd July, 2007 THE PLASTICITY OF UNREINFORCED CONCRETE Jacques HEYMAN Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK Keywords: Mass concrete, plasticity 1 THE MATERIAL If a material is to be structurally useful

  19. Optimisation of Shear Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams

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    Yapa, Hiran D.; Lees, Janet M.

    2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    strain 82 #3;1, #3;2 principal strains ? inclination of the principal compressive strain direction relative to the x (longitudinal) direction rx, rz steel reinforcement ratio in the longitudinal and transverse directions 1. Introduction Shear failures... for rectangular (Kesse and Lees, 2007a) or slab-on-beam structures (Hoult and Lees, 2009a). The CFRP strap is made by winding layers of thin (between 0.12 mm and 0.16 mm thick) continuous CFRP thermo- plastic tape around the beam. Profiled steel bearing pads...

  20. Concrete decontamination by Electro-Hydraulic Scabbling (EHS)

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    NONE

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Surface treated polypropylene (PP) fibres for reinforced concrete

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    Lůpez-BuendŪa, Angel M., E-mail: buendia@uv.es [AIDICO Technological Institute of Construction, Benjamin Franklin 17, 46380 Paterna, Valencia (Spain); Romero-SŠnchez, MarŪa Dolores [AIDICO Technological Institute of Construction, Marble Technical Unit, CamŪ de Castella 4, 03660 Novelda. Alicante (Spain)] [AIDICO Technological Institute of Construction, Marble Technical Unit, CamŪ de Castella 4, 03660 Novelda. Alicante (Spain); Climent, Verůnica [Lafarge Cementos, PolŪgono Sepes, Isaac Newton s/n, 46500 Sagunto, Valencia (Spain)] [Lafarge Cementos, PolŪgono Sepes, Isaac Newton s/n, 46500 Sagunto, Valencia (Spain); Guillem, Celia [AIDICO Technological Institute of Construction, Marble Technical Unit, CamŪ de Castella 4, 03660 Novelda. Alicante (Spain)] [AIDICO Technological Institute of Construction, Marble Technical Unit, CamŪ de Castella 4, 03660 Novelda. Alicante (Spain)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface treatments on a polypropylene (PP) fibre have contributed to the improvement of fibre/concrete adhesion in fibre-reinforced concrete. The treatments to the PP fibre were characterized by contact angle measurements, ATR-IR and XPS to analyse chemical alterations. The surface topography and fibre/concrete interaction were analysed by several microscopic techniques, namely optical petrographic, and scanning electron microscopy. Treatment modified the surface chemistry and topography of the fibre by introducing sodium moieties and created additional fibre surface roughness. Modifications in the fibre surface led to an increase in the adhesion properties between the treated fibres and concrete and an improvement in the mechanical properties of the fibre-reinforced concrete composite as compared to the concrete containing untreated PP fibres. Compatibility with the concrete and increased roughness and mineral surface was also improved by nucleated portlandite and ettringite mineral association anchored on the alkaline PP fibre surface, which is induced during treatment.

  2. Recycling of PET bottles as fine aggregate in concrete

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    Frigione, Mariaenrica, E-mail: mariaenrica.frigione@unisalento.i [Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Via per Monteroni, 73100 Lecce (Italy)

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An attempt to substitute in concrete the 5% by weight of fine aggregate (natural sand) with an equal weight of PET aggregates manufactured from the waste un-washed PET bottles (WPET), is presented. The WPET particles possessed a granulometry similar to that of the substituted sand. Specimens with different cement content and water/cement ratio were manufactured. Rheological characterization on fresh concrete and mechanical tests at the ages of 28 and 365 days were performed on the WPET/concretes as well as on reference concretes containing only natural fine aggregate in order to investigate the influence of the substitution of WPET to the fine aggregate in concrete. It was found that the WPET concretes display similar workability characteristics, compressive strength and splitting tensile strength slightly lower that the reference concrete and a moderately higher ductility.

  3. An Alternative Mechanism for Accelerated Carbon Sequestration in Concrete

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    Haselbach, Liv M.; Thomle, Jonathan N.

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. 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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    Abosrra, L. R.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??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)Ö (more)

  5. Use of POTW biosolids in bituminous concrete

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    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

    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.

  6. Wearability of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Finishes

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    McKeen, William Rew

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Major Subject: Civil Engineering NEARABILITY OF PORTLAND CENENT CONCRETE PAPFNENT FIVISNFS A Thesis by Nilliam Rem NcKeen Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committ e) (Nember) August 1971 ABSTRACT Hearabil'tv of Portland Cement... portland cement, and an air entrainment admixture. Standard laboratory tests were performed on all aggregates to determine their properties. iv The test specimens were molded in a controlled environmental room and the anpropriate surface finish (burlap...

  7. Radionuclide Retention in Concrete Waste Forms

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    Mattigod, Shas V.; Bovaird, Chase C.; Wellman, Dawn M.; Wood, Marcus I.

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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 waste form performance is affected by the full range of environmental conditions within the disposal facility; the process of waste form aging under conditions that are representative of processes occurring in response to changing environmental conditions within the disposal facility; the effect of waste form 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 waste forms come in contact with groundwater. The information presented in the report provides data that 1) quantify radionuclide retention within concrete waste form materials similar to those used to encapsulate waste in the Low-Level Waste Burial Grounds (LLBG); 2) measure the effect of concrete waste form properties likely to influence radionuclide migration; and 3) quantify the stability of uranium-bearing solid phases of limited solubility in concrete.

  8. Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Beam-Column Joints without Transverse Reinforcement in Concrete Buildings

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    Hassan, Wael M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deformations in Reinforced Concrete BeamĖColumn Joints?,P. , ?Update to ASCE/SEI 41 Concrete Provisions?, EarthquakeEffective Stiffness of Reinforced Concrete Columns?, Pacific

  9. Coupled Damage and Plasticity Modelling in Transient Dynamic Analysis of Concrete

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    Coupled Damage and Plasticity Modelling in Transient Dynamic Analysis of Concrete F. Gatuingt Abstract In a concrete structure subjected to an explosion, for example a concrete slab, the material on the same concrete. Computations of split Hopkinson tests on confined concrete, a tensile test with scabbing

  10. University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 03 Concrete

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    . American Concrete Institute (ACI) B. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C. Portland Cement ­ Concrete SECTION 2 DIVISION 03 CONCRETE #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 03 ­ Concrete DIVISION 3 - CONCRETE Note: This is a guide for Designers

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

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    NONE

    1996-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Finite Element Modeling of the Fastening Systems and the Concrete

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    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

  13. Dynamic Impact Analyses and Tests of Concrete Overpacks - 13638

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    Lee, Sanghoon; Cho, Sang-Soon; Kim, Ki-Young; Jeon, Je-Eon; Seo, Ki-Seog [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concrete cask is an option for spent nuclear fuel interim storage which is prevailingly used in US. A concrete cask usually consists of metallic canister which confines the spent nuclear fuel and concrete overpack. When the overpack undergoes a severe missile impact which might be caused by a tornado or an aircraft crash, it should sustain acceptable level of structural integrity so that its radiation shielding capability and the retrievability of canister are maintained. Missile impact against a concrete overpack involves two damage modes, local damage and global damage. Local damage of concrete is usually evaluated by empirical formulas while the global damage is evaluated by finite element analysis. In many cases, those two damage modes are evaluated separately. In this research, a series of numerical simulations are performed using finite element analysis to evaluate the global damage of concrete overpack as well as its local damage under high speed missile impact. We consider two types of concrete overpack, one with steel in-cased concrete without reinforcement and the other with partially-confined reinforced concrete. The numerical simulation results are compared with test results and it is shown that appropriate modeling of material failure is crucial in this analysis and the results are highly dependent on the choice of failure parameters. (authors)

  14. An investigation of tendon sheathing filler migration into concrete

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    Naus, D.J.; Oland, C.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During some of the inspections at nuclear power plants with prestressed concrete containments, it was observed that the containments has experienced leakage of the tendon sheathing filler (i.e., streaks). The objective of this activity was to provide an indication of the extent of tendon sheathing filler leakage into the concrete and its affects on concrete properties. Literature was reviewed and concrete core samples were obtained from the Trojan Nuclear Plant and tested. The literature primarily addressed effects of crude or lubricating oils that are known to cause concrete damage. However, these materials have significantly different characteristics relative to the materials used as tendon sheathing fillers. Examination and testing of the concrete cores indicated that the appearance of tendon sheathing filler on the concrete surface was due to leakage from the conduits and its subsequent migration through cracks that were present. Migration of the tendon sheathing filler was confined to the cracks and there was no perceptible movement into the concrete. Results of compressive strength testing indicated that the concrete quality was consistent in the containment and that the strength had increased over 40% in 25.4 years relative to the average compressive strength at 28-days age.

  15. 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...

  16. NDE of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Using Infrared Thermography

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    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

  17. 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...

  18. Optimization of Flexural capacity Of Reinforced fibrous concrete ...

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    D Suji

    2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 22, 2005 ... Optimization of Flexural capacity Of Reinforced fibrous concrete Beams Using Genetic Algorithm. D Suji (suji_mohan2002 ***at*** yahoo.com)

  19. On Concrete Universals: A Modern Treatment using Category Theory

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    David Ellerman

    2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Today it would be considered "bad Platonic metaphysics" to think that among all the concrete instances of a property there could be a universal instance so that all instances had the property by virtue of participating in that concrete universal. Yet there is a mathematical theory, category theory, dating from the mid-20th century that shows how to precisely model concrete universals within the "Platonic Heaven" of mathematics. This paper, written for the philosophical logician, develops this category-theoretic treatment of concrete universals along with a new concept to abstractly model the functions of a brain.

  20. Optimization of Flexural capacity of Reinforced fibrous Concrete ...

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    step1

    2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimizing the flexural capacity of steel fiber reinforced concrete beams, with random ... standard test procedures to be adopted for testing and evaluation of the†...

  1. Modeling and Simulation of Electromutagenic Processes for Multiscale Modification of Concrete Jinko Kanno1

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    Kanno,Jinko

    Modeling and Simulation of Electromutagenic Processes for Multiscale Modification of Concrete Jinko Engineering Program, Louisiana Tech University ABSTRACT Concrete contains numerous pores that allow of concrete with solid materials or nanoparticles tends to improve the strength significantly. In this paper

  2. Transportation Research Board AFN 10: Basic Research and Emerging Technologies in Concrete

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    Transportation Research Board AFN 10: Basic Research and Emerging Technologies in Concrete I will identify potential problems related to concrete materials, and develop research needs statement within STATEMENT AND BACKGROUND The chloride induced corrosion of steel reinforcement embedded in concrete

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

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    Moon, Juhyuk

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    0 to 100% slag, Cement and Concrete Research, 40 (2010) 971-ray microscopy, Cement and Concrete Research, 35 (2005) 351-ray microscopy, Cement and Concrete Research, 28 (1998) 411-

  4. CONCRETE STRUCTURE DESIGN USING MIXED-INTEGER NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING WITH COMPLEMENTARITY

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    CONCRETE STRUCTURE DESIGN USING MIXED-INTEGER NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING WITH COMPLEMENTARITY programming (MINLP) formulation to achieve mini- mum-cost designs for reinforced concrete (RC) structures for concrete, steel reinforcing bars, and formwork according to typical contractor methods. Restrictions

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

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    Zapalac, Geordie H.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Coefficient of Radon in Concrete", Health Phys. 30, 263. Didiffusion of radon through concrete. The source loop exposesa 2.5-cm sample taken from a different type of concrete.

  6. Development of load and resistance factor design for FRP strengthening of reinforced concrete structures

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    Atadero, Rebecca Anne

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design for FRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete. In 7 thFRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structure; Shield, C.K. ,G.C. Fatigue Performance of Concrete Beams Strengthened with

  7. Instantaneous†In-Situ†Determination of Water-Cement†Ratio of Fresh Concrete

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    Mancio, Mauricio; Moore, Jeffrey R.; Brooks, Zenzile; Monteiro, Paulo J. M.; Glaser, Steve D.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    method for cement content determination of fresh concrete.Cement and Concrete Research, 1980. 10(1): p. 23-34. Hime,the cement content of plastic concrete. ASTM Bulletin, 1955.

  8. Sensitivity Analysis of 2002 Design Guide Distress Prediction Models for Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement

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    Kannekanti, Venkata N.; Harvey, John T

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement Venkata Kannekanti andfeatures, portland cement concrete (PCC) strength, andj o i n t e d p l a i n concrete pavement (JPCP) module o f

  9. Experimental and Analytical Studies on Old Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Seismically Vulnerable Beam-Column Joints

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    PARK, SANGJOON

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    concrete thickness of the beam cross- sections were measured after testingconducted at the testing day. Table B.3 Concrete cylindertesting (d) EW beam (c) NS beam Figure V.52 Failure of SP4 after removing concrete

  10. Analytical and experimental study of seismic performance of reinforced concrete frames infilled with masonry walls

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    Stavridis, Andreas

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of concrete and implications for choice of testingTable Testing of Gravity Load Designed Reinforced ConcreteConcrete Institute ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers ASTM American Society for Testing

  11. Analytical Modeling of Cyclic Shear - Flexure Interaction in Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls

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    Kolozvari, Kristijan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Strength of Concrete at the Day of Testing (Tran,Strength of Concrete at the Day of Testing (Tran, 2012) No.concrete compressive strengths at the time of testing ranged

  12. Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Bridges Allowed to Uplift During Multi-Directional Excitation

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    Espinoza, Andres Oscar

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    were cast for testing concrete compressive strength at 7strength of column concrete on testing day was about 4.7Concrete Cylinders.. 39 † Table 3.4: Testing

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

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    Zhang, Peng

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - 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...

  14. Earth pressures on reinforced concrete box culverts

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    Brown, Dale Evan

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 28 day Compressive Strength in psi 3000 4150 Max. Water/Cement Ratio in gallons/sack Slump Range in inches 7. 0 3-4 5. 4 - 5. 7 3. 5 - 5. 5 Note: 1 yd = 0. 765 m , 1 psi = 6. 89 kpa, 1 in. = 2. 54 cm. , 3 3 1 sack of cement = 94 lb, 1 lb...-structure interface. It also provides the highest degree of 6000 5000 '"4000 ~ 3000 C. I2000 0 0 7 14 21 28 35 Time (days) FIG. 3 - Measured Concrete Compressive Strength (1 psi 6. 89 kpa) 42 PLAN 14 ~ ~ 11 15 ~ ~ 12 & 16 + ~ 13 ~ 8 ~ 9 ~ 10 5 ~ 3...

  15. Microscale investigation of the corrosion performances of low-carbon and stainless steels in highly alkaline concretes

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    Itty, Pierre-Adrien

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    can diffuse through the porous concrete and react with thein concrete, oxygen diffuses through the porous hydrated

  16. Numerical analysis of masonry-infilled reinforced concrete frames subjected to seismic loads and experimental evaluation of retrofit techniques

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    Koutromanos, Ioannis

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    infill Load ratio age at testing Concrete frame Infill paneltesting of masonry infilled reinforced concrete frame,Ē ASCE

  17. aggregates by relationship to concrete: Topics by E-print Network

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    Concrete under Reversed Cyclic Loading by Jun Wei Behaviour and Analysis of Steel Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Subjected to Reversed Cyclic Loading Jun Wei Luo for developing...

  18. 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...

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - aged concrete structures Sample Search...

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    risk of premature corrosion deterioration in concrete structures exposed to aggressive salt- laden... is slightly lower at early ages than those of control concretes but exceeds...

  20. Interlingual Encounter in Pierre Garnier and Niikuni Seiichiís French-Japanese Concrete Poetry

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    Wong, Elaine S.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    P. (1968d). Spatialisme et poťsie concrŤte [Spatialismand concrete poetry]. Paris: Gallimard. Garnier, P. (Gomringer, E. (1968). Concrete poetry (I. M. Sinor & M. E.

  1. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry

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    Kermeli, Katerina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Testing and Materials (ASTM) C94. Standard Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete.Concrete. West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. American Society for Testing

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - antiwashout underwater concrete Sample...

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    Page 1. Report No. Summary: . Recipient's Catalog No. 4. Title and Subtitle Prediction Model for Concrete Behavior--Final Report 5. Report... for Concrete Behavior. The main...

  3. Corrosion Repair and Corrosion Protection of Reinforced Concrete Structures in

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    Das, Suman

    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

  4. THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF HEMP CONCRETES: VARIATION WITH FORMULATION, DENSITY AND

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    envelope and on the performance of systems. This behaviour is related to hygric and thermal propertiesTHERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF HEMP CONCRETES: VARIATION WITH FORMULATION, DENSITY AND WATER CONTENT of formulation, density and water content on the thermal conductivity of hemp concretes. The investigations

  5. ARE DEICING SALTS NECESSARY TO PROMOTE SCALING IN CONCRETE?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Keywords: Concrete, cryosuction, durability, frost, poromechanics, porous media, thermo- dynamics, spallingARE DEICING SALTS NECESSARY TO PROMOTE SCALING IN CONCRETE? A. Fabbri1,2 , O. Coussy1 , T. Fen of the different phases that form the porous material. It eventually predicts that a less perme- able sample

  6. Computational Modeling of Conventionally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams

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    Shastri, Ajay Seshadri

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  7. Electropositive bivalent metallic ion unsaturated polyester complexed polymer concrete

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    Sugama, T.; Kukacka, L.E.; Horn, W.H.

    1983-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Quick setting polymer concrete compositions are described which are mixtures of unsaturated polyesters and crosslinking monomers together with appropriate initiators and promoters in association with aggregate which may be wet and a source of bivalent metallic ions which will set to polymer concrete with excellent structural properties.

  8. Electropositive bivalent metallic ion unsaturated polyester complexed polymer concrete

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    Sugama, Toshifumi (Mastic Beach, NY); Kukacka, Lawrence E. (Port Jefferson, NY); Horn, William H. (Brookhaven, NY)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quick setting polymer concrete compositions with excellent structural properties are disclosed; these polymer concrete compositions are mixtures of unsaturated polyesters and crosslinking monomers together with appropriate initiators and promoters in association with aggregate, which may be wet, and with a source of bivalent metallic ions.

  9. Electropositive bivalent metallic ion unsaturated polyester complexed polymer concrete

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    Sugama, T.; Kukacka, L.E.; Horn, W.H.

    1981-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Quick setting polymer concrete compositions which are mixtures of unsaturated polyesters and crosslinking monomers together with appropriate initiators and promoters in association with aggregate which may be wet and a source of bivalent metallic ions which will set to polymer concrete with excellent structural properties.

  10. Method for incorporating radioactive phosphoric acid solutions in concrete

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    Wolf, Gary A [Kennewick, WA; Smith, Jeffrey W [Lancaster, OH; Ihle, Nathan C [Walla Walla, WA

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for incorporating radioactive phosphoric acid solutions in concrete is described wherein the phosphoric acid is reacted with Ca(OH).sub.2 to form a precipitate of hydroxyapatite and the hydroxyapatite is mixed with portland cement to form concrete.

  11. NIST Special Publication 1173 Virtual Cement and Concrete

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    #12;NIST Special Publication 1173 Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Version 9.5 User;Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Version 9.5 User Guide Jeffrey W. Bullard1 Materials-8615 This document serves as the user's guide for the Virtual Cement and Con- crete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL

  12. Hybrid FRP/Concrete Structural Members and Sami Rizkalla

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    with differentfiber orientations partially and/or totallyfilled with concrete. Hollow FRP and steel tubes were testedHybrid FRP/Concrete Structural Members Amir Fam1 and Sami Rizkalla 2 Department of Civil, highway overhead sign structures and bridges. The experimental program included testing to failure tubes

  13. Method for incorporating radioactive phosphoric acid solutions in concrete

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    Wolf, G.A.; Smith, J.W.; Ihle, N.C.

    1982-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for incorporating radioactive phosphoric acid solutions in concrete is described wherein the phosphoric acid is reacted with Ca(OH)/sub 2/ to form a precipitate of hydroxyapatite and the hydroxyapatite is mixed with Portland cement to form concrete.

  14. Radionuclide Retention in Concrete Wasteforms - FY13

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    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

    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.

  15. Testing and evaluation of electrokinetic decontamination of concrete

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    DePaoli, D.W.; Harris, M.T.; Ally, M.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Chemical Technology Div.] [and others

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goals and objectives of the technical task plan (TTP) are to (1) describe the nature and extent of concrete contamination within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex and emerging and commercial technologies applicable to these problems; (2) to match technologies to the concrete problems and recommend up to four demonstrations; (3) to initiate recommended demonstrations; and (4) to continue investigation and evaluation of the application of electrokinetic decontamination processes to concrete. This document presents findings of experimental and theoretical studies of the electrokinetic decontamination (EK) process and their implications for field demonstrations. This effort is an extension of the work performed under TTP 142005, ``Electroosmotic Concrete Decontamination. The goals of this task were to determine the applicability of EK for treating contaminated concrete and, if warranted, to evaluate EK as a potential technology for demonstration. 62 refs.

  16. SLAM: a sodium-limestone concrete ablation model

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    Suo-Anttila, A.J.

    1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SLAM is a three-region model, containing a pool (sodium and reaction debris) region, a dry (boundary layer and dehydrated concrete) region, and a wet (hydrated concrete) region. The model includes a solution to the mass, momentum, and energy equations in each region. A chemical kinetics model is included to provide heat sources due to chemical reactions between the sodium and the concrete. Both isolated model as well as integrated whole code evaluations have been made with good results. The chemical kinetics and water migration models were evaluated separately, with good results. Several small and large-scale sodium limestone concrete experiments were simulated with reasonable agreement between SLAM and the experimental results. The SLAM code was applied to investigate the effects of mixing, pool temperature, pool depth and fluidization. All these phenomena were found to be of significance in the predicted response of the sodium concrete interaction. Pool fluidization is predicted to be the most important variable in large scale interactions.

  17. Review of Concrete Biodeterioration in Relation to Buried Nuclear Waste

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    Turick, C; Berry, C.

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Long-term storage of low level radioactive material in below ground concrete disposal units (DUs) (Saltstone Disposal Facility) is a means of depositing wastes generated from nuclear operations of the U.S. Department of Energy. Based on the currently modeled degradation mechanisms, possible microbial induced effects on the structural integrity of buried low level wastes must be addressed. Previous international efforts related to microbial impacts on concrete structures that house low level radioactive waste showed that microbial activity can play a significant role in the process of concrete degradation and ultimately structural deterioration. This literature review examines the recent research in this field and is focused on specific parameters that are applicable to modeling and prediction of the fate of concrete vaults housing stored wastes and the wastes themselves. Rates of concrete biodegradation vary with the environmental conditions, illustrating a need to understand the bioavailability of key compounds involved in microbial activity. Specific parameters require pH and osmotic pressure to be within a certain range to allow for microbial growth as well as the availability and abundance of energy sources like components involved in sulfur, iron and nitrogen oxidation. Carbon flow and availability are also factors to consider in predicting concrete biodegradation. The results of this review suggest that microbial activity in Saltstone, (grouted low level radioactive waste) is unlikely due to very high pH and osmotic pressure. Biodegradation of the concrete vaults housing the radioactive waste however, is a possibility. The rate and degree of concrete biodegradation is dependent on numerous physical, chemical and biological parameters. Results from this review point to parameters to focus on for modeling activities and also, possible options for mitigation that would minimize concrete biodegradation. In addition, key chemical components that drive microbial activity on concrete surfaces are discussed.

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

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    Morgan, Jerry Don

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  19. Sulfate and acid resistant concrete and mortar

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

    1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Sulfate and acid resistant concrete and mortar

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    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

    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.

  1. Microwave whirlpools in a rectangular-waveguide cavity with a thin ferrite disk

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    E. O. Kamenetskii; Michael Sigalov; Reuven Shavit

    2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a three dimensional system of a rectangular-waveguide resonator with an inserted thin ferrite disk. The interplay of reflection and transmission at the disk interfaces together with material gyrotropy effect, gives rise to a rich variety of wave phenomena. We analyze the wave propagation based on full Maxwell-equation numerical solutions of the problem. We show that the power-flow lines of the microwave-cavity field interacting with a ferrite disk, in the proximity of its ferromagnetic resonance, form whirlpool-like electromagnetic vortices. Such vortices are characterized by the dynamical symmetry breaking. The role of ohmic losses in waveguide walls and dielectric and magnetic losses in a disk is a subject of our investigations.

  2. LDV measurement and Navier-Stokes computation of parallel jet mixing in a rectangular confinement

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    Kunz, R.F.; D`Amico, S.W.; Vassallo, P.F.; Zaccaria, M.A. [Knolls Atomic Power Lab., Schenectady, NY (United States); Aksoy, H.; So, R.M.C. [Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) measurements were taken in a rectangular confinement into which issues a row of parallel jets. Two-component measurements were taken with two optics orientations yielding three mean velocity components and four Reynolds stress components. As observed in isolated three dimensional wall bounded jets, the transverse diffusion of the jets is quite large. The data indicates that this rapid mixing process is due to strong secondary flows, transport of large inlet intensities and Reynolds stress anisotropy effects. Navier-Stokes analyses of this configuration underpredict the rate of transverse jet diffusion. Detailed numerical accuracy studies show that this is attributed to shortcomings in low-Reynolds number two-equation turbulence modelling. A low-Reynolds number full-Reynolds stress model is shown to provide improvement.

  3. Application of linear programming methods to determine the best location of concrete dispatch plants

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    Yong, Alexander

    Application of linear programming methods to determine the best location of concrete dispatch cement and concrete industry; "anybody can make concrete..... you just need cement, stone, sand, water the labor cost is so low, that for construction companies is cheaper to "handmade" their own concrete

  4. Predicting the Permeability of Pervious Concretes from Planar Images M.S. Sumanasooriya1

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    Bentz, Dale P.

    -dimensional material structures. Introduction Pervious concrete (also called Enhanced Porosity Concrete, or porous1 Predicting the Permeability of Pervious Concretes from Planar Images M.S. Sumanasooriya1 , D-dimensional material structures of pervious concretes using two-dimensional digital images obtained from actual

  5. 4 CONCRETE REPAIR BULLETIN MAY/JUNE2001 Laser Profilometry for

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    Maerz, Norbert H.

    4 CONCRETE REPAIR BULLETIN MAY/JUNE2001 Laser Profilometry for Concrete Substrate Characterization and resins are non- corrosive, they are ideally suited for the repair and retrofitting of concrete bridges highly upon the quality of the bond between the concrete and the laminate. Experience has shown that when

  6. DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR CONCRETE BEAMS REINFORCED WITH MMFX MICROCOMPOSITE REINFORCING BARS

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    DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR CONCRETE BEAMS REINFORCED WITH MMFX MICROCOMPOSITE REINFORCING BARS M. Dawood: Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete structures and bridges is a major problem facing for concrete beams and slabs. The behavior of concrete beams reinforced with MMFX reinforcing bars is evaluated

  7. Properties of concrete paving blocks made with waste marble Osman Gencela,f,*, Cengiz Ozelb

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    North Texas, University of

    Properties of concrete paving blocks made with waste marble Osman Gencela,f,*, Cengiz Ozelb , Fuat: Concrete paving blocks Recycled aggregate Marble waste Concrete wear a b s t r a c t Marble industry. Waste marble is well usable instead of the usual aggregate in the concrete paving block production. √?

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

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    Karlsson, Brynjar

    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

  9. Mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibres

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    North Texas, University of

    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

  10. Analytical and numerical methods for processing Hopkinson Bar Loaded Bending test on concrete: a comparative study

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Analytical and numerical methods for processing Hopkinson Bar Loaded Bending test on concrete on dynamic characteristics of concrete. Various techniques have been used to test concretes at high strain for concrete structures subjected to dynamic loading such as explosions or im- pacts require information

  11. Effect of Fiber Orientation and Ply Mix on Fiber Reinforced Polymer-Confined Concrete

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    concrete by testing under uniaxial compression a designed array of plain concrete cylinders wrappedEffect of Fiber Orientation and Ply Mix on Fiber Reinforced Polymer-Confined Concrete Ching Au, A concrete lateral strain while the kink stress was found to upshift with increasing jacket stiffness

  12. 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

  13. Strong and Ductile Colossal Carbon Tubes with Walls of Rectangular Macropores Huisheng Peng,1,2,* Daoyong Chen,3

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    Zhu, Yuntian T.

    carbon on the outer surface of CCTs also contributes to the Raman spectra. The intensity ratio betweenStrong and Ductile Colossal Carbon Tubes with Walls of Rectangular Macropores Huisheng Peng,1; published 3 October 2008) We report a new type of carbon material--porous colossal carbon tubes. Compared

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

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    Jones, Truman Ross

    1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 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...

  15. Seismic rehabilitation of a reinforced concrete flat-slab structure

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    Jimenez, Laila Margarita

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effectiveness of seismic rehabilitation techniques used to eliminate punching shear failures was assessed for flat-slab structural systems. This type of retrofit was evaluated for a four-story reinforced concrete (RC) frame office building...

  16. Natural fiber reinforced aerated concrete : an experimental investigation

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    Garbis, Leonidia Maria

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Design of wind turbines with Ultra-High Performance Concrete

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    Jammes, FranÁois-Xavier

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  18. Roman Seawater Concrete Holds the Secret to Cutting Carbon Emissions

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    of Roman concrete from harbor installations that have survived 2,000 years of chemical attack and wave action, "one of the most durable construction materials on the planet," says...

  19. Life cycle assessment of concrete pavements : impacts and opportunities

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    Loijos, Alex (Alexander Nikos)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The concrete pavement network in the United States plays a crucial role in the economy by enabling the transport of people and goods, but it also leads to resource consumption and environmental impacts. This thesis is ...

  20. Dynamic analysis of concrete coupled wall structures : a parametric study

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    Huang, Elaine Annabelle, 1981-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  1. 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...

  2. Compressive strength of concrete and mortar containing fly ash

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

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention includes a method for predicting the compressive strength of such a hardenable mixture, which is very important for planning a project. The invention also relates to hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash which can achieve greater compressive strength than hardenable mixtures containing only concrete over the time period relevant for construction. In a specific embodiment, a formula is provided that accurately predicts compressive strength of concrete containing fly ash out to 180 days. In other specific examples, concrete and mortar containing about 15% to 25% fly ash as a replacement for cement, which are capable of meeting design specifications required for building and highway construction, are provided. Such materials can thus significantly reduce construction costs.

  3. Compressive strength of concrete and mortar containing fly ash

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

    1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention includes a method for predicting the compressive strength of such a hardenable mixture, which is very important for planning a project. The invention also relates to hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash which can achieve greater compressive strength than hardenable mixtures containing only concrete over the time period relevant for construction. In a specific embodiment, a formula is provided that accurately predicts compressive strength of concrete containing fly ash out to 180 days. In other specific examples, concrete and mortar containing about 15% to 25% fly ash as a replacement for cement, which are capable of meeting design specifications required for building and highway construction, are provided. Such materials can thus significantly reduce construction costs. 33 figs.

  4. Compressive strength of concrete and mortar containing fly ash

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    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

    The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention includes a method for predicting the compressive strength of such a hardenable mixture, which is very important for planning a project. The invention also relates to hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash which can achieve greater compressive strength than hardenable mixtures containing only concrete over the time period relevant for construction. In a specific embodiment, a formula is provided that accurately predicts compressive strength of concrete containing fly ash out to 180 days. In other specific examples, concrete and mortar containing about 15% to 25% fly ash as a replacement for cement, which are capable of meeting design specification required for building and highway construction, are provided. Such materials can thus significantly reduce construction costs.

  5. Compressive strength of concrete and mortar containing fly ash

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention includes a method for predicting the compressive strength of such a hardenable mixture, which is very important for planning a project. The invention also relates to hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash which can achieve greater compressive strength than hardenable mixtures containing only concrete over the time period relevant for construction. In a specific embodiment, a formula is provided that accurately predicts compressive strength of concrete containing fly ash out to 180 days. In other specific examples, concrete and mortar containing about 15% to 25% fly ash as a replacement for cement, which are capable of meeting design specification required for building and highway construction, are provided. Such materials can thus significantly reduce construction costs. 33 figs.

  6. The Influence of Travelling Fires on a Concrete Frame†

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    Law, Angus; Stern-Gottfried, Jamie; Gillie, Martin; Rein, Guillermo

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Current structural fire design methods do not account for these types of fires. This paper applies a novel methodology for defining a family of possible heating regimes to a framed concrete structure using the concept of travelling fires. A finite...

  7. Concrete Industry Benefits from Ancient Romans and the ALS

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    saw for the first time how an extraordinarily stable compound called calcium-aluminum-silicate-hydrate (C-A-S-H) plays an integral role in the structure of Roman seawater concrete,...

  8. Recycling asphaltic concrete with sulphur as a supplemental binder

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    Barnett, Robert William

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  9. Water permeability and microstructure of three old concretes

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    Hearn, N.; Detwiler, R.J.; Sframeli, C. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Civil Engineering)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurement of the permeability of concrete to water is complicated by the self-sealing phenomenon, the progressive reduction of flow during the test. Many researchers have attributed self sealing to the hydration of previously unreacted cement on exposure to water. This paper describes permeability tests on concretes continuously hydrated for 26 years. Backscattered electron images show that virtually no unhydrated cement remains in these specimens, yet they exhibit self-sealing behavior.

  10. Predicting the fatigue life of asphalt concrete overlay systems

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    Germann, Frederick P

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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... 1979 Major Subject: Civil Engineering PREDICTING THE FATIGUE LIFE OF ASPHALT CONCRETE OVERLAY SYSTEMS A Thesis by FREDERICK PHILIP GERMANN Approved as to style and content by: (Chair n of Commit e) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) May...

  11. Study on concrete cask storage of spent fuel in Japan

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    Itoh, C. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Abiko, Chiba (Japan). Nuclear Fuel Cycle Dept.; Onodera, A.; Yamada, N. [Hitachi Zosen Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Nuclear Div.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The present report describes the status of the first year`s work of a five-year-long study on concrete cask storage of spent fuel in Japan. Firstly, the proposed study program is elaborated to clarify the position of the present work. Then, the results of the study which have been obtained so far are described and the technical issues are addressed to make the concrete cask storage viable in Japan.

  12. Laboratory-scale sodium-carbonate aggregate concrete interactions. [LMFBR

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    Westrich, H.R.; Stockman, H.W.; Suo-Anttila, A.

    1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of laboratory-scale experiments was made at 600/sup 0/C to identify the important heat-producing chemical reactions between sodium and carbonate aggregate concretes. Reactions between sodium and carbonate aggregate were found to be responsible for the bulk of heat production in sodium-concrete tests. Exothermic reactions were initiated at 580+-30/sup 0/C for limestone and dolostone aggregates as well as for hydrated limestone concrete, and at 540+-10/sup 0/C for dehydrated limestone concrete, but were ill-defined for dolostone concrete. Major reaction products included CaO, MgO, Na/sub 2/CO/sub 3/, Na/sub 2/O, NaOH, and elemental carbon. Sodium hydroxide, which forms when water is released from cement phases, causes slow erosion of the concrete with little heat production. The time-temperature profiles of these experiments have been modeled with a simplified version of the SLAM computer code, which has allowed derivation of chemical reaction rate coefficients.

  13. Effect of Concrete Waste Form Properties on Radionuclide Migration

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    Mattigod, Shas V.; Bovaird, Chase C.; Wellman, Dawn M.; Skinner, De'Chauna J.; Cordova, Elsa A.; Wood, Marcus I.

    2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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 waste form performance is affected by the full range of environmental conditions within the disposal facility, the process of waste form aging under conditions that are representative of processes occurring in response to changing environmental conditions within the disposal facility, the effect of waste form 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 waste forms come in contact with groundwater. Numerous sets of tests were initiated in fiscal years (FY) 2006-2009 to evaluate (1) diffusion of iodine (I) and technetium (Tc) from concrete into uncontaminated soil after 1 and 2 years, (2) I and rhenium (Re) diffusion from contaminated soil into fractured concrete, (3) I and Re (set 1) and Tc (set 2) diffusion from fractured concrete into uncontaminated soil, (4) evaluate the moisture distribution profile within the sediment half-cell, (5) the reactivity and speciation of uranium (VI) (U(VI)) compounds in concrete porewaters, (6) the rate of dissolution of concrete monoliths, and (7) the diffusion of simulated tank waste into concrete.

  14. VIII International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures C. Boulay, S. Staquet, M. Azenha, A. Deraemaeker, M. Crespini, J. Carette, J. Granja, B. Delsaute, C. Dumoulin, G. Karaiskos

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of concrete, Young's modulus, round robin test, dynamic testing, ultrasonic measurements Abstract: Early age static tests at the time of the concrete setting. This difference decreases as the concrete hardens. 1VIII International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures FraMCoS-8 C

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

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    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Assessment of FRP composite strengthened reinforced concrete bridge structures at the component and systems level through progressive damage and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

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    Ghosh, Kumar Kanti

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as obtained from testing of the concrete used in the testTesting Techniques for FRP Rehabilitated Concrete: I Ė ATesting Techniques for FRP Rehabilitated Concrete: II Ė

  17. Achieving "Green" Concrete Through The Use Of High Performance FiberThe Use Of High Performance Fiber

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    Chao, Shih-Ho

    Achieving "Green" Concrete Through The Use Of High Performance FiberThe Use Of High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete ShihShih--Ho Chao,Ho Chao, Ph.DPh.D Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, 2008 #12;What is D rable Concrete?What is D rable Concrete?What is Durable Concrete?What is Durable

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

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    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

    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.

  19. Natural convection heat transfer for a staggered array of heated, horizontal cylinders within a rectangular enclosure

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    Triplett, C.E.

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the results of an experimental investigation of natural convection heat transfer in a staggered array of heated cylinders, oriented horizontally within a rectangular enclosure. The main purpose of this research was to extend the knowledge of heat transfer within enclosed bundles of spent nuclear fuel rods sealed within a shipping or storage container. This research extends Canaan`s investigation of an aligned array of heated cylinders that thermally simulated a boiling water reactor (BWR) spent fuel assembly sealed within a shipping or storage cask. The results are presented in terms of piecewise Nusselt-Rayleigh number correlations of the form Nu = C(Ra){sup n}, where C and n are constants. Correlations are presented both for individual rods within the array and for the array as a whole. The correlations are based only on the convective component of the heat transfer. The radiative component was calculated with a finite-element code that used measured surface temperatures, rod array geometry, and measured surface emissivities as inputs. The correlation results are compared to Canaan`s aligned array results and to other studies of natural convection in horizontal tube arrays.

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

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

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Radionuclide Migration through Sediment and Concrete: 16 Years of Investigations

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

    2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    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 concreteís performance in situ, and the unsaturated conditions provide a more accurate estimate of the diffusion of contaminants from the concrete.

  2. Report on aging of nuclear power plant reinforced concrete structures

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    Naus, D.J.; Oland, C.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Ellingwood, B.R. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Structural Aging Program provides the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission with potential structural safety issues and acceptance criteria for use in continued service assessments of nuclear power plant safety-related concrete structures. The program was organized under four task areas: Program Management, Materials Property Data Base, Structural Component Assessment/Repair Technology, and Quantitative Methodology for Continued Service Determinations. Under these tasks, over 90 papers and reports were prepared addressing pertinent aspects associated with aging management of nuclear power plant reinforced concrete structures. Contained in this report is a summary of program results in the form of information related to longevity of nuclear power plant reinforced concrete structures, a Structural Materials Information Center presenting data and information on the time variation of concrete materials under the influence of environmental stressors and aging factors, in-service inspection and condition assessments techniques, repair materials and methods, evaluation of nuclear power plant reinforced concrete structures, and a reliability-based methodology for current and future condition assessments. Recommendations for future activities are also provided. 308 refs., 61 figs., 50 tabs.

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

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    NONE

    1997-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Treatment of fly ash for use in concrete

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    Boxley, Chett; Akash, Akash; Zhao, Qiang

    2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Treatment of fly ash for use in concrete

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

    2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Treatment of fly ash for use in concrete

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    Boxley, Chett (Park City, UT)

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Survey of four damage models for concrete.

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    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

    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.

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

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    Harvat, Jessica

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  9. The Effect of Elevated Temperature on Concrete Materials and Structures - a Literature Review.

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    Naus, Dan J [ORNL

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this limited study was to provide an overview of the effects of elevated temperature on the behavior of concrete materials and structures. In meeting this objective the effects of elevated temperatures on the properties of ordinary Portland cement concrete constituent materials and concretes are summarized. The effects of elevated temperature on high-strength concrete materials are noted and their performance compared to normal strength concretes. A review of concrete materials for elevated-temperature service is presented. Nuclear power plant and general civil engineering design codes are described. Design considerations and analytical techniques for evaluating the response of reinforced concrete structures to elevated-temperature conditions are presented. Pertinent studies in which reinforced concrete structural elements were subjected to elevated temperatures are described.

  10. Meso-Scale Model for Simulations of Concrete Subjected to Cryogenic Temperatures

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    Masad, Noor Ahmad

    2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    software ABAQUS. In this model, concrete is considered as a 3- phase composite material in a meso-scale structure: mortar matrix, aggregate, and interfacial transmission zone (ITZ). The Concrete Damage Plasticity model in ABAQUS is used to represent...

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

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    Xing, Lihua

    2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Cooke, Timothy Graham

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  13. Seismic vulnerability of older reinforced concrete frame structures in Mid-America

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    Beason, Lauren Rae

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This research quantifies the seismic vulnerability of older reinforced concrete frame structures located in Mid-America. After designing a representative three-story gravity load designed reinforced concrete frame structure, a nonlinear analytical...

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

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    Joung, Young

    2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  15. Seismic fragility curves for reinforced concrete A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements

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    Seismic fragility curves for reinforced concrete buildings A Dissertation Submitted in Partial dissertation entitled "Seismic fragility curves for reinforced concrete frame and wall- frame buildings. Buildings designed for seismic loading, and buildings designed only for gravity loads, are considered

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - asphalt concrete core Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    southbound on US-169 are coming from the gravel pits, concrete plants, and waste disposal facilities just north Summary: to raveling of the asphalt at the concrete-asphalt...

  17. The use of nondestructive testing methods for the condition assessment of concrete bridge girders

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    Unruh, Richard Cornelius, 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are over 594,000 publicly controlled bridges in the United States. Concrete and pre-stressed concrete bridges account for nearly 50% of the bridges in the US inventory. This proportion is increasing each year, as new ...

  18. Practical limitations of single-span ultra-high performance concrete beams

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    Abrams, Daniel Scott

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since its development in the early 1970's, researchers have continued to push the limits of concrete mixtures through the creation of ultra-high performance concretes. The use of this class of materials has allowed designers ...

  19. Tall concrete buildings subject to vertically moving fires: A case study approach†

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    Fletcher, Ian A

    regarded as safe in a fire situation as concrete is non-flammable and exhibits highly insulating material properties. The majority of current research relating to the impact of fire on structures examines other forms of construction. Research of concrete...

  20. 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...

  1. Investigation of Conditions for Moisture Damage in Asphalt Concrete and Appropriate Laboratory Test Methods

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    Lu, Qing

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Asphalt Concrete-Physical Testing. Ē Final Report, #930-of Asphalt Concrete: Chemical Testing. Ē Alabama Highwayconcrete mixes, it is preferred to use a mix that would have good moisture resistance under laboratory testing

  2. Lateral behavior of reinforced concrete columns supported on Type II shafts

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    Liu, Yujia

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    concrete strength reached the desired strength on the day of testingconcrete and reinforcing steel during the construction period and on the day of column-shaft assembly testing.during testing. However, the cracking of the concrete at the

  3. Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Reinforced Concrete Columns Subjected to Horizontal and Vertical Ground Motions

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    Lee, Hyerin

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    errors in concrete sampling and testing these cylinders areprocedure for concrete cylinder making and testing. Cylinderconcrete stress-strain relationship on the 72 day (1 cylinder) 3.21 Testing

  4. Investigation of Conditions for Moisture Damage in Asphalt Concrete and Appropriate Laboratory Test Methods

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    Harvey, John T; Lu, Qing

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Asphalt Concrete-Physical Testing. Ē Final Report no.of Asphalt Concrete: Chemical Testing. Ē Alabama Highwayconcrete mixes, it is preferable to use a mix that would have good moisture resistance under laboratory testing

  5. Effects of environment and construction procedures on concrete pavement surfaces

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    Wrbas, Ronald Otto

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on the consolidation of concrete, most of these are related to beams, 1-7"- columns, floor slabs, and dams. Reports in the areas of con- crete pavement consolidation arc somewhat limited in number. * Supersc -ipt Arabic numbers throughout this thesis refer... be durable, structurally sound, and safe (provide ample ance) . To this end, a study was conducted to d ve) o) i improv '. d construction prattler s rel ated to th consolidation, f. 'nishing, and cu. ing of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavemont, s (CR...

  6. The Thermal Conductivity of Low Density Concretes Containing Perlite

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    Yarbrough, D. W.

    -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...

  7. High-performance, high-volume fly ash concrete

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    NONE

    2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Quick setting water-compatible furfuryl alcohol polymer concretes

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    Sugama, Toshifumi (Ridge, NY); Kukacka, Lawrence E. (Port Jefferson, NY); Horn, William H. (Brookhaven, NY)

    1982-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel quick setting polymer concrete composite comprising a furfuryl alcohol monomer, an aggregate containing a maximum of 8% by weight water, and about 1-10% trichlorotoluene initiator and about 20-80% powdered metal salt promoter, such as zinc chloride, based on the weight of said monomer, to initiate and promote polymerization of said monomer in the presence of said aggregate, within 1 hour after mixing at a temperature of -20.degree. C. to 40.degree. C., to produce a polymer concrete having a 1 hour compressive strength greater than 2000 psi.

  9. Investigation for determining the curing characteristics of lightweight aggregate concrete

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    Carlton, Thomas Arlis

    1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. Three-dimensional gravity modeling and focusing inversion using rectangular meshes.

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    Commer, M.

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rectangular grid cells are commonly used for the geophysical modeling of gravity anomalies, owing to their flexibility in constructing complex models. The straightforward handling of cubic cells in gravity inversion algorithms allows for a flexible imposition of model regularization constraints, which are generally essential in the inversion of static potential field data. The first part of this paper provides a review of commonly used expressions for calculating the gravity of a right polygonal prism, both for gravity and gradiometry, where the formulas of Plouff and Forsberg are adapted. The formulas can be cast into general forms practical for implementation. In the second part, a weighting scheme for resolution enhancement at depth is presented. Modelling the earth using highly digitized meshes, depth weighting schemes are typically applied to the model objective functional, subject to minimizing the data misfit. The scheme proposed here involves a non-linear conjugate gradient inversion scheme with a weighting function applied to the non-linear conjugate gradient scheme's gradient vector of the objective functional. The low depth resolution due to the quick decay of the gravity kernel functions is counteracted by suppressing the search directions in the parameter space that would lead to near-surface concentrations of gravity anomalies. Further, a density parameter transformation function enabling the imposition of lower and upper bounding constraints is employed. Using synthetic data from models of varying complexity and a field data set, it is demonstrated that, given an adequate depth weighting function, the gravity inversion in the transform space can recover geologically meaningful models requiring a minimum of prior information and user interaction.

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

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    McGee, T.D.

    1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - air entrained concrete Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    ; Materials Science 10 By-Products Utilization Summary: . Keywords: aggregates, air entrainment, autogenous shrinkage, compressive strength, concretes, drying... on...

  13. Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction of Instrumented Buildings and Test Structures

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    Givens, Michael James

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    large rectangular concrete slab during testing. The adjacentforced vibration testing of a steel and reinforced concreteForced vibration testing of a steel and reinforced concrete

  14. The influence of abstract and concrete mindsets on anticipating and guiding others' self-regulatory effortsq

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    Freitas, Antonio L.

    The influence of abstract and concrete mindsets on anticipating and guiding others' self the impact of abstract and concrete mindsets on attention to goal-relevant aspects of others' situations. An abstract (relative to a concrete) mindset, by making accessible the cognitive operation of considering

  15. 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

  16. A model for reactive porous transport during re-wetting of hardened concrete

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    Stockie, John

    A model for reactive porous transport during re-wetting of hardened concrete Michael Chapwanya residing in the porous concrete matrix. The main hypothesis in this model is that the reaction product hydration; Porous media; Reaction-diffusion equations; Vari- able porosity. 1. Introduction Concrete

  17. A poroplastic model for hygro-chemo-mechanical damage of concrete M. Cuomo & A. Nicolosi

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and to the prediction of long term response of concrete constructions. The crystalline and porous microstruc- tureA poroplastic model for hygro-chemo-mechanical damage of concrete M. Cuomo & A. Nicolosi Department an analytical model for calcium leaching of concrete due to water. The model is set in the framework

  18. A MOVING-BOUNDARY PROBLEM FOR CONCRETE CARBONATION: GLOBAL EXISTENCE AND UNIQUENESS OF

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    in a porous solid ­ concrete ­ which incorporates slow diffusive transport, interfacial exchange between wet of gaseous CO2 from the atmosphere penetrate the concrete via the unsaturated porous matrix. After enteringA MOVING-BOUNDARY PROBLEM FOR CONCRETE CARBONATION: GLOBAL EXISTENCE AND UNIQUENESS OF WEAK

  19. Concrete calcium leaching at variable temperature: experimental data and numerical model inverse

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , concrete porous solution is very basic (pH around 13) and several ionic species are highly concentrated [1Concrete calcium leaching at variable temperature: experimental data and numerical model inverse/DSU/SSIAD/BERIS, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France Abstract A simplified model for calcium leaching in concrete is presented

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

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    Scott, Reece Melby

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    (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...

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

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    Michalowski, Radoslaw L.

    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

  2. LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF A HEMP CONCRETE WALL: IMPACT OF THICKNESS AND COATING.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF A HEMP CONCRETE WALL: IMPACT OF THICKNESS AND COATING. Sylvie PRETOT, this study concerns the LCA of an environmentally friendly material used for building construction, hemp construction materials, hemp concrete has a low impact on environment. Moreover, hemp concrete contributes

  3. Concrete properties evaluation by statistical fusion of NDT techniques Zoubir Mehdi Sbartaa

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Concrete properties evaluation by statistical fusion of NDT techniques Zoubir Mehdi Sbarta√Įa (NDT) techniques are affected in different ways by concrete properties such as porosity, complexity of the pore network, water content, strength, etc. Therefore, extracting one concrete property from one NDT

  4. Concrete Pavement I-285 under 5th runway at Hartsfield Jackson

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    Concrete Pavement Sweet as a James Page I-285 under 5th runway at Hartsfield Jackson International Concrete Paving project I-285 East Perimeter Fiscal 2012 GDOT placed 205,704 square yards of RCC Pavement Portland Cement Concrete Pavement State Route 96 Crawford / Peach Counties I-75 Tift County CRC Lane

  5. An experimental evaluation of two effective medium theories for ultrasonic wave propagation in concrete

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in concrete Jean-François Chaix*, Mathieu Rossat, Vincent Garnier, Gilles Corneloup. Laboratoire de and experimental data in concrete. As a consequence of its composition and manufacturing process, this material has of longitudinal waves to be described at the scale of materials such as concrete. The validity limits

  6. Making the abstract concrete 1 Running head: VISUALIZING MATHEMATICAL SOLUTION PROCEDURES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Making the abstract concrete 1 Running head: VISUALIZING MATHEMATICAL SOLUTION PROCEDURES Making the Abstract Concrete: Visualizing Mathematical Solution Procedures Katharina Scheiter University of Tuebingen) (2006) 9-25" DOI : 10.1016/j.chb.2005.01.009 #12;Making the abstract concrete 2 Abstract This article

  7. E. F. Redish 1 DTS Proposal Learning the Language of Science: Advanced Math for Concrete Thinkers

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    E. F. Redish 1 DTS Proposal Learning the Language of Science: Advanced Math for Concrete Thinkers, differential equations, and Fourier transforms, many concrete thinkers find these topics to be insurmount- able to teach abstract math to concrete thinkers could have a broad impact beyond physics. Many fields

  8. Numerical determination of the tensile response and the dissipated fracture energy of concrete: role of the

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Numerical determination of the tensile response and the dissipated fracture energy of concrete concrete can be considered as a mix of coarse aggregates with a mortar paste matrix. In this paper we of concrete. Each coarse aggregate is assumed to be circular with six different radiuses following

  9. SERVICEABILITY OF CONCRETE BEAMS PRESTRESSED BY CARBON FffiRE REINFORCED PLASTIC .RODS

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    SERVICEABILITY OF CONCRETE BEAMS PRESTRESSED BY CARBON FffiRE REINFORCED PLASTIC .RODS A of Manitoba to study the serviceability of concrete beams prestressed by carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) rods. The experimental program consisted of eight concrete beams prestressed by CFRP rods and two

  10. A continuum damage modelling of quasi-static fatigue strength of plain concrete

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A continuum damage modelling of quasi-static fatigue strength of plain concrete S. H. Maia,b , F of concrete. The approach is based on the framework of continuum damage mechanics where the fatigue model fatigue tests have been performed on a concrete the formulation of which is close to the one used

  11. The Role of Concrete Marine Structures in the Recovery of Energy and Natural Resources from the

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    Frandsen, Jannette B.

    The Role of Concrete Marine Structures in the Recovery of Energy and Natural Resources from Concrete materials are derived from some of the most abundant and economically available sources on this planet. Recent advancements in the development of concrete technology related to the durability, strength

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

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    OF CONCRETE2 3 Alexandre Pavoine, David Harbec, Thierry Chaussadent, Arezki Tagnit-Hamou and Lo√Įc4 Divet5. The subject of his PhD thesis was the risk of development of Delayed9 Ettringite Formation in concretes. His research interests include durability of concrete and the10 development of alternative materials

  13. Running head: CONCRETE PROSOCIAL GOALS MAXIMIZE HAPPINESS 1 Getting the Most out of Giving

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    Bogyo, Matthew

    Running head: CONCRETE PROSOCIAL GOALS MAXIMIZE HAPPINESS 1 Getting the Most out of Giving: Concretely Framing a Prosocial Goal Maximizes Happiness Melanie Rudda University of Houston Jennifer Aakerb Melcher Hall, Houston, TX 77204-6021; Email: mrrudd@bauer.uh.edu; Phone: 713.743.4572. #12;CONCRETE

  14. QUALIFICATION OF A TRULY DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC TECHNIQUE FOR STRAIN AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS IN CONCRETE STRUCTURES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MEASUREMENTS IN CONCRETE STRUCTURES J.M. Henault1 , J. Salin1 , G. Moreau1 , S. Delepine-Lesoille2 , J. Bertand with different materials targeting to last for decades, either embedded in the concrete or attached to the surface of the structure. They must ensure an optimal transfer of temperature and strain from the concrete

  15. Hybrid Control Charts for Active Control and Monitoring of Concrete Strength

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    Mobasher, Barzin

    Hybrid Control Charts for Active Control and Monitoring of Concrete Strength Busaba Laungrungrong1 ; Barzin Mobasher2 ; Douglas Montgomery3 ; and Connie M. Borror4 Abstract: Concrete is the most widely used the efficiency of a concrete production process. Statistical process control is generally applied to gain

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Page 1 MODELLING OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES AFFECTED BY INTERNAL SWELLING REACTIONS: COUPLINGS BETWEEN of the affected concrete that generally leads to cracking and decrease of its mechanical properties of the concrete works and structural integrity. To manage with considered suffering structures, it is necessary

  17. Concrete Structure Design Using Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming with Complementarity Constraints

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    Concrete Structure Design Using Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming with Complementarity) formulation to achieve minimum-cost designs for reinforced concrete (RC) structures that satisfy building code requirements. The objective function includes material and labor costs for concrete, steel reinforcing bars

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

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    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

  19. Peel and Shear Fracture Characterization of Debonding in FRP Plated Concrete Affected by Moisture

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    polymer CFRP plated concrete systems by mechanically testing accelerated moisture conditioned mesoscalePeel and Shear Fracture Characterization of Debonding in FRP Plated Concrete Affected by Moisture fracture toughness as the quantification parameter of the CFRP-epoxy-concrete trilayer system, which

  20. [ ]May 2014 Portland cement concrete (PCC) overlays have been used with great success in many locations

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    accelerated pavement testing on bonded concrete overlay pavements to be constructed at the Pavement Research testing; evaluate the structural bearing capacity of the concrete overlay pavement structures[ ]May 2014 PROBLEM Portland cement concrete (PCC) overlays have been used with great success

  1. Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Plain Concrete A. Amirkhanian1

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    Paulino, Glaucio H.

    Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Plain Concrete A. Amirkhanian1 , D. Spring1 , J. Roesler1 , K cracking prediction of concrete pavement systems. The single-edge notched beam test has been used energy in asphalt concrete using the disk-shaped compact tension (DCT) test. The benefit of this specimen

  2. Edinburgh Research Explorer The Dalmarnock Fire Tests on a Cast Insitu Concrete Structure

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    Edinburgh Research Explorer The Dalmarnock Fire Tests on a Cast Insitu Concrete Structure Citation Fire Tests on a Cast Insitu Concrete Structure'. in Proceedings of the international Workshop Fire THE DALMARNOCK FIRE TESTS ON A CAST INSITU CONCRETE STRUCTURE Susan Deeny PhD Student University of Edinburgh, UK

  3. A testing technique for concrete under confinement at high rates of strain P. Forquin1,

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    1 A testing technique for concrete under confinement at high rates of strain P. Forquin1, , F://lmsX.polytechnique.fr/LMSX/ Abstract: A testing device is presented for the experimental study of dynamic compaction of concrete under numerical simulations of tests involving a set of 4 different concrete-like behaviours and different

  4. FRP Dowels for Concrete Pavements Darren Eddie, Junior Structural Engineer, Reid Crowther & Partners;

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    testing ofGFRP and steel dowels using a model of a concrete pavement slab joint subjected to static= L FRP Dowels for Concrete Pavements By Darren Eddie, Junior Structural Engineer, Reid Crowther - Introduction Joints are used in concrete pavements in order to control cracking due to thermal

  5. Concrete international /DECEMBER 2004 33 BY EDWARD J. GARBOCZI, JEFFREY W. BULLARD, AND DALE P. BENTZ

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    Bentz, Dale P.

    with virtual testing will result in tremendous time and cost savings to the cement and concrete industry of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Industry Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing's work follows, along with a general overview of what virtual testing of cement and concrete actually

  6. Application of digital image correlation to size effect tests of concrete S. Yasir Alam & A. Loukili

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Application of digital image correlation to size effect tests of concrete S. Yasir Alam & A beams. Three point bending tests are performed on scaled concrete beams in accordance with RILEM rec, reactor containments, bridges) and of labora- tory tests. In concrete structures, fracture is generally

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

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Laboratory Testing to Address the Potential for Damaging Hydraulic Pressure in the Concrete Tie of different combinations of concrete ties and fastening system components to RSD (1). TTC's tests resulted) is the most critical problem with concrete tie performance on North American freight railroads. Currently

  8. Fracture Behavior and Properties of Functionally Graded Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

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    Paulino, Glaucio H.

    the structural benefits of functionally graded concrete materials (FGCM) for rigid pavements by testing (testing and modeling) demonstrates the viability of FGCM for designing layered concrete pavements systemFracture Behavior and Properties of Functionally Graded Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Jeffery Roesler

  9. Monitoring of the creep and the relaxation hhh behaviour of concrete since setting time, hh hhhhhhhh

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    experimental tests on the same ordinary concrete in order to investigate the early age mechanical behaviour in the laboratory of civil engineering at ULB for testing concrete in tension or in compression since setting time), France (2012)" #12;2 2. Test setup 2.1. Tested concrete description The mixture proportions

  10. Keynote Paper, Shah, Page 1/13 HEALTH MONITORING OF EARLY AGE CONCRETE

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    relationship to the actual concrete in the structure. This calls for nondestructive test methods that offer potential for the application of nondestructive testing of concrete under field conditions. The resultsKeynote Paper, Shah, Page 1/13 HEALTH MONITORING OF EARLY AGE CONCRETE Thomas Voigt, Zhihui Sun

  11. IDENTIFICATION OF INHOMOGENEOUS CONCRETE COVER BY NON-CONTACT ULTRASONIC METHOD

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    Boyer, Edmond

    their irreversible damage. Various methods are available today for testing concrete structures. Among themIDENTIFICATION OF INHOMOGENEOUS CONCRETE COVER BY NON- CONTACT ULTRASONIC METHOD B.Piwakowski1 , Q Science, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland bogdan.piwakowski@ec-lille.fr ABSTRACT Concrete

  12. Non Destructive Testing of Concrete: Transfer from Laboratory to On-site Measurement

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Non Destructive Testing of Concrete: Transfer from Laboratory to On-site Measurement Vincent Vincent.garnier@univ-amu.fr ABSTRACT The evaluation of mechanical and chemical properties of concrete laws from the laboratory between non-destructive measurements and characteristics of the concrete

  13. Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Educational Version 2.0 User Guide

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    1 Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Educational Version 2.0 User Guide Jeffrey W of the Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL) software, version 2.0. Using the VCCTL software, cement hydration, computer modeling, concrete testing, microstructure, simulation, virtual laboratory

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

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    Birmingham, University of

    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

  15. CaUSeWaY tO eNGiNeeriNG

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    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

  16. Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No.

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    results in higher camber and deflections. Testing of 3/8-inch prestressing strands in precast concrete. Recipient's Catalog No. 4. Title And Subtitle Feasibility of Utilizing High-Performance Lightweight Concrete concrete in Texas prestressed concrete bridges has potential advantages and disadvantages. Advantages

  17. Project Summary Report 1852-S 1 The University of Texas at Austin

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    in lightweight concrete, flexural testing of lightweight pre- stressed concrete beams, the use of lightweight scale testing of AASHTO Type I (Texas Type "A") precast pretensioned pre- stressed concrete beams Summary Report 1852-S Prestressed Structural Lightweight Concrete Beams Authors: J. A. Heffington, R. T

  18. INTERIM REPORT ON CONCRETE DEGRADATION MECHANISMS AND ONLINE MONITORING TECHNIQUES

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

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 lifeóconsidering both structural integrity and performanceóis 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 elementsódamage 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.

  19. Field Testing for Understanding In Situ Concrete Crosstie

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    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

  20. Concrete Strength Data 1 0.45 2954

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    Vardeman, Stephen B.

    .5 2739 7 0.55 2652 8 0.55 2607 9 0.55 2583 0 #12;Response: Concrete Compressive Strength Summary of Fit.963004 26.75521 2765.889 9 Lack of Fit Source Lack of Fit Pure Error Total Error DF 1 6 7 Sum of Squares 672>F Press 8682.2673817 x 2 #12;

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

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    NONE

    1997-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. 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

  3. Center for By-Products Utilization Sustainable Concrete with

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    Saldin, Dilano

    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

  4. Light weight concrete: 226 K contents and dose

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    Yu, K.N.

    gamma spectrometry. All the radionuclide contents except those for the PFA autoclave aerated concrete been determined using high- resolution gamma spectrometry. The results have been compared with thoseņ1 for construction materials for dwellings. The gamma-dose rate for an indoor environment

  5. Crack-based analysis of concrete with brittle reinforcement

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    { FaberMaunsell Ltd; University of Cambridge Brittle reinforcement (such as fibre-reinforced plastic to the surround- ing concrete, at a crack surface sL=sR s on the left/right side of a crack u increase in unbonded

  6. MICROWAVE-BASED NDE OF FRP-JACKETED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

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    De Flaviis, Franco

    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

  7. 1 INTRODUCTION Concrete bridge decks are high-performance

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    Huston, Dryver R.

    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

  8. Research in nondestructive evaluation techniques for nuclear reactor concrete structures

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

    2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. ASSESSMENT OF RELEASE RATES FOR RADIONUCLIDES IN ACTIVATED CONCRETE.

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    SULLIVAN,T.M.

    2003-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Structural Engineering Seminar Series Ultra-High Performance Concrete Construction

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    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

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

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Numerical homogenization of concrete microstructures without explicit meshes

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

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. HYDRAULIC AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SALTSTONE GROUTS AND VAULT CONCRETES

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

    2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Tolerable Strains for HMA Overlays over Concrete Pavements

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    Gautam, Ashwani

    2009-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    .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...

  15. The concrete road : development and present status of design and construction

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    Puell, Heinz Werner

    1935-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Temperature and Trafiic 21 2. Impact 2? 3. Fatigue of Concrete C. Design of Concrete Pavements 44 1. Cross-Sections of Concrete Slabs 45 2. Stresses in Concrete Pavements - Thick≠ ness of Slab 5o 3. Defects in Concrete Pavement Slabs - Con≠ trol... 36 * 12. Static Loading Curve. Fatigue Test Method .. 38 " 13. Fatigue Endurance -^irnit of Cement Mortar Beams 39 * 14. Effect of prolonged Rest Period 4o 15. Effect of Increasing the Load during Fatigue Action 42 16. Typical Cross...

  16. 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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    Mobasher, Barzin

    of Restrained Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Materials," 15th International Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete Fibers in Suppression of Restrained Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Materials Chote Soranakom1 , Mehdi resistance of concrete subjected to drying shrinkage is studied by experimental and analytical approaches

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

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    Bentz, Dale P.

    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

  18. Of FFT-based convolutions and correlations, with application to solving Poisson's equation in an open rectangular pipe

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    Ryne, Robert D.

    2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A new method is presented for solving Poisson's equation inside an open-ended rectangular pipe. The method uses Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs)to perform mixed convolutions and correlations of the charge density with the Green function. Descriptions are provided for algorithms based on theordinary Green function and for an integrated Green function (IGF). Due to its similarity to the widely used Hockney algorithm for solving Poisson'sequation in free space, this capability can be easily implemented in many existing particle-in-cell beam dynamics codes.

  19. HOSNY, AMR. Behavior of Concrete Members Containing Lightweight Synthetic Particles. (Under the direction of Dr. Sami Rizkalla.)

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    ABSTRACT HOSNY, AMR. Behavior of Concrete Members Containing Lightweight Synthetic Particles of Lightweight Synthetic Particles (LSP) to normal weight concrete leads to reduction of the unit weight of the concrete by 10 to 20 percent resulting in concrete with unit weights ranging between 120 and 130 lb/ft3

  20. Mertol, Rizkalla, Zia and Mirmiran 2006 CBC FLEXURAL DESIGN USING HIGH-STRENGTH CONCRETE UP TO 20 KSI

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    Mertol, Rizkalla, Zia and Mirmiran 2006 CBC 1 FLEXURAL DESIGN USING HIGH-STRENGTH CONCRETE UP TO 20 findings of the fundamental characteristics of high-strength concrete for the flexural design of bridge Design Specifications to extend the use of concrete strength up to 18 ksi. A total of 15 plain concrete

  1. Step into the campus : transforming problems of scale in mass housing projects

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    Pein, Christiane Ulrike

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Berlin-Marzahn, the largest peripheral city of Berlin, is the focus of th is thesis. Initiated in the 1970's it is an urban landscape of monolithic apartment blocks of precast concrete construction. This landscape lacks ...

  2. The jet impingement phase of molten core-concrete interactions

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    Sienicki, J.J.; Spencer, B.W.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Scoping calculations have been carried out demonstrating that a significant and abrupt reduction in the corium temperature may be realized when molten corium drains as a jet from a localized breach in the RPV lower head to impinge upon the concrete basemat. The temperature decrease may range from a value of approx.170 K (approx.140 K) for limestone (basaltic) aggregate concrete to a value approaching the initial corium superheat depending upon whether the forced convection impingement heat flux is assumed to be controlled by either thermal conduction across a slag film layer or the temperature boundary condition represented by a corium crust. The magnitude of the temperature reduction remains significant as the initial corium temperature, impinging corium mass, and initial localized breach size are varied over their range of potential values.

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

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    Lindquist, Will David

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of concrete mixtures in the laboratory tested in accordance with ASTM C 157. The evaluation of shrinkage properties includes a total of 56 individual concrete batches. Both a high-absorption (2.5 to 3.0%) coarse aggregate and a low-absorption (less than 0...

  4. Application of Digital Image Correlation to reinforced concrete fracture

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    Fayyad, Tahreer M.; Lees, Janet M.

    2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    mechanics models to reinforced concrete structures where a stitching action prevents the crack face opening and controls the crack growth by increasing the energy demand for the crack advancement (Carpinteri and Massabo, 1997). Fracture mechanics is a... ., & Take, W. A. (2002). GeoPIV: Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) software for use in geotechnical testing. Cambridge University Engineering Department Technical Report, CUED/D-Soil/TR322. ...

  5. Contaminated concrete: Occurrence and emerging technologies for DOE decontamination

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    Dickerson, K.S.; Wilson-Nichols, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., Grand Junction, CO (United States); Morris, M.I. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goals of the Facility Deactivation, Decommissioning, and Material Disposition Focus Area, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Development, are to select, demonstrate, test, and evaluate an integrated set of technologies tailored to provide a complete solution to specific problems posed by deactivation, decontamination, and decommissioning, (D&D). In response to these goals, technical task plan (TTP) OR152002, entitled Accelerated Testing of Concrete Decontamination Methods, was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This report describes the results from the initial project tasks, which focused on the nature and extent of contaminated concrete, emerging candidate technologies, and matching of emerging technologies to concrete problems. Existing information was used to describe the nature and extent of contamination (technology logic diagrams, data bases, and the open literature). To supplement this information, personnel at various DOE sites were interviewed, providing a broad perspective of concrete contamination. Because characterization is in the initial stage at many sites, complete information is not available. Assimilation of available information into one location is helpful in identifying potential areas of concern in the future. The most frequently occurring radiological contaminants within the DOE complex are {sup 137}Cs, {sup 238}U (and it daughters), and {sup 60}Co, followed closely by {sup 90}Sr and tritium, which account for {minus}30% of the total occurrence. Twenty-four percent of the contaminants were listed as unknown, indicating a lack of characterization information, and 24% were listed as other contaminants (over 100 isotopes) with less than 1% occurrence per isotope.

  6. FRPs in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Applications: Moving Forward

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    Lees, Janet M.

    2001-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  7. Rutting and drainage design methodology for a concrete block pavement

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    Poduska, Daryl Jason

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . 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...

  8. Evaluation of a stack: A concrete chimney with brick liner

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    Joshi, J.R.; Amin, J.A. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Porthouse, R.A. [Chimney Consultants, West Lebanon, NH (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A 200 ft. tall stack, consisting of a concrete chimney with an independent acid proof brick liner built in the 1950`s, serving the Separations facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS), was evaluated for the performance category 3 (PC3) level of Natural Phenomena Hazards (NPH) effects. The inelastic energy absorption capacity of the concrete chimney was considered in the evaluation of the earthquake resistance, in particular, to compute the F{sub {mu}} factor. The calculated value of F{sub {mu}} exceeded 3.0, while the seismic demand for the PC3 level, using an F{sub {mu}} value of 1.5, was found to be less than the capacity of the concrete chimney. The capacity formulation of ACI 307 was modified to incorporate the effect of an after design opening on the tension side. There are considerable uncertainties in determining the earthquake resistance of the independent brick liner. The critical liner section, located at the bottom of the breeching opening, does not meet the current recommendations. A discussion is provided for the possible acceptable values for the ``Moment Reduction Factor``, R{sub w} or F{sub {mu}} for the liner. Comments are provided on the comparison of stack demands using response spectra (RS) versus time history (TH) analysis, with and without soil structure interaction (SSI) effects.

  9. Preliminary study of neutron absorption by concrete with boron carbide addition

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    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

    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.

  10. Transport of entrained air bubbles in fresh concrete due to pressure variations

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    Macha, Ravi Kumar

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Alkali (Soluble) on Air Entrainment in Concrete [22]. 31 Figure 11. Figure 12. Effect of Cement Fineness on Air Content of Fresh Concrete [22]. Change in Void Size Distribution on Vibration of Air Entrained Concrete [17]. 32 33 Figure 13. Effect.... Reduction in Water and Sand Contents Made Possible by Various Percentages of Entrained Air Content [21]. 38 Page Figure 16. Relationship of Solubility of Air and Internal Pressure to the Size of an Air Bubble in water at 20 C [14...

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

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    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

    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.

  12. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry

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    Kermeli, Katerina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Effect of {gamma}-irradiation on strength of concrete for nuclear-safety structures

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    Vodak, F. [Czech Technical University (CVUT), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prague, Thakurova 7, CZ 166 29 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Trtik, K. [Czech Technical University (CVUT), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prague, Thakurova 7, CZ 166 29 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Sopko, V. [Czech Technical University (CVUT), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prague, Thakurova 7, CZ 166 29 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Kapickova, O. [Czech Technical University (CVUT), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prague, Thakurova 7, CZ 166 29 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Demo, P. [Czech Technical University (CVUT), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prague, Thakurova 7, CZ 166 29 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)]. E-mail: demo@fzu.cz

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concrete applied for construction of nuclear power plant (NPP) Temelin (Czech Republic) has been exposed to {gamma}-irradiation up to dose 6x10{sup 5} Gy. Depending on the level of irradiation, changes in strength, porous structure and phase composition of the concrete have been studied. It is found that irradiation lowers both the strength of concrete (about 10%) and volume (resp. surface) of porous space. On the other hand, {gamma}-irradiation increases the ratio of calcite, CaCO{sub 3}, in the concrete. Observed effects are discussed with respect to safety of NPPs.

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

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    Bank, Lawrence C.

    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

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

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    Hasanbeigi, Ali

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Summary of Uranium Solubility Studies in Concrete Waste Forms and Vadose Zone Environments

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    Golovich, Elizabeth C.; Wellman, Dawn M.; Serne, R. Jeffrey; Bovaird, Chase C.

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the methods being considered for safely disposing of Category 3 low-level radioactive wastes is to encase the waste in concrete. Concrete encasement would contain and isolate the waste packages from the hydrologic environment and 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. This report presents the results of investigations elucidating the uranium mineral phases controlling the long-term fate of uranium within concrete waste forms and the solubility of these phases in concrete pore waters and alkaline, circum-neutral vadose zone environments.

  17. Temperature and pore pressure distribution in a concrete slab during the microwave decontamination process

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    Li, W.; Ebadian, M.A. [Florida International Univ., Miami, FL (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; White, T.L.; Grubb, R.G.; Foster, D. Jr. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As an application of microwave engineering, the new technology of concrete decontamination and decommissioning using microwave energy has been recently developed. The temperature and pore pressure within the concrete are studied theoretically in this paper. The heat and mass transfer within the porous concrete, coupled with temperature dependent dielectric property are investigated. The effects of microwave frequency (f), microwave power intensity (Q{sub 0,ave}), concrete porosity ({phi}) on the temperature and pore pressure distributions and their variations are fully discussed. The effects of the variation of complex dielectric permittivity ({epsilon}) and presentation of different steel reinforcements are also illustrated.

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

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    Cao, Chong

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??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,Ö (more)

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

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    Hasanbeigi, Ali

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    processes to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete. Thelargest share of energy and carbon footprint of the concreteproduct have a negative carbon footprint because they are

  20. 221-U Facility concrete and reinforcing steel evaluations specification for the canyon disposition initiative (CDI)

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    Baxter, J.T.

    1998-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Johnson, Robert C (Author)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??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 ConcreteÖ (more)

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

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

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

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    Liu, Yao-Hsien

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  6. 3D NUMERICAL STUDY OF MHD FLOW IN A RECTANGULAR DUCT WITH A FLOW CHANNEL INSERT Damien Sutevski, Sergey Smolentsev, Neil Morley, Mohamed Abdou

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    3D NUMERICAL STUDY OF MHD FLOW IN A RECTANGULAR DUCT WITH A FLOW CHANNEL INSERT Damien Sutevski flow channel insert (FCI). We report our first 3D modeling results for an approximately ideally non with the experimental results in the MHD pressure drop, indicating 3D effects may be significant. The new 3D results

  7. A Methodology of Quantifying Precipitation Exposure for Wet-Weather Collisions and Evaluating Effectiveness of Open-Grade Asphalt Concrete as a Countermeasure

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    Chan, Ching-Yao; Jin, Eui-Jae; Oh, Soon Mi; Ragland, David R

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Open-graded Asphaltic Concrete Friction Courses in Arizona.for Open-Graded Asphalt Concrete (OGAC) Wearing Courses.of Open-Grade Asphalt Concrete as a Countermeasure Ching-Yao

  8. Mitigation of Collapse Risk in Vulnerable Concrete Buildings

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    Matchulat, Lisa Marie

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on the final day of column testing, in accordance with ASTM C 78 and ASTM C 469, respectively. The average flexural strength f r and modulus of elasticity E c for each of the two specimens are also listed in Table 2.3. 28 Table 2.1: Concrete mix... Day strength 4800 psi 4880 psi Flexural strength, f r 740 psi 870 psi Modulus of elasticity, E c 3770 ksi 3610 ksi Type I/II Cement ASTM C 150 Class C Fly Ash ASTM C 618 Coarse Aggregate ASTM C 33 Fine Aggregate ASTM C 33 Water Reducer ASTM...

  9. Aging of concrete structures in nuclear power plants

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    Naus, D.J.; Pland, C.B. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Arndt, E.G. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Structural Aging (SAG) Program, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), had the overall objective of providing the USNRC with an improved basis for evaluating nuclear power plant structures for continued service. The program consists of three technical tasks: materials property data base, structural component assessment/repair technology, and quantitative methodology for continued service determinations. Major accomplishments under the SAG Program during the first two years of its planned five-year duration have included: development of a Structural Materials Information Center and formulation of a Structural Aging Assessment Methodology for Concrete Structures in Nuclear Power Plants. 9 refs.

  10. Bayesian prediction of modulus of elasticity of self consolidated concrete

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    Bhattacharjee, Chandan

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of silica fume is responsible for the highest increase in cr f ? . Thus silica fume is expected to have an effect also on E . Research also shows that blast furnace slag could be another variable of significance in predicting E . Kaufmann et al. (2004...% replacement of cement with slag produces similar cr f ? as OPC concrete at 3 and 7 days. This shows that the use of blast furnace slag has an effect on cr f ? and likely on E . Other studies also show that limestone fillers may also have an important...

  11. Development of a low-profile portable concrete barrier

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    Guidry, Todd Randall

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  12. CONCRETE REFLECTED ARRAYS OF U(93.2) METAL

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

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the period from 1963 Ė 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.

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

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    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

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

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    Weatherby, J.R.

    1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. 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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    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Summary of Construction Activities and Results from Six Initial Accelerated Pavement Tests Conducted on Asphalt Concrete Pavement Section for Modified-Binder Overlay

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    Bejarano, Manuel O.; Morton, Bruce S.; Scheffy, Clark

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Testing on the Asphalt Concrete FWD testing was conducted onin asphalt concrete modulus after HVS testing for Sectionsconcrete pavements under accelerated pavement testing. This

  17. Forced Vibration Testing of a Four-Story Reinforced Concrete Building Utilizing the nees@UCLA Mobile Field Laboratory

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    Yu, Eunjong; Skolnik, Derek; Whang, Daniel H.; Wallace, John W.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Testing and Analytical Modeling of a Four-Story Reinforced ConcreteForced Vibration Testing of a Four-Story Reinforced Concretetesting capabilities of the nees@UCLA Site were deployed on a four-story reinforced concrete

  18. The nanogranular origin of concrete creep : a nanoindentation investigation of microstructure and fundamental properties of calcium-silicate-hydrates

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    Vandamme, Matthieu

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With an annual per capita consumption of one cubic meter, concrete is the most manufactured material on Earth. But concrete subject to sustained load creeps, like chewing gum, at a rate that deteriorates the durability and ...

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

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    Chen, Tsuei-Fen

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. Primer on Durability of Nuclear Power Plant Reinforced Concrete Structures - A Review of Pertinent Factors

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    Naus, Dan J [ORNL

    2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study was to provide a primer on the environmental effects that can affect the durability of nuclear power plant concrete structures. As concrete ages, changes in its properties will occur as a result of continuing microstructural changes (i.e., slow hydration, crystallization of amorphous constituents, and reactions between cement paste and aggregates), as well as environmental influences. These changes do not have to be detrimental to the point that concrete will not be able to meet its performance requirements. Concrete, however, can suffer undesirable changes with time because of improper specifications, a violation of specifications, or adverse performance of its cement paste matrix or aggregate constituents under either physical or chemical attack. Contained in this report is a discussion on concrete durability and the relationship between durability and performance, a review of the historical perspective related to concrete and longevity, a description of the basic materials that comprise reinforced concrete, and information on the environmental factors that can affect the performance of nuclear power plant concrete structures. Commentary is provided on the importance of an aging management program.

  1. Influence of concrete fracture on the rain infiltration and thermal performance of building facades

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    Influence of concrete fracture on the rain infiltration and thermal performance of building facades., Foray G., Roux J.-J., 2013. Influence of concrete fracture on the rain infiltration and thermal is to be accounted for in long-term hygrothermal performance as- sessments of the building envelope. The present work

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

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    Li, Wei Tung

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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

    2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

    . 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 is one of the largest water consuming industries. Approximately 150 liters of water is required per cu. m

  5. 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

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

  7. Identification of concrete deteriorating minerals by polarizing and scanning electron microscopy

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    Gregerova, Miroslava, E-mail: mirka@sci.muni.cz [Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Science, Institute of Geological Sciences, Kotlarska 2, 611 37 Brno (Czech Republic); Vsiansky, Dalibor, E-mail: daliborv@centrum.cz [Research Institute of Building Materials, JSC., Hnevkovskeho 65, 617 00 Brno (Czech Republic)

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The deterioration of concrete represents one of the most serious problems of civil engineering worldwide. Besides other processes, deterioration of concrete consists of sulfate attack and carbonation. Sulfate attack results in the formation of gypsum, ettringite and thaumasite in hardened concrete. Products of sulfate attack may cause a loss of material strength and a risk of collapse of the concrete constructions. The authors focused especially on the microscopical research of sulfate attack. Concrete samples were taken from the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. A succession of degrading mineral formation was suggested. Microscope methods represent a new approach to solving the deterioration problems. They enable evaluation of the state of concrete constructions and in cooperation with hydro-geochemistry, mathematics and statistics permit prediction of the durability of a structure. Considering the number of concrete constructions and their age, research of concrete deterioration has an increasing importance. The results obtained can also be useful for future construction, because they identify the risk factors associated with formation of minerals known to degrade structures.

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

  9. A mixed finite element discretization scheme for a concrete carbonation model with concentration-dependent porosity

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    Suciu, Nicolae

    A mixed finite element discretization scheme for a concrete carbonation model with concentration/unsaturated porous media. The special features of our problem are twofold: the reaction produces water and therefore for the case of concrete carbonation ­ one of the most important physico-chemical processes affecting

  10. Dynamic Effects on Moisture Transport in Asphalt Concrete M. Emin Kutay1

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    Aydilek, Ahmet

    Dynamic Effects on Moisture Transport in Asphalt Concrete M. Emin Kutay1 and Ahmet H. Aydilek2 2007 133:7 406 CE Database subject headings: Moisture; Asphalt concrete; Dynamics; Hydraulic and Magdalena 2002 ; however, limited research has been conducted in modeling dynamic flow in porous geomedia

  11. Page 1 of 19 Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members Strengthened with Near-1

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    beams strengthened with various Near-Surface Mounted9 (NSM) Fibre-Reinforced Polymers (FRPPage 1 of 19 Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members Strengthened with Near-1 Surface, flexure, glass,27 modeling, near-surface mounted, rebars, reinforced concrete beam, sheets, static,28

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

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 rd July, 2007 WHEN PLASTICITY? Chris MORLEY Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK Keywords: concrete, plasticity, cracking, flow, size effect, fibre reinforcement 1 BACKGROUND The need for adequate

  13. Seismic retrofit of concrete-encased riveted stiffened seat angle connections

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    Bruneau, Michel

    Seismic retrofit of concrete-encased riveted stiffened seat angle connections Michel Bruneau Ottawa: Seismic retrofit, semi-rigid connections, concrete-encased, stiffened seat, ductile steel fuse, riveted frequently found in buildings constructed in the seismic zones of Eastern North America prior

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

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

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    Anat, Maril,

    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

  16. Anisotropic damage modelling of biaxial behaviour and rupture of concrete structures

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  18. COMBINED USE OF SILICA FUME AND METHYLCELLULOSE AS ADMIXTURES IN CONCRETE FOR INCREASING THE BOND STRENGTH

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    Chung, Deborah D.L.

    Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, EMS965) used in Concretes 4 and 5 was in the amount of 15% by weight of cement, No. 4, pp. 487­492, 1998 Copyright © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd Printed in the USA. All rights of 0.4% by weight of cement was used in Concrete 5. The defoamer (Colloids, Inc., Marietta, GA, 1010

  19. Predicting the ultimate bending capacity of concrete beams from the ``relaxation ratio'' analysis of AE signals

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    on ``testing'' the real structure rather than trying to model it. Experiments on reinforced concrete (RC) beamsPredicting the ultimate bending capacity of concrete beams from the ``relaxation ratio'' analysis the unloading and loading phases of a cycle test and it showed a clear correlation with the bending failure load

  20. Circular and Square Concrete Columns Externally Confined by CFRP Composite: Experimental

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    Boyer, Edmond

    testing of the FRP composite. In existing models for FRP-confined concrete, it is commonly assumedChapter 6 Circular and Square Concrete Columns Externally Confined by CFRP Composite: Experimental limited. This field remains in its developmental stages and more testing and analysis are needed

  1. Combining Unit-level Symbolic Execution and System-level Concrete Execution for Testing NASA

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    Pasareanu, Corina

    Combining Unit-level Symbolic Execution and System-level Concrete Execution for Testing NASA-level concrete execution for generating test cases that satisfy user-specified testing criteria. We have to testing complex safety critical software that combines unit-level symbolic execution and system

  2. Cyclic Testing of Concrete-Filled Circular Steel Bridge Piers having Encased Fixed-Based Detail

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    Bruneau, Michel

    Cyclic Testing of Concrete-Filled Circular Steel Bridge Piers having Encased Fixed-Based Detail elements during earthquakes, this paper reports on cyclic inelastic tests executed to determine the maximum strength and ductility of four concrete-filled circular steel piers joined to a foundation detail proposed

  3. Effects of composition and exposure on the solar reflectance of Portland cement concrete

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    Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem

    2001-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing the solar reflectance (albedo) of a paved surface keeps it cooler in the sun, reducing convection of heat from pavement to air and thereby decreasing the ambient air temperature. Simulations of the influence of pavement albedo on air temperature in Los Angeles predict that increasing the albedo of 1,250 km2 of pavement by 0.25 would save cooling energy worth $15M yr-1, and reduce smog-related medical and lost-work expenses by $76M yr-1. Most sidewalks and a small fraction of roads and parking areas are paved with portland cement concrete, which can be made quite reflective through suitable choice of cement and aggregate. Variations with composition and environmental exposure of the albedos of portland cement concrete pavements were investigated through laboratory fabrication and exposure of 32 mixes of concrete. Twenty-four mixes yielded substandard, ''rough'' concretes due to high, unmet aggregate water demand. The albedos of the remaining eight ''smooth'' concrete mixes ranged from 0.41 to 0.77 (mean 0.59). Simulated weathering, soiling, and abrasion each reduced average concrete albedo (mean decreases 0.06, 0.05, and 0.19, respectively), though some samples became slightly more reflective through weathering or soiling. Simulated rain (wetting) strongly depressed the albedos of concretes (mean decrease 0.23) until their surfaces were dried. Concrete albedo grew as the cement hydration reaction progressed (mean increase 0.08), but stabilized within six weeks of casting. White-cement concretes were on average significantly more reflective than gray-cement concretes. The albedo of the most-reflective white-cement concrete was 0.18 to 0.39 higher than that of the most-reflective gray-cement concrete, depending on state of exposure. Concrete albedo generally correlated with cement albedo and sand albedo, and, after abrasion, with rock albedo. Cement albedo had a disproportionately strong influence on the reflectance of concrete. Efflorescence and surface carbonation whitened some gray-cement mixes.

  4. Computational experiences with variable modulus, elastic-plastic, and viscoelastic concrete models. [HTGR

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    Anderson, C.A.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Six years ago the Reactor Safety Research Division of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approached the Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop a comprehensive concrete structural analysis code to predict the static and dynamic behavior of Prestressed Concrete Reactor Vessels (PCRVs) that serve as the containment structure of a High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor. The PCRV is a complex concrete structure that must be modeled in three dimensions and posseses other complicating features such as a steel liner for the reactor cavity and woven cables embedded vertically in the PCRV and wound circumferentially on the outside of the PCRV. The cables, or tendons, are used for prestressing the reactor vessel. In addition to developing the computational capability to predict inelastic three dimensional concrete structural behavior, the code response was verified against documented experiments on concrete structural behavior. This code development/verification effort is described.

  5. Applying diffuse ultrasound under dynamic loading to improve closed crack characterization in concrete , A. Quiviger1,2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in concrete C. Payan1 , A. Quiviger1,2 , V. Garnier1 , J.F. Chaix1 , J. Salin2 1 Aix Marseille Université studies show the ability of diffuse ultrasound to characterize surface breaking cracks in concrete the sensitivity of the method for various crack depths and highlight its potential for concrete nondestructive

  6. 98 OCTOBER 2003 / Concrete international The Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM) is a consortium of

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    98 OCTOBER 2003 / Concrete international The Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM the hydration of concrete. ACBM's Industrial Partners and Northwestern University's Infra- structure Technology to track the very early age hydration of concrete and provide accurate measurements of maturity

  7. Performance-Based Concrete Pavement Mix Design System Performance-Based Design Guide for New and Rehabilitated

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    Strategic Research Plan #12;· Performance-Based Concrete Pavement Mix Design System · Performance-Based Design Guide for New and Rehabilitated Concrete Pavements · High-Speed Nondestructive Testing and Intelligent Construction Systems · Optimized Surface Characteristics for Safe, Quiet, and Smooth Concrete

  8. To be submitted to Concrete Science and Engineering (August, 1999) New e ective medium theory for the di usivity or

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    To be submitted to Concrete Science and Engineering (August, 1999) New e#11;ective medium theory for the di#11;usivity or conductivity of a multi-scale concrete microstructure model E.J. Garboczi National, CA 94551-9900 Abstract To attempt to represent concrete properly as a composite material, one must

  9. The Romans built with concrete more than two thousand years ago, even using a mixture that hardens

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    Bieber, Michael

    The Romans built with concrete more than two thousand years ago, even using a mixture that hardens underwater. In the 21st century, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Excep. Today, concrete is a high-tech product precisely formulated for environmental conditions

  10. Keys, Nominals, and Concrete Domains Carsten Lutz 1 Carlos Areces 2 Ian Horrocks 3 Ulrike Sattler 1

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    Lutz, Carsten

    Keys, Nominals, and Concrete Domains Carsten Lutz 1 Carlos Areces 2 Ian Horrocks 3 Ulrike Sattler 1 on an abstract, logical level with an interface to ``concrete'' domains such as numbers and strings. We propose combine powerful logical languages with an interface to concrete do­ mains (e.g., integers, reals, strings

  11. Influence of the macro-porosity and the meso-structure on the dynamic properties of concrete

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Influence of the macro-porosity and the meso-structure on the dynamic properties of concrete F-94235 Cachan, France ABSTRACT : Traditionally, the variability of concrete properties (in statics with an explicit representation of the macro-porosity on the dynamic properties of concrete like material

  12. Ultra-High Performance Concrete with Tailored Properties Cementitious materials comprise a large portion of domestic structures and

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    Li, Mo

    Ultra-High Performance Concrete with Tailored Properties Cementitious materials comprise a large portion of domestic structures and infrastructure. The development of ultra-high performance concrete of buildings or structures to dynamic loading and fire. Overview of research program on UHPC or CEP (concrete

  13. Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 APPLICATION OF PLASTICITY THEORY TO REINFORCED

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 rd July, 2007 11 APPLICATION OF PLASTICITY THEORY TO REINFORCED CONCRETE DEEP BEAMS Ashraf ASHOUR 1 Keun-and-tie, mechanism, capacity. 1 INTRODUCTION Reinforced concrete deep beams are fairly common structural elements

  14. UWM-CBU Concrete Materials Technology Series Program No. 72 Construction Demonstration for Use of Residuals and Reject Fibers

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    Saldin, Dilano

    UWM-CBU Concrete Materials Technology Series Program No. 72 Construction Demonstration for Use of Residuals and Reject Fibers from Pulp and Paper Industry in Concrete and CLSM Center for By Milwaukee, WI 53201 MILWAUKEE, WI PERMIT NO. 864 UWM-CBU Concrete Materials Technology Series Program No. 72

  15. BUSH, BLAKE MARSHALL. Analytical Evaluation of Concrete Penetration Modeling Techniques. (Under the direction of Dr. Emmett Sumner.)

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    . The experimental test data, provided by Sandia National Laboratories, comprises concrete targets of two compressive testing of the experimental concrete is used to calibrate the constitutive models in each analysis packageABSTRACT BUSH, BLAKE MARSHALL. Analytical Evaluation of Concrete Penetration Modeling Techniques

  16. IMAGING OF EARLY-STAGE CRACKING ON REAL-SIZE CONCRETE STRUCTURE FROM 4-POINTS BENDING TEST

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    IMAGING OF EARLY-STAGE CRACKING ON REAL-SIZE CONCRETE STRUCTURE FROM 4-POINTS BENDING TEST Yuxiang difficulty on complexes material such as concrete, which is in part due the use of coherent waves in a very the application of this new technique on a real-size 15 tons concrete structure for imaging early-stage cracking

  17. CO2 Sequestration in Non-air Entrained Concrete Tarun R. Naik, Rakesh Kumar, and Rudolph N. Kraus

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    Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

    CO2 Sequestration in Non-air Entrained Concrete Tarun R. Naik, Rakesh Kumar, and Rudolph N. Kraus dioxide (CO2) sequestration in non-air entrained concrete. Several experimental factors sequestration in non-air entrained concrete. Compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength

  18. Mobile system for microwave removal of concrete surfaces

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

    1997-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus are disclosed 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. 7 figs.

  19. Mobile system for microwave removal of concrete surfaces

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    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

    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.

  20. High temperature concrete composites containing organosiloxane crosslinked copolymers

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    Zeldin, Arkady (Rego Park, NY); Carciello, Neal (Patchogue, NY); Kukacka, Lawrence (Port Jefferson, NY); Fontana, Jack (Shoreham, NY)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to high temperature polymer concrete composites comprising about 10-30% by weight of a liquid monomer mixture consisting essentially of an organosiloxane polymer crosslinked with an olefinically unsaturated monomer selected from the group consisting of styrene, methyl methacrylate, trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate, triallyl cyanurate, n-phenylmalimide, divinyl benzene and mixtures theroef; and about 70-90% by weight of an inert inorganic filler system containing silica sand and preferably a member selected from the group consisting of portland cement, Fe.sub.2 O.sub.3, carbon black and mixtures thereof; and optionally a free radical initiator such as di-tert-butyl peroxide, azobisisobutyronitrile, benzoyl peroxide, lauryl peroxide and other organic peroxides to initiate crosspolymerization of the monomer mixture in the presence of the inorganic filler.