High-Strength Concrete: Weighing the Benefits

by Henry G. Russell, Pres.; Construction Technology Laboratories, 5429 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077-1030,
Steven H. Gebler, Principal Evaluation Engineer; Construction Technology Laboratories, 5420 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077-1030,
David Whiting, Principal Research Engineer; Construction Technology Laboratories, 5420 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077-1030,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1989, Vol. 59, Issue 11, Pg. 59-61


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Russell, Gebler and Whiting describe the properties of high-strength concretes, the current state of knowledge on freeze/thaw effects, and procedures for batching, mixing, transporting, placing, curing and testing these mixes. Besides being stronger, high strength concrete is more durable and resists corrosion and abrasion better than conventional concretes. The increasing range of uses to which high strength concrete is being put include, besides the interior columns of high rises, applications in warehouses, parking garages, bridge deck overlays, dam spillways, offshore structures, bank vaults and heavy industrial floors.

Subject Headings: Corrosion | Freeze and thaw | High-strength concrete | Physical properties

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