Roller Compacted Concrete

by Kenneth D. Hansen, (F.ASCE), Engr.; Portland Cement Assoc. Denver, Colo. 80224,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-455-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-455-2 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 148

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Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | Denver, Colorado, United States | May 1-2, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Roller compacted concrete has emerged recently as an economical material and rapid method of construction for use in gravity dams, overflow structures and heavy duty pavements. The economics of RCC for dam construction, together with the latest design concepts and criteria for providing functional, safe structures are presented. Methods for providing watertightness or controlling seepage in dams are discussed in depth. A combination of soil mechanics and concrete theory has helped develop simple standard tests using conventional testing laboratory equipment to aid with quality control. The methods used and lessons learned from the construction of two spillway structures, Middle Fork Dam in Colorado, several Japanese dams, plus the plans for Upper Stillwater Dam in Utah may influence heavy construction for many years. Similarly the design and construction experience from nearly a decade of experience with RCC heavy duty pavements in British Columbia has already set the stage for many similar projects in the United States. Ten papers divided into two sections, design of compacted concrete water control structures and pavements and construction and quality control for roller compacted concrete, address these subjects.

Subject Headings: Roller-compacted concrete | Construction methods | Pavement design | Infrastructure construction | Gravity dams | Compaction (material) | Dams | United States | Colorado | Utah | British Columbia | Canada


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