Laboratory Examination of a High-Alumina Cement Concrete Column After 46-Years Exposure at Treat Island, Maine

    Volume 7, Issue 2 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0149-6123

    CODEN: CCAOAD

    Page Count: 2


    Buck, AD
    Geologists, Structures Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS

    Burkes, JP
    Geologists, Structures Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS

    Abstract

    Examination of a high-alumina cement (HAC) concrete specimen made in the laboratory and exposed to several hundred cycles of freezing and thawing at Treat Island, ME, showed that its excellent durability was due to the fact that it was in fact air entrained. This was a surprise since it was supposed to be nonair-entrained concrete. The reason for this discrepancy is not known. In addition, X-ray diffraction examination showed that the phase conversion often associated with HAC had not occurred.


    Paper ID: CCA10378J

    DOI: 10.1520/CCA10378J

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    Title Laboratory Examination of a High-Alumina Cement Concrete Column After 46-Years Exposure at Treat Island, Maine
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