High strength concrete: proportioning, behavior and applications

Ahmed Ezeldin*, Perumalsamy N. Balaguru, Surendra P. Shah

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Abstract

Generally, concrete with a cylinder compressive strength higher than 6000 psi (41.4 MPa) is designated as high strength concrete. High strengths are achieved using stronger coarse aggregates, relatively higher cement contents and lower water/cement ratios. In most, if not all recent applications, high range water reducing admixtures have been used to improve the workability at low water/cement ratios. The other two common admixtures used in high strength concrete are condensed silica fume and fly ash. With these admixtures strengths up to 20,000 psi (138 MPa) have been obtained. This paper provides an overview of making and using high strength concrete for various structural applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Sess Relat Struct Mater Struct Congr 89
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872626997
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventProceedings of the Sessions Related to Structural Materials at Structures Congress '89 - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1989May 5 1989

Publication series

NameProc Sess Relat Struct Mater Struct Congr 89

Other

OtherProceedings of the Sessions Related to Structural Materials at Structures Congress '89
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/1/895/5/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ezeldin, A., Balaguru, P. N., & Shah, S. P. (1989). High strength concrete: proportioning, behavior and applications. In Proc Sess Relat Struct Mater Struct Congr 89 (pp. 21-30). (Proc Sess Relat Struct Mater Struct Congr 89). Publ by ASCE.