Evaluation of Concrete Patching Mixes and Opening Time Using the Maturity Concept, MLR-93-7, 1993

(1993) Evaluation of Concrete Patching Mixes and Opening Time Using the Maturity Concept, MLR-93-7, 1993. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

This report summarizes the findings of a research which was intended to evaluate the concrete strength and opening time for the full depth patching projects in Iowa under cold weather and whether or not cold water could be allowed in the mix. This research was performed both in the laboratory and in the field. The results indicated that with the present specification the concrete strength after five hours for two-lane patches which requires hot water and calcium chloride is about 1,600 psi. Hence, if a higher strength is desired, a longer curing time is required. Hot water will have to be used and water reducer is not recommended for two-lane patches. On the other hand, the concrete strength for multi-lane patches with either hot or cold water approaches 4,000 psi in less than 24 hours. There was only a slight difference in compressive strengths between the 24-hour and 36-hours curing times.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Calcium chloride, Cold weather construction, Concrete curing, Concrete tests, Patching, Strength of materials
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Concrete
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 17176
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2014 15:36
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2015 12:39
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17176