Strength Development of Concrete Based on Maturity and Pulse Velocity, MLR-95-03, 1995

(1995) Strength Development of Concrete Based on Maturity and Pulse Velocity, MLR-95-03, 1995. Transportation, Department of


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The effect of curing temperature, in the range of 4.4 to 22.8 degrees C (40 to 73 degrees F), on strength development was studied based on the maturity and pulse velocity measurements in this report. The strength-maturity relationships for various mixes using a Type I cement and using a Type IP cement, respectively, were experimentally developed. The similar curves for early age strength development of both the patching concrete, using a Type I cement with the addition of calcium chloride, and the fast track concrete, using a Type III cement and fly ash, have also been proposed. For the temperature ranges studied, the strength development of concrete can be determined using a pulse velocity measurement, but only for early ages up to 24 hours. These obtained relationships can be used to determine when a pavement can be opened to traffic. The amount of fly ash substitution, up to 30%, did not have a significant influence on the strength-maturity relationship.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Calcium chloride, Cement, Concrete, Concrete curing, Construction scheduling, Fly ash, Modulus of rupture, Patching, Pulses, Strength of materials, Temperature, Velocity
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Concrete
ID Code: 19952
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2015 12:26
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 12:26