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Title: Development of two candidate concrete mixtures (salt, nonsalt) for repository sealing applications
Authors: United States. Department of Energy.
Buck, Alan D.
Keywords: Concrete
Nuclear wastes
Repository sealing
Salt concrete
Radioactive waste disposal
Concrete mixtures
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-85-8.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Two concrete mixtures were developed in 1983 for possible use in repository sealing application. The salt concrete was basically an adaptation of BCT 1-F salt grout made by adding aggregate. The nonsalt mixture was a similar adaptation of nonsalt BCT 1-FF grout. The basic requirement was continued workability after 2 hr of intermittent mixing. Tests of hardened specimens included strength, modulus of elasticity(E), permeability, coefficient of linear thermal expansion, thermal conductivity, expansion, creep, and examinations by X-ray diffraction for phase composition and by scanning electron microscopy for microstructure. Some of the physical tests were done on specimens that had been kept at 23 ± 1.7° C and on other specimens kept at 61 ± 2° C. Tests for expansion and examinations for phase composition and microstructure are being continued at 6-month or yearly intervals. It was concluded that each concrete mixture was a viable candidate for use in repository sealing applications.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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