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Title: Tests on TVA containment concrete
Authors: Tennessee Valley Authority.
McDonald, J. E. (James E.)
Keywords: Concrete creep
Compressive strength
Concrete mixtures
Concrete properties
Modulus of elasticity
Nuclear power plants
Nuclear reactor containment
Publisher: Concrete Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; C-72-17.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: Using concrete mixture proportions furnished by the Tennessee Val1ey Authority (TVA), information was developed on the compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, and time dependent deformation behavior (creep) of concrete similar to that planned for use in the construction of the prestressed containment for TVA's X-14 and X-15 nuclear power plants. Test results indicate that concrete creep decreases with the age at loading and, hence, the sustained modulus of elasticity increases with the age at loading. This is attributed to the reduction in amount of evapora.ble water by the process of hydration in sealed specimens.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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