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Title: Antifreeze admixtures for cold regions concreting: a literature review
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Korhonen, C. J. (Charles J.)
Keywords: Admixtures
Antifreeze
Cold weather
Concrete
Winter concreting
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Winter concreting practices in the U.S. are geared toward assuring that fresh concrete never freezes. Foreign literature points out that chemical admixtures can be used to depress the freezing point of mix water, thereby allowing cement to hydrate at below freezing temperatures. With these admixtures, strength gain at low temperature lags that of additive-free concrete at room temperature but, nevertheless, strength gain is significant. Though questions still remain on the short-and long-term effects of these admixtures on concrete, they appear to offer an economical alternative to conventional concreting practices.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/12085
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