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Title: Developing new low-temperature admixtures for concrete : a field evaluation
Authors: Construction Productivity Advancement Research Program (U.S.)
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Korhonen, C. J. (Charles J.)
Charest, Brian.
Romisch, Kurt.
Keywords: Antifreeze admixture
Cold-weather concrete
Winter construction
Concrete additives
Cold regions
Cold weather conditions
Low temperatures
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 97-9.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Two new admixtures, capable of preventing water from freezing, as well as increasing the hydration rate of cement at below-freezing temperatures, were field tested at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Concrete made with the admixtures was placed on a frozen subgrade during a cold winter day and was allowed to cure thermally, unprotected in the cold. Comparison to control concrete placed inside a heated shelter showed that the unprotected, admixtured concrete was equal to the control in strength and appearance. Work is continuing on the development of these admixtures for commercial use.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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