Accession Number : AD0705994

Title :   PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE FOR ANTARCTICA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 68-Jun 69,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Keeton,John R.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A satisfactory concrete mix was developed in the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory for use in Antarctica. This mix was subsequently utilized at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, during Deep Freeze 1969 to construct simulated footings and slabs. Techniques were developed in the field which led to formulation of recommended procedures for batching, mixing, placing, and curing of portland cement concrete in Antarctica. The pertinent features of the mix and design and related procedures are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONCRETE, AGING(MATERIALS)), MIXTURES, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE