Accession Number : ADA955007

Title :   Tests of Deteriorated Concrete Blocks from Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Denson,Robert H. ; Buck,Alan D.

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Deteriorated and nondeteriorated concrete blocks were tested to determine the mechanism that caused some of the blocks to have exterior face deterioration. Freezing and thawing tests were performed on protected and unprotected specimens at various moisture conditions. Petrographic examinations were performed to determine the quality of aggregate and paste. Frost action, at a moisture content above a critical level, was found to be the mechanism responsible for the deterioration. Keywords: Concrete deterioration; Freezing and Thawing tests.

Descriptors :   *NEW JERSEY, DETERIORATION, FREEZING, THAWING, CONCRETE

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE