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ACI 223

1998 Edition, 1998

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Standard Practice for the Use of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

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Superseded By: ACI 223R

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  • Revision: 1998 Edition, 1998
  • Published Date: January 1998
  • Status: Superseded By:
  • Superseded By: ACI 223R
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Page Count: 28
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This standard practice is directed mainly toward the use of shrinkage-compensating concrete in structures (reinforced and post-tensioned slabs, both on grade and elevated) and pavements. Recommendations are included for proportioning, mixing, placing, finishing, curing, and testing based on data presented in the committee's previous reports, and on the experience of producers, users, consultants, and contractors.

Shrinkage-compensating concrete can be produced using expansive cements or expansive components. The scope of this standard practice is limited to shrinkage-compensating concrete made with expansive cements.

The recommendations of this standard practice are not applicable to self-stressing expansive cement concretes proportioned to produce a prestressed concrete structure for load-bearing purposes. Procedures for proportioning, handling, and curing of self-stressing concretes are often radically different from procedures for shrinkage-compensating concretes used to compensate for normal drying shrinkage.