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Shrinkage of natural aggregates in concrete

Series/doc. No Digest Digest 357
Year 1991
Abstract Discusses the effects on concrete of using shrinkable natural aggregates, recommends suitable uses for concrete made with particular aggregates and offers guidance on the design precautions to be taken. Various test methods are compared and a supplementary method suggested for testing aggregates.
History Replaces - BRE Digest 35.
Subject(s) Materials
Aggregates
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Publisher BRE
Publisher History IHS BRE Press is the publisher for the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Their activities include research, consultancy, training and certification. They publish a range of reports, information papers, guides, digests, and case studies covering all aspects of construction.
Table Of Contents
Types of aggregate 1
Identification and diagnosis 2
Test methods 2
Test limits 2
Design precautions 3
Unreinforced concrete, cast stone and masonry units 4
Reinforced concrete 4


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