Accession Number : ADA535963
Title : Cold Weather Admixture Systems Demonstration at Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER HANOVER NH COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB
Personal Author(s) : Barna, Lynette A ; Seman, Peter M ; Korhonen, Charles J
Report Date : Aug 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract : Cold Weather Admixture Systems (CWAS) is a new approach to cold weather concreting that incorporates suites of commercially available chemical admixtures in concrete mixes. When used in combination, these admixtures depress the freezing point of the concrete mix water, protect the fresh concrete down to an internal temperature of 23 deg F, and promote early strength gain. In stark contrast to conventional winter concreting operations, no external heat is required in the CWAS approach. As a result, the construction and heating of temporary shelters is not required, as dictated by current practice. Given the significant cost of energy associated with external heating, a real advantage of the CWAS approach is the cost saving potential for cold weather concreting as compared to current practice. In March 2008, a full-scale field test was conducted at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. This field test provided an opportunity to apply the CWAS approach to an infrastructure project on an Army installation. This report describes the placement of a concrete hardstand using the CWAS approach and the monitoring of the structure after construction to estimate the strength gain.
Descriptors : *CONCRETE , *COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH , *COLD WEATHER , *MIXTURES , ENERGY , ARMY FACILITIES , FIELD TESTS , INFRASTRUCTURE , MIXING , TEMPERATURE , FREEZING , CONSTRUCTION , WATER , MONITORING , CONTRAST , COSTS
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE