Accession Number:

AD0621249

Title:

CONCRETE INVESTIGATIONS FOR MORROW POINT DAM AND POWERPLANT, CURECANTI UNIT COLORADO RIVER STORAGE PROJECT,

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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION DENVER COLO CONCRETE AND STRUCTURAL BRANCH

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Report Date:

1965-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The Morrow Point Dam and Powerplant concrete investigations indicate that project materials will produce concretes which will meet design and service requirements for mass and structural concretes. The study started in March 1962 investigated the relative quality of aggregates and the structural and mass concrete made with selected project materials. Conclusions were 1 Optimum sand contents for structural concretes were 42, 34, and 28 for concrete with 34-, 1-12-, and 3-inch maximum-size aggregate, respectively. Mass concrete with 6-inch maximum-size aggregate required about 20 percent sand for adequate workability. 2 Significant cement savings were achieved through the use of a water-reducing agent. 3 Compressive strength tests showed that structural and mass concretes met design requirements. 4 Elasticity modulus ranged from 4.48 to 5.21 million psi. 5 Freeze-thaw durability is considered excellent. 6 Permeability is excellent. 7 Temperature rise is about average for mass concrete containing 4 sacks of cement. Thermal conductivity, coefficient of expansion, and diffusivity were lower than average. 8 Drying shrinkage values were higher than average. Specimens fog-cured showed greatest shrinkage. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE