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Properties of High Strength Concrete for Structural Design

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 February 2011

Shuaib H. Ahmad
Shuaib H. Ahmad, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, Box 7908, Raleigh, NC 27695–7908
S. P. Shah
S. P. Shah, Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60201
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The current ultimate strength design practice is based on experimental information obtained from concretes of compressive strengths in the range of 21 to 42 Mpa. For developing a satisfactory procedure for design of structures using higher strength concretes, additional considerations, and validation or modification of existing strength design methods may be necessary.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 1985

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