To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Concrete at Higher than Normal Temperatures
From: Nick Bassar <nbassar(--nospam--at)AeroSysEngr.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 09:27:27 -0600
Does anyone know of resources which explain what happens to portland cement
concrete (reinforced) when subjected to long term service in the 150 F to
300 F range? I'm mainily looking for how the material degrades, and the
resulting effect on it's mechanical properties. I'm also looking for
information on what happens when there is a significant number of thermal
cycles in this range.
I can find a lot of information on what happens to concrete during a fire,
but I don't believe it's applicable due to the short term nature of fire
Thanks for your help.