Mechanical properties of high-strength concrete with consideration for precast applications

Alireza Mokhtarzadeh, Catherine French

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This paper presents the results of over GOOO tests to investigate the mechanical properties (compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, and tensile strength) of high-strength concrete (HSC). Material variables included total amount and composition of cementitious material; type and brand of cement; type and brand of superplasticizer; and coarse aggregate type, source, size, and gradation. Both heat- and moist-curing conditions were investigated. The heatcuring process emulated that used in precast plants. The experimental results are compared with code .relations and proposed equations for HSC. Based on the results of these tests, recommended relationships are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-147
Number of pages12
JournalACI Structural Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000


  • Compressive strength
  • Flexural strength
  • High-strength concrete
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Splitting tensile strength


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