Rapid estimation of concrete strengths potential for Hydro-Quebec dams with special reference to modified boiling method: M38-8/131E-PDF

“This paper outlines the accelerated curing methods used by the Quebec Hydro-Electric Commission, for estimating the 91-day strength of concrete. This is followed by a detailed statistical analysis of the field test data obtained on Outardes -3 project of the Commission using the modified boiling method. Briefly, this method consists of initial standard moist-curing of test specimens for 24 hours, followed by boiling for 3 1/2 hours and measuring compressive strength 1 hour later. The analysis of the field data, which consist of several hundred test results, indicates that the modified boiling method is an acceptable means for potential strength determination of concrete, and its use during the construction of large concrete dams is recommended"--Summary, p. 438.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Mines Branch.
Title Rapid estimation of concrete strengths potential for Hydro-Quebec dams with special reference to modified boiling method
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Language [English]
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Note Cover title. "Reprinted from Tenth International Congress on Large Dams, volume iv, question no. 39, r. 20, transactions, Montreal, Canada, 1-5 June 1970." Historical publication digitized from print 2017 [by Natural Resources Canada].
Date 1974.
Number of Pages p. 415-438 :
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  • M38-8/131E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 300210
Subject Terms Concrete, Testing, Dams