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Cooling the concrete aggregates used for construction of ...

10%  1. Considering the subsequent structural finishing operations and with the necessary automation, the apparatus employed for air-cooling of the coarse aggregate at the concrete plant during construction of the Chirkey hydroelectric plant makes it possible to produce a steady flow of concrete at a temperature of +12–13°C during the summer period, even during periods of down time;

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Cool Aggregates Concrete Construction Magazine

The most effective way to cool concrete mixes in hot weather is by using cold water or ice for mixing water. Nevertheless, it may be more convenient and often adequate for the purpose to cool the aggregate. Sometimes it is sufficient to shield stockpiles from the direct rays of the sun. Sprinkling the stockpile periodically, especially if the ...

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Cooling Concrete Aggregates: Challenges in Design and ...

concrete. Various methods have been proposed for cooling concrete aggregates. In this paper we propose a modified design for a cooling drum to be used in this regard. Preliminary simulation of the heat flow during the cooling process in the drum is analyzed with the objective of optimizing the design and achieving minimum

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Cooling and Insulating Systems for Mass Concrete

and insulating systems. This report discusses three construction procedures used to control temperature changes in concrete structures: precooling of materials, postcooling of in-place concrete by embedded pipes, and surface insulation. Other design and construction practices, such as selection of cementing materials, aggregates, chemical ...

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Engineering Concrete Cooling Systems Concrete ...

Aggregates are fed onto covered conveyors and sprayed with chilled water. The effect of the chilled water is to reduce the aggregate temperature to 2.8°C. This is an energy efficient method for reducing requirements for cooling prior to discharge. Fluidized Bed Chillers: Where required, fluidized bed chillers can be used to chill sand to 7.5°C.

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Precooling Mass Concrete Concrete Construction Magazine

Aug 12, 2005  There are several ways to precool concrete. Evaporative cooling: Often overlooked, evaporative cooling of coarse aggregate (sprinkling) is the most economical, cooling method. Sprinkling water can reduce the stockpile temperature by 10° F or more. Use only enough water to keep the stockpile wet, not saturated.

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Construction methods used for controlling temperature in ...

are several construction methods that can be used to control the temperature inside the core of the concrete structure, such as: 1) precooling of concrete aggregates, 2) post-cooling of concrete, 3) insulation of the concrete member, and 4) pouring the concrete in thin lifts. 4.1. Precooling of Concrete

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Aggregates for Use In Concrete

Concrete subject to abrasion 3.0* All other concrete 5.0* Coal and lignite: Where surface appearance of concrete is of importance 0.5 All other concrete 1.0 Source: Table 1 Limits for Deleterious Substances in Fine Aggregate for Concrete, ASTM C 33.

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Qualities Properties of Aggregates for Concrete

Dec 21, 2018  Remember that properly tested aggregates always results in a good quality of concrete. Nowadays use of concrete is increased day by day which increases the demands of aggregates. To meet these needs of the construction industries, concrete experts carry out research on concrete and developed the new artificial aggregates.

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Architect Uses Ancient Techniques to Cool Modern Building ...

May 03, 2020  The materials used for construction are a mix of local stone, steel, glass, and concrete chosen keeping in mind the climatic needs of the region while retaining the progressive design intent.

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Cooling and Insulating Systems for Mass Concrete

and insulating systems. This report discusses three construction procedures used to control temperature changes in concrete structures: precooling of materials, postcooling of in-place concrete by embedded pipes, and surface insulation. Other design and construction practices, such as selection of cementing materials, aggregates, chemical ...

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How to Control Mass Concrete Temperature during Construction

A. The four elements of an effective temperature control program, any or all of which may be used for a particular mass concrete project, are: Cementitious material content control, where the choice of type and amount of cementitious materials can lessen the heat-generating potential of the concrete; Precooling, where cooling of ingredients ...

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Concrete Cooling with Liquid Nitrogen NITROcrete

Arizona Department of Transportation changes concrete specification to permit aggregate cooling with liquid nitrogen. Arizona Department of Transportation announced their revised specifications for hot weather concreting. These new specifications allow the use of liquid nitrogen to cool aggregate for concrete construction.

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Control of Cracking in Mass Concrete Structures

in cement. Volume change in concrete due to alkali-aggregate reaction has been reduced in pres- ent day structures as a result of laboratory investi- gations of the concrete aggregates. Selection of nonreactive aggregates and/or the use of low- alkali cements now controls this type of volume change.

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Construction methods used for controlling temperature in ...

are several construction methods that can be used to control the temperature inside the core of the concrete structure, such as: 1) precooling of concrete aggregates, 2) post-cooling of concrete, 3) insulation of the concrete member, and 4) pouring the concrete in thin lifts. 4.1. Precooling of Concrete

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How To Plan and Manage Curing for Mass Concrete Pours ...

Jul 29, 2014  In general, pre-cooling the aggregates by 2 degrees Fahrenheit will cool the fresh concrete by about 1 degrees Fahrenheit. Direct and evaporative cooling lowers the aggregate

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Concrete as a thermal mass material for building ...

Sep 01, 2018  Concrete is a thermal mass material mainly composed of cement, water and aggregates. Concrete is used in building materials twice as much as all other building materials like plastic, wood and steel [17]. Improving the thermal behavior of concrete reduces the EC in buildings.

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The Benefits of Concrete Rediscover Concrete

Concrete can be recycled as aggregate — for use as sub-base material in roadbeds and parking lots, for gabion walls, as riprap to protect shorelines or in other applications — or as granular material, thereby reducing the amount of material that is landfilled and the need for virgin materials in new construction.

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What Materials Keep Buildings Cool? ArchDaily

Aug 26, 2019  Dense materials such as stone, concrete, ... When such materials are used in ... effective alternatives to air-conditioning and mechanical cooling, decreasing HFC use

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Hybrid concrete construction

Hybrid concrete construction is able to offer greater speed, quality and overall economy on a project. The use of concrete has additional benefits in assessing whole-life costs, a factor important to owner-occupiers and PFI operators. For example, the thermal mass of concrete can moderate energy demands in cooling and heating buildings ...

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New Trends in Eco-efficient and Recycled Concrete ...

Abstract. Currently, there is an increasing need to incorporate recycled materials, such as rubber, in building materials in order to meet sustainability issues. The use of waste rubber in cement-based materials such as mortar and concrete avoids landfilling and decreases virgin raw materials

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Wood vs. Concrete: The Best Choice for Builders and GCs ...

Jul 23, 2020  Wood and concrete have been used in construction for thousands of years and for good reason. Both materials have properties that make them appealing building materials. In this blog, we will tackle the age-old debate between wood and concrete. But before we dive headfirst into this heated debate, there are a few considerations we need to keep ...

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Designing Houses That Keep Their Cool - GreenBuildingAdvisor

Jul 04, 2013  Use of thermal mass, such as a brick chimney, plaster walls, or slate floor, can help keep a house interior from getting too hot during the day. Heat is absorbed by these high-mass materials during the daytime, and effective night flushing (see #8, below) can then get rid of that heat at night.

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Hoover Dam Bureau of Reclamation

Concrete. Concrete consists of four ingredients-sand and crushed rock aggregate, water and Portland cement. These must be mixed in the proper proportions to yield strong concrete. Aggregate is perhaps the most important of the materials in the concrete because it makes up as much as three quarters of the Dam's mass.

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How to Control Mass Concrete Temperature during Construction

A. The four elements of an effective temperature control program, any or all of which may be used for a particular mass concrete project, are: Cementitious material content control, where the choice of type and amount of cementitious materials can lessen the heat-generating potential of the concrete; Precooling, where cooling of ingredients ...

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Concrete Cooling with Liquid Nitrogen NITROcrete

Arizona Department of Transportation changes concrete specification to permit aggregate cooling with liquid nitrogen. Arizona Department of Transportation announced their revised specifications for hot weather concreting. These new specifications allow the use of liquid nitrogen to cool aggregate for concrete construction.

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The Benefits of Concrete Rediscover Concrete

Concrete can be recycled as aggregate — for use as sub-base material in roadbeds and parking lots, for gabion walls, as riprap to protect shorelines or in other applications — or as granular material, thereby reducing the amount of material that is landfilled and the need for virgin materials in new construction.

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Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems - Cement

Schools Tap into Geothermal Systems for Heating and Cooling. Kingsolver-Pierce Elementary School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In the November/December 2007 issue of School Construction News, the “Green Scene” column focused on geothermal heating and cooling for schools.A geothermal engineer described the benefits and various aspects of these energy efficient systems.

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Recycled Aggregates - Portland Cement Association

Concrete is a relatively heavy construction material and is frequently recycled into aggregate for road bases or construction fill. Case Study: O’Hare Modernization Project Recycled concrete aggregates are being considered for use in the O’Hare Modernization Project (OMP).

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THERMAL EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION

Most materials expand when they are heated, and contract when they are cooled. When free to deform, concrete will expand or contract due to fluctuations in temperature. The size of the concrete structure whether it is a bridge, a highway, or a building does not make it immune to the effects of temperature.

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How To Pick A Cooling Tower: Materials of Construction

Sep 26, 2018  What cooling construction materials are best suited for HVAC applications? It’s a question you will have to address if you are designing a cooling tower system or selecting one for a replacement. The answer will vary of course, depending on the client’s budget, application, location, and access to service.

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Concrete for energy- efficient buildings

Concrete is an established, dependable and well-understood building material that is used across Europe for a range of building types. Its most common applications in buildings are: • Floors at ground or upper floor levels. • Structural frames (i.e. beams, columns and slabs).

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New Trends in Eco-efficient and Recycled Concrete ...

Abstract. Currently, there is an increasing need to incorporate recycled materials, such as rubber, in building materials in order to meet sustainability issues. The use of waste rubber in cement-based materials such as mortar and concrete avoids landfilling and decreases virgin raw materials

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Designing Houses That Keep Their Cool - GreenBuildingAdvisor

Jul 04, 2013  Use of thermal mass, such as a brick chimney, plaster walls, or slate floor, can help keep a house interior from getting too hot during the day. Heat is absorbed by these high-mass materials during the daytime, and effective night flushing (see #8, below) can then get rid of that heat at night.

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Cooling Tower Fundamentals: The Evolution of Wooden ...

Feb 05, 2013  Cooling tower construction has evolved over time as environmental concerns and new materials have become available. Although FRP is now the preferred building material, the transition from wood cooling towers to more durable materials is an interesting journey beginning with redwood construction. The Beginning: Wooden Cooling Towers At the very beginning of cooling tower []

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Is Concrete Sustainable? Green Building with Concrete ...

Aug 31, 2020  Concrete Sustainability. Green building is the concept of constructing homes and buildings we need today without depleting resources for future generations. In the new world of sustainable building, information about the strength, durability, and indestructible nature of concrete as a resourceful building material is emerging.

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Construction systems YourHome

Construction systems. The combinations of materials used to build the main elements of our homes — roof, walls and floor — are referred to as construction systems. They are many and varied, and each has advantages and disadvantages depending on climate, distance from source of supply, budget, maintenance requirements and desired style or ...

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Pavement materials in Road Construction

Feb 19, 2015  Soil is the main constituent in Subgrade and embankment Aggregates are used in the Sub base and base layer Aggregates and binding material in the top layer Sub grade and embankment provides support for the pavement Different types of failures such as rutting and shoving in the flexible pavements, cracking in the rigid (concrete) pavements are ...

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