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Concrete Paving Quality Control Procedures: Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Mobile App

The expansion and contraction of concrete due to temperature changes can impact the durability of joints and the risk of cracking in concrete pavements. The Concrete Paving Quality Control Procedures: Coefficient of Thermal Expansion mobile app covers: Purpose, Principle, Test Procedure, Test Method, Output and Construction Issues. You can customize your submissions and PDF by adding a logo.

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    The expansion and contraction of concrete due to temperature changes can impact the durability of...

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    Concrete expands and contracts as its temperature changes.

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    A saturated concrete cylinder or core is subjected to temperature changes from 10°C to 50°C (50°F...

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    Caliper to measure the initial length of the core specimen.

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    Water tank: Maintains saturation of the sample and varies the temperature of the water from 10°C ...

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    Support frame: Holds the core specimen and the LVDT.

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    Thermometer: Measures the water temperature.

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    LVDT: Measures the length change of the specimen (resolution = 0.

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    Test Method – Refer to AASHTO TP 60 for Comprehensive Guidance

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    Soak a 4-in.

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    Measure the length of the saturated core using calipers.

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    Place the core in the support frame that is submerged in the water tank.

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    Adjust the temperature of the water tank to 10°C (50°F).

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    Maintain the temperature until three consecutive LVDT readings taken every 10 minutes change by l...

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    Set the temperature of the water tank to 50°C (120°F).

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    Maintain the temperature until three consecutive LVDT readings taken every 10 minutes change by l...

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    Adjust the temperature of the water tank to 10°C (50°F).

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    Maintain the temperature until three consecutive LVDT readings taken every 10 minutes change by l...

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    The coeffi cient of thermal expansion (CTE) is a function of length change due to a change in tem...

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    CTE = (measured length change / specimen length) / measured temperature change

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    The CTE reported is the average of two test values.

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    The CTE is reported in microstrain/°F.

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    Thermal expansion/contraction is a factor that should be considered in the design phase.

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    Joint layout and spacing

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    Joint width.

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