oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. National Building Research Institute. Note on the use of shrinking aggregates in concrete and mortar

Volume 6, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



As reported by Stutterheim1 certain aggregates in South Africa cause very large dimensional changes in mortar and concrete. There appears to be some uncertainty as to the most desirable course of action to be taken when a particular aggregate from the area in which shrinking aggregates occur, or when an aggregate from outside this area which may be suspect from this point of view, is being considered for use in concrete or mortar.

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