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Concrete In Australia : June 2009
Concrete in Australia Vol 35 No 2 47 LATEST TITLES Concrete Institute members are welcome to use the Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia s library services. The library is located at the CCAA s Sydney office on Level 6, 504 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW. The databases can be accessed electronically via www.concrete.net.au. The postal address is Locked Bag 2010, St Leonards, NSW 1590. Phone (02) 9903 7721, fax (02) 9437 9473, email: firstname.lastname@example.org SELF COMPACTING CONCRETE; PRECAST CONCRETE; PRESTRESSED CONCRETE; BRIDGES Self-consolidating concrete for precast, prestressed concrete bridge elements Accession number: 08A04181 National Cooperative Highway Research Program report 628 e use of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) in the US has been hindered by concerns about certain design and construction issues that are perceived to influence the performance and structural integrity of bridge structures. e lack of standard tests and training has also hampered widespread use of SCC. ere is a need to better understand the influence of these materials combinations on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete used in prestressed concrete construction and to identify reliable test methods and performance specification for mix design and quality control of SCC. REINFORCEMENT; FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMERS Fiber-reinforced polymer reinforcement for concrete structures Accession number: 08A04188 Proceedings of the 8th international symposium on fiber- reinforced polymer reinforcement for concrete structures Patras, Greece, July 16-18, 2007 e FRPRC-9 Symposium shows how much the state-of-the- art in the field of FRP combined with concrete (and other materials, such as masonry) has advanced within only a couple of decades throughout the globe. is set of proceedings (book+CD) contains a total of 311 papers from 43 countries. BUSH FIRES; BUILDING; STANDARDS Australian Standard AS 3959-2009: Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas Accession number: 08A04198 is Standard was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee FP-020, Construction of Buildings in Bushfire- prone Areas, to supersede AS 3959-1999. SEWERS; COATINGS Acid-resistant coating materials for sewer systems Kaps Dr C Accession number: 200903197 BFT 53 proceedings ( Beton und Fertigteil Tage -- Germany), vol 75, no 2, pp 197-198 For several decades already, materials based on cementitious binders have been widely used as commodity building materials in the construction industry. Pipelines and reservoirs used in long- established fields of application, such as municipal wastewater treatment, have to resist most diverse loads and stresses brought about by their laying, installation and day-to-day use. For this purpose, concrete has become the universal commodity building material meeting a wide range of requirements in terms of impact strength, compressive strength, tightness and abrasion resistance. Its virtually unlimited plasticity and the possible bond with other materials open up many different technical and structural options. In the past couple of years, activities have increasingly been focused on achieving an increase in durability in this chemically aggressive environment. DURABILITY; HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE; PRECAST CONCRETE e durability potential of ultra-high performance concretes -- opportunities for the precast concrete industry Accession number: 20090217 BFT 53 Proceedings, vol 75, pp 17-19 e market segment of building in existing structures has attained a dominating economic position during the past few years, which will most likely continue to exist in future. For this reason, the precast concrete industry must aim to develop innovative construction products to gain an even stronger foothold in this part of the market. In this regard, the use of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) suggests itself for various reasons. is type of concrete, which can currently be used almost exclusively in precast elements due to its properties, offers both high strength and density, which enables the manufacture of very slender, lightweight and particularly durable structural elements. PUNCHING SHEAR; LATTICE STRUCTURES; BOND A new lattice girder system for punching shear force and bond: background, development and application Schwarzkopf Dr M BFT 53 Proceedings, vol 75, no 2, pp 100-101 Accession number: 200903100 Since the introduction of the design based on the Eurocode and in accordance with DIN 10456:2001 in shear and punching zones of floor areas subjected to high loading suitable reinforcement systems that can be installed in the precast plant as unproblematically as possible have been demanded. HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE; TUNNELS; LININGS Tunnel repair using high-strength and high-performance sprayed concrete Skazkuc M, Pecur E B, Skazlic Z Accession number: 20090310 Concrete Engineering International, Vol 13, no 1, pp 10-12 A rock stability problem developed during the construction of the northern tube of the St Kuzam Tunnel, in the city of Rijeka, Croatia and about 30km of constructed tunnel collapsed. Experience gained from the application of high-strength, high-peformance sprayed concrete showed that this material is suitable for use as a primary tunnel lining.