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Chapter 2 - Using Silica Fume in Concrete
Producing High-Performance Concrete Bridges

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Findings from a recently published NCHRP study. The authors of this study attribute these conclusions to their findings that silica-fume concrete is more sensitive to early age curing than other concretes. Additionally, they found that early shrinkage of silica-fume concrete is very sensitive to changes in the water- cementitious materials ratio and that silica fume has little effect on the long-term (ultimate) shrinkage of concrete.

Whiting, D., and Detwiler, R., "Silica Fume Concrete for Bridge Decks," Report 410, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Washington, DC, 1988, 107 pp.