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Chapter 2 - Using Silica Fume in Concrete
Enhancing Mechanical Properties

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This slide shows compressive strength of high-strength, silica-fume concrete through three years. This concrete was produced by a ready-mixed concrete supplier. Note the very rapid early strength development.

This data is from testing wet-cured 4 x 8 inch cylinders.

Burg, R. G., and Ost, B. W., Engineering Properties of Commercially Available High-Strength concretes (Including Three Year Data), Research and Development Bulletin RD104, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Illinois, 1994, 58 pp.