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NRMCA Research Laboratory

 

A complete set of technical articles by the NRMCA Engineering staff can be found here.

In addition NRMCA Engineering staff deliver numerous presentations at conferences and conventions.
 

Research reports

  1. Evaluation of ASTM Standard Practice on Measuring the Electrical Resistance of Fresh Concrete (PDF) September 2017
     

  2. Evaluation of Chloride Limits for Reinforced Concrete Phase A. (PDF) July 2017
     

  3. Optimizing Concrete Mixtures for Performance and Sustainability (PDF) September 2015
     

  4. An Evaluation of Performance-Based Alternatives to the Durability Provisions of the ACI 318 Building Code (PDF) January 2015
     

  5. Greatly Increased Use of Fly Ash in Hydraulic Cement Concrete (HCC) for Pavement Layers and Transportation Structures (PDF) March 2012
     

  6. New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance: Guide for the Construction Team  (PDF) October 2008  (Guide Issue Date)
     

  7. New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance  (PDF) August 2008  (Final Report)

  8. Crushed Returned Concrete as Aggregates for New Concrete (PDF)
    Report to the RMC Research & Education Foundation, September 2007

  9. Effect of Continuous (Well-Graded) Combined Aggregate Grading on Concrete Performance, Phase A:  Aggregate Voids Content (Packing Density)  (PDF) May 2007

  10. Effect of Continuous (Well-Graded) Combined Aggregate Grading on Concrete Performance, Phase B:  Concrete Performance  (PDF) May 2007

  11. Experimental Case Study Demonstrating the Advantages of Performance Specifications  (PDF) Report to the RMC Research Foundation, January 2006

  12. Establishing a Center for Concrete Research  (PDF)
    Concrete InFocus


 

 

Research Articles and Conference Presentations

 

 

Research Articles
 

  1. Viscosity Modifiers to Enhance Early Age Performance and Long Term Durability of Concrete
    ACI Materials Journal, 2011 (submitted)
     

  2. Internal Curing Improves Concrete Performance throughout its Life
    Concrete InFocus, Winter 2009
     

  3. Sustainable Concrete through the Reuse of Crushed Returned Concrete
    Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2009
     

  4. Internal Curing with Crushed Returned Concrete Aggregates for High Performance Concrete
    Kim H., Bentz D., Concrete Technology Forum, 2008
     

  5. Do Well-Graded Aggregates Aid Concrete Performance?  (PDF)
    Obla, Karthik, Concrete International

  6. Experimental Case Study Demonstrating Advantages of Performance Specifications
    NCBC Conference, May 2006

  7. Laboratory Demonstration of the Advantages of Performance Specifications  (PDF)
    Indian Concrete Journal, December 2005

  8. Experimental Case Study Demonstrating the Advantages of Performance Specifications  (PDF)
    Concrete InFocus, Summer 2005

  9. Effects of Non-Standard Curing on Strength of Concrete: A Research Project at the NRMCA Research Laboratory  (PDF)
    Concrete InFocus, Winter 2005

  10. Recycled Water in Ready Mixed Concrete Operations  (PDF)
    Concrete InFocus, Spring 2003

  11. Reusing Non-Admixtured Returned Concrete  (PDF)
    The Concrete Producer, September 1998

  12. Challenging ASR Predictive Testing  (PDF)
    The Concrete Producer, March 1998

  13. A Study on the Reuse of Plastic Concrete Using Extended Set Retarding Admixtures  (PDF)
    Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, SeptemberOctober 1995

  14. Effects of Capping Materials & Procedures on the Measured Compressive Strength of High-Strength Concrete, Cement Concrete, & Aggregates  (PDF)
    ASTM International, December 1994

  15. Current Research at NRMCA
    Concrete Products, April 1992
     

Conference presentations

  1. Measurement of Activation Energy of High Volume Fly Ash (HVFA) Mixtures
    ACI Workshop, FHWA-TFHRC, McLean, VA, September 2012
     

  2. Optimizing Concrete Mixtures for Performance and Sustainability
    Concrete Technology Forum, Seattle, WA, May 2012
     

  3. Early Age Tests and Criteria for Predicting Long-Term Penetration into Concrete
    Concrete Technology Forum, Cincinnati, OH, May 2009
     

  4. Pervious Concrete Mixture Proportioning Methodology and Experimental Validation
    ACI Spring Convention, San Antonio, TX, March 2009
     

  5. Internal Curing with Crushed Returned Concrete Aggregates for High Performance Concrete
    Concrete Technology Forum, Denver, Denver, CO, 2008
     

  6. Well graded Aggregates and Concrete Performance
    Concrete Technology Forum, Dallas, TX, May 2007
     

  7. Research in Support of Performance Specifications
    Concrete Technology Forum, Dallas, TX, May 2007
     

  8. Optimizing Aggregate Gradation
    Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association Annual Meeting Invited Speaker and Panel Discussion, Austin, TX, March 2007
     

  9. Crushed Returned Concrete as Aggregate for New Concrete
    ACI Spring Convention, Atlanta, GA, 2007
     

  10. Well-Graded Aggregate Does it Help?
    ACI Fall Convention, Denver, CO, 2006
     

  11. The Effect of Continuous Combined Aggregate Grading on Concrete Performance
    ACI Spring Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2006
     

  12. Performance-Based Specifications: Laboratory Study Demonstrating the Advantages
    Transportation Research Board, 85th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2006
     

  13. "Well graded Aggregates and Concrete Performance"
    Concrete Technology Forum, Dallas, TX, May 2007

  14. "Research in Support of Performance Specifications"
    Concrete Technology Forum, Dallas, TX, May 2007

  15. "Optimizing Aggregate Gradation"
    Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association Annual Meeting Invited Speaker and Panel Discussion, Austin, TX, March 2007

  16. "Crushed Returned Concrete as Aggregate for New Concrete"
    ACI Spring Convention, Atlanta, GA, 2007
     

  17. "Well-Graded Aggregate Does it Help?"
    Obla, Karthik, ACI Fall Convention, Denver, CO, 2006

  18. "The Effect of Continuous Combined Aggregate Grading on Concrete Performance"
    ACI Spring Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2006

  19. "Performance-Based Specifications: Laboratory Study Demonstrating the Advantages"
    Transportation Research Board, 85th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2006
     

 

 


 

 

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