December 31, 2003

Analysis and performance of PCCP Mortar Coating

By: Mauro Scali, Paul Scheiner, Rasko Ojdrovic, Mehdi Zarghamee, Aquino W.

Abstract: The evaluation of cement mortar coatings on prestressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) may include such techniques as petrographic examination, material testing, and environmental testing of soil and groundwater. Petrographic analysis...

June 1, 2001

Under the Microscope

Abstract: Forensic engineering is typically more complex than engineering design because it requires the integration of specialized knowledge of materials science, structural analysis and design, and construction...

December 31, 2000

Do Pan Floats Cause Blisters or Delaminations?

By: Mauro Scali, Suprenant, B

Abstract: Pan floating significantly increases floor flatness and improves finishing productivity, but can it also cause floor imperfections? Section 11.7 of ACI 302.1R-96, "Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab...

December 13, 1998

Specifying Air Entrainment

By: Michael Brainerd, Mauro Scali, Paul Kelley

Abstract: Air entrainment can prevent cyclic freeze-thaw damage to concrete over a reasonable service life if coupled with a strong cement paste with low permeability. This article discusses how to correctly specify air entrainment, including...