Transition coefficients between compressive strengths of samples with different shape and size in mass concrete and use of weight maturity method in dam construction

Ustabas I. , Desik F.

STRUCTURAL CONCRETE, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume:
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/suco.201900544
  • Title of Journal : STRUCTURAL CONCRETE
  • Keywords: compressive strength, mass concrete, maturity, transition coefficient, CRACKING, STEEL


Mass concrete (MC) is widely used in dam concretes due to their large aggregate grain diameters, low cement dosage, and low hydration temperatures. Monitoring of the hydration temperature and compressive strength is an important consideration during the casting of MC in the field. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the compressive strengths of cylindrical specimens with different maximum aggregate grain diameters (D-max) and different dimensions in MCs used in dam construction and to investigate the usability of the weighted maturity method in determining the compressive strength of dam MC. In this study, the compressive strength transition coefficient (fck o15 x 30/fck o25 x 50) of the cylindrical samples with different dimensions in MC was found to be 1.135. It was found that the weight maturity method can be used to estimate concrete strength in dam MC with low hydration temperature.