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Guide to a Format for Data on Chemical Admixtures in a Materials Property Database.

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Ferraris, C. F.

NISTIR 5796; 28 p. April 1996.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-165394


building technology; databases; chemical admixtures; concretes; material properties


The formats for data on chemical admixtures that are described in this report are intended to aid the creation of a coherent system of concrete materials property databases. This preliminary document is a guide that presents a recommended format for use in computerization of concrete materials property data. It addresses the problem of distinguishing one chemical admixture from another by providing a logical scheme for organizing and subdividing material characteristics and parameters to create a unique chemical admixture material identifier. The organization and structure presented in this guide provide a framework for cross-referencing chemical admixture properties, data, and other information which is consistent with the principles laid down in the standard guides that have been prepared by ASTM Committee E-49 and which are due to be adopted by American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 126. This preliminary working document is intended to assist the work of ACI committee 126 by providing a draft for use by committee members and others who may wish to offer suggestions for its development. This preliminary document will be superseded by an official ACI document in the series on concrete materials property database formats that is being prepared by ACI 126.