Date of Award
Master of Science
James H. Deatherage, James Beavers
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the correlation between the compressive strength of a mass concrete mix and that concrete’s dynamic properties, specifically, shear wave velocity. Several methods, including static and dynamic tests, were used to determine the concrete’s physical properties of compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, both static and dynamic, and shear wave velocity.
It has been found that, for the specific concrete analyzed, there is a correlation between the compressive strength and dynamic properties as well as a correlation between the static and dynamic moduli. The data found in this study shows that dynamic properties of this concrete mix can be determined and obtained through the use of standard tests and attainment of adequate compressive strength, respectively.
Boone, Shane Darrel, "A Comparison Between the Compressive Strength and the Dynamic Properties of Concrete as a Function of Time. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2005.