Evaluation and Synthesis of Experimental Data for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

Argudo, Jaime F.


Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is a lightweight uniform cellular concrete that is well known and used in Europe, but relatively new in the United States, where design and construction provisions, and material specifications, are now being developed for its use.

In this thesis, available data for key mechanical properties of AAC are evaluated and synthesized. The data were originally produced at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and elsewhere.

The synthesized data are then used to develop a technical justification for proposed design provisions for ACC elements and structures.

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