Heavy Concrete

heavy concrete

[′hev·ē käŋ′krēt]
Concrete in which some or all rock aggregate is replaced by metal aggregate.

Heavy Concrete


the general name for a large group of concretes with a density of 1,800–2,500 kg/m3. The binder in heavy concrete is one of the varieties of portland cement; the aggregates are dense ore rocks such as limestones, granites, and basalts. The widespread use of heavy concrete in modern construction results from the high quality of the physicomechanical properties of heavy concrete and the availability of the natural masonry building materials used as coarse and fine aggregates.

high-density concrete, heavy concrete, heavyweight concrete

Concrete of exceptionally high unit weight, usually consisting of heavyweight aggregates; used esp. for radiation shielding.
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It was used for lifting heavy concrete elements as well as the steel construction of the new production buildings roof structure.
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Demonstrators pushed past security forces at Tahrir Square, breached a barbed wire barrier, and attempted to pull down slabs of heavy concrete blast wall blocking Jumhuriyah Bridge, which leads toward the Green Zone, where Iraq's main government institutions are located.
to create a managed Wi-Fi network that could overcome heavy concrete structures and high ceilings and deliver superior, cost- effective wireless coverage to meet the center's expanding bandwidth needs.
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