EXPERIMENTS IN CURING CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

THIRTEEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN CURING CONCRETE PAVEMENTS WITH A GREAT MANY TYPES AND KINDS OF CURES FORM THE BACKGROUND FOR THIS REPORT. AMONG THOSE METHODS USED WERE WET EARTH, WET BURLAP, VARIOUS BITUMINOUS TYPES, CALCIUM CHLORIDE BOTH EXTERNALLY AND INTERNALLY, THE HUNT PROCESS AND OTHERS. FROM THESE SEVERAL EXPERIMENTS A FEW BRIEF CONCLUSIONS WERE DRAWN AS FOLLOWS: (1) EARTH AND WATER CURING PROVIDES THE MOST DESIRABLE RESULTS OF ANY THAT WERE STUDIED. (2) THE CURING TREATMENT APPLIED DURING THE FIRST FEW HOURS AFTER THE CONCRETE IS PLACED HAS THE GREATEST EFFECT UPON ITS STRENGTH. (3) THE EFFECT OF A CURING METHOD UPON STRENGTH MAY BE PREDICTED FROM LABORATORY TESTS FOR PREVENTION OF MOISTURE LOSS. (4) WHILE UNDER THE CLIMATIC CONDITIONS EXISTING IN IOWA, DIFFERENCES OF STRENGTH DUE TO DIFFERENCES IN CURING METHODS TEND TO DECREASE WITH THE AGE OF THE CONCRETE, THEY DO NOT DISAPPEAR ENTIRELY FOR A VERY LONG TIME. (5) THE DIFFERENCE IN SLAB LENGTH DUE TO DIFFERNECES IN METHODS OF CURING TEND TO DISAPPEAR WITH INCREASING AGE OF THE PAVEMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 19, pp 284-295, 1 FIG, 13 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Myer, B
  • Publication Date: 1940

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 5-8, 1939
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  • Accession Number: 00213913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM