STEAM CURING OF CONCRETE

In this discussion of the curing of concrete at ordinary pressure in precasting yards, the importance is emphasized of anlayzing the range of advantages and losses due to this type of treatment. Only a reasonable balance of parameters affecting each other can yield technical and economic success. The reasons why there can be no ideal cycle of steam curing are listed, as well as factors which affect the final quality of a product passing through the process. Other aspects considered here include the cycle of hardening, technological solutions to the "delayed" system, the initial and final strength of concrete, the dependence of strength on the duration of the steam curing process and the hardening period, acceleration in the process of hardening and the shrinkage of concrete, and the preliminary hardening of concrete prior to steam curing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • English Translation of "Prezeglad Budowlarg".
  • Corporate Authors:

    Polish Union of Building Engineers and Technicians

    Czackigo 3-5
    Warsaw,   Poland 
  • Authors:
    • Paprocki, A
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 21-30
  • Serial:
    • Building Review
    • Volume: 43
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Polish Union of Building Engineers and Technicians

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 2003 12:00AM