EFFECT OF CURING AND COMPOSITION ON THE PROPERTIES OF THE OUTER SKIN OF CONCRETE

Work is reported in which the properties and performance of concrete skin were evaluated by means of capillary absorption and carbonation (natural and accelerated) test. The data obtained in three years of exposure tests are described. It is noted that inadequate curing on a hot, dry environment may have only a small detrimental effect on strength but a marked negative influence on the performance of the skin as estimted by carbonation tests. Concrete strength, is therfore an inadequate parameter to evaluate the properties of the skin, and it may even be misleading when used to specify or to provide a measure for quality control when durability is an issue.

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  • Accession Number: 00617876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM