EFFECTS OF CURING UPON CARBONATION OF CONCRETE

The authors consider that even if mix design (cement content, W/C ratio) has an effect on durability of concrete mixed with blended cement, curing conditions, particularly curing time, also affect concrete durability against carbonation. The choice of curing time depends on cement content, and must be adjusted to concrete design (28 day strength, W/C ratio). Concretes with a low cement content (or a high W/C ratio) must be cured longer than those having higher cement content. Finally, some correlations show that strength at the end of curing, which takes into account both mix design and curing conditions, is able to assess durability of concrete against carbonation. (A)

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  • Authors:
    • BALAYSSAC, J P
    • DETRICHE, H
    • GRANDET, J
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • Accession Number: 00724134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM