ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF CURING MASS CONCRETE

The most recent authoritative document on curing concrete is ACI Standard 308-71, "CI Recommended Practice for Curing Concrete", notice of the adoption of which appeared in the January 1972 ACI Journal, page 1. The full text--which was not later amended--was published in the April 1971 ACI Journal, pages 233-243. This standard recognizes that curing involves two principal elements: (1) maintaining a satisfactory moisture content and (2) maintaining a favorable temperature--in concrete during hydration of the cementitious materials, so that desired properties are developed. In this report, attention will be primarily directed to the maintenance of a satisfactory moisture content, since the topic of maintaining a favorable temperature in concrete in dams is a major subject in its own right and usually is considered apart from "curing".

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Mather, B
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WES-MP-C-72-19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM