THERMAL ACCELERATION OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETES USING DIRECT ELECTRONIC CURING

Accelerated curing of concrete with electricity is frequently used in the precast concrete industry. It is vital that the consequences of using different direct electrical curing regimes on both short- and long-term compressive strengths are comprehended. In this investigation, various heating regimes involving differing maximum temperatures and delay periods were used, and they demonstrated a range of compressive strengths. The results showed that the maximum temperature, the delay period before heating commences, and the water-cement ratio (w/c) govern the early strength gain that can be achieved by the use of direct electric curing. It was also noticed that the electrical resistance of the electrically cured concrete immediately prior to testing could be used to predict compressive strength at various ages.

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  • Accession Number: 00792320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: CMS-9413725
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 2000 12:00AM