Self-curing concrete: Water retention, hydration and moisture transport

Water retention of concrete containing self-curing agents is investigated. Concrete weight loss, and internal relative humidity measurements with time were carried out, in order to evaluate the water retention of self-curing concrete. Non-evaporable water at different ages was measured to evaluate the hydration. Water transport through concrete is evaluated by measuring absorption%, permeable voids%, water sorptivity, and water permeability. The water transport through self-curing concrete is evaluated with age. The effect of the concrete mix proportions on the performance of self-curing concrete were investigated, such as, cement content and w/c ratio. (A) Reprinted with permission from Elsevier.


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  • Accession Number: 01050648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:48PM