What Can We Learn From Monitoring Concrete Temperature?

There is a growing interest in monitoring the temperature of cement paste, mortar and concrete, particularly at early ages. However, there also seems to be confusion about what is being achieved by this activity, and what to do with the information once it is recorded. This paper outlines the tools and techniques in use, and discusses their applications, benefits and limitations. The discussion will cover concepts such as heat of hydration, maturity, isothermal calorimetry and semi-adiabatic temperature monitoring for assessing setting times, and potential incompatibility between the reactive ingredients (cements, supplementary cementitious materials, and chemical admixtures) in a mixture.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-11
  • Monograph Title: Concrete Heat Development: Monitoring, Prediction, and Management

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780870312403
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-241-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2007 2:25PM