THE CURING OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT SLABS IN HOT WEATHER

TWENTY-EIGHT 1 M THICK SLABS WERE CAST ON WARM SUNNY DAYS TO DETERMINE THE TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS IN CONCRETE WHEN THE EXOTHERMIC HYDRATION REACTION IS STIMULATED BY STRONG SUNLIGHT. THE EFFECT OF THE TIME OF PLACING WAS INVESTIGATED BY CASTING SLABS AT DIFFERENT TIMES DURING THE DAY AND THE EFFICIENCY OF A RANGE OF TEMPERATURE CONTROL TECHNIQUES WAS EXAMINED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT CURING MEMBRANES WILL PROVE ADEQUATE DURING WARM WEATHER ONLY IF A WHITE PIGMENT IS ADDED. /RRL(A)/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Technical REPT TRA 435, 14 PP, 12 FIG, 3 TAB, 15 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hunt, J G
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00213126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM