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Title: A Note on the Moisture Condition of Concrete
Author(s): P. Schimmelwitz and J. Hundt
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 873-882
Keywords: cement pastes; concretes; curing; high temperature; moisture content; nuclear reactor containment; nuclear reactors; pressure vessels; research; rheological properties; thermal gradient
Abstract:The moisture content of concrete is important as a neutron shield in reactor vessels. Hence from the radiation shielding standpoint the highest possible moisture content is desirable. This paper presents the results of an investigation on the moisture distribution in concrete under the influence of increased temperatures experienced in nuclear reactor components.
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