An Experimental Study of Moisture Migration in Concrete


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Title: An Experimental Study of Moisture Migration in Concrete

Author(s): J.E. McDonald

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 34


Appears on pages(s): 957-990

Keywords: concretes; deformation; high temperature; hydration; moisture content; nuclear reactor containment; pressure vessels; prestressed concrete; research shrinkage; strains; temperature; thermal gradient

Date: 1/1/1972

In an effor to obtain information regarding the nature of moisture movement and rate of moisture loss in a prestressed concrete reactor vessel (PCRV), an experimental study of moisture migration in a pie-shaped specimen representing the flow path through a cylindrical wall of a PCRV was initiated. . .Based on the results obtained to date, it appears that there have been no significant changes in the specimen's moisture content.