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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Monitoring the Liquid to Solid Transition in
Concrete with Conventional Tests
Author(s): J. Abel, R.C.A. Pinto, and K.C. Hover
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 151-166
Keywords: calorimetry; cement; compressive strength; concrete; hydration; maturity;
setting; slump; strength gain
Abstract:A simple but challenging experiment was carried out to measure concrete temperature, air content, unit weight, slump, setting (penetration resistance), heat release, maturity, and compression strength over a 28-day period beginning with discharge from the chute of a concrete truck. It was thus demonstrated that concrete’s transition from liquid to solid is represented continuously by maturity and by heat release, but it is more commonly recorded in terms of three phases in concrete development: slump loss, setting, and strength gain. The paper describes how these phases overlap each other and are related to concrete temperature, heat release, and maturity.
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