In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
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: Accelerated Curing of Concrete at Atmospheric Pressure -State
of the Art
Author(s): ACI Committee 517
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 429-448
Keywords: accelerated curing; accelerating agents; admixtures; aggregates; atmospheric
pressure steam curing; calcium chlorides; carbonation; compressive
strength; concrete blocks; concrete pipes; cooling; curing; electric curing;heating;infared heating;kilns.
Abstract:Accelerated curing of concrete is used extensively in the production of precast concrete structural members, pipe, masonry units, and prestressed products. Steam curing is probably the most widely used method at the present time. Recent modifications and changes in this method are discussed, as well as the effect of the curing cycles. In addition to steam curing, the effect of variations in the concrete materials on accelerated curing is discussed, as are special cements and accelerators. Special treatments, including carbonation, accelerated drying, and heating concrete prior to molding, are also covered. Recently, some new accelerated curing methods have been developed. These include electrical, oil, and infrared curing. A section of this report deals exclusively with these methods.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber