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 prior to molding, are also covered. In addition, other accelerated curing methods, such as electrical, oil, and infrared heating are discussed.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1--Basic concrete materials
Chapter 2--Accelerators and special cements
Chapter 3--Effect of variations in accelerated-curling cycles
3.2--Curing for concrete masonry units
3.3--Curing concrete pipe
3.4--Curing of precast and/or prestressed concrete products
Chapter 4--Special treatments
4.2--Carbonation treatment methods
4.3--Methods of accelerated drying of concrete products
4.4--Heating prior to molding
Chapter 5--Electrial, oil, and infrared methods
5.2--Electrical curing methods
5.3--Use of hot oil or other fluids for heating forms
5.4--Infrared curing of concrete
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