curing Topic

Curing

Definition: action taken to maintain moisture and temperature conditions in a freshly placed cementitious mixture to allow hydraulic cement hydration and (if applicable) pozzolanic reactions to occur so that the potential properties of the mixture may develop.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Concrete sets and hardens as a result of a chemical reaction between cementitious materials and water. This process is called hydration. Curing is the process of maintaining satisfactory temperature and moisture conditions in concrete long enough for hydration to develop the desired concrete properties. The potential strength and durability of concrete will be fully developed only if concrete is properly cured.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON CURING

Who is Watching Out for the Cylinders?

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2018

Finishing the Sidewalk Scaling Situation

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2018

A Step Toward Practical Geopolymer Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2018

Bridge Load Testing and Monitoring for Super-Heavy Permit Loads

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/1/2018

Field Application of Nonproprietary Ultra-High-Performance Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 1/1/2018

Drying Shrinkage in Alkali Activated Class C Fly Ash Mortars and the Mitigation Methods

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

Performances of Hemp Concretes: from Microscopic to Functional Properties

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

Modelling of Temperature-Dependent Pozzolanic Reaction of Low-calcium Fly Ash in Blended Cement Paste

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

Effects of Ternary Cements with Limestone Filler on DEF in Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

Delayed Ettringite Formation in Concrete Containing Limestone Filler

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

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