curing of concrete Topic

Curing of Concrete

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 OF CONCRETE

Concrete Q&A: Curing Concrete Bridge Decks and Cracking

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 12/1/2018

Advantages of Prepreg FRP Systems for Extending Service Life of Concrete Members in Wet Environments

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/2018

Development of a Photovoltaic Integrated Insulated Concrete Sandwich Panel

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/2018

Development of Ultra-Low Temperature Anti-Freezing Pumping Admixture

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/26/2018

Sulfate Resistance and Hydration Products of Steam Cured GGBFS Blended Cement Mortar

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/26/2018

Steam Curing of Precast Concrete Containing Limestone Filler—Evaluation of Early-Age Strength

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Study of Green FRCM Systems Made of Lime-Based Matrix and Hemp Fibers

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Production of Sustainable Concrete Materials through Innovative Uses of CO2

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Studies on Some Factors Affecting CO2 Mixing or CO2 Curing of Cement Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Bio-Inspired, Internally Cured Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Next Generation Infrastructure

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

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