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Hot Weather

Concrete in hot weather is subject to high loss of moisture by evaporation and rapid hardening, which affect the placement operations and the cracking potential. High ambient temperature, high concrete temperature, low relative humidity, and high wind speed are conditions that tend to damage the freshly mixed or hardened concrete. These circumstances lead to acceleration of the rate of moisture loss and cement hydration. There is no single maximum ambient or concrete temperature, but generally for the best results, a concrete temperature of between approximately 75 and 100°F (24 and 38°C) is considered most favorable for best results.


Temperature Control for the Gomal Zam RCC Arch-Gravity Dam

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2016

Effect of Severe Environmental and Loading Conditions on GFRP-RC Bridge Deck Slabs

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2011

Effects of Liquid Nitrogen Cooling on Fresh Concrete Properties

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 3/1/2010

Coupled Effects of High Temperature, Prolonged Mixing Time, and Chemical Admixtures on Rheology of Fresh Concrete

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 5/1/2009

Impact of Extremely Hot Weather and Mixing Method on Changes in Properties of Ready Mixed Concrete during Delivery

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 9/1/2008

Evaporation of Water from Concrete Surfaces

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 9/1/2006

Estimating Fresh Concrete Temperatures

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2006

Performance of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcing Bars in Tropical Environments- Part II: Microstructural Tests

Publication: Structural Journal
Date: 11/1/2005

Cooling Concrete with Embedded Pipes

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 5/1/2005

Curing Test Cylinders in Hot Weather

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 5/1/2005

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