Monitoring water loss form fresh concrete

Ole Mejlhede Jensen (Invited author)

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Abstract

Desiccation of concrete before or during setting may lead to detrimental plastic shrinkage cracking in the concrete surface zone. Cracking due to plastic shrinkage is a major technological problem for any concrete, however, modern high-performance concretes are especially susceptible to this. This paper concerns in particular a new method for site measurement of evaporation from concrete surfaces in the early hardening phase. Compared to the methods used today for determination of the desiccation process in the early hardening phase, the so-called Curing Meter permits a simple, safe and accurate determination of the evaporation loss from hardening concrete and thus better possibility for preventing curing problems, including detrimental crack damage due to plastic shrinkage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete durability and service life planning
Number of pages510
Place of PublicationBagneux, France
PublisherRILEM
Publication date2006
Edition1st
Pages197-202
ISBN (Print)2-912143-89-6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational RILEM-JCI Seminar on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning - Dead Sea, Israel
Duration: 14 Mar 200616 Mar 2006

Conference

ConferenceInternational RILEM-JCI Seminar on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning
CountryIsrael
CityDead Sea
Period14/03/200616/03/2006

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Jensen, O. M. (2006). Monitoring water loss form fresh concrete. In Concrete durability and service life planning (1st ed., pp. 197-202). RILEM.