Techniques and materials for internal water curing of concrete

Ole Mejlhede Jensen, Pietro Lura

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This paper gives an overview of different techniques for incorporation of internal curing water in concrete. Internal water curing can be used to mitigate self-desiccation and selfdesiccation shrinkage. Some concretes may need 50 kg/m3 of internal curing water for this purpose. The price of the internal curing water is in the approximate range 0.1–1 e/kg.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials and Structures
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)817-825
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Shrinkage
  • High-performance concrete
  • Autogenous strain
  • Curing


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