The Curing Meter

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Abstract

Curing technology concerns adjustment and control of temperature and moisture conditions in hardening structures and elements of concrete. The curing technology comprises e.g. measurement, adjustment and control of the moisture conditions during the early hardening phase of the concrete to achieve an optimal development of properties in the hardening concrete – so-called "moisture curing". Proper moisture curing is vital to concrete but laborious to accomplish and difficult to control at the construction site with present methods. This paper concerns a new method for site measurement of evaporation from concrete surfaces in the early hardening phase. The Concrete Curing Meter is designed for simple and reliable monitoring of water loss from a wet surface of fresh concrete. This new measuring technique has been tested with several prototypes of the Curing Meter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced testing of fresh cementitious materials
Number of pages350
Place of PublicationStuttgart, Germany
PublisherDeutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung
Publication date2006
Edition1st
Pages139-146
ISBN (Print)3-9808542-6-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAdvanced testing of fresh cementitious materials - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced testing of fresh cementitious materials
CityStuttgart, Germany
Period01/01/2006 → …

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