Effect of curing: conditions on strength and durability of high-performance concrete


Canpolat F. , Naık T. R.

SCIENTIA IRANICA, cilt.24, ss.576-583, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24200/sci.2017.2419
  • Dergi Adı: SCIENTIA IRANICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.576-583

Özet

This paper describes the effects of variable curing temperatures on compressive strength and sulfate resistance of high-strength, high-performance concrete. Two different concrete mixtures were proportioned to attain the 56-day compressive strength of about 70 MPa upon moist-curing. One mixture contained more quantity of ASTM Class C fly ash than the other one. For each mixture, one set of specimens was cured in a standard moist-curing room at 23 degrees C and 100% relative humidity; another set of specimens was sealed in plastic bags and cured in an elevated, Variable-Temperature Curing Environment (VTCE). The average temperature of the VTCE oscillated between about 30 C and 41 C once per day. This study revealed that the VTCE-cured concrete did not significantly exhibit different compressive strength or ability to resist sulfates attack compared to the standard moist-cured specimens. Thus, it was concluded, based on the results of this research, that additional effort to stabilize higher curing-temperatures would be necessary for field-cured concrete. (C) 2017 Sharif University of Technology. All rights reserved.