INVESTIGATION OF MOISTURE ANALYSIS IN INTERNAL CURING CONCRETE BY MOISTURE VAPOUR EMISSION RATE TEST

Jithu Kuriakose, Mrs, Dr Shanthi
2016 International Journal of Engineering Science Invention Research & Development   unpublished
Curing is the process of controlling the rate and extent of moisture loss from concrete during cement hydration. It is the maintenance of a satisfactory moisture content and temperature in concrete for a period of time, immediately following placing and finishing so that the desired properties may develop. Internal curing is a very promising technique that can provide additional moisture in concrete for an effective hydration of cement and reduced self-dessication. Here an attempt has been made
more » ... tempt has been made to carry out an experimental investigation on concrete with Carboxymethyl cellulose, Super absorbent polymers and Polyethylene glycol as internal curing agents. M20, M30, M40 and M50 grades of concrete were cast and Moisture vapour emission rate test was conducted on all types of concrete.
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