Self-curing concrete: Water retention, hydration and moisture transport

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Water retention of concrete containing self-curing agents is investigated. Concrete weight loss, and internal relative humidity measurements with time were carried out, in order to evaluate the water retention of self-curing concrete. Non-evaporable water at different ages was measured to evaluate the hydration. Water transport through concrete is evaluated by measuring absorption%, permeable voids%, water sorptivity, and water permeability. The water transport through self-curing concrete is evaluated with age. The effect of the concrete mix proportions on the performance of self-curing concrete were investigated, such as, cement content and w/c ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1282-1287
Number of pages6
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Absorption
  • Hydration
  • Permeable pores
  • Relative humidity
  • Self-curing concrete
  • Sorptivity
  • Water permeability
  • Water retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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