Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science
Author’s Name : S.Gayathri, P.Deepika, A.Monisha
Volume 01 Issue o5 Year 2014
ISSN no: 2348-3121
Page no: 44-47
Abstract—Concrete is prepared with a water cement ratio of 0.45. Cube specimens were cast for testing the characteristic strength for 7 & 28 days of curing tested and observed respectively using the curing methods namely Immersion, Plastic sheeting ,Steam curing, Sandpit curing to cure the cube specimens until the day of testing. In this project, effort has been made to understand the working & influence of curing methods which are generally adopted in the construction industry & compared with the conventional curing. This project focuses on studying the influence of different curing methods on concrete to achieve a better characteristic strength. Curing is essential if concrete is to perform the intended function over the design life of the structure while excessive curing time may lead to the escalation of the construction cost of the project and unnecessary delays.
Keywords— concrete, conventional curing, sand pit curing, plastic sheet curing, steam curing
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