Curing of High Performance Concrete: Annotated Bibliography.
Curing of High Performance Concrete: Annotated
Meeks, K. W.; Sarkani, S.
NIST GCR 97-715; 161 p. May 1997.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB98-104128
concretes; capillary flow; compressive strength;
durability; permeability; portland cement; shrinkage
This report consists of an annoated bibliography on the
curing of high performance concrete (HPC). The scope of
the bibliography is expanded somewhat beyond HPC to
examine, in general terms, the current body of knowledge
on the effects of various curing conditions on concrete.
Also included in the bibliography are publications
describing the basic physical and chemical effects of
curing, since they will likely be the basis for further
technolgoical advancements in rational curing
requirements for HPC. Many of the currently accepted
concepts and theories related to the effects of curing
on ordinary concrete and on the microstructure of cement
paste are applicable to HPC. Since curing is closely
related to water diffusion through concrete, the
bibliography also addresses this topic. Finally, the
bibliography includes references dealing with
performance characteristics of structural concrete that
are influenced by curing. This bibliography will assist
those interested in reviewing some of the literature
currently available related to curing concrete, in
general, and to HPC specifically. It also reviews
published articles and reports that address the urgent
need for a coordinated research program to define
optimum curing practices for the various types of HPC.