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Formwork pressure generated by fresh concrete - State-of-the-art report of the RILEM Technical Committee 233-FPC; Edited by Peter Billberg & Nicolas Roussel

Testing and characterization of sustainable innovative bituminous materials and systems - State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 237-SIB; Edited by Manfred Partl, Laurent Porot, Hervé Di Benedetto, Francesco Canestrari, Paul Marsac, Gabriele Tebaldi

Properties of fresh and hardened concrete containing supplementary cementitious materials - State-of-the-art report of the RILEM Technical Committee 238-SCM, working group 4; Edited by Nele De Belie, Marios Soutsos & Elke Gruyaert

Mechanisms of Cracking and Debonding in Asphalt and Composite Pavements - State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 241-MCD; Edited by W. Buttlar, A. Chabot, E. Dave, C. Petit, G. Tebaldi

Reinforcement of existing timber elements and structures - State-of-the-art report of the RILEM Technical Committee 245-RTE; Edited by Jorge Branco, Philipp Dietsch, Thomas Tannert

Methods of measuring moisture in building materials and structures - State-of-the-art report of the RILEM Technical Committee 248-MMB; Edited by Lars-Olof Nilsson

Thermal Cracking of Massive Concrete Structures - State-of-the-art report of the RILEM Technical Committee 254-CMS; Edited by Eduardo Fairbairn, Miguel Azenha

 

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Non-Destructive Assessment of Concrete Structures: Reliability and Limits of Single and Combined Techniques - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 207-INR 

Edited by Denys Breysse - Report Volume 1 published by Springer

Application of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) in Concrete Construction - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 225-SAP

Edited by V. Mechtcherine, H. W. Reinhardt - Report Volume 2 published by Springer

Bonded Cement-Based Material Overlays for the Repair, the Lining or the Strengthening of Slabs or Pavements - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 193-RLS

Edited by B. Bissonnette, L. Courard, D.W. Fowler, J.L. Granju - Report Volume 3 published by Springer

Durability of Strain-Hardening Fibre-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) - Final draft of RILEM Technical Committee 208-HFC subcommittee 2

Edited by G. Van Zijl, F. Wittmann - Report Volume 4 published by Springer

Application of Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis to Construction Materials - Final draft of RILEM Technical Committee 194-TDP

Edited by Y. Ohama, D. Van Gemert - Report Volume 5 published by Springer

Strain Hardening Cement Composites: Structural Design and Performance - Final draft of RILEM Technical Committee 208-HFC, SC3

Edited by K. Rokugo, T. Kanda - Report Volume 6 published by Springer

In Situ Assessment of Structural Timber - Final draft of RILEM Technical Committee 215-AST

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Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 217-PRE

Edited by Enric Vázquez - Report Volume 8 published by Springer

Advances in Interlaboratory Testing and Evaluation of Bituminous Materials - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 206-ATB

Edited by M.N. Partl, H.U. Bahia, F. Canestrari, C. de la Roche, H. Di Benedetto, H. Piber and D. Sybilski - Report Volume 9 published by Springer

Performance of Cement-Based Materials in Aggressive Aqueous Environments - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 211-PAE

Edited by M. Alexander, A. Bertron and N. De Belie - Report Volume 10 published by Springer

Self-Healing Phenomena in Cement-Based Materials - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 221-SHC

Edited by M. de Rooij, K. Van Tittelboom, N. De Belie, E. Schlangen - Report Volume 11 published by Springer

Guide to Diagnosis and Appraisal of AAR Damage to Concrete in Structures - Part 1 Diagnosis (AAR 6.1) - Final draft report

Edited by B. Godart, M. de Rooij, J. G.M. Wood - Report Volume 12 published by Springer

Alkali Activated Materials - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 224-AAM

Edited by John L. Provis, Jannie S.J. van Deventer - Report Volume 13 published by Springer

Mechanical Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 228-MPS

Edited by Kamal H. Khayat, Geert De Schutter - Report Volume 14 published by Springer

Simulation of Fresh Concrete Flow - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 222-SCF

Edited by Nicolas Roussel, Annika Gram - Report Volume 15 published by Springer

Recommendation for Test Methods for AD and TD of Early Age Concrete - Round Robin Documentation Report: Program, Test Results and Statistical Evaluation - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 195-DTD

Edited by Øyvind Bjøntegaard, Tor Arne Martius-Hammer, Matias Krauss, Harald Budelmann - Report Volume 16 published by Springer

RILEM Recommendations for the Prevention of Damage by Alkali-Aggregate Reactions in New Concrete Structures - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 219-ACS

Edited by Philip J. Nixon, Ian Sims - Report Volume 17 published by Springer

Performance-Based Specifications and Control of Concrete Durability State-of-the-Art Report - Final draft of RILEM Technical Committee 230-PSC

Edited by Hans Beushausen, Luis Fernandez-Luco - Report Volume 18 published by Springer

Design procedures for the use of composites in strengthening of reinforced concrete structures - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 234-DUC

Edited by Carlo Pellegrino, José Sena-Cruz - Report Volume 19 published by Springer

Petrographic Atlas: Characterisation of Aggregates Regarding Potential Reactivity to Alkalis - RILEM Recommended Guidance for Use with the RILEM Petrographic Examination Method - Final draft report

Edited by Isabel Fernandes, Maria dos Anjos Ribeiro, Marteen A T M Broekmans, Ian Sims

Innovative AE and NDT Techniques for On-Site Measurement of Concrete and Masonry Structures - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 239-MCM

Edited by Masayasu Ohtsu - Report Volume 20 published by Springer

Performance Assessment of Concrete Structures and Engineered Barriers for Nuclear Applications - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 226-CNM

Edited by Valérie L'Hostis and Robert Gens - Report Volume 21 published by Springer

A Framework for Durability Design with Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 240-FDS

Edited by Gideon van Zijl & Volke Slowik - Report Volume 22 published by Springer

Bio-Aggregates Based Building Materials - Final draft report of RILEM Technical Committee 236-BBM 

Edited by Sofiane Amziane & Florence Collet - Report Volume 23 published by Springer

 

 

Report rep041 : Internal Curing of Concrete - State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM Technical Committee 196-ICC


Title: Internal Curing of Concrete - State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM Technical Committee 196-ICC
Edited by K. Kovler and O. M. Jensen
ISBN: 978-2-35158-009-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-082-0
Pages: 161
Publication date: 2007

Advances in concrete technology over the past several years have led to the practical use of concrete with a low water-binder ratio (w/b). Unfortunately, concretes with low w/b are prone to early age cracking unless special precautions are taken. The primary reason for that is auto-genous shrinkage, which is a phenomenon, which is ingrained in concrete of low w/b ratio.

Conventional curing procedures of ponding in water are not sufficiently effective to combat autogenous shrinkage in low w/b concrete. They may eliminate the autogenous shrinkage in small cross-sections only, because the penetration of water from the externally ponded surface is limited.

In view of these limitations, different strategies of shrinkage mitigation have been developed in recent years, based on special advanced internal methods of internal curing (IC) are cur-rently being intensively studied in research groups in several countries. These methods have been the focus of this State-of-the-Art report prepared by the RILEM Technical Committee TC-196 ICC 'Internal Curing of Concrete' in the years 2002 - 2007. The current report repre-sents a comprehensive and harmonized document covering the present knowledge about the principles, technologies and effects of internal curing of concrete.

After introducing the scope and limitation of work of TC 196-ICC , the report is organised in 8 different chapters: General concept and terminology / Mechanisms of internal water curing / Materials science-based models / Materials and methods for internal curing / Experimental methods to study internal water curing / Effect of internal curing on autogenous deformation / Effect of IC on other concrete properties. A last chapter is presenting the conclusions and outlook of the TC 196-ICC work.


Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction


Introduction
Author(s): K. Kovler, O.M. Jensen
Pages: 1 - 3

Chapter 2 - General concept and terminology


General concept and terminology
Author(s): K. Kovler, O.M. Jensen
Pages: 5 - 13

Chapter 3 - Mechanisms of internal water curing


Mechanisms of internal water curing
Author(s): O.M. Jensen, Ø. Bjøntegaard, T.A. Hammer, E.J. Sellevold
Pages: 15 - 27

Chapter 4 - Materials science-based models


Materials science-based models
Author(s): D.P. Bentz, E.A.B. Koenders, S. Mönnig, H.W. Reinhardt, K. van Breugel, G. Ye
Pages: 29 - 43

Chapter 5 - Materials and methods for internal curing


Materials and methods for internal curing
Author(s): O.M. Jensen, P. Lura, K. Kovler
Pages: 45 - 55

Chapter 6 - Experimental methods to study internal water curing


Experimental methods to study internal water curing
Author(s): P. Lura, O.M. Jensen, S.-I. Igarashi
Pages: 57 - 69

Chapter 7 - Effect of internal curing on autogenous deformation


Effects of internal curing on autogenous deformation
Author(s): K. Kovler, D. Cusson
Pages: 71 - 104

Chapter 8 - Effect of IC on other concrete properties


Effect of IC on other concrete properties
Author(s): G. De Schutter, D.P. Bentz, Ø. Bjøntegaard, D. Cusson, K. Kovler, P. Lura, J.W. Roberts, R. Sato, E.J. Sellevold
Pages: 105 - 126

Chapter 9 - Benefits and case studies using internal curing of concrete


Benefits and case studies using internal curing of concrete
Author(s): D. Cusson, J.W. Roberts, V. Mechtcherine
Pages: 127 - 136

Chapter 10 - Conclusions and outlook


Conclusions and outlook
Author(s): K. Kovler, O.M. Jensen
Pages: 137 - 140