Evaluation of Portland Cement Concrete with Internal Curing Capabilities.

Project Details
STATE

LA

SOURCE

RM

START DATE

05/01/12

END DATE

12/12/18

RESEARCHERS

Icenogle, Patrick; Rupnow, Tyson

SPONSORS

Louisiana DOTD

Project description

This research project will investigate the concept of internal curing. The results of this study are expected to give direction to the Department concerning the use of internal curing agents primarily for structural applications. Internal curing agents to be investigated include lightweight aggregate and other high absorptive aggregates and a super absorbent polymer. The restrained ring shrinkage test will be the primary testing device noting the resistance to cracking for all the concrete mixtures produced.
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