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Effects of Curing Condition and Curing Period on the Compressive Strength Development of Plain Concrete

Akinwumi, I. I. and Gbadamosi, Z. O. (2014) Effects of Curing Condition and Curing Period on the Compressive Strength Development of Plain Concrete. International Journal of Civil and Environmental Research, 1 (2). pp. 83-99. ISSN 2289-6279

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the effects of curing methods and curing ages on the compressive strength development of ordinary Portland cement concrete in a tropical environment. Fifteen (15) concrete cubes each were cured by immersion in potable water, immersion in lime water, covering with wet rug, covering with plastic sheets and air-drying. For each of these curing methods, the average compressive strength of concrete cubes was determined after 3, 7, 14, 28 and 90 days curing periods. The results obtained discourages the use of curing by air-drying method and also suggests limiting the use of the other curing methods to 28-days period. Generally, the highest compressive strength was obtained for concrete cured by immersion in lime water.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Engr. Isaac Ibukun Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 12:51
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 12:51
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2726

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