The effect of curing conditions on the properties of silica fume concrete

J. Cabrera, Peter A. Claisse

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    Two concrete mixes with 20% silica fume and water/cementitious ratios of 0.3 and 0.46 were compared with corresponding OPC concrete mixes. The effect of both cold and dry curing on the major engineering properties and the progress of the pozzolanic reaction was measured at ages up to 90 days. The long term effect was evaluated with further measurements after a year. The paper shows that silica fume (SF) which is a highly reactive pozzolanic material is very sensitive to low temperature curing and drying out during curing. This effect should be taken into account when designing silica fume concrete for durability and performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBlended Cements in Construction
    EditorsR.N. Swamy
    Place of PublicationLondon
    ISBN (Print)9781851667024
    Publication statusPublished - 1991

    Bibliographical note

    Paper presented at the International Conference on Blended Cements in Construction, held at the University of Sheffield, UK, 9-12 September 1991.
    This book was originally published by Elsevier Applied Science. Please note the rights to this book are now owned by CRC Press.


    • silica fume concrete
    • concrete curing
    • pozzolanic concretes


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