Curing and the durabilty of concrete

This thesis presents the details and results of an investigation into the effects of early age curing on the durability of concrete The two main objectives of the investigation were: to develop simple test methods, applied at relatively early ages, for measuring the effects of early-age moist curing on the advance of hydration in the cover zone of concrete; to quantify the effect of early age curing on the durability performance of concretes of various strength grades and made with different binder types. [Abbreviated Abstract. Open document to view full version]
A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Johannesburg, 1994.