Influence of curing conditions on the mechanical properties and durability of cement mortars

J. M. Ortega, V. Ferrandiz-Mas, C. Anton, M. A. Climent, I. Sanchez

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Abstract

Real structures are hardened in conditions different from the optimum laboratory conditions, where materials are usually tested. The different temperature, and especially the different relative humidity present in the environment, may cause a different microstructure and, as a consequence, different service properties. In this work mortars made with two different cement types are tested in laboratory conditions and at a lower relative humidity. These new environmental conditions cause a slower microstructural development and different durability and mechanical properties at early hardening ages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Characterisation IV
Subtitle of host publicationComputational Methods and Experiments , Volume 64
EditorsA. A. Mammoli, C. A. Brebbia
Place of PublicationSouthampton, U. K.
PublisherWIT Press
Pages381-391
ISBN (Print)9781845641894
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • microstructure, environmental conditions, mechanical strength, durability

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    Ortega, J. M., Ferrandiz-Mas, V., Anton, C., Climent, M. A., & Sanchez, I. (2009). Influence of curing conditions on the mechanical properties and durability of cement mortars. In A. A. Mammoli, & C. A. Brebbia (Eds.), Materials Characterisation IV: Computational Methods and Experiments , Volume 64 (pp. 381-391). WIT Press.