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Review of Early-Age Properties of Cement-Based Materials.


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Bentz, D. P.

Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 38, No. 2, 196-204, February 2008.

Keywords:

cements; physical process; chemical process; cracking (fracturing); water loss; curing agents; drying; hydration; temperature effects; thermophysical properties; heat capacity; thermal conductivity; environmental effects; moisture effects; shrinkage; humidity; equations

Abstract:

This paper provides an overview of the early-age properties of cement-based materials, from a materials science perspective. The major physical and chemical processes occurring at early ages are reviewed and strategies for mitigating early-age cracking are presented.