Review of Early-Age Properties of Cement-Based Materials.
Review of Early-Age Properties of Cement-Based
Bentz, D. P.
Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 38, No. 2, 196-204,
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;
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