Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

Wireless Data Acquisition System for Measuring the Curing Temperature of Mass Concrete

Jun-Hyung Shin, Gwang-Hee Kim, Kyung-In Kang, Hyung-Rae Kim, Ho-Kyoo Jo

Timely temperature control in curing newly placed mass concrete is one of the major factors in forming quality concrete. Quick action is necessary to ensure proper designed strength of concrete and avoid cracking when the temperature of the concrete constantly changes. Generally, an automatic recording thermo-hygrograph is used to measure the curing temperature of mass concrete, but the recorded temperature data has to be obtained manually and checked before taking action, such as covering the concrete. While wireless data acquisition is being applied in a growing number of industries, this technology is applied to several fields in the construction industry, such as communication. Therefore, in this study, a wireless data acquisition system is introduced for obtaining the curing temperature of the newly placed mass concrete. Furthermore, with this system, obtaining real time temperature data and taking quick actions for controlling the temperature of mass concrete is possible.

Keywords: Wireless Data Acquisition System, Concrete Temperature, Curing Management, Mass Concrete