Publications / 2013 Proceedings of the 30th ISARC, Montréal, Canada

Development of Automated Curing System for Mass Concrete

Ju-hyung Ha, Youn-su Jung, Yun-gu Cho
Pages 514-521 (2013 Proceedings of the 30th ISARC, Montréal, Canada, ISBN 978-1-62993-294-1, ISSN 2413-5844)

New automated curing system for mass concrete has been developed to improve the quality of concrete structure and to save construction time and cost. The principle of this system is the automated water circulation system of heated curing water. Applied curing water on the surface of mass concrete keeps the temperature difference between center and surface of the structure below the threshold of specification. Mock-up test and field application have been conducted to investigate the performance of this system. In the results, new automated curing system reduced the chance of thermal crack occurrence and improved quality of the concrete structure as well.

Keywords: Automated curing system, mass concrete, thermal crack occurrence