Self-Compacting Self-Curing Concrete
Self-compacting concrete had been studied since 1991 by many countries, such as Japan and Europe. Taiwan started the development and application since year 2000 and is gaining the momentum rapidly. Due to the high powder content, the curing is very important for the development of the mechanical properties of the concrete, such as durability, strength, water-tightness, volume stability, etc. This study investigates the effectiveness of the self-curing material. There are four self-curing materials, namely A, B, C, and D. There is no need to cure the concrete after pouring. The material A, B, and C can absorb water from the air and release to concrete.The material D is a highly water absorbing material.These four materials were added into concrete during mixing.The water loss, volume change, and mechanical properties were studied.