This paper presents the application of discretised, electrical conductivity measurements as a relatively simple technique to monitor both the temporal and spatial moisture profiles of a range of mortar mixes, with and without supplementary cementitious materials. To this end, the mixes were conditioned under two curing regimes representing poor and good curing in a simulated hot-climate environment before being subjected to water absorption. A simple approach is presented to evaluate the volumetric water-content during absorption in terms of conductivity measurements. It is shown that when these profiles are presented in a Boltzmann format, they collapse onto a master-curve. The significance of adequate curing is highlighted.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jun 2019|
|Event||4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation - Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kanazawa, Japan|
Duration: 17 Jun 2019 → 19 Jun 2019
|Conference||4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation|
|Period||17/06/19 → 19/06/19|