In-Situ Conductivity Measurements to Monitor Moisture Profiles of Concrete in Hot Climates

Benny Suryanto, Jaehwan Kim, William John McCarter

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2019
Event4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation - Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 17 Jun 201919 Jun 2019
http://www2.kanazawa-it.ac.jp/miyalab/csn2019.html

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation
Abbreviated titleCSN2019
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period17/06/1919/06/19
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    Suryanto, B., Kim, J., & McCarter, W. J. (2019). In-Situ Conductivity Measurements to Monitor Moisture Profiles of Concrete in Hot Climates. In Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Concrete and Structures for Next Generation