A Field Study to Investigate Moisture Loss from Early-Age Concrete Pavements



Jeong Jin-Hoon;Choi Koil

  • 발행 : 2004.10.01


A field test program was conducted for the newly placed concrete pavement of US Interstate Highway 10 between March 26th and 28th, 2003. The test section was located between Van Horn and Sierra Blanca in Hudspeth County approximately 130 km east of El Paso, Texas. The main objective of the test was collecting moisture-related data to validate the models of effective curing thickness, evaporation rate, and moisture-based maturity. Effect of moisture loss on drying shrinkage strain was studied using additional test instrumentation.


concrete pavement;moisture;curing;drying shrinkage;temperature


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