APPLICATIONS / Internal Curing Latest Papers

Economical and Crack-Free High-Performance Concrete for Pavement and Transportation Infrastructure Construction (May 2017)

A new research report has just been released by the Missouri Department of Transportation which speaks favorably of internal curing for pavements and bridge structures. The report develops and validates the behavior of a new class of high-performance concrete (HPC) called Eco-HPC. The research examines two types of Eco-HPC, one for pavement construction and one for bridge infrastructure construction, that were optimized to develop high resistance to shrinkage cracking as well as to secure high durability.

Internal Curing with Lightweight Aggregate (PRECAST INC., September/October 2016)

Bentz, D.P. and Weiss, J., Internal Curing: A 2010 State-of-the-Art Review (Feb 2011)

This document is one of the best overviews of internal curing available. It is available through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Click here for the abstract and click here to view the report. (OVERVIEW)

Byard, Benjamin E. and Schindler, Anton K., Cracking Tendency of Lightweight Concrete (December 2010)

This report presents the results of the cracking tendency of lightweight concrete performed by the Highway Research Center at Auburn University’s College of Engineering.

Henkensiefkin, Ryan; Javier Castro; Haejin Kim; Dale Bentz; and Jason Weiss, Internal Curing Improves Concrete Performance Throughout Its Life (Concrete InFocus, Sept/Oct 2009)

This document is also an excellent overview of internal curing. This article is reprinted with the permission of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. No further reprints in whole or in part are permitted without the expressed permission of the association. All rights are reserved. (OVERVIEW)

Henkensiefkin, Ryan; Peter Briatka; Dale P. Bentz; Tommy Nantung, and Jason Weiss Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in Internally Cured Mixtures (Concrete International, Feb 2010)

This article is reprinted with the permission of the American Concrete Institute. No further reprints in whole or in part are permitted without the expressed permission of the association. All rights are reserved. (CRACKING)

Henkensiefkin, Ryan; Tommy Nantung; Jason Weiss; Internal Curing - From the Laboratory to Implementation (Henkenseifken et al, 2009)

Presented at The International Bridge Conference (IBC) held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2009. (OVERVIEW)

Schindler, A.K., Grygar, J.G., and Weiss, W.J., The Economics, Performance, and Sustainability of Internally Cured Concrete (ACI SP-290).

Special 290, ISBN 9780870317835, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2012. 206 p.

TXI — Texas Industries, Inc.; Internal Curing: An Unconventional Idea...Within a Conventional Business

(ESCSI Lightweight Design eNews, February 2011) (OVERVIEW)

VTRC 10-R11: Report on Effect of Wet Curing Duration on Durability Parameters of Hydraulic Cement Concretes

This document is available through the Virginia Transportation Research Council. Click here for the abstract and click here to view the report.

Weiss, Jason; Dale Bentz, Anton Schindler, and Pietro Lura; Internal Curing: Constructing More Robust Concrete

(STRUCTURE magazine, Jan 2012) This is a great introduction about internal curing. (OVERVIEW)

Bridges

Timothy J. Barrett, Albert E. Miller, W. Jason Weiss (Joint Transportation Research Program: Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University); Documentation of the INDOT Experience and Construction of the Bridge Decks Containing Internal Curing in 2013

Guthrie, Spencer W. and Stevens, David; Internal Curing of Concrete Bridge Decks in Utah: Preliminary Evaluation

(UDOT Research Newsletter, Spring 2013) (BRIDGE)

Keierleber, Brian; Innovations in Buchanan County, Iowa (Summer, 2013)

This article in ASPIRE Magazine discussed the usage of internal curing with lightweight aggregate in bridges. (BRIDGE)

Pavements

Kevern, John; Reducing the Curing Requirements of Pervious Concrete Using Prewetted Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing (Dec. 2013)

This research evaluated the effects that prewetted lightweight aggregates has on pervious concrete properties and durability. (PAVEMENT)

Rao, Chetana, and Darter, Michael; Evaluation of Internally Cured Concrete for Paving Applications (September 2013)

This report validates the value of internally cured concrete for pavements. (PAVEMENT)

Villarreal, Victor H. and David Crocker; Better Pavements Through Internal Hydration — Taking Lightweight Aggregate to the Streets (Concrete International, Feb 2007)

This article was reprinted here with the permission of the American Concrete Institute. No further reprints in whole or in part are permitted without the expressed permission of the association. All rights are reserved. (PAVEMENT)