RELATION BETWEEN CURING TECHNIQUE AND EARLY AGE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF SELF COMPACTING CONCRETE
Keywords:Self compacting concrete, Immersion curing, ice curing, sea water curing, wet covering, curing period, early age compressive strength.
Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) is highly workable concrete with high strength and high performance that can flow under its
ow n weight through restricted sections without segregation and bleeding. It is observed that the behaviour of the design concrete mix is
significantly affected by many factors including variation in humidity and temperature both in fresh and hardened state. In this paper effect
of few selected curing techniques on early age (3 & 7 days) compressive strength of M30 grade self-compacting concrete (SCC) is
discussed. It is observed that immersion method for curing gives maximum compressive strength while the low est compressive strength is
for ice curing. It is also observed that SCC can prove effective in sea water curing.