The effects of various curing materials on the compressive strength of concretes produced with/without admixture

YILMAZ Ü. S. , Turken H.

PERIODICA POLYTECHNICA-CIVIL ENGINEERING, vol.55, no.2, pp.107-116, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The recent earthquakes in Turkey proved the insufficient concrete strength of the buildings in Turkey. Therefore, the effects of various chemical curing materials on concrete compressive strength which are recently widespread and supposed to provide better curing conditions for concrete were investigated experimentally using concrete specimens produced with/without various chemical admixtures in order to investigate how the curing materials affect the compressive strength values of concrete. The concrete test specimens were produced using four different chemical concrete admixtures by subjecting the test specimens to four different curing materials. The results were compared with the concrete compressive strength values of the concrete specimens only cured with water, and the performances of various curing materials on each concrete type were studied in detail. When all the results are taken into consideration, the use of curing materials can be recommended if the determination of the curing water high in quality is not possible.