Properties of Autogenous Shrinkage in High-Strength Mass Concrete According to Hydration Heat Velocity
The early-age properties and relationships between hydration heat and autogenous shrinkage in high-strength mass concrete are investigated through analysis of the history curves of hydration heat and autogenous shrinkage. To reduce the hydration heat velocity, micro encapsulated retarder (MR) that could retard cement reaction was applied. In the result of research, the hydration temperature and hydration heat velocity of high-strength mass concrete can be decreased with the reduction of size specimen and use of the retarder. A close relationship could be found between the hydration temperature and autogenous shrinkage; the higher the hydration heat velocity, the higher the autogenous shrinkage velocity and the greater the ultimate autogenous shrinkage.
K. M. Koo et al., "Properties of Autogenous Shrinkage in High-Strength Mass Concrete According to Hydration Heat Velocity", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1993-1999, 2011