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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2002 Vol.3 No.2 P.174-180


Study on the electrical properties of young concrete

Author(s):  JIN Xian-yu, JIN Nan-guo, LI Zong-jin

Affiliation(s):  Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

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Key Words:  Early age, Electrical property of concrete, System of measurement

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JIN Xian-yu, JIN Nan-guo, LI Zong-jin. Study on the electrical properties of young concrete[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2002, 3(2): 174-180.

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The process of hydration and solidification of young concrete has significant effect on the long term strength and durability of concrete. The electrical property of concrete provides a direct and practical method for monitoring and investigating the hydration process of young concrete. This study developed an advanced system for measurement of electrical parameters, used to study the electrical properties of young concrete. The test results provided the electric parameters for concretes with different water binder ratios and different mineral admixture incorporations. The variations and characteristics of the measured electrical parameters were closely related to the physical and chemical properties of young concrete. These parameters were used to analyze and study the hydration process of young concrete.

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