Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Concrete: Effect of: Curing Conditions, Moisture Exchange and Materials
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Research on freeze-thaw resistance of concrete in general and on curing and moisture conditions in particular is motivated from an economic and product sustainability point of view. Specifically, it is argued for the importance of considering the effect of curing and test exposure conditions on the moisture uptake and performance during freeze-thaw. Due to the demonstrated importance of moisture conditions on performance, they should be related to those of field service conditions when choosing a test procedure in a particular case. This is vital for adequate testing of new and more sustainable concrete materials.