Moisture transport under a temperature gradient – some old and new studies

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Abstract

Moisture transport in concrete under a temperature gradient is a topic that has challenged researchers for at least some 60 years. No conclusions are still drawn on how to describe it theoretically and how to quantify it experimentally. In this paper some of the theoretical and experimental work done is summarized. A description of the flux of moisture by the relative humidity and the water vapour content as the two transport potentials is proposed. A comparison with laboratory and field data is given and the consequences in some applications are discussed.

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  • Materials Engineering

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  • moisture transport, temperature gradient
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding the Fundamental Properties of Concrete - Celebrating Professor Erik J. Sellevold on his 75th birthday (Workshop Proceedings)
EditorsSidney Mindess, Karla Hornbostel
PublisherNTNU, Trondheim
Pages47-60
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)82-7482-101-7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventUnderstanding the Fundamental Properties of Concrete. Celebrating Professor Erik J. Sellevold on his 75th birthday - Trondheim, Norway.
Duration: 2013 Apr 252013 Apr 26

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ConferenceUnderstanding the Fundamental Properties of Concrete. Celebrating Professor Erik J. Sellevold on his 75th birthday
Period2013/04/252013/04/26

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