curing membrane

curing membrane

A sheet or layer of impervious material laid or sprayed over freshly poured concrete to restrict evaporation of mixing water so that the hydration process can be sustained. Also see membrane curing.
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When used with an effectiveness index (EI), the dielectric constant (DC) is a valid means to measure curing membrane performance, say Alireza Joshaghani, Richa Bhardwaj, Dan Zollinger, Ph.D., P.E., Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Anol Kanti Mukhopadhyay, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, in their TRB paper.
"Therefore, a new curing membrane protocol is needed to evaluate the quality of curing under a range of the weather conditions (i.e., temperature, relative humidity and wind speed), as well as the curing compound quality within a single index representing the effectiveness of the curing process," that is, the effectiveness index.