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Contact Information

Room no. 611
Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh

Telephone: +880-2-8616833 Extn. 7944 (off), 7751 (res)
Fax: +880-2-9665639

Perpetual

continuing or enduring forever; everlasting lasting an indefinitely long time

Sustainable

capable of being supported or upheld as by having its weight borne from below pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse

Leadership

leadership help themselves and others to do the right things. they set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. leadership is about mapping out where you need to go to "win" as a team or an organization; and it is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring.

+880-2-8616833 Extn. 7944 (off), 7751 (res)

Research

Curing Behavior of Concrete

Concrete gains strength through hydration process. After casting of concrete, it is possible that water added during concrete mixing may evaporate, specially when the surface area of cast concrete is large and the humidity in atmosphere is low. We add additional water by ponding, spraying or else so that water loss is compensated and hydration can continue. Sometimes it becomes difficult for us to ensure continuous moist curing of cast concrete. What is the implication of discontinuous curing on strength attainment feature of concrete? We have seen that concretes made of coarse aggregates with higher porosity are less sensitive to discontinuous curing. The water contained within the pore space of coarse aggregate cures the cement paste at the aggregate boundary. Thus, for attaining the strength, brick aggregate concrete suffers a bit less than the stone aggregate concrete at the event of intermittent curing.

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