A preliminary study on thermal moisture transfer in concrete

Sven Pihlajavaara, K. Tiusanen

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The paper is a brief preliminary study of moisture transfer due to temperature differences in concrete made in this laboratory. The investigations on the phenomenon in concrete seem to be very scarce, although it appears to be of significance for moisture transfer in non-isothermal concrete structures, e.g. in the biological concrete shields of nuclear reactors. In the paper, an introduction to the theory of thermal moisture transfer in capillary porous colloidal solids, a simple examination of the significance of the phenomenon in moist concrete under temperature gradient as well as the results of a preliminary test series on cement stone have been presented.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOtaniemi
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 1970
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuslaitos: Betoniteknillinen laboratorio. Tiedonanto


  • concrete
  • cement stone
  • diffusion
  • drying
  • mass transfer
  • moisture transfer
  • nuclear reactor
  • porous solids
  • thermal moisture diffusion
  • thermal moisture transfer


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