Fabric Structure for Moisture Retention Property and Its Application in Civil Engineering

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The article reveals the development and analysis of fabric structure for its moisture absorbency property and its application in Civil engineering for curing of concrete. The presence of moisture in concrete and time of curing are the major influencing factors for concrete strength. Normal practice of curing is to wrap the concrete with jute woven fabric and spraying of water. The absorbency characteristics of different GSM (Gram per square meter) of woven and Non-woven fabric were studied. The Non-woven fabric absorbency is superior to woven fabric of same GSM by its three dimensional structure and high pore volume. The strength of concrete cured with Non- woven fabric is 2.1 N/mm2 higher than woven fabric of same 350 GSM. The difference in compressive strength of Non-woven fabric of 350 GSM and 750 GSM is 0.06 N/mm2 which is marginal.

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Thangamani, K. and Kumar, P. (2015) Fabric Structure for Moisture Retention Property and Its Application in Civil Engineering. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3, 266-271. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2015.33C039.

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