Measuring a slab's internal humidity Academic Article uri icon


  • Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a new probe and software system that measures a hardened concrete's internal humidity decreases with time. Called "Control of Cracking in Concrete Structures", the scheme identifies relative humidity as a factor affecting drying shrinkage. The scheme may answer how contractors can provide enough humidity during the initial phase of concrete set to reduce the likelihood of plastic shrinkage.

published proceedings

  • Concrete Producer

author list (cited authors)

  • Grasley, Z.

complete list of authors

  • Grasley, Z

publication date

  • January 2005