Temperature development in microwave cured repair materials

Pritpal Mangat, Konstantinos Grigoriadis, Shahriar Abubakri

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


This paper is part of the FP7 MCure project on the development and demonstration of an energy efficient system for accelerated curing during repair of concrete structures. It provides laboratory results on temperature development in microwave cured specimens of six commercial repair materials and a CEM II mortar. Specimens were cast in 100 mm polystyrene moulds and exposed to 60 Watts microwave power to reach approximately 40 °C recommended temperature for microwave curing. Temperature development of specimens was monitored for 24 hours after mixing. The results show that microwave curing triggers the peak heat of hydration and brings it forward for all repair materials. In addition, internal temperatures of specimens are higher than the top surface temperatures and the difference increases with increasing temperature. These laboratory based results are backed by the currently confidential data obtained from pre-industry prototype tests which are being used to upgrade the technology to industrial scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete Solutions-Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Concrete Repair
EditorsMichael Grantham, Ioanna Papayianni, Kosmas Sideris
Place of PublicationThessaloniki, Greece
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2016
Event6th International Conference on Concrete Repair - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 20 Jun 201623 Jun 2016


Conference6th International Conference on Concrete Repair


Dive into the research topics of 'Temperature development in microwave cured repair materials'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this