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The hydration of cement can release a substantial amount of heat that can be problematic in mass concrete structure. This heat of hydration (HH) can produce thermal stresses that can crack the concrete and compromise the integrity of the structure leading to its failure. Throughout the years, different methods have been developed in order to mitigate the negative effects of the HH on mass concrete structures. This study presents a comprehensive review of the previous methods documented in the literature that have been utilized in controlling the temperature rise due to the HH in mass concreting. The reviewed methods were divided into two main categories, namely supplementary material and construction methods. This paper focuses on the different methods of construction that are used to control the temperature rise in mass concrete structures. The paper also presents an analysis of these methods using findings from previous studies.


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Proceedings of the Creative Construction Conference 2018





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