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Que. What maximum thickness of concrete can be poured without causing the temperature gradient to exceed 98.5 degree Celsius per meter anywhere in the slab? Consider a 1.2 m thick slab of poured concrete (k = 1.148 W/m degree) with both of side surfaces maintained at a temperature of 20 degree Celsius. During its curing, chemical energy is released at the rate of 80 W/m³. Workout the maximum temperature of concrete
a. 2.64 m
b. 3.64 m
c. 4.64 m
d. 5.64 m
Correct Answer:3.64 m
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