The Hoover Dam and Curing? Answered
The Hoover Dam contains (I read) 2.6 million cubic metres of concrete. Yet it was poured in relatively small blocks in order to expedite the curing process. Why? If curing is a process of hydration, why is this not a local process, independent of the volume of the concrete? I read also that if poured in one fell swoop, the Dam would have taken 125 years to cure. I'm not certain I've fully understood the curing process if it is truly volume dependent.