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Relationship of drying shrinkage to cracking for concrete slabs with and without shrinkage reducing admixtures



Title: Relationship of drying shrinkage to cracking for concrete slabs with and without shrinkage reducing admixtures
Author(s): N.S. Berke, J.J. Malone, W. Yang
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems
Editor(s): K. Kovler and A. Bentur
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-29-2
e-ISBN: 2351580362
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 159 - 167
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: Drying shrinkage is one of the major causes of cracking in concrete slabs. This is due to the restraining conditions that increase in severity as the distance between joints increase. Furthermore, curling or lifting of the slab at the borders due to differential drying shrinkage often leads to cracking due to traffic or loading. Though reduction in drying shrinkage empirically reduces cracking under field conditions, there is a need to be able to predict field performance based upon shrinkage performance and mechanical properties of the concrete. This will allow the engineer, contractor, and owner to take measures to minimize cracking and curling, and take advantage of increased joint spacings.


Online publication: 2010-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00