Evaluation of the restrained shrinkage cracking potential of Self Compacting Concrete for modules for radioactive waste disposal

Author(s): Petra Van Itterbeeck, Benoit Parmentier, Geert De Schutter, Erik Coppens
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures Volume 1
Editor(s): Stéphanie Staquet and Dimitrios Aggelis
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 291-296
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: For the disposal of radioactive low- and intermediate-level short-lived waste, surface disposal modules will be built in Belgium. In order to withstand accidental loading conditions, the walls of these constructions are densely reinforced, making an implementation in traditional vibrated concrete not self-evident. A Self Compacting Concrete can facilitate this execution. Questions however exist with regard to the cracking tendency of these concretes against restrained shrinkage, since this might impair the safety of the radioactive waste disposal. Therefore analyses of restraint shrinkage cracking potential of two SCC mixtures, especially developed for this application, was conducted within a research project presented in this paper.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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