Developing a Common Approach to using Eurocode 2 for Early Thermal Effects and Crack Control – Process and Lessons learnt

Author(s): Ioannis Sfikas, Cremona Makaginsar, James Banks, David Gibson, Adrian Douglas, Ian Gibb
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 2
Editor(s): Stéphanie Staquet and Dimitrios Aggelis
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 621-626
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: In order to improve efficiency and reliability in the design process of big infrastructure projects by Metros and Civil of Mott MacDonald Ltd., a study was undertaken into early-age thermal effects and crack control of concrete structures. The study included a literature review, an internal evaluation on commonly used design methods and details adopted, as well as a review of how the standards are being applied to ensure both structural efficiency and durability. Guidance was developed by a working party and was subject to internal peer review from a panel of specialists in Bridges, Tunnels, Foundations, Port structures and Materials Engineering. The guidance was implemented internally as a series of linked Microsoft® Sharepoint pages, based around a series of design flow charts. Thus, a common design approach to Eurocode 2 (EC2) has been developed to assess early-age thermal behaviour and control cracking, including the use of advanced finite element analysis techniques for complex problems and an outline of established criteria to indicate when this should be considered. This paper describes the process used to develop the guidelines and lessons learnt.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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