Part 3 of the present series gives the prediction formulae for the average compliance function in the cross-section of a specimen exposed to drying at constant temperature. The formulae describe the additional creep due to drying by means of the shrinkage function, which automatically introduces the consequences of diffusion theory, such as the dependence of creep on cross-section thickness and shape. The prediction formulae are compared with 19 different data sets from the literature, which reveal relatively good agreement, better than that with previous models. The main source of error is insufficient knowledge of the effect of mix composition and concrete strength. It is advisable to avoid this error by carrying out short-time measurements whenever possible.
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