Measurement of time-dependent strains of concrete. Prepared by subcommittee 4: Standardized test methods for creep and shrinkage

Paul Acker, Z. P. Bažant, J. C. Chern, C. Huet, F. H. Wittmann, F. Alou, G. Fagerlund, T. C. Hansen, M. Mamillan, P. Schwesinger, F. Ulm, Bernard Espion, Luis Agullo, Michel Auperin, Ignacio Carol, Domingo J. Carreira, Jose M.R. Catarino, Mario A. Chiorino, John W. Dougill, Terje KanstadJin Keun Kim, Vladimir Kristek, Harold S. Muller, Byung Hwan Oh, Josko Ozbolt, Stuart Reid, H. W. Reinhardt, Bretislav Teply, Heinrich Trost, Tatsuya Tsubaki, R. F. Warner, Yunping Xi, J. F. Young

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Abstract

The present recommendation defines a method for measuring the time-dependent strain in hardened concrete specimens that are either load-free or are subjected to a uniform compressive force kept constant over a long period. It states the definitions of autogenous shrinkage and drying shrinkage, basic creep and drying creep, instantaneous strain at a given age, and recovery. It gives the specifications for testing and measuring devices and describes, in an appendix, three types ot apparatus for creep tests. The present recommendation applies to the case of concretes containing light, normal, and heavy aggregates, when the maximum size of these aggregates does not exceed 50 mm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-512
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions
Volume31
Issue number212
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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