Practical prediction of concrete shrinkage and its uncertainty

Zdenek P Bazant*, Joong Koo Kim

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

An improved prediction model for shrinkage is proposed. The main features are (1) diffusion-type size dependence for humidity effects, (2) initial and final asymptotic forms of the shrinkage curve determined from diffusion theory and (3) the activation energy concept for thermal effects. Nonlinear optimization techniques are used to obtain the parameters of formulas. Verification by comparisons with data in the literature will follow in a detailed journal version of the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationServ Durability Constr Mater Proc First Mater Eng Congr
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages617-625
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0872627772
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventServiceability and Durability of Construction Materials - Proceedings of the First Materials Engineering Congress Part 1 (of 2) - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Aug 13 1990Aug 15 1990

Other

OtherServiceability and Durability of Construction Materials - Proceedings of the First Materials Engineering Congress Part 1 (of 2)
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period8/13/908/15/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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