Prediction of shrinkage cracking for fiber-reinforced concrete

S. H. Kwon, S. P. Shah

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Abstract

This study aim at predicting cracking due to drying shrinkage in fiber-reinforced concrete. Four major factors related to the shrinkage cracking mechanism, differential drying shrinkage due to nonlinear moisture diffusion, basic and drying creep, strain softening of concrete cracking, and enhanced cracking resistance due to fiber, are incorporated in the numerical simulation for ring shrinkage test specimens. Cracking time, crack width varying over time are calculated, and compared with the test data. It is shown from the comparison that the numerical analysis can realistically simulate the shrinkage cracking behavior of plain and fiber-reinforced concrete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCreep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures - Proceedings of the 8th Int. Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
Pages511-517
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event8th International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures - Ise-Shima, Japan
Duration: Sep 30 2008Oct 2 2008

Publication series

NameCreep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures - Proceedings of the 8th Int. Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
Volume1

Other

Other8th International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
CountryJapan
CityIse-Shima
Period9/30/0810/2/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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