Shrinkage induced stresses in creeping and aging concrete

Zdeněk P. Bažant*

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To determine the internal forces induced by shrinkage in restrained elements or structures whose free shrinkage in the unrestrained state is known, it is necessary to take into account the creep properties and their dependence on age of concrete. The problem leads to an integral equation which has been solved by computer for various typical values of material characteristics. Graphs were then constructed from which the effect of shrinkage can be determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-410
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971
EventDesigning for Effects of Creep, Shrinkage and Temperature in Concrete Structures Symposium at the 1970 66th ACI Annual Convention - New York, United States
Duration: Apr 11 1970Apr 17 1970


  • Age
  • Concretes
  • Creep properties
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Restraints
  • Shrinkage
  • Stresses
  • Structural analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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