Statistics of concrete shrinkage test data

Zdenek P Bazant*, F. H. Wittmann, F. Alou, J. K. Kim

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The paper reports a large series of concrete shrinkage tests which can be used for statistical purposes. The series involves two groups of 36 identical cylindrical specimens, with a diameter of 83 mm for group 1 and 160 mm for group 2. Statistical analysis of shrinkage strains and strain rates is presented and the goodness of fit by normal distribution, log-normal distribution, and gamma distribution is analyzed. Correlations between the values at various times are determined. The study reveals only the intrinsic randomness of the shrinkage process (along with measurement errors) and omits the superimposed uncertainties due to randomness of environment and to prediction uncertainties in the influence of material composition, curing and other factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProbab Methods Civ Eng Proc 5th ASCE Spec Conf
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872626598
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventProbabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the 5th ASCE Specialty Conference - Blacksburg, VA, USA
Duration: May 25 1988May 27 1988


OtherProbabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the 5th ASCE Specialty Conference
CityBlacksburg, VA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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