Test method to evaluate shrinkage cracking of concrete

M. E. Karaguler*, S. P. Shah

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The possibility of shrinkage for a given drying environment depends on the following factors: free shrinkage, creep, and age-dependent properties of concrete. A common way to account for shrinkage cracking is to provide so-called secondary reinforcement. Recently, shrinkage reducing admixtures have been introduced. These admixtures can also reduce the possibility of shrinkage cracking. However, there is no standard test to assess cracking due to restrained shrinkage. It is also difficult to produce controlled cracking in linear specimens. Therefore, a ring type of specimen is used in this study. With the dimensions of specimen, it can be shown that the concrete ring is subjected to approximately uniaxial tensile stresses. Crack development is measured with an internally illuminated microscope. Effects of type and volume of fibers, conventional mesh reinforcement and of a shrinkage reducing admixture are being studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationServ Durability Constr Mater Proc First Mater Eng Congr
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages626-639
Number of pages14
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

Publication series

NameServ Durability Constr Mater Proc First Mater Eng Congr

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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