Zdenek P. Bazant*, Spencer T. Wu

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Assuming constant water content, linear stress range, and temperatures between 2 degree C and 80 degree C-100 degree C, creep of aging concrete at normal and elevated varying (or constant) temperatures, a phenomenon of importance for nuclear reactor vessels, is formulated by a rate-type creep law with hidden stresses based on Maxwell chain model of time-variable properties. Introducing the equivalent hydration period, acceleration of aging due to temperature rise is formulated by means of the activation energy of hydration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-597
Number of pages23
JournalASCE J Eng Mech Div
Issue numberEM3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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