DESIGN PROVISIONS FOR SHRINKAGE AND CREEP OF CONCRETE

This paper presents a simple procedure for calculating the shrinkage and creep of concrete using the information available at design; namely the 28 day specified concrete strength, the concrete strength at end of curing or loading, element size and the relative humidity. The method includes strength development with age, relationship between modulus of elasticity and strength, and equations for predicting shrinkage and creep. The only arbitrary information are the factors appropriate to the cementitious material, which can be improved from measured strength age data. At the most basic level the method requires only the information available to the design engineer. The prediction values can be improved by simply measuring concrete strength development with time and modulus of elasticity. Aggregate stiffness can be taken into account by back calculating a concrete pseudo strength from the modulud of elasticity.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 101-133

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  • Accession Number: 00800938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2000 12:00AM