Improvement of Time-Dependent Flexural Behavior in RC Members by Using Low Shrinkage-High-Strength Concrete

This study investigates the effectiveness of low shrinkage-high strength concrete (LS-HSC) using expansive additive and shrinkage-reducing agent with regards to the time-dependent structural performance of reinforced HSC flexural members. Design equation for evaluating the flexural crack width and deformation of RC beams considering the effect of shrinkage/expansion before loading are proposed on the basis of JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers) Design Code of 2002. The results show that autogenous shrinkage of conventional HSC with no additives can significantly affect the time-dependent serviceability performance. In addition, time-dependent flexural crack widths of reinforced LS-/conventional HSC beam, can be evaluated by the JSCE Code Equation, which takes into account the strain change in the reinforcement bars from the state where the stress in concrete at the depth of tension reinforcement is zero. Also, time-dependent as well as instantaneous curvatures of reinforced LS-/conventional HSC beam can be accurately calculated by the proposed equation. This equation takes into account the effect of the change in curvature due to the release of restrained-shrinkage/expansion stress at cracked section.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: PP 1373-1396
  • Monograph Title: Seventh International Symposium on the Utilization of High Strength/High-Performance Concrete
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1 & 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0870311808
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2005 11:29AM