Plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete

Dao, V. T. N., Dux, P. F., Morris, P. H. and O'Moore, L. (2010) Plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 10 3: 207-214.

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Author Dao, V. T. N.
Dux, P. F.
Morris, P. H.
O'Moore, L.
Title Plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete
Journal name Australian Journal of Structural Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1328-7982
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 10
Issue 3
Start page 207
End page 214
Total pages 8
Place of publication Crows Nest, N.S.W, Australia
Publisher Engineers Media
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Abstract Plastic shrinkage cracking, which occurs during the first several hours after the casting of concrete, is of considerable economic significance in the concrete construction industry. In this paper, the mechanism of plastic shrinkage cracking and its related phenomena of evaporation and bleeding are first reviewed. Then, together with tensile strength of early-age concrete, the concept of matric suction, its effect on plastic shrinkage and an empirical relationship for its estimation are discussed. Practical implications of the discussion are also highlighted.
Keyword Matric suctions
Plastic shrinkage
Concrete construction
Construction industry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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