Shrinkage of concrete - size effects

Benjamin, Toh Kok Weng (2005). Shrinkage of concrete - size effects B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Benjamin, Toh Kok Weng
Thesis Title Shrinkage of concrete - size effects
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Dr. Liza O'Moore
Total pages 48
Language eng
Subjects 0905 Civil Engineering
Formatted abstract
This paper looks at the effect that size of a concrete member has on the shrinkage that it experiences. Research was done on various publications to determine the effects of size on shrinkage at any period of time and ultimate shrinkage of concrete. Different design codes such as ACI 209, AS3600 and CEB-FIP were also looked at to determine how size is accounted for in the prediction of shrinkage. Comparisons were also made between the design codes and how their predictions differed among them. Two proposed shrinkage models were also looked at. It was found that ultimate design life shrinkage was dependent on member size and smaller, thinner members gave larger shrinkage values. 
Keyword Concrete -- Size effects -- Shrinkage
Additional Notes * Undergraduate projects for CIVL4560,June 2005, from the Dept. of Civil Engineering.

Document type: Thesis
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