A Procedure to Evaluate the Potential for Drying Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Under Restraint
Emmanuel K. Attiogbe
Appears on pages(s):
strength, stress, creep, durability
Restrained shrinkage cracking caused by differential drying is a major factor in determining the long-term durability of concrete. The article provides a procedure to evaluate the potential for restrained shrinkage cracking as a basis for prequalification of concrete mixtures. The procedure involves simple calculations and using concrete properties obtained from standard tests.