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Title: Analysis of Cracking Due to Restrained Volume Change in
Reinforced Concrete Members
Author(s): K. S. Stephen Tam and Andrew Scanlon
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 658
Keywords: cracking (fracturing); creep properties; reinforced concrete; shrinkage;tensile stress; volume change.
Abstract:A simple analytical model is presented to estimate the tensile stress versus time history of a symmetrically reinforced concrete member subjected to uniaxial shrinkage, including the effects of progressive cracking and creep. A parameter study is undertaken to examine the effects of span length, reinforcement ratio, bar size, creep characteristics, and stiffness properties in the vicinity of a crack.
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