A Theoretical Method for Predicting the Shrinkage of Concrete


  • The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.

International Concrete Abstracts Portal


Title: A Theoretical Method for Predicting the Shrinkage of Concrete

Author(s): Norbert K. Becker and Cameron MacInnis

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 70

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 652-657

Keywords: cement pastes: cements: columns (supports): concrete slabs: concretes: diffusion theory: drying shrinkage: mortars (material) : rectangular beams; reinforced concrete:reinforcing steels: research; shrinkage.

Date: 9/1/1973

A general method for predicting the shrinkage of concrete, based on linear diffusion theory, is described. Equations and graphical solutions for the shrinkage of slabs, rectangular beams and circular columns are presented and applied to a wide variety of published experimental data. The accuracy of the proposed method appears to be unaffected by the mix proportioning, specimen size or shape symmetrical steel reinforcing, or ambient relative humidity.