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Title: Tensile Strength Reduction of Mortar and Concrete Dut to Moisture Gradients
Author(s): Philip D. Cady, Kenneth C. Clear, and Lawrence G. Marshall
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 700-705
Keywords: concrete;moisture content;mortars (material);shrinkage;stresses;tensile strength.
Abstract:Due to the tendency of hydrated portland cement to shrink or swell with loss or gain of water, moisture gradients produced by rapid drying may induce stresses in concrete and mortar. The research described in this paper shows that these stresses can be of sufficant magnitude to significantly reduce the tensile strength of concrete and mortar.
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