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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.
Title: SP-020: Causes, Mechanism, and Control of Cracking in Concrete
Author(s): Editor: Robert E. Philleo
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 246
Virtually all aspects of the causes, mechanism, and control of cracking in concrete are covered. Contracts are presented to show that in some plain concrete structures, cracking is to be avoided. In mass concrete, elaborate precautions are taken to insure that during the early life of the structure, thermal stresses, remain less than the tensile strength of the concrete. However, in reinforced concrete, cracking is inevitable . . . At times cracking is induced.
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