Thermal and Shrinkage Stresses-They Damage Structures!

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Title: Thermal and Shrinkage Stresses-They Damage Structures!

Author(s): James N. De Serio

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 27

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 43-50

Keywords: cracking (fracturing); drying shrinkage; environments; failure; foundations; frames; garages; humidity; reinforced concrete; shrinkage; silos; stresses; structural design; temperature; thermal expansion; thermal stresses; torsion; waffle slabs; walls

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
This paper outlines some of the many problems and structural distress conditions which can be caused by insufficient provision in the design and construction if thermal changes are neglected. Four structures, completely different from each other are discussed.