Title: Thermal and Shrinkage Stresses-They Damage Structures!
Author(s): James N. De Serio
Publication: Symposium Paper
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
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.