Title: Properties of Shrinkage-Compensating Concretes
Author(s): Milos Polivka, Cedric Willson
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 227-238
Keywords: compressive strength; concrete durability; creep properties; drying shrinkage; expansive cement concretes; expansive cement type K; expansive cements; shrinkage-compensating concretes; sulfate resistance
Shrinkage-compensating concretes are now extensively used by the construction industry to minimize cracking of the concrete due to drying shrinkage. These concretes are designed to delveop, during the curing period, a level of compressive stress which will be partially or totally relieved during subsequent drying shrinkage, but which will prevent formation of high tensile stresses causing cracking.