Water Flow through Cracks in Thick Concrete Sections

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Title: Water Flow through Cracks in Thick Concrete Sections

Author(s): Ravi Kanitkar, Wanda Wei Liu, Gerrard Houlahan, and Reza Kianoush

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 33

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 43-48

Keywords: hydrostatic pressure, crack width, reinforcement, leakage

Date: 4/1/2011

Abstract:
This article presents results from an experimental study of water flow rate through cracks in thick concrete sections. Test data were used to develop equations for flow as a function of pressure and crack width.