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Title: CPN 24 - Design of Joints in Concrete Structures
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Abstract:Most concrete structures and members are subject
to permanent contraction movements due to early
age volume changes, drying shrinkage, carbonation
and creep. They are also subject to transient
movements and rotations caused by fluctuations in
humidity and temperature and the application of
loads to the structure. In concrete that is restrained
from freely contracting, shrinkage and temperature
movements will induce tensile stresses and may
cause unacceptable cracking. Proper joint design
is required to ensure the load-carrying capacity
and serviceability of the structure or member is
Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.
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