Utilization of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete - A Cold Storage Warehouse Application

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Title: Utilization of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete - A Cold Storage Warehouse Application

Author(s): Charles A. Gaskill and Richard C. Jacobs

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 64

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 13-32

Keywords: cold weather constructions; concrete construction; concrete slabs; construction costs; drying shrinkage; expansive cement concretes flexural strength; low temperature; placing; punching shear; shrinkage-conlpensating concretes; thermal properties

Date: 7/1/1980

Abstract:
Expansive concrete has been used in a variety of warehouse applications but not under multiple temperature conditions. In addition, job data to support degrees of shrinkage compensation has been limited. This project was used to compare slab design theory with on-site analysis of concrete expansion and shrinkage. Measurement pins were placed at 50 ft (15.24 m) and 100 ft (30.48 m) intervals and arranged to measure center and edge slab movement under a variety of restraint and temperature conditions.