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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Causes and Control of Cracking in Unreinforced Mass Cncrete
Author(s): Roy W. Carlson, Donald L. Houghton, and Milos Polivka
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 821-838
Keywords: aggregates; cement types; compressive strength; contraction; cooling; crackiing (fracturing); drying shrinkage; heat of hydration; mass concrete; codulus of elasticity; pozzolans; restraints; stress relaxation; temperature rise (in conrete).
Abstract:The most common casue of cracking is restrained contraction. Principal causes of conctraction are loss of moisture (drying shrinkage) and a decrease in temperature. Ciontrol of crackiing by reducing drying shrinkage, change in temperature, and by modifying the properties of concrete is outlined.
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