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Title: Predict Evaporation Rate and reduce
Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
Author(s): Steven Gebler
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 19-22
Keywords: cold weather construction; cracking (fracturing); curing; evaporation; fresh concretes; hot weather construction; humidity; plastic shrinkage; temperature; wind.
Abstract:Discusses a graphical method for predicting evaporation rate as presented in the ACI Standard Practice and how to reduce the potential for plastic shrinkage cracks in concrete. Several examples are presented and those measures necessary to minimize evaporation rate are presented. In addition, the mechanism of evaporation is illustrated.
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