This report presents a discussion of the effects of heat generation and volume change on the design and behavior of mass concrete elements and structures. Emphasis is placed on the effects of restraint on cracking and the effects of controlled placing temperatures, concrete strength requirements, and material properties on volume change.
Keywords: adiabatic; cement; concrete cracking; creep; drying shrinkage; foundation; heat of hydration; mass concrete; modulus of elasticity; placing; portland cement; pozzolan; restraint; stress; temperature; tensile strength; thermal expansion; volume change
Table of Contents
1.2—Mass concrete versus structural concrete
1.3—Approaches for crack control
Chapter 2—Thermal behavior
3.5—Thermal properties of concrete
3.6—Modulus of elasticity
Chapter 4—Heat transfer and volume change
4.2—Moisture contents and drying shrinkage
4.5—Final temperature in service
4.7—Summary and examples
5.2—Continuous external restraint
Chapter 6—Crack widths
6.2—Crack control joints
7.1—Referenced standards and reports
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