This guide describes the effects of numerous variables on shrinkage and creep of hardened concrete, including mixture proportions, environment, design, and construction. This document is aimed at designers who wish to gain further information about factors changing shrinkage and creep but does not include information on the prediction of shrinkage and creep or structural design issues associated with shrinkage and creep.
Keywords: creep; drying shrinkage; strain.
Table of Contents
1.2—Terminology and range of values of strains
1.3—Mechanisms of shrinkage and creep
1.4—Areas of recommended research
Chapter 2—Factors affecting drying shrinkage
2.2—Effect of mixture proportions on drying shrinkage
2.3—Effect of environment on drying shrinkage
2.4—Effect of design and construction on drying shrinkage
Chapter 3—Factors affecting creep
3.2—Effect of mixture proportions on creep
3.3—Effect of environment on creep
3.4—Effect of construction and structural design on creep
4.1—Referenced standards and reports
4.2—Cited references and reports
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