cracking Topic

Cracking

Definition: a complete or incomplete separation of either concrete or masonry into two or more parts produced by breaking or fracturing.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Cracks are categorized as occurring either in plastic concrete or hardened concrete. The causes of each type of cracking depend on many different factors, and may affect appearance only, or they may indicate significant structural distress or a lack of durability. Cracks may represent the total extent of the damage, or they may point to problems of greater magnitude. Causes of cracking include: plastic shrinkage cracking; settlement cracking; drying shrinkage; thermal stresses; chemical reaction; weathering; corrosion of reinforcement; poor construction practices; construction overloads; errors in design and detailing; and externally applied loads.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON CRACKING

Load Testing of Highly Skewed Concrete Bridges

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/1/2018

Rating of Prestressed Concrete Adjacent Beam Bridges without Plans

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/1/2018

High Magnitude Loading of Concrete Bridges

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/1/2018

Concrete Q&A: Acceptable Concrete Cracking

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2018

Mitigation of Microcracking in Alkali-Activated Combined Slag and Fly Ash Concretes for Good Performance in Winter Conditions

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

Influence of Supplementary Cementitious Materials on the Autogenous Self-Healing of Cracks in Cementitious Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

Measuring the Cracking Potential of Shotcrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2017

Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete with Natural and Synthetic Fibers

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

CRC 94: Evaluation of Chloride Limits for Reinforced Concrete Phase A

Publication: CRC
Date: 7/1/2017

Chemical and Mechanical Characterization of Damage Evolution in Concrete due to External Sulfate Attack

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2017

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