cracking in concrete Topic

Cracking in Concrete

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 IN CONCRETE

Contraction Joints for Residential Post-Tensioned Slabs

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 7/1/2020

Inelastic Shear Distribution in Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2020

Non-Linear Evaluation of Strengthening Techniques for the Champlain Bridge

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2020

Numerical Modeling Methodology for Strength Evaluation of Deep Bridge Bent Caps

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2020

Calibration of Service I Limit State for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Deck Designed using AASHTO Empirical Method

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2020

Autogenous Shrinkage in Self-Consolidating Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2020

Effect of Cold Curing Water on Hot Concrete Flatwork: Field Study

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

Implementing Best Practices to Improve Quality and Constructability of Hot Weather Concreting

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

After Two Hundred Years of Estimating Evaporation, It Is Still a Mystery

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

Concrete Q&A: Control of Concrete Cracking for Liquid-Tight Environmental Structures

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 2/1/2020

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