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

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

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 2/1/2020

Importance of Structural Assessment before Rehabilitation Case Study: Waterfront Concrete Pier

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/23/2020

Considerations for Precast Concrete Panels Tied to Slabs-on-Ground

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 1/1/2020

Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) for Durable Bridge Decks

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 12/11/2019

Internal Curing and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Bridge Decks

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 12/11/2019

High-Rise Concrete Shear Walls Subject to Service Loads

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 12/1/2019

Concrete Q&A: Concrete Cracking and Service Life

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2019

An Investigation of Tire-derived Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/30/2019

Strength Recovery Through Nanosilica Coated Polypropylene Fiber Reinforcement

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/20/2019

Multi-Scale Fiber Reinforcement for Cracking Resistance in Cement Mortars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/20/2019

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