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

Nondestructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Rehabilitated with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymers

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Effect of Prestressing Ratio on Concrete-Filled FRP Rectangular Tube Beams Tested in Flexure

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Flexural Design of Masonry Walls Reinforced with FRP Bars Based on Full-Scale Structural Tests

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of Continuous RC Beams Strengthened with Near Surface Mounted FRP Bars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

A Procedure to Evaluate the Potential for Drying Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Under Restraint

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2022

Bond Behavior of Steel Rebars in High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concretes: Experimental Evidences and Possible Applications for Structural Repairs

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Measurement of the Radiation Shielding Performance of GRC Composite Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Concrete Flat Plates of Optimum Thickness: Serviceability and Strength—Part I: Serviceability

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

A Case Study on the Durability of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Fireproofing in Aggressive Industrial Environments

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2022

Modeling the Service Life Performance of Bridge Deck Overlays

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2022

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