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Joints, Movement

Joints are necessary in concrete structures for a variety of reasons. Not all concrete in a given structure can be placed continuously, so there are construction joints that allow for work to be resumed after a period of time. Because concrete undergoes volume changes—principally related to shrinkage and temperature changes—it can be desirable to provide joints and, thus, relieve tensile or compressive stresses that would be induced in the structure.


Should Slabs Rest On or Be Attached To Foundations?

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2010

Drying Shrinkage, Curling, and Joint Opening of Slabs-on-Ground

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 5/1/2007

Evaluation of Slab Shape Under Controlled Environmental Conditions

Publication: Structural Journal
Date: 7/1/2005

Lessons Learned from Bridge Performance during Northridge Earthquake

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/1999

Plate Dowels for Slabs on Ground

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 7/1/1998

A New Generation of APJ Design: the Cold Plug Joint

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/1996

Improvements in Expansion Joint Sealing Performance for Parking Structure Applications

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/1996

The Economical Role of Contraction Joints in the Design of Reinforced Concrete Walls

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/1996

The Models of Step Process of a Bearing Translation Applied to Predicting Structural Movements

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/1996

Prediction of Thermal Movements in Highway Bridges and Their Influence on the Design of Joints and Bearings

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/1996

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