Joints, Movement in Concrete

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.


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

Performance of Transverse Joints in Prestressed and Reinforced Concrete Airfield Pavements

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 8/1/1978

Nonmetallic Waterstops

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 1/1/1973

Guide to Joint Sealants for Concrete Structures

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 7/1/1970

Waterstops for Joints in Concrete

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 6/1/1959

Military Personnel Records Center Built Without Expansion Joints

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 6/1/1958

Lenora Street Viaduct

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 12/1/1932

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Should Slabs Rest On or Be Attached To Foundations?

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2010

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

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

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/1996

Seismic Movement at Bridge Abutments

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/1996

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

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

Kuwait's Tallest Building

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/1988

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