Shrinkage of Concrete

Definition: decrease in either length or volume of a material resulting from changes in moisture content or chemical changes.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Drying shrinkage is the contraction in the concrete caused by moisture loss from drying concrete. Shrinkage-compensating concrete is used to minimize cracking and structural movement caused by drying shrinkage in concrete. The amount of drying shrinkage that occurs in concrete structures depends on the constituent materials, mixture proportions, curing, drying environment, and restraint.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON SHRINKAGE OF CONCRETE

Designing for Construction Productivity and Safety

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2021

Early-Age Shrinkage Of Cement Paste Containing Humic Substances as that from River Dredging Sediments in France

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

Shrinkage and Geopolymers

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

Early Hydration Process of a Low Shrinkage and High Strength Packing Density Optimised Mortar-Mixture Made of an Alternative NPC-CSA-CA Blend

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

Durability of Alkali-Activated Slag/Fly Ash Pastes and Concretes: an Overview of Performance Regarding Freezing and Thawing, Surface Scaling, Shrinkage and ASR

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

Synthesis and Hydration of Ye’elimite

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

Development of a Crack-Resistant Rubber-Modified Cementitious Repair Material

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2021

ACI 350 Shrinkage and Temperature Reinforcement

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2021

Finite Element Analyses of Seismic Response of a 22-story RC Wall Building subjected to Drying Shrinkage Cracking and Application of SCRPCC

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Mechanical characterization of fiber reinforced floor screeds: Influence of glass fibers on shrinkage and cracking mechanisms

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

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