Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

Definition: a characteristic of grout, mortar, or concrete made using expansive cement in which volume increases after setting and, if properly elastically restrained, induces compressive stresses that are intended to approximately offset the tendency of drying shrinkage to induce tensile stresses.- ACI Concrete Terminology

Shrinkage-compensating concrete is made with an expansive cement or expansive component system in which initial expansion, if properly restrained, offsets strains caused by drying shrinkage. Shrinkage-compensating concrete is used to minimize cracking and structural movement caused by drying shrinkage in concrete.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON SHRINKAGE-COMPENSATING CONCRETE

Application of MgO Concrete in RCC Dams

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 7/1/2019

Pile-Supported Slabs for Sites with Poor Geotechnical Conditions

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2018

Behavior Of Shrinkage Compensating Concrete In An Unrestrained And Restrained Environment

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2016

Evaluation of the robustness of shrinkage-compensating concrete repair concretes prepared with expansive components

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2016

A Look Back at 1974 Type K Cements

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2016

Mechanical And Environmental Performances Of Sulpho-Based Rapid Hardening Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/1/2015

Analysis Of A Jointless Floor With Calcium Sulpho-Aluminate And Portland Cement

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/1/2015

Performance of Sulpho-Based Rapid-Hardening Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2015

Parameters Influencing the Performance of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/14/2012

When You Want Concrete without Cracks, Joints, Curling, and Reinforcing Bars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2010

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