Drying Shrinkage of Concrete: Experiments and Numerical Models


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The paper presents some results of experimental program focused on drying and shrinkage of large concrete specimens. Segments of walls with thicknesses 200, 400 and 800 mm and standard cylinders 150x300 mm were used as specimens. Each segment has embedded 4 vibrating wire strain gauges in axis plane for measurements of shrinkage strain and plastic tubes of various lengths for measurements of pore relative humidity in different depths. Relative humidity and temperature of ambient environment were not controlled, however they were recorded very closely. Measure shrinkage strains are compared with prediction based on shrinkage models. The most important predictive models are used for comparison: Model Code 2010, Eurokód 2, Model ACI 209-R92, Model B4 a Model B4s.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 259)

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Šárka Nenadálová, Petra Johová and Tereza Sajdlová




M. Vinkler and J. L. Vítek, "Drying Shrinkage of Concrete: Experiments and Numerical Models", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 259, pp. 46-51, 2017

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May 2017




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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/9783433604090

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-014-0485-2

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