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Numerical analyses of crack spacing due to shrinkage in reinforced concrete slabs

Chen, G. & Baker, G. (2003) Numerical analyses of crack spacing due to shrinkage in reinforced concrete slabs. In Proceedings of the VII International Conference on Computational Plasticity (On CD-Rom), Barcelona.

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Abstract

Shrinkage cracking is commonly observed in concrete flat structures such as highway pavements, slabs, and bridge decks. Crack spacing due to shrinkage has received considerable attention for many years [1-3]. However, some aspects concerning the mechanism of crack spacing still remain un-clear. Though it is well known that the interval of the cracks generally falls with a range, no satisfactory explanation has been put forward as to why the minimum spacing exists.

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ID Code: 28197
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: cracking, concrete, shrinkage
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Materials (090503)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Please consult authors.
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2009 16:46
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:07

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