Cracking in Concrete

Definition: a complete or incomplete separation of either concrete or masonry into two or more parts produced by breaking or fracturing.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Cracks are categorized as occurring either in plastic concrete or hardened concrete. The causes of each type of cracking depend on many different factors, and may affect appearance only, or they may indicate significant structural distress or a lack of durability. Cracks may represent the total extent of the damage, or they may point to problems of greater magnitude. Causes of cracking include: plastic shrinkage cracking; settlement cracking; drying shrinkage; thermal stresses; chemical reaction; weathering; corrosion of reinforcement; poor construction practices; construction overloads; errors in design and detailing; and externally applied loads.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON CRACKING IN CONCRETE

A sectional approach for the bending creep of FRC based on uniaxial tension creep tests

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Optimized quality control procedure with the Barcelona test and the inductive method for FRC

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

Experimental study of shear transfer in polypropylene fibre-reinforced concrete using pre-cracked push-off specimens

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Structural behavior of precast tunnel segments with macro-synthetic fibers during TBM operations: a numerical study

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

RC Beams with Steel Fibres - Towards Better Determination of their Minimum Conventional Reinforcement Ratio

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

An experimental investigation on the post-cracking behaviour of Recycled Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

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

Torsion of Rectangular Concrete Sections

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Fibres as shear reinforcement in RC beams: an overview on assessment of material properties and design approaches

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

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