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

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

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

Performance of Latex-Modified Concrete (LMC) Overlays on Bridge Decks Under Laboratory and Field Conditions

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2020

Autogenous Shrinkage in Self-Consolidating Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2020

After Two Hundred Years of Estimating Evaporation, It Is Still a Mystery

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

Understanding Shrinkage in Alternative Binder Systems

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 12/11/2019

Self-Consolidating Concrete using FRAP and High Volume of Supplementary Cementitious Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/30/2019

Properties and durability of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fiber-reinforced rubber mortar

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/30/2019

Hydration and Strength of Cement Pastes Containing Different Nanoparticles

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/20/2019

Multi-Scale Fiber Reinforcement for Cracking Resistance in Cement Mortars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/20/2019

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