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Cracking Tendency of Self-Compacting Concrete Subjected to Restrained Shrinkage: Experimental Study and Modeling


by Philippe Turcry, (Postdoctoral Student, R&DO Institut de Recherche en Génie Civ. et Mécanique GeM, UMR CNRS 6183, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, BP 92101, F-44321 Nantes cedex 3, France), Ahmed Loukili, (corresponding author), (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Civ. Engrg. R&DO Institut de Recherche en Génie Civ. et Mécanique GeM, UMR CNRS 6183, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, BP 92101, F-44321 Nantes cedex 3, France E-mail: ahmed.loukili@ec-nantes.fr), Khalil Haidar, (Postdoctoral Student, R&DO Institut de Recherche en Génie Civ. et Mécanique GeM, UMR CNRS 6183, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, BP 92101, F-44321 Nantes cedex 3, France), Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, (Prof., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., R&DO Institut de Recherche en Génie Civ. et Mécanique GeM, UMR CNRS 6183, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, BP 92101, F-44321 Nantes cedex 3, France), and Abdeldjelil Belarbi, (Professor, Dept. of Civ., Arch., and Envir. Engrg., Univ. of Missouri-Rolla, 323 Butler-Carlton Hall, Rolla, MO 65409-0030)

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 1, January/February 2006, pp. 46-54, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0899-1561(2006)18:1(46))

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: This paper presents a study on cracking risk due to shrinkage of self-compacting concrete (SCC). Cracking of SCC was investigated through a comparison of material properties, such as shrinkage, modulus of elasticity, creep, and fracture parameters, between SCC mixtures and ordinary concrete (OC) mixtures. Restrained shrinkage tests (ring tests) were also performed on the same mixtures. Numerical simulations were then used to assess the correlation between material properties and results of restrained shrinkage tests. SCC and OC were found to have equivalent shrinkage cracking tendency, provided that compressive strength is kept the same and that SCC has adequate segregation resistance.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Concrete
Compaction
Shrinkage
Creep
Cracking
Models