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STRENGTH SHRINKAGE AND CREEP OF CONCRETE IN TENSION AND COMPRESSION

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Author(s): S A Kristiawan

Journal: Civil Engineering Dimension
ISSN 1410-9530

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 73;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: direct tensile | tensile strength | tensile creep | compressive creep | shrinkage.

ABSTRACT
Strength, shrinkage and creep of concrete in tension and compression have been determined and the relationship between those properties was studied. Direct tensile tests were applied to measure those properties in tension. The relationship of creep in tension and compression was determined based on the measurement of creep at similar stress and similar stress/strength ratio. It is found that concrete deforms more in tension than in compression. Except for concrete with a higher water/cement ratio, the use of pulverised fuel ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag, superplasticizer and shrinkage reducing admixture has no effect on strength. However, they affect creep and shrinkage of concrete.
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