Cracking Risk and Regulations

Agnieszka Knoppik, Jean-Michel Torrenti, Shingo Asamoto, Eddie Koenders, Dirk Schlicke, Luis Ebensperger

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This chapter is focused on the cracking risk at early ages. After general considerations about cracking, the cracking risk prediction is discussed. Two main ways to assess this risk are considered: through an evaluation of the tensile stresses
and through an evaluation of the strains. Finally, the evaluation of crack opening at early ages and the reinforcement design in regulations are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThermal Cracking of Massive Concrete Structures
Subtitle of host publicationState of the Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 254-CMS
EditorsEduardo M.R. Fairbairn, Miguel Azenha
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages48
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-76617-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-76616-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRILEM State-of-the-Art Reports

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

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