Cracks and Crack Control in Concrete Structures - pdf format only




The notes on Cracks and Crack Control in Concrete Structures will look at how concrete cracking can be controlled by decisions made at the design stage and during the practical application of the material. Cracking can occur as a result of design, supply, construction and project management processes.


Concrete Institute of Australia




Lecture Notes - Hard Copy

Publication Details


  • Contributors: Ian Gilbert, Michael van Koeverden
The notes were presented at the Concrete Institutes National Seminar (2013), by two of Australia’s concrete experts with respect to cracking, crack control requirements, and the practical implications of these, will provided their extensive research and knowledge in these areas to provide delegates with specific information that can be applied to create better concrete outcomes for designers, suppliers, placers, contractors, project managers, and asset owners.

  • Types of cracks and design requirements
  • Assessment of cracks and performance requirements
  • Formation and assessment of cracks
  • Properties of concrete required for the assessment of cracking
  • Shrinkage and early age temperature reduced cracking
  • Shrinkage and Early-age temperature induced cracking and crack control
  • Early-age thermal cracking
  • Cracking caused by applied loads
  • Crack control in practice
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