Shrinkage, Cracking & Restraint: What Comes First - pdf format only




That concrete shrinks is an unavoidable fact. The challenge is to understand the mechanisms behind shrinkage, the inter-action with restraint and the influence of poor construction practices and how these factors influence why concrete cracks. The papers included in these proceedings have been sourced from national and international industry organisations, local academics, practising engineers and peer reviewed journals. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive document suitable for practising professionals in the concrete industry


Concrete Institute of Australia





Publication Details


  • Contributors: Liza O' Moore, Jay Sanjayan
The notes set out some key themes within each topic that will be covered. Topics cover the applicable best practise techniques, issues surrounding specifications and standards and methods that can be adopted by all parties involved in a holistic manner

  • Topic Background
  • Impact on Structural Design
  • Impact on Post-Tension
  • Impact on Concrete Supply
  • Joint and Joint Design
  • Impact of Site Practices
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