Restraint-induced Crack Formation and Crack Widths in Thick Walls

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Abstract

The present paper presents a method for the determination of the crack width of the primary crack in thick concrete members with conventional reinforcement near the surface. In contrast to the common theory for crack width calculation on basis of the successive cracking of a reinforced concrete tie, this approach is based on the deformation compatibility and distinguishes between primary cracks and secondary cracks for adequate consideration of the finding that the force in the reinforcement decreases from primary crack to first secondary crack to second secondary crack and so on.
Contrarily to the common case, in which the designer aims at the determination of required reinforcement, the present paper applies the theory for the determination of the crack width of the primary crack in order to enable the assessment of existing structures or the analysis of experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (SMSS2019)
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges in Design and Management of Structures
PublisherRILEM Publications S.a.r.l.
Pages138 - 144
Volume128
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-35158-218-3
ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-217-6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Event2019 International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures - Rovinj, Croatia, Rovinj, Croatia
Duration: 20 Mar 201922 Mar 2019
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Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures
Abbreviated titleSMSS 2019
CountryCroatia
CityRovinj
Period20/03/1922/03/19
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Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Application
  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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