Control of Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures (Hardcover)

Control of Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures By Francis Barre, Philippe Bisch, Daniele Chauvel Cover Image
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This book presents new guidelines for the control of cracking in massive reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Understanding this behavior during construction allows engineers to ensure properties such as durability, reliability, and water- and air-tightness throughout a structure's lifetime. Based on the findings of the French national project, the authors extend existing engineering standards and codes to advance the measurement and prediction of cracking patterns.

Various behaviors of concrete under load are explored within the chapters of the book. These include cracking of ties, beams and in walls, and the simulation and evaluation of cracking, shrinkage and creep. The authors propose new engineering rules for crack width and space assessment of cracking patterns, and provide recommendations for measurement devices and protocols.

Intended as a reference for design and civil engineers working on construction projects, as well as to aid further work in the research community, applied examples are provided at the end of each chapter in the form of expanded measurement methods, calculations and commentary on models.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786300522
ISBN-10: 1786300524
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: August 29th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English