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CREEP And SHRINKAGE OF CONCRETE

CREEP A phenomenon which affects most materials to some extent is that of creep, or timedependentdeformation under constant load. Creep is particularly important in concrete, and affects both the long-term deflections and loss of prestress force in prestressed concrete members. The basic mechanism of creep in concrete is that of …

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THE COMPRESSION TEST

The compression test shows the compressive strength of hardened concrete. The testing is done in a laboratory off-site. The only work done on-site is to make a concrete cylinder for the compression test. The strength is measured in Megapascals (MPa) and is commonly specified as a characteristic strength of concrete …

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Concrete

Concrete is widely used in domestic, commercial, recreational, rural and educational construction.Communities around the world rely on concrete as a safe, strong and simple building material.  It is used in all types of construction; from domestic work to multi-storey office blocks and shopping complexes. Despite the common usage of concrete, …

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