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It is well known that horizontal surfaces of high strength concrete (HSC) are susceptible to cracking in the time before and during setting. It appears that there are two critical time periods for such cracking: An early period ranging from placing to an hour or two, and a late period that covers...
The coefficient of thermal dilation (CTD) of hardened cement paste and concrete is a function of the state of internal moisture in the pore system. It has been theorized that changes in the pore fluid pressure induced by temperature change causes additional dilation when the material is partially...