Accession Number:

AD0741908

Title:

Symposium on Cracking of Concretes, Cracking Induced by Environmental Effects

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Six phenomens that bring about environmentally induced cracking in concrete are mentioned expansion due to the use of unsound cement, the alkali- silica reaction, sulfate attack, corrosion of embedded metal, freezing and thawing, and plastic shrinkage. In all of these phenomena, environmentally induced moisture movements are primary participants in the phenomena that may cause cracking.

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE