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Project: Early age concrete shrinkage control

project duration
01-SEP-02 – 31-AUG-04
abstract
The research project 'Early age concrete shrinkage control' has several aims: - development of a reliable and reproducible shrinkage test method for early age concrete - study of the shrinkage mechanism in early age concrete. By means of experimental research on different concrete compositions, the shrinkage mechanism in early age shrinkage will be evaluated. An important issue in this context is concept of 'time zero'. Furthermore, the applicability of more fundamental methods, like de degree of hydration concept, will be evaluated - existing shrinkage models will be evaluated. The applicability of traditional shrinkage models for innovative types of concrete (self-compacting concrete, high-strenght concrete, …) will be investigated