Concrete. Properties and Manufacture by T. N. W. Akroyd (Auth.)

By T. N. W. Akroyd (Auth.)

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F u r t h e r d r y i n g results in w a t e r b e i n g d r a w n o u t of t h e mass of small capillaries w h i c h p e r m e a t e t h e c e m e n t gel. T h i s process continues o n a n ever-decreasing scale for a long t i m e . T h e effect of d r a w i n g w a t e r o u t of t h e gel is to cause it to shrink, t h e a m o u n t of s h r i n k a g e d e p e n d i n g u p o n t h e r e d u c ­ tion in w a t e r c o n t e n t . If t h e c o n c r e t e is completely d r i e d t h e s h r i n k a g e is greatest a n d is e q u i v a l e n t to a m o v e m e n t d u e to a d r o p in t e m p e r a t u r e of 100°F.

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Amer. Concr. , Vol. 8, No. 2 2 , March 1956. Ross, A. D . March 1958, No. 9, Vol. 29. SAUL, A . G . A . Principles underlying the s t e a m curing of concrete at a t m o s p h e r i c pressure. Mag. Concr. , N o . 6 , C . & C . Α . , M a r c h 1 9 5 1 . SEAMAN, F . E . D e t e r m i n a t i o n o f c r e e p strain o f c o n c r e t e u n d e r s u s t a i n e d c o m p r e s s i v e stress. J. Amer. Concr. , N o . 8 , V o l . 2 8 , F e b . 1 9 5 7 . Soc. C h e m . Ind. Various authors. S y m p o s i u m on Shrinkage and Cracking of Cementive Materials.

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