Effect of temperature variation on creep of concrete

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  • Published: January 1980
  • REF/ISBN: 9780860171478
  • Status: Current

Contains the results of tests carried out on six sealed concrete cylinders to measure the effect of temperature variation on the creep of concrete. Mature concrete specimens of different ages (up to 9 years) were selected to represent concrete in an offshore oil storage vessel and a stress level of 13.8 N/mm2 was imposed, this being the magnitude of stress expected to result from combined thermal and pre-stress loads.

The results show that there is a component of load deformation other than that attributable to elastic strain, delayed eleastic strain or flow, which occurs when an already loaded specimen is heated to a temperature to which it was never before subjected.

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