Shrinkage Ring Beam Testing

Presentation by E.S Bernard on Shrinkage Ring Beam testing from Sydney Forum May 2012

Shrinkage Testing

  • A poor representation of restrained structures
  • Tensile creep plays no role in early-age shrinkage in the concrete
  • No restraint means no cracking
  • There is no indication of strength of concrete at cracking or strain capacity before cracking


A new test method for restrained shrinkage is presented.

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