Avoiding Thermal Cracking in Mass CONCRETE

Liying Jiang; Cruz Carlos Jr.; Sherman, Matthew R.
October 2012
Construction Specifier;Oct2012, Vol. 65 Issue 10, p78
Trade Publication
Explicit mass concrete requirements are becoming more frequently addressed by specifications for highway foundations and thick mat foundations. They typically provide the cracking criteria as well as require a heat of hydration analysis and a detailed thermal workplan of the proposed mass concrete placement within its construction schedule. Three commercially available software tools capable of predicting the early-age thermal behavior of concrete mixtures are reviewed in this article.


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