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Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete


Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete

Edited by Franz-Josef Ulm, Hamlin M. Jennings, and Roland Pellenq

2013 / 514 pp.

Soft Cover - In Stock
$150.00 List / $112.50ASCE Member
Stock No. 41311 / ISBN: 9780784413111


Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability Mechanics (CONCREEP-9), held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 22–25, 2013. Sponsored by IA-CONCREEP; the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE; American Concrete Institute; the Concrete Sustainability Hub at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Groupement de Recherche International “Multi-scale Materials Under the Nanoscope” of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

This collection contains 59 invited and peer-reviewed papers on the deformation under load of concrete and concrete structures. These papers dissect the physical origin of creep and shrinkage of concrete and propel this knowledge from the scale of a few atoms to full-scale engineering applications. This collection honors Zdenek P. Bažant of Northwestern University for his lifetime work at the crossroads of fundamental physics and engineering, particularly his contributions to a modern theory of creep and shrinkage mechanisms and its application in constitutive modeling and engineering design codes.

Topics include:

  • molecular and meso-scale simulations and characterization
  • micromechanics of creep and shrinkage
  • multiscale creep, shrinkage, fracture and durability properties
  • relation of material creep and shrinkage to structural design

Researchers from physics and engineering disciplines working on the next generation of science-enabled engineering solutions, along with scientists doing related work with soft matter, glass, and computational materials, will find that these papers present the state-of-the-art in concrete creep, shrinkage, and durability mechanics.

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