Effect of supplementary cementitious materials on shrinkage and crack development in concrete

Akkaya Y., Ouyang C., Shah S. P.

CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES, vol.29, no.2, pp.117-123, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2006.10.003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-123
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The autogenous and drying shrinkage of Portland cement concrete, and binary and ternary binder concretes, were measured and compared. The binary and ternary binder concretes were formed by replacing part of the cement with fly ash, very fine fly ash and/or silica fume. Restrained shrinkage test was also performed to evaluate the effect of binder type on early age cracking. After the cracking of the restrained ring samples, crack widths were measured and compared with the results of an R-curve based model, which takes post-peak elastic and creep strains into account.