Virtual Concrete Dilatometer
The purpose of this form is to estimate the autogenous deformation of a concrete based on measurements performed on its component mortar and the application of the equations of Pickett. The user simply fills in the table below and provides the other necessary inputs such as volume fraction of coarse aggregate and elastic properties of the concrete and the coarse aggregate, and the table will be updated with the estimates for the autogenous deformation of the concrete.
1) Pickett, G., Effect of Aggregate on Shrinkage of Concrete and a Hypothesis Concerning Shrinkage, Paper 52-36, Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 581-590, 1956.
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