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How to Determine the Severity of Concrete Cracks?

How to Determine the Severity of Concrete Cracks?

Various indicators help determine the severity of concrete cracks. The concrete cracks are assumed to be serious if they are active and widening continuously, allow moisture penetration, retain dirt, or are located in a high-visibility area. The structural cracks ...

What are the Causes of Cracks in Reinforced Concrete Slab?

What are the Causes of Cracks in Reinforced Concrete Slab?

Several factors like poor concrete quality, improper structural design, inappropriate steel bar spacing, large slab span, improper aggregates, etc. are responsible for the development of cracks in RCC slabs. While the issues pertaining to improper structural design can be ...

How to Reduce the Possibility of Crack Development in Concrete?

How to Reduce the Possibility of Crack Development in Concrete?

The possibility of crack development in different structural concrete elements can be reduced by adopting various design and construction measures. These methods can help reduce or eliminate the causes responsible for the formation of cracks. Common types of cracks ...

How to Reduce Shrinkage of Concrete at Construction Site? [PDF]

How to Reduce Shrinkage of Concrete at Construction Site? [PDF]

Concrete shrinkage, along with structural restraints, leads to crack development in restraint structural members. The structural restrictions are commonly due to the other parts of the structure. Concrete observes cracks when the stresses imposed upon the structure surpasses the ...

How to Prevent Concrete Curling? [PDF]

How to Prevent Concrete Curling? [PDF]

Concrete curling is a defect observed in concrete slab structures. Curling is the bending of slab edges either upwards or downwards. Curling of concrete slabs is mainly caused due to the temperature variation between the top and bottom surfaces ...

Fire Damage Mechanism of RC Structure and Assessment Method

Fire Damage Mechanism of RC Structure and Assessment Method

Fire cause concrete surface cracking and crazing, chemical decomposition, and microcracking and spalling. These impacts can significantly change the properties of structural concrete, reducing strength and durability, and altering structural behavior. Assessment and evaluation of damages caused by fire ...