HPC implications to shrinkage models

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Long-term drying and autogenous shrinkage were measured on 66 HPC mixtures produced during the CONLIFE project. The results were evaluated and compared to existing shrinkage prediction models. The analysis found that drying shrinkage was more of a concern in mixtures with a high w/b ratio, while autogenous shrinkage was dominant for low w/b ratio mixtures. The mineral admixtures played a role in altering the shrinkage due to the water demand and refinement of the pore structure. The existing models typically over-predicted the drying shrinkage. More extensive testing of HPC should be done in order to modify the shrinkage prediction tools to account for low w/b ratios and the use of mineral admixtures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Durability of HPC and Final Workshop of CONLIFE
Subtitle of host publicationUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, IBPM, 23-24 September 2004, Essen, Germany
EditorsM.J. Setzer, S. Palecki
Place of PublicationFreiburg
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


  • high strength concrete
  • durability
  • shrinkage
  • deterioration
  • frost resistance


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