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Creep of Concrete in Compression

 
This test method measures the load-induced time-dependent compressive strain at selected ages for concrete under an arbitrary set of controlled environmental conditions. This test method can be used to compare creep potentials of different concretes. A procedure is available, using the developed equation (or graphical plot), for calculating stress from strain data within massive non-reinforced concrete structures. For most specific design applications, the test conditions set forth herein must be modified to more closely simulate the anticipated curing, thermal, exposure, and loading age conditions for the prototype structure. Current theories and effects of material and environmental parameters are presented in ACI SP-135, Symposium on Creep and Shrinkage of Concrete: Effect of Materials and Environment.
Keywords
ASTM C512 - Compressive Strain - Compressive Strength - Concrete - Creep Test - Stress and Strain
ICS CODE
91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)
UNSPSC CODE
30111500 (Concrete and mortars)
CITATION FORMAT
ASTM C512 / C512M-15, Standard Test Method for Creep of Concrete in Compression, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org