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|Title: ||A test method and deterioration model for joints and cracks in concrete slabs|
|Authors: ||Arnold, Stuart J.|
Fleming, Paul R.
Austin, Simon A.
Robins, Peter J.
|Issue Date: ||2005|
|Publisher: ||© Elsevier|
|Citation: ||ARNOLD, S.J. ... et al, 2005. A test method and deterioration model for joints and cracks in concrete slabs. Cement and Concrete Research, 35 (12), pp. 2371-2383 [doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2005.08.002]|
|Abstract: ||This paper reports on the development of a laboratory test method to assess the deterioration of
concrete cracks and joints under low intensity, high cycle loading, typical of that found in industrial
flooring, external hardstandings and rigid pavements. The half-scale prism specimen enables the
impact of crack geometry, reinforcement and load magnitude to be assessed in relation to load transfer
deterioration, without the need for full scale testing. Each element of the testing procedure has been
developed to represent site conditions in respect to crack development, loading and support. A
selection of the test results are presented which indicate that joint/crack deterioration consists of four
distinct phases, each controlled by a different mechanism of material degradation. This information can
be used to enhance understanding of joint/crack behaviour and their failure mechanisms, hence
improving design and maintenance procedures.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the journal, Cement and Concrete Research [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00088846|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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