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TítuloInnovative method for the continuous monitoring of concrete viscoelastic properties since early ages: concept and pilot experiments
Autor(es)Azenha, Miguel
Granja, José Luís Duarte
Oliveira, Ricardo
EditoraAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Resumo(s)The experimental evaluation of viscoelastic properties of concrete is traditionally made upon creep tests that consist in the application of sustained loads either in compression or in tension. This kind of testing demands for specially devised rigs and requires careful monitoring of the evolution of strains, whereas assuring proper load constancy. The characterization of creep behaviour at early ages offers additional challenges due to the strong variations in viscoelastic behaviour of concrete during such stages, demanding for several testing ages to be assessed. The present research work aims to assist in reducing efforts for continuous assessment of viscoelastic properties of concrete at early ages, by application of a dynamic testing technique inspired in methodologies used in polymer science: Dynamic Mechanical Analyses. This paper briefly explains the principles of the proposed methodology and exhibits the first results obtained in a pilot application. The results are promising enough to encourage further developments.
Versão da editorahttp://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784479346.162
Arbitragem científicayes
Aparece nas coleções:ISISE - Comunicações a Conferências Internacionais

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