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Tag: Shrinkage Shrinkage and swelling (Dimensional stability)

Shrinkage of concrete is caused by loss of water by evaporation or by hydration of cement, and also by carbonation. The resulting reduction in volume as a fraction of the original volume, i.e. volumetric strain, is equal to three times the linear strain, so in practice shrinkage is simply measured as a linear strain. The units are mm per mm,

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