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On the prediction of non‐linear creep strains

    Robertas Balevičius Affiliation
    ; Eugedijus Dulinskas Affiliation

Abstract

In the short term, the Euorocode‐based techniques will be implemented as the main design specifications for structural engineers from the member‐states of the European Union instead of the national standards. Therefore, it is of primary importance draw attention to the observed inaccuracies, particularly, in predicting non‐linear creep strains according to EC‐2. The analysis performed was mainly focused on an inconsistency elimination observed in the original EC‐2 approach, when transition from the linear to non‐linear creep laws for a constant compressive stress is required. A recent CEN corrigendum eliminating the observed inconsistency was also discussed in detail.


In this context, similar techniques which were reported in the literature for predicting the creep non‐linearity function were analysed to account for the results obtained. It was particularly demonstrated that the recent CEN amendment results in an extremely enhanced creep strain for low strength concrete. A comparison of the creep non‐linearity functions with experimental test results was also considered.


Santrauka


Artimiausiu metu nacionalines normas pakeis Europos normos, kurios taps privalomu normatyviniu dokumentu Europos Sajungos šaliu statybos inžinieriams. Todel labai svarbu konstatuoti ir patikslinti jose pastebetus netikslumus. Straipsnyje akcentuojamas normu EC2 metodikoje pastebetas valkšnumo deformaciju nesutapimas, kai reikalingas perejimas iš tiesiniu valkšnumo deformaciju prie netiesiniu. Pateikiama žinomu metodu ir eksperimentiniu tyrimu rezultatu lyginamoji analize, autoriu siūlymai bei detaliai nagrinejamas neseniai išleistas CEN komiteto taisymas. Atlikus analize nustatyta, kad CEN korektūra lemia nepaprastai dideles mažo stiprumo betonu netiesinio valkšnumo deformacijas.


First Published Online: 10 Feb 2011


Reikšminiai žodžiai: normosstandartaibetono valkšnumasnetiesine valkšnumo deformacija, valkšnumo netiesiškumo funkcija

Keyword : Codes of practice & standards, concrete creep, non-linear creep strain, creep nonlinearity function

How to Cite
Balevičius, R., & Dulinskas, E. (2010). On the prediction of non‐linear creep strains. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 16(3), 382-386. https://doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2010.43
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