A Review on the Effect of Environmental Conditions on Concrete Evaporation and Bleeding


TOPÇU İ. B., IŞIKDAĞ B.

3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), U ARAB EMIRATES, 15 - 17 March 2017, vol.7, pp.413-426 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 7
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-64349-6_33
  • Country: U ARAB EMIRATES
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-426
  • Keywords: Concrete, Evaporation, Bleeding, Humidity, Temperature, PLASTIC SHRINKAGE CRACKING
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The formation of plastic shrinkage crack increases on the fresh concrete placed in hot and windy conditions. The cracks affect the durability of the concrete in a negative way. This type of cracking is mostly seen on slabs, pavements, beams and other flat concrete surfaces. Many factors influence evaporation, which is the main source of cracks. Evaporation is the function of climatic variables like relative humidity, temperature and speed of wind. In this study, experimental results of plastic shrinkage obtained from the literature are examined and compared to predict the effect of environmental conditions on evaporation and bleeding of concrete.