An Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Foundations by C. R. Scott

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These quantities are used in the evaluation of the behavior of resistance structures of constructions during their normal operation. 21), it results that the measure of creep Ct represents the variable in time component of the concrete’s creep function. The Rheological Behavior of Building Materials 37 In the practice of using the reinforced, prestressed concrete, the creep characteristic, denoted It, is almost exclusively used in order to estimate the behavior of the structures. 26) where I0, K1, K2,…, Kn are functions experimentally determined by taking into account the component materials, the composition and the casting of the concrete, the way the concrete is maintained under load, the value and the type of the loads, the shape and the dimensions of the concrete element, the age of the concrete at its loading and the duration of the load.

Mathematical model for calculating the behavior of composite resistance structures. 1. The effects of the long-term actions and loads: overview We consider a resistance structure composed of elements made of materials having different rheological properties, interior and/or exterior statically indeterminate. 50 Materials with Rheological Properties Let m be the number of different material types – from the point of view of the rheological properties – used to manufacture the structure’s elements, also including the environment interacting with the structure.

The compressive strength determined under the conditions imposed by the standards in force, defines the class of the concrete (characteristic strength of the concrete in N/mm2, determined after 28 days on cubic samples of 141 mm in length; maximum 5% of the results may fall below this value). The prismatic strength of the concrete is considered when designing the structures because the conditions of the tests on prismatic samples approximate the load of concrete in resistance structures better.

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