An Automated Monitoring System to Measure Shrinkage of Cement-Based Materials in Multiple Environments

    Volume 42, Issue 2 (March 2014)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 17 January 2014

    Page Count: 12


    Xiao-Dong, Wen
    Ningbo Univ. of Technology, Ningbo,

    Wei-Ping, Zhou
    Ningbo Univ. of Technology, Ningbo,

    Bao-Guo, Ma
    Key Laboratory for Silicate Materials Science and Engineering of Ministry of Education, Wuhan Univ. of Technology, Wuhan,

    Guo-Song, Li
    Ningbo Univ. of Technology, Ningbo,

    (Received 31 August 2012; accepted 19 July 2013)

    Abstract

    An automated monitoring system was developed for the measurement of shrinkage of cement-based materials. This system combines continuous dynamic measurements conducted on multi-group samples, the use of non-contact measurements and environment simulation technology. An automated data analysis method was developed and used to obtain shrinkage values. Furthermore, a correction method is proposed in an effort to calibrate these measurements. The early-age and long-term shrinkage behavior of multi-group samples were investigated by the use of this system under specific testing environments. This was done in an effort to understand the influence of climatic variations on shrinkage deformation properties. These experimental data can be used in numerical models to estimate shrinkage of similar specimens.


    Paper ID: JTE20120270

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120270

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    Title An Automated Monitoring System to Measure Shrinkage of Cement-Based Materials in Multiple Environments
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