Study on the Effect of the Strength Grade on the Creep Behavior of Concrete

Zheng Wenzhong*, 1, 2, Tang Can1
1 School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, 150090, P.R. China
2 Key Lab of Structures Dynamic Behavior and Control of the Ministry of Education, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, 150090, P.R. China

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The internal factors which influenced the concrete creep behavior have been mostly divided by the creep model at home and abroad, but the computing is complex. In order to directly use the creep model in engineering conveniently, it is necessary to consider the effect of concrete strength grade on concrete creep. 302 creep test data with a loading age of 28 d, a lasting age of 360 d, and meet certain environmental conditions were collected. The strength of prism with different aspect ratio and high ratio of cylinder specimen was equivalent to the standard cube strength. The relationship between the creep compliance and creep degree and the cube compressive strength of concrete was fitted, and influence coefficient of the strength grade on the creep degree and creep coefficient were obtained. The influence coefficient can be used to determine creep value, creep coefficient, creep degree of concrete. In this paper, the effect of the strength grade on creep was considered directly, which involves the cube compressive strength of concrete from 15 MPa to 180MPa. The research results can be used in broad scope and has certain practical value.

Keywords: Concrete, creep, strength grade, influence coefficient.