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Title: A novel two-dimensional method to measure surface shrinkage in cementitious materials

Abstract

A novel experimental technique, Cure Reference Method (CRM), was developed for the measurement of surface shrinkage in cementitious materials. The technique combines the replication of diffraction grating on a specimen during the curing process and the use of high-sensitivity moire interferometry. Once demolded, the specimen was stored in an environmental chamber in order to establish specific curing conditions. Measurements were conducted on a daily basis for the duration of 7 days by recording a set of the consecutive phase shifted fringe patterns using the Portable Engineering Moire interferometer II (PEMI II). An automated fringe analysis system was developed and used to obtain displacement and strain information in two dimenzsions. Surface shrinkage behavior in both cement paste and mortar specimens was investigated by the use of the technique under controlled temperature and humidity conditions. Furthermore, an experimental control was developed in an effort to remove the effects of drying shrinkage on cementitious specimens at early ages. This was done in an effort to explore the relative contribution of autogenous shrinkage to the overall shrinkage in cementitious materials.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1]
  1. University of Florida, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Gainesville, FL 32611-6250 (United States)
  2. University of Florida, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Gainesville, FL 32611-6250 (United States)
  3. Florida Department of Transportation, State Materials Office, Gainesville, FL 32609 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21344758
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Cement and Concrete Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 40; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.11.013; PII: S0008-8846(09)00345-7; Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Journal ID: ISSN 0008-8846
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CEMENTS; CURING; DIFFRACTION GRATINGS; DIFFUSION; DRYING; HUMIDITY; INTERFEROMETERS; INTERFEROMETRY; MORTARS; PHASE SHIFT; SENSITIVITY; SHRINKAGE; STRAINS; SURFACES; BUILDING MATERIALS; MATERIALS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MOISTURE

Citation Formats

Chen, T.C., E-mail: jimchen@ufl.ed, Ferraro, C.C., Yin, W.Q., Ishee, C.A., and Ifju, P.G. A novel two-dimensional method to measure surface shrinkage in cementitious materials. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.11.013.
Chen, T.C., E-mail: jimchen@ufl.ed, Ferraro, C.C., Yin, W.Q., Ishee, C.A., & Ifju, P.G. A novel two-dimensional method to measure surface shrinkage in cementitious materials. United States. doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.11.013.
Chen, T.C., E-mail: jimchen@ufl.ed, Ferraro, C.C., Yin, W.Q., Ishee, C.A., and Ifju, P.G. Sat . "A novel two-dimensional method to measure surface shrinkage in cementitious materials". United States. doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.11.013.
@article{osti_21344758,
title = {A novel two-dimensional method to measure surface shrinkage in cementitious materials},
author = {Chen, T.C., E-mail: jimchen@ufl.ed and Ferraro, C.C. and Yin, W.Q. and Ishee, C.A. and Ifju, P.G.},
abstractNote = {A novel experimental technique, Cure Reference Method (CRM), was developed for the measurement of surface shrinkage in cementitious materials. The technique combines the replication of diffraction grating on a specimen during the curing process and the use of high-sensitivity moire interferometry. Once demolded, the specimen was stored in an environmental chamber in order to establish specific curing conditions. Measurements were conducted on a daily basis for the duration of 7 days by recording a set of the consecutive phase shifted fringe patterns using the Portable Engineering Moire interferometer II (PEMI II). An automated fringe analysis system was developed and used to obtain displacement and strain information in two dimenzsions. Surface shrinkage behavior in both cement paste and mortar specimens was investigated by the use of the technique under controlled temperature and humidity conditions. Furthermore, an experimental control was developed in an effort to remove the effects of drying shrinkage on cementitious specimens at early ages. This was done in an effort to explore the relative contribution of autogenous shrinkage to the overall shrinkage in cementitious materials.},
doi = {10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.11.013},
journal = {Cement and Concrete Research},
issn = {0008-8846},
number = 5,
volume = 40,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {5}
}