Field measurements of concrete creep and shrinkage in Tauranga Harbour Link

Norisham Ibrahim, Piotr Omenzetter, Peter Lipscombe

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Creep and shrinkage affect long term structural behaviour of concrete structures. Therefore, it is important for the structural designers to have good understanding of the way creep and shrinkage influence the structural behaviour. The construction of Tauranga Harbour Link (THL) is an opportunity to study the long term behaviour of an important bridge type in order to represent the conditions for actual structures. This paper discusses the effects of temperature, creep and shrinkage on structural behaviour as well as effects of creep and shrinkage on design. It also presents the instrumentation and monitoring system of THL to monitor the bridge behaviour during and after construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 New Zealand Concrete Industry Conference
PublisherNew Zealand Concrete Society
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


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