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Concrete Creep

Concrete Creep.

Concrete Creep

12th Feb 2014

Concrete has a high compressive strength, but a much lower tensile strength, and hence is often reinforced with steel and rebar. Like all solid materials it is subject to 'creep', the tendency of a solid compound to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses.

Creep is also known as cold flow, and counterintuitively given that moniker, is more severe in materials that are subjected to heat for long periods, and generally increases as they near their melting point.

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