Tensile basic creep of early-age concrete under constant load

Lennart Østergaard, David A. Lange, Salah A. Altoubat, Henrik Stang

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Viscoelastic behavior of early-age normal and high-strength concrete has been investigated. The study shows that concrete exhibits high tensile creep strain if loaded at an age less than or equal to 1 day. The investigations furthermore show that the creep strain is not proportional to the stress level in the specimen when loading occurs at 1 day. Creep experiments were also carried out on concretes with different w/c ratios and some qualitative comments are made. Finally, an approach for mathematical modeling of early-age creep for normal concrete was explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1895-1899
Number of pages5
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2001


  • Aging
  • Concrete
  • Creep
  • Modeling
  • Tensile properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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