When exposed area is large then temperature effect is also considered. Because, concrete expands with the increase in temperature and in the same manner it contracts with the decreasing temperature. This type of change in volume is similar to one …
Shrinkage that occurs in freshly laid concrete and that shrinkage occurs if there are no aids to stop evaporation from freshly laid concrete. Plastic shrinkage occurs in the early stages almost within a first 10-12hours.
Shrinkage is defined as “deformation in fresh and hardened concrete that occurs due to loss of moisture”. Shrinkage is not dependent on load.