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БДС EN 12390-16:2020

Testing hardened concrete - Part 16: Determination of the shrinkage of concrete

Jan 15, 2020
May 16, 2022

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60.60     Jan 15, 2020



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This document specifies the procedure for the determination of total shrinkage of concrete specimens in drying conditions.
NOTE 1 Possible shrinkage or length changes occurring before 24 h of age, and which could have significant amplitude and/or consequences, in case of restraint, could need to be measured according to a complementary procedure not covered by this document.
NOTE 2 Information on a simplified procedure for the determination of autogenous shrinkage is given in Annex A.
The test is suitable for specimens having a declared value of D of the coarsest fraction of aggregates actually used in the concrete (Dmax) not greater than 32 mm.

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БДС EN 12390-16:2020
60.60 Standard published
Jan 15, 2020

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Adopted from EN 12390-16:2019