Prediction of dry shrinkage deformation for partially enclosed steel reinforced concrete columns

Jie Wu, Lin Zhang, Yaohan Li, You Dong

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It is essential to predict the long-term deformation of partially enclosed steel reinforced concrete (PSRC) columns employed extensively in modern high-rise buildings. This study aims to evaluate the differences of drying shrinkage deformation between PSRC and plain concrete (PC) columns due to their different moisture diffusion, and propose a modified B3 model to predict the dry shrinkage of PSRC columns considering the hindrance of section steel to moisture diffusion. First, the numerical simulation is conducted to estimate the differences between the PC and PSRC column behaviors by the finite element analysis method, focusing on moisture diffusion. The prediction results indicate that the section steel delays the drying shrinkage deformation of concrete due to its obstruction to moisture diffusion. Then, the B3 model is adjusted to fit the long-term deformation of PSRC columns by introducing two modified coefficients, which are determined by parametric analysis. The analytical results show that the geometry of section steel and the ambient relative humidity are the dominant factors to control the variation of the two modified coefficients. Finally, an experiment is performed to grasp the variation law of moisture in concrete and verify the rationality of the proposed model for predicting the drying shrinkage deformation of PSRC columns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102675
JournalJournal of Building Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • B3 model
  • Column
  • Drying shrinkage
  • Moisture diffusion
  • Partially enclosed steel reinforced concrete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials


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