Srimook P, Maruyama I (2023) Energy-based approach to predict thermal cracking characteristics of a massive RC member subjected to external restraint from its bottom. Journal of Building Engineering 76:107339.?https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.107339
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S235271022301519XNew paper is published by Journal of building engineering. The title is “Energy-based approach to predict thermal cracking characteristics of a massive RC member subjected to external restraint from its bottom”. As you know, none of the standards dealing with massive concrete can predict the number of cracks and crack width, which is necessary information to evaluate structural performance as well as durability performance.
Aiming to predict such crack characteristics, we propose a relatively simple formula based on the parametric study using RBSM whose constitutive laws are validated by the previous paper. We admit that the simplification is not good enough, but I hope we utilize the information provided by this paper for better construction of massive concrete.