An Experimental Study on the Creep and Shrinkage for the Segment Concrete in PSC Box Girder Bridge ;;;;
In designing PSC box girder bridge, the dead load, prestressing force, creep and shrinkage of concrete are the main factors which influence the camber and deflection of segmental concrete structure under construction. Among these factors the creep and shrinkage are the functions of the time-dependent property which, therefore, must considered with time. The prediction model for estimating creep and shrinkage of concrete has been suggested by ACI, CEB/FIP, JSCE and KSCE design code. In this study the creep and shrinkage test were carried out for four curing ages of concrete which was applied to the pretressed concrete box-girder bridge at a construction site, and the results of test were compared to the values of prediction by the design code. Shrinkage test shows that the test results are similar to KSCE-96 and JSCE-96 but very higher than other prediction model and creep test results are generally similar to ACI-209 and DSCE-96 but lower than other prediction models in contrast to shrinkage test.